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Ralph Thompson papers, 1944-1956

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1238
Bib ID 4079397 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Thompson, Ralph, 1904-1979
Title Ralph Thompson papers, 1944-1956
Physical Description 4 boxes (4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Thompson's correspondence with John Mason Brown, Henry S. Canby, Basil Davenport, Clifton Fadiman, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Gilbert Highet, Paul Horgan, John K. Hutchens, Amy Loveman, John Marquand, and Christopher Morley and their reports dealing with the selection of books to be offered by the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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.

This collection is 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); Ralph Thompson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck t.ms. is on: microfilm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Thompson, Ralph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979. Accession number--M-79.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book clubs (Discussion groups) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book-of-the-Month Club Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hutchens, John K., 1905- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loveman, Amy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marquand, John P (John Phillips), 1893-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, teacher, editor. Thompson was an editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club from 1951 until 1975. Columbia University Ph.D., 1936.