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Ephraim London papers, 1940-1975

Series IV: Simon and Schuster, 1949-1973

Series IV focuses on London's work for Simon and Schuster. As attorney for the publishing company he both drafted contracts for the business, and handled legal issues arising with individual books and authors.

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Subseries IV.1: Contracts and Business, 1949-1973

These files have correspondence and meetings minutes related to the business transactions of the founding executives at Simon and Schuster: Richard L. Simon, M. Lincoln Schuster, and Leon Shimkin. Records include contracts, and drafts of contracts, related to several distribution and sales deals. An internal memo on contracts from the late 1950s maps out the company's grand strategy for the following years.



Box 6 Folder 12 Contracts--General, 1956


Box 6 Folder 13 Contracts--Affiliated, 1956



Box 7 Folder 1 Contracts--Internal, 1957-1959


Box 7 Folder 2 Contracts--Little Golden, 1952-1956


Box 7 Folder 3 Contracts--Pocket Books, 1944-1952


Box 7 Folder 4 Correspondence--1952-1955


Box 7 Folder 5 Correspondence--1956


Box 7 Folder 6 Correspondence--Internal, 1949-1962



Box 8 Folder 1 Correspondence--Pocket Books, 1957-1973


Box 8 Folder 2 Purchase Agreement--Pocket Books, 1951


Box 8 Folder 3 Sales Agreements--Pocket Books, 1960-1965


Box 8 Folder 4 Trident Press, 1959-1962


Box 8 Folder 5 World Publishing Annual Reports, 1953-1957


Subseries IV.2: Authors and Books, 1960-1966

In these slim files, London deals with exigencies arising from the publication of individual books. In most cases, he was employed in vetting manuscripts for possible instances of libel.


Box 8 Folder 6 100 Million Guinea Pigs by Don Congdon,, 1961


Box 8 Folder 7 All the Way Down by Vincent Riccio,, 1961-1962


Box 8 Folder 8 Before My Time by Niccolo Tucci,, 1961


Box 8 Folder 9 The Cipher by Alex Gordon, 1966


Box 8 Folder 10 Easier Ways to Make Better Meals by Campbells Soup, 1961


Box 8 Folder 11 The Eye of Summer by Marjorie Lee,, 1961


Box 8 Folder 12 Fifty Year Decline and Fall of Hollywood by Ezra Goodman, 1961


Box 8 Folder 13 The Goddam White Man by David Lytton,, 1962


Box 8 Folder 14 Let Us Begin by Barbara Ward and others,, 1961


Box 8 Folder 15 Lilith by J.R. Salamanca, 1962-1963


Box 8 Folder 16 Lizzi Borden: The Untold Story , 1961


Box 8 Folder 17 Lovejoy, Clarence E., 1961-1962


Box 8 Folder 18 Marvin Rosenberg v. Simon & Schuster, 1961


Box 8 Folder 19 The Medicine Show by the Consumers Union,, 1961


Box 8 Folder 20 Memoirs of a Maverick Publisher by David Stern, 1961



Box 9 Folder 1 Mobil Travel Guide , 1962


Box 9 Folder 2 The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel by Helene Kazantzakis,, 1960-1961


Box 9 Folder 3 The Prize by Irving Wallace, 1962


Box 9 Folder 4 Release From Nervous Tension by Dr. David Fink,, 1962


Box 9 Folder 5 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and The Decline of France by William L. Shirer, 1961-1964


Box 9 Folder 6 A Spy in Rome by Peter Tompkins,, 1962