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At a Glance
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
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
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.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
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. & 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.