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Pantheon Books records, 1944-1968

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0970
Bib ID 4079194 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pantheon Books
Title Pantheon Books records, 1944-1968
Physical Description 18 linear feet (39 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Books published by Pantheon are located off-site. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



The editorial and production files of Pantheon Books from 1944 through 1968. The correspondence from authors, agents, and publishers is written to Kurt and Helen Wolff, Jacques Schiffrin, André Schiffrin, and the editors of the firm. The files document the publication of works by A. Alvarez, Georges Bernanos, Hermann Broch, Jacob Burckhardt, Albert Camus, William Demby, Eugene Ionesco, Karl Jaspers, Winifred Bryher, Jacques Maritain, Isamu Noguchi, José Ortega y Gasset, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sir Herbert Read, Ben Shahn, and others.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

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

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); Pantheon Books records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


A large unprocessed accession is not reflected in this finding aid. A partial box list is available in repository. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Random House via Donald Klopfer. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--04/16/1973. Accession number--M-73-04-16.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2014-03-12 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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"CUL Collections:"
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Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Applications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book jackets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dummies (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invoices Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Page proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers' catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Alvarez, A (Alfred), 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bernanos, Georges, 1888-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bryher, 1894-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Demby, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hollo, Anselm Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ionesco, Eugène Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, Herbert, 1906-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moorehead, Alan, 1910-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ortega y Gasset, José, 1883-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pasolini, Pier Paolo, 1922-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pusey, Nathan M (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Read, Herbert, 1893-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schiffrin, André Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schiffrin, Jacques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wolff, Kurt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box Cataloged Correspondence Cataloged Correspondence (1 Box)

Series II: Alphabetical Files

Box 1 A. Alvarez

Box 1 Animal Book

Box 1 Antonio Barolini

Box 1 Michael Becker

Box 1 George J. Becker

Box 1 Joseph Bedier

Box 1 Georges Bernanos

Box 1 François Billetdoux

Box 1 William Birmingham

Box 1 Marc Bloch

Box 1 Bollingen Series

Box 2 Ann Boronik

Box 2 Louis Bouyer

Box 2 John Bowman

Box 2 Roman Bratny

Box 2 Herman Broch

Box 2 Bryher

Box 2 Jacob Burckhardt

Box 3 R.L.N. Burns

Box 3 Roger Callois

Box 3 Albert Camus

Box 3 Casanova Correspondence

Box 3 Giuseppe Cassieri

Box 3 Carlo Cassola

Box 4 David Caute

Box 4 Arthur A, Cohen

Box 4 Anaida Coomaraswamy

Box 4 T.H. Croxall

Box 4 Rene Daumal

Box 4 William Demby

Box 4 Denis de Rougement

Box 5 Charles de Tolnay

Box 5 Ghislain de Diesbach

Box 5 Elizabeth Dored .

Box 5 James Drawbell

Box 6 Alfred Duggan

Box 6 Petru Dumitriu

Box 7 Heinrich Dumoulin

Box 7 Eliot Elisofon & Alan Moorehead

Box 7 David Ely

Box 7 Philippe Erlanger

Box 7 Joseph M. Espinas

Box 8 Luc Estang

Box 8 Lucette Finas

Box 8 Flower Shadows Behind the Curtain

Box 8 Jean Forton

Box 8 Gerd Gaiser

Box 8 Mere Genevieve Gallois & Gregory Borgstedt

Box 8 Frank Getlein

Box 8 Etienne Gilson

Box 8 Goethe

Box 9 Robort Goldwater

Box 9 Daniel Gordon

Box 9 W. Grossouw

Box 9 Romano Guardini

Box 9 Michael Hamberger

Box 9 Esther Harding

Box 9 Charles Hayden

Box 9 S.W. Hayter

Box 9 Max Hayward

Box 9 Raymond Headlee

Box 9 William Higgs

Box 9 Richard Hough

Box 10 Harold Ingholt

Box 10 Eugene Ionosco

Box 10 Hans Jantzen

Box 10 Karl Jaspers

Box 10 Sean Jennett

Box 10 James Jo11

Box 10 Frank Kelley

Box 10 Yashar Kemal

Box 10 Alfred Kern

Box 11 Leon Keyserling

Box 11 Yves J. Kran & Edward M. Brown

Box 11 Monique Lange

Box 11 Anna Langfus

Box 11 Joachim Leithauser

Box 11 Norman Lewis

Box 11 Theo Lobsack

Box 11 Longus

Box 11 Isley de Courey Lyons

Box 11 Jacques Maritain

Box 11 Arthur Marwick

Box 11 Ana Maria Matute

Box 12 E.L. McAdam, Jr.

