Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Samuel Roth papers, 1907-1994, bulk 1910-1979

Series IV: Publishing, 1919-1974

This series contains a plethora of ads, mail order forms, promotional prototypes, and other ephemera including realia such as printing blocks and original artwork. Official documentation related to Roth's publishing business such as book contracts, receipts, and permissions to do business, along with sample stories from Roth's American Aphrodite: A Quarterly for the Fancy-Free can also be found here.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email rbml@library.columbia.edu to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.



IV.1. Subseries: Promotional Materials, 1919-1960s

Arranged alphabetically by book or magazine title when promoting a specific publication, or by slogan when promoting the press's products at large, this sub-series consists of materials used for promoting and advertising the books published by Roth's various imprints. The bulk of the materials are advertisement proofs, created during the years following World War II, but also included here are mail-order forms, negatives, photographs, and even printing blocks. There are a few clippings of book reviews, or receipts for ad payments, or ad drafts. Some of these proofs are oversized. As with previous series, folders created and arranged by Roth were kept intact and their original titles are in quotation marks. A few of the latter folders include correspondence and discarded advertising prototypes.


General



Box 48 Folder 2 Designs and Lettering, 1950s



Box 39 Folder 5 Erotic Titles, Undated


Box 39 Folder 6 Negatives, Undated


Box 39 Folder 7 Order Forms and Promos, 1940s-1960s, Undated, 1940s-1960s, Undated



Box 48 Folder 3 Various Titles--Promotions, Undated



Box 39 Folder 8 "Ads,", 1950s-1960s


American Aphrodite


Box 39 Folder 9 General, 1950s-1960s


Box 39 Folder 10 "Aphrodite Material,", Undated


Box 39 Folder 11 Art, Undated


Box 39 Folder 12 Cover Negative and Photo, Undated


Box 39 Folder 13 Nudes, 1950s



Box 48 Folder 4 Oversize, 1950s



Box 39 Folder 14 Bumarap , Undated



Box 48 Folder 5 Bumarap , 1940s-1950s



Box 39 Folder 15 The Crippled Giant , 1950



Box 53 Folder 3 The Crippled Giant , 1950



Box 39 Folder 16 Diaitis: Cancer Prevention and Cure , 1960s



Box 53 Folder 17 Drink and Stay Sober and Skin-Edge Razors, 1950s



Box 48 Folder 6 Drink and Stay Sober , Undated



Box 39 Folder 18 The Education of a French Model , 1950s



Box 53 Folder 4 The Education of a French Model , Undated



Box 39 Folder 19 Everybody's Pleasure, Undated



Box 48 Folder 7 Everybody's Pleasure, 1960s



Box 53 Folder 5 Fantazius Mallare , Undated



Box 39 Folder 20 Forlorn Sunset , Undated



Box 48 Folder 8 Golden Treasury of the World's Wit and Wisdom, , Undated



Box 40 Folder 1 Good Times , 1950s-1960s


Box 40 Folder 2 I Was Hitler's Doctor , 1940s-1950s



Box 53 Folder 6 I Was Hitler's Doctor , 1940s



Box 48 Folder 9 I was Hitler's Doctor , 1940s-1950s



Box 53 Folder 7 Julius Caesar , Undated



Box 40 Folder 3 Jews Must Live for Christmas Gifts, 1964 (found in re-edition of Jews Must Live), 1964


