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Greenberg Publisher records, 1894-1976

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0516
Bib ID 4078838 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Greenberg, Publisher
Title Greenberg Publisher records, 1894-1976
Physical Description 45 linear feet (45 linear feet 94 boxes and 462 volumes in 31 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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 two 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Documents; Series III: Uncatalogued. correspondence and documents re: Chilton takeover; Series IV: Uncataloged Files; Series V: Greenberg Family Personal Papers; Series VI: Oversized Material; Series VII: 1995 Gift

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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 two 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Greenberg Publisher records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Agriculture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooking Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gays -- Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greenberg family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greenberg, David B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greenberg, Jacob Walter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Health Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Police Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1924 by Jacob W. & 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.