Box 12 Eleanor McKinney

Box 13 John Meyendorff

Box 13 Czeslaw Milesz

Box 13 Indro Montanelli

Box 13 James Morris

Box 14 Cjristian Murciaux

Box 14 Victor Nekrasov

Box 14 Erich Neumann

Box 14 Isamu Neguchi

Box 15 O

Box 15 Flann O'Brien

Box 15 Heinrich Oberjohann

Box 15 John M. Oesterreicher

Box 15 Kladen Oljaca

Box 15 Ortega y Gasset

Box 15 Richard Ott

Box 15 Walter Otto

Box 15 John Parke

Box 16 Pascal

Box 16 Pier Paolo Pasolini

Box 16 Norman Perason

Box 16 Diana Petre

Box 16 Henri Peyre

Box 16 Daniel Pezeril

Box 16 Picasso in Antibes

Box 16 Q

Box 16 S. Fischer Verlag (Querido)

Box 16 Quong Rose

Box 16 R

Box 17 PA-Rie

Box 17 Rif-Rz

Box 17 Gustav Rab

Box 17 Hugo Rahner

Box 17 Raja Rao

Box 17 Herbert Read

Box 18 H.A. Reinhold

Box 18 Klara G. Roman

Box 18 Routledge & Regan Oaul, Ltd.

Box 18 Ariane Ruskin

Box 18 John Ryan

Box 18 S

Box 19 Sa-Sch

Box 19 Sci-Sz

Box 19 Stefan Salter

Box 19 Editorial Seix Barral

Box 20 Marion Saunders

Box 20 Schockern Books, Inc.

Box 20 Verlag Gerhard Schulte-Bulmke

Box 20 Secker & Warburg Ltd.

Box 20 Kurt Seligman

Box 20 Ben Shahn

Box 20 Mikhail Sholokov

Box 20 Maria Shrady

Box 21 Edward Sillem

Box 21 Charles S. Singleton

Box 21 Albert Skira

Box 21 Lacey Baldwin Smith

Box 21 Richard Wilson Snibbe

Box 21 Frederic Spiegelberg

Box 21 Tom Stacey

Box 21 David Stacton

Box 21 Enid Starkie

Box 21 Richard Sterba

Box 22 Dr. Wolf Strache

Box 22 Helena Strassova

Box 22 Jean Seznec

Box 22 Jonathan Swift

Box 22 T

Box 22 Mak Tau

Box 22 Abram Tertz

Box 23 Abram Tertz

Box 23 Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Box 23 Jurgen Thorwald

Box 23 Lydia Tolstoy (Mrs. Ivan)

Box 23 Trapp Family

Box 23 Martin Tunnell

Box 23 David Tutaev

Box 24 U

Box 24 V

Box 24 F. Van der Meer

Box 24 Gerald Vann

Box 24 Steingruben Verlag

Box 24 W

Box 24 Wa-Wer

Box 24 Wes-Wz

Box 24 Jonathan Wade

Box 25 Ann Watkins

Box 25 Adele Weibel

Box 25 Herbert Weinstock

Box 25 Eithne Wilkins

Box 25 Kurt Wolff

Box 25 W-Y-Z

Box 25 Mikhail Zoschenko

Box 26 Catalogues

Series III: Addition of Correspondence with Authors, Agents, and Publishers, circa, 1962-1968

Box 27 A, (2 folders)

Box 27 Abels, Cyrilly

Box 27 Allen & Unwin, (2 folders)

Box 27 Am-Rus Agency

Box 27 Applications for Employment, (2 folders)

Box 27 Arnaud, Odette

Box 27 Ashley-Steiner

Box 27 B, (2 folders)

Box 27 B-Bi

Box 27 Bach, Julian

Box 27 Barrie & Rockliff

Box 27 Bartlett, F. Lewis

Box 27 Bauke, Joseph

Box 27 Beacon Press

Box 28 Bj-Bz

Box 28 Bjurstrom, (4 folders)

Box 28 Blackburn, Sara, (3 folders)

Box 28 Bodley Head

Box 29 Bollingen

Box 29 Bollingen Catalog

Box 29 Bompiani

Box 29 Bonniers, (3 folders)

Box 29 Book of the Month Club

Box 29 Borchardt, (3 folders)

Box 29 Brandt & Brandt

Box 29 Brown, Curtis, (2 folders)

Box 30 Brown, Curtis

Box 30 Burns & Oates

Box 30 C (general)

Box 30 Cape, Jonathan

Box 30 Caute, John

Box 30 Chambrun, Jacques

Box 30 Chapman & Hall Ltd.

