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Paul R. Reynolds records, 1899-1980

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1065
Bib ID 4079583 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Reynolds, Paul R. (Paul Revere), 1864-1944 ; Reynolds, Paul R (Paul Revere), 1904-1988
Title Paul R. Reynolds records, 1899-1980
Physical Description 1 Linear Feet (122.5 294 linear feet)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-270. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials are arranged into three series: Series I: Cataloged correspondence, Series II: Uncataloged correspondence, and Series III: Financial records. Correspondence (both cataloged and uncataloged) is arranged alphabetically by the correspondent's last name and then chronologically. Financial records are arranged chronologically.

Description

Summary

Records of literary agents Paul Revere Reynolds, founder of Paul R. Reynolds agency, and his son, Paul Revere Reynolds, Jr. The records consist of correspondence, contracts, scripts, and financial records. The files are rich in correspondence between authors and agents and provide important information about some of the most significant works published in the last seventy years.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-270. You will need to request this material at least two 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.

Readers must use microfilm of material specified above.

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

Willa Cather letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Records Entered in AMC 11/28/90

Boxes of cataloged correspondence were not originally numbered. Box numbers were assigned on March 12, 2018, to facilitate user request and retrieval.

Revision Description

2012-03-12 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2018-03-12 Box numbers for cataloged correspondence (Boxes 271-294) added by Celeste Brewer

2018-03-26 xml document instance updated 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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Asquith, H. H (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auchincloss, Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beer, Thomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book proposals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnett, Whit, 1899-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copyright Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costain, Thomas B (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harris, Frank, 1856-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keppel, Frederick P (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
London, Jack, 1876-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loveman, Amy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Middleton, Drew, 1913-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, George, 1852-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Norris, Frank, 1870-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Post, Emily, 1873-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reynolds, Paul R (Paul Revere), 1904-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reynolds, Paul R. (Paul Revere), 1864-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rohmer, Sax, 1883-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Searle, Ronald, 1920-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trench, Herbert, 1865-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tyler, Parker Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vonnegut, Kurt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Irving, 1916-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wodehouse, P. G (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Paul Revere Reynolds (1864-1944) founded the first literary agency in America when he established the Paul R. Reynolds agency in New York in 1893. Together with his son, Paul Revere Reynolds, Jr. (1904-1988), he handled some of the most prominent British and American authors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The son joined his father in 1923 and later became president of the agency.