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Series III: Publishers, Agents, Etc.
At a Glance
Correspondence is arranged: chronologically and alphabetically.
Archives of Schaffner's literary agency, including correspondence and financial records, 1948-1975. The material is divided into four sections, cataloged material; general correspondence; specific files with authors who were clients of the agency; and correspondence with other literary agents and editors, appointment books, and financial papers.
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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 I.1 - IX.29. 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.
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); John Schaffner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
For additional material related to Hubert Creekmore, see Speech Record #429 "Enjoyment of Poetry Program" April 5, 1959. A phonorecord of Creekmore reading his poetry.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of John Schaffner, 1967-1983.
Gift of Timothy Schaffner, 1990.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Schaffner, John. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.
Additional author's corr., contracts, and financial records, 1940-1988: Source of acquisition--Schaffner, Timothy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1990. Accession number--M-1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
Additional author's corr., contracts, and financial records, 1940-1988 Processed VS 02/11/1991.
2021-06-17 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Literary agent. Schaffner operated a literary agency in New York City and as the literary agent of Alice B. Toklas, Santha Rama Rau, and Sheilah Graham.