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Vanguard Press records, circa 1925-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1289
Bib ID 4079730 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Vanguard Press
Title Vanguard Press records, circa 1925-1985
Physical Description 134 linear feet (227 boxes 24 flat boxes (preservation cases))
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

Cataloged Material Boxes 1-29 and Flat Boxes (preservation cases) 388-411 are located on-site. The remainder of this collection is located off-site. 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

This collection is arranged into 8 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts; Series III: Joyce Carol Oates Galleys; Series IV: Cataloged Artwork; Series V: Cataloged Photographs; Series VI: Editorial Files; Series VII: Photographs; Series VIII: Clippings; Series IX: 1997 Addition

Description

Summary

The collection consists of the editorial and production archives of Vanguard Press: correspondence, manuscripts, contracts, memoranda, galley proofs, photographs, clippings, and printed materials. The correspondence and editorial files contain a wealth of detailed information about individual authors and the growth and development of the Press. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow, Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét; Phyllis Bottome; Pierre Boulle; Jocelyn Brooke; Cyril Connolly; A.J. Cronin; Nigel Dennis; John Dewey; Max Eastman; James T. Farrell; Vardis Fisher; Richard Garnett; Theodor Seuss Geisel; Louis Golding; Paul Goodman; Horace Gregory; Geoffrey Grigson; Lillian Hellman; William Heyen; Harold L. Ickes; Christopher Isherwood; Alfred Kazin; Philip Lamantia; Sinclair Lewis; Emanuel Litvinoff; Dwight Macdonald; Archibald MacLeish; Marshall McLuhan; Thomas Mann; Edgar Lee Masters; H. L. Mencken; William Meredith; Joyce Carol Oates; Katherine Anne Porter; Barbara Pym; William Sansom; William Saroyan; Ramon J. Sender; Upton Sinclair; Rex Stout; Edith Sitwell; Paul Theroux; Lionel Trilling; Harry S. Trumam; Louis Untermeyer; Eudora Welty; Richard Wilbur; and Thornton Wilder. There are some manuscripts by Bellow; Bottome; Boulle; Farrell; Grigson; Litvinoff; MacDonald; Oates; John Cowper Powys; Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.; Patrick Tanner; William Targ; Theroux; and Sitwell

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Cataloged Material Boxes 1-29 and Flat Boxes (preservation cases) 388-411 are located on-site. The remainder of this collection is located off-site. 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Vanguard Press 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

Processing Information

Records Entered in AMC 02/--/91.

Revision Description

2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoranda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bellow, Saul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bottome, Phyllis, 1882-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooke, Jocelyn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, Claude, 1937- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnett, Whit, 1899-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cronin, A. J (Archibald Joseph), 1896-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dennis, Patrick, 1921-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrell, James T (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Field, Sara Bard, 1882-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ford, Charles Henri Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fuchs, Daniel, 1909-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garnett, Richard, 1923-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Godwyn, Fay Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Golding, Louis, 1895-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gregory, Horace, 1898-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Held, John, Jr., 1889-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henle, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heyen, William, 1940- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ickes, Harold L (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ignatow, David, 1914-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krementz, Jill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Litvinoff, Emanuel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loveman, Amy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Dwight Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meredith, William, 1911- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Price, Arthur Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pym, Barbara Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randall, Tony Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sansom, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schrifte, Evelyn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sender, Ramón José, 1901-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seuss, Dr Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shiel, M. P (Matthew Phipps), 1865-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stein, Sol Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex Todhunter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Targ, William, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theroux, Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trease, Geoffrey, 1909-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tyler, Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallenstein, Alfred Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilbur, Richard, 1921-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Established with money out of the Garland Fund in 1926, the Vanguard Press under the editorial guidance of James Henle and Evelyn Shrifte established and maintained a reputation for publishing promising new fiction writers, as well as informed and challenging nonfiction. In the fall of 1988, Vanguard Press was sold to Random House.