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Don Congdon records, 1973-2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll/Don Congdon,Ms Coll/Don Congdon
Bib ID 4078537 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Don Congdon Associates, Inc
Title Don Congdon records, 1973-2018
Physical Description 55.5 linear feet (ca. 37000 items in 117 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Permission to see or photocopy must be obtained in writing from, Don Congdon Associates, Inc., 156 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. Boxes A-C: Cataloged correspondence; Box C: Cataloged manuscripts & documents; Boxes 1-31: Series 1; Boxes 32-71: Series 2; Boxes 72-112: Series 3; Series IV - Boxes 113 & 114.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, contracts, and miscellaneous material from the files of Don Congdon Associates, Inc., literary agency, dealing with the editing and publishing of American and English books, serial rights, reprints, dramatic rights, translations, foreign rights, promotion, and copyright restrictions. Select files pre-date the firm's establishment because some clients of Harold Matson Company, Inc. became clients of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. The cataloged correspondence include: Ray Bradbury, Lillian Hellman, William Manchester, William Shirer, William Styron, and Francois Truffaut.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Permission to see or photocopy must be obtained in writing from, Don Congdon Associates, Inc., 156 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Related Archival Materials

See also the records of the Harold Matson Company, Inc. (Ms Coll/Matson).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/02/1988.

9 boxes records Processed HR 03/09/1999.

1986 files Processed HR 03/09/1999.

1987 files Processed HR 03/09/1999.

1988 files Processed HR 03/09/1999.

2 transfiles Processed HR 03/09/1999.

2 transfiles Processed HR 03/09/1999.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2017-03-30 Website Archive series added by JG

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
First drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prefaces Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manchester, William, 1922-2004 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shirer, William L (William Lawrence), 1904-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Styron, William, 1925-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truffaut, François Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Don Congdon Associates, Inc. was founded by Donald Congdon in l983. Congdon had previously served as Vice President of Harold Matson Company, Inc. Selected Matson clients became clients of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.