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This collection is arranged into 7 series.
The surviving editorial, production, and publicity files of Greenberg: Publisher. The Greenberg: Publisher library includes 462 titles published by the firm. Also, personal papers of Jacob Walter Greenberg consisting of letters, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia. These are biographical in nature relating to Greenberg, his family, friends, business associates, authors, politicians, and other public figures. Among the letters are one each from public figures including Robert Benchley, Bennett Cerf, Fiorello La Guardia, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-95, Series V: Boxes 1-4, and the 462 volumes in 31 records storage cartons. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Documents are located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Greenberg Publisher records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Greenberg, Dorothy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979. Accession number--M-79.
Source of acquisition--Greenberg, Dorothy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1995.
Gift of the Chilton Book Company, 1977. Gift of Dorothy Greenberg, 1979.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89. Processed by Henry Rowen 1/78; Rev. BRC/PMW 11/79
2010-01-29 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2012-06-08 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2018-05-07 Series II: 1979 Gift (Cataloged Correspondence) integrated into Series I: Cataloged Correspondence to reflect actual box organization
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1924 by Jacob W. and David B. Greenberg. Sold to Chilton Book Company in 1958. Greenberg published in many fields including "how to" books, westerns, inspirational topics, health, cooking, agriculture, early gay fiction, sociology, police techniques, and theater.