Box 40 Folder 4 Living Dolls , Undated



Box 48 Folder 10 Living Dolls , 1950s



Box 40 Folder 5 My Friend Yeshea , 1960s



Box 48 Folder 11 My Friend Yeshea , Undated



Box 40 Folder 6 My Life with Jesus --Promotional Drafts,, Undated


Box 40 Folder 7 My Sister and I , 1950s



Box 53 Folder 8 My Sister and I , 1950s



Box 48 Folder 12 My Sister and I , 1950s



Box 53 Folder 9 The Natural History of David Zorn , Undated



Box 48 Folder 13 The Nude in the French Theatre , Undated



Box 53 Folder 10 Papier-mâché plate of "Unusual Classics,", 1953


Box 53 Folder 11 Parisian Nights , Undated



Box 40 Folder 8 Parisian Nights , Undated


Box 40 Folder 9 The Peephole of the Present , 1940s



Box 48 Folder 13 The Peep-Hole of the Present , 1940s



Box 40 Folder 10 Picasso for Children , 1962



Box 48 Folder 14 Picasso for Children , 1960s



Box 40 Folder 11 Poetry Book Shop and The Lyric, 1919-1920



Box 53 Folder 12 Sex Can Be Fun As Well as Useful & Educational, , 1960s



Box 40 Folder 12 The Sexual Conduct of Men & Women , 1950s


Box 40 Folder 13 Shopping for Life & Pleasure, 1961, Undated, 1961, Undated



Box 48 Folder 15 Shopping for Life & Pleasure, Undated



Box 40 Folder 14 Skin-Edge Micro-Blades, Undated


Box 40 Folder 15 Tina and Jimmy Learn How They Were Born, 1948-1949, Undated, 1948-1949, Undated



Box 48 Folder 16 Tina & Jimmy Learn How They Were Born , 1960s



Box 40 Folder 16 Unusual Books, 1950s, Undated, 1950s, Undated



Box 51 Folder 2 Unusual Books --Printing Block, Undated



Box 40 Folder 17 Violations of the Child Marilyn Monroe , 1960s



Box 48 Folder 17 Yankee Trader , Undated



Box 53 Folder 13 You Scratch My Back , Undated



Box 41 IV.2. Subseries: Business Files and Materials, 1930-1974

This subseries contains mostly book contracts, with some receipts, business certificates, financial documents, copyright registrations, and newspaper clippings regarding books published by various Roth imprints. In rare cases, some correspondence accompanies the book contract. In addition, photographs, printing blocks, and documents related to Roth's publishing endeavors can be found here. The material is arranged alphabetically.


Box 41 Folder 1 to 4 Address Books, 1930s-1950s


Box 41 Folder 5 "After Two Years of Retirement,", Undated


Box 41 Folder 6 "Bibliography of E. Phillips Oppenheim,", 1966



Box 48 Folder 18 Book Jacket Design-- This Northern Country , 1940s



Box 41 Folder 7 "Book Leads Inc"--Ledger, 1948-1949


Box 41 Folder 8 Business Certificates, 1941-1966


Box 41 Folder 9 "Business for Sale,", 1958



Box 42 Folder 1 Certificates of Dissolution, 1947-1950


Clippings


Box 42 Folder 2 Editions of Thunder: The White Man's Viewpoint, 1964-1966 (Includes Ads for Jews Must Live)