Box 30 Chatto and Windus

Box 30 Clairouin

Box 30 Classen Verlag

Box 30 Coen, Fabio

Box 30 Cohen, Arthur

Box 30 Colin, Rosica

Box 30 Collins-Knowlton-Wing Inc.

Box 30 Collins Publishers

Box 30 Constable Publisher

Box 30 Corrections ordered or rejected

Box 30 Correspondence

Box 30 Cushman, John, Associates, Inc.

Box 30 D (general)

Box 31 D (general)

Box 31 Daves, Joan

Box 31 Deutsch, Andre

Box 31 Deutsche Verlag

Box 31 E (general)

Box 31 Editorial meetings

Box 31 Einaudi

Box 31 F (general), (2 folders)

Box 31 Faber and Faber

Box 31 Faber, 1969

Box 31 Feltrinelli

Box 31 Fles, Barthold

Box 31 Folio (Pacifica)

Box 31 Foreign Rights

Box 31 G (general)

Box 32 G (general)

Box 32 Gallimard

Box 32 Geisenheyner

Box 32 General Office Information

Box 32 Gollancz

Box 32 Goverts Verlag, Henry

Box 32 Green, Peter

Box 32 Greenburger, Sanford

Box 32 Gruppe 47

Box 32 Guggenheim

Box 32 Gyldendal

Box 32 Gyldendal Norsk

Box 32 H (general), (2 folders)

Box 32 Hanser Verlag

Box 32 Harvill Press

Box 32 Wm. Heinemann Ltd., 1963-[1968]

Box 32 Wm. Heinemann, 1969

Box 32 Hellmer, Kurt

Box 32 Hinshaw and Stuhlmann

Box 32 Hodder and Stoughton

Box 33 Horch

Box 33 Hutchinson

Box 33 I (general)

Box 33 Insel Verlag

Box 33 J (general), (2 folders)

Box 33 Joseph, Michael

Box 33 Josephson, Marvin, (2 folders)

Box 33 K (general)

Box 33 Kaminsky, Howard--memos to

Box 33 Klausner, Bertha

Box 33 Kösel Verlag

Box 33 L (general), (2 folders)

Box 33 Lattmann--reading reports

Box 34 Lattmann--Correspondence w/ publishers

Box 34 Lattmann--Letters

Box 34 Lesh, Linda

Box 34 Longmans, Green

Box 34 Lord, Sterling

Box 34 M (general), (2 folders)

Box 35 Mc (general)

Box 35 Matson, Harold

Box 35 Methuen

Box 35 Milford, Toni

Box 35 Mirsky, Jeannette

Box 35 Miscellaneous

Box 35 Mondadori

Box 35 Murray, John

Box 35 Myrdal, Gunnar

Box 35 Myrdal, Jan

Box 35 N (general)

Box 36 Norstedt & Soner

Box 36 Notre Dame Regnery

Box 36 Nymphenburger

Box 36 O (general)

Box 36 Ober, Harold

Box 36 Owen, Peter

Box 36 P (general), (2 folders)

Box 36 Payments--free lancers

Box 36 Pearson, Normal Holmes

Box 36 Penguin, (3 folders)

Box 37 Pieper, Dr. J.

Box 37 Piper Verlag

Box 37 Pollitt, B.H.

Box 37 Presses Universitaires de France

Box 37 Q (general)

Box 37 R (general)

Box 37 Rabkin, Richard Shelved off-site"

Box 37 Read, P. P.

Box 37 Reprints and Reissues

Box 37 Reynolds, Paul

Box 37 Rodell, M., & J. Davis

Box 37 Rosenthal, Ray

Box 37 Routledge & K. Paul

Box 37 Rowohlt Verlag

Box 37 Russell & Volkenign

Box 37 S (general), (3 folders)

Box 38 Schabert

Box 38 Schedules

Box 38 Schaffner

Box 38 Seeker and Warburg

Box 38 Sharpe, Tom

Box 38 Sidgwich & Jackson

Box 38 Spodheim

Box 38 Stationery

Box 38 Strassova

Box 38 T (general)

Box 38 Tavistock

Box 38 V (general)

Box 38 W (general ), (2 folders)

Box 38 Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Box 38 Weiner, Joyce

Box 38 White, Clare

Box 38 Wing, Willis Kingsley

Box 38 Wolff, Helen & Kurt

Box 38 Wolff, Konrad

Box 38 X-Y-Z (general)