Box 42 Folder 3 Fritz Duquesne, 1930s


Box 42 Folder 4 Marilyn Monroe, 1962


Box 42 Folder 5 My Uncle Benjamin , 1941


Box 42 Folder 6 Reviews of Bumarap and Halfway, 1947


Box 42 Folder 7 Reviews of Europe, 1920


Box 42 Folder 8 Reviews of Herbert Hoover Book, 1933


Box 42 Folder 9 Reviews of Songs Out of Season and Jews Must Live, , 1931-1934


Box 42 Folder 10 Reviews of Various Titles, 1952, 1970, 1972, 1952, 1970, 1972


Box 42 Folder 11 "What Jesus Really Looked Like," by Samuel Roth, 1955


Box 42 Folder 12 "The Colonial Press Diary,", 1957


Box 42 Folder 13 to 15 Contracts, 1930s-1950s


Copyright


Count Me Among the Missing , 1974


Inside Hitler--Letter of Authentication , 1966


My Friend Yeshea , 1962, 1967


My Sister and I , 1952


Box 42 Folder 21 Cover Design-- The Natural History of David Zorn,, Undated


Box 42 Folder 22 Dust Jacket-- A Journey With Love, Undated


Financial



Box 43 Folder 1 Advertising Payments, 1968


Box 43 Folder 3 Budget Notes, 1948, 1950s


Box 43 Folder 4 Ledger of Expenses, 1933


Receipts


Box 43 Folder 5 1946-1966


Box 43 Folder 6 Purchase Of Samuel Roth's Publishing Business, 1970


Box 43 Folder 7 Rental Agreement, 1957


Box 43 Folder 8 Royalty Statements, 1960, 1965, 1960, 1965


Seven Sirens Press


Box 43 Folder 9 to 11 Bank Statements, 1961-1970


Box 43 Folder 12 to 13 Bills, 1950s-1970s



Box 51 Folder 3 to 4 Checks, 1956-1970



Box 43 Folder 14 Ledger of Expenses, 1950s-1960s (Includes Clippings of Marilyn Monroe), 1950s-1960s


Box 43 Folder 15 Mutual Payroll Book, 1960s



Box 44 Folder 1 Taxes, 1960s


Box 44 Folder 3 Letterhead--Assorted, Undated


Box 44 Folder 4 List of Authors and Editors, Undated


Box 44 Folder 5 Loft Leases, 1942, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1942, 1961, 1965, 1967


Box 44 Folder 6 "Lord Alfred Douglas Materials," 1930s (Portraits and Correspondence), 1930s


Box 44 Folder 7 MS RECORDS Notebook, 1968 (with correspondence), 1968


Box 44 Folder 8 "Partial List of Good Times Writers and Artists,, Undated


Box 44 Folder 9 Permission to do Business as Philosophical Book Club,, 1945


Photographs and Negatives


Box 44 Folder 10 Baker, Denys Val, Undated


Box 44 Folder 11 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1948


Box 44 Folder 12 Heatter, Basil, Undated


Box 44 Folder 13 John, Angelo P., Undated


Box 44 Folder 14 Monroe, Marilyn, 1950s-1960s


Box 44 Folder 15 Nietzsche, Elizabeth, Undated


Box 44 Folder 16 Reiser, Oliver, 1940s


Box 44 Folder 17 Roth, Samuel, 1940s (for Vanity Fair), 1940s


Box 44 Folder 18 Wagner, Cossima, Undated



Box 51 Folder 5 Printing Blocks, Undated


Box 51 Folder 6 Printing Blocks and Metal Plate of The World Sensorium,, Undated



Box 44 Folder 19 Record of Ads Placed, 1960s



Box 45 IV.3. Subseries: American Aphrodite, 1950s

This subseries contains stories and essays clipped from issues ofAmerican Aphrodite: A Quarterly for the Fancy Free.The material has been arranged alphabetically by title, with the name of the author, when known, indicated.


Box 45 Folder 1 "The Amores of P. Ovidius Naso,", 1950s


Box 45 Folder 2 "The Duet," by H.E. Bates, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 3 "The Dutch Lover,", 1952


Box 45 Folder 4 "Forbidden Books,", 1950s


Box 45 Folder 5 "The Greater Omnibus of Private Books," by H.A. Manhood, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 6 "The Half 'n Half Woman,", 1950s


Box 45 Folder 7 The Horn Book by Gershon Legman, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 8 "The Kiss to the Leper," by François Mauriac, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 9 "Laughter in Hell" and Other Poems by George Sylvester Viereck, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 10 Lexicon of Love: A Guide to the Affections and Disaffections of Mankind, by Samuel Roth, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 11 "The Life and Death of St. Herbault" by Patrick Kirwan, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 12 "Maiden's Fury: A Short Novel on the Attempted Seduction of an Ugly Woman," by H.A. Manhood,, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 13 "Midnight… Place Pigalle" by Maurice Dekobra, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 14 "Mrs. Edmond's Life," by H.E. Bates, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 15 "The Odalisque," with "Was Shakespeare a Man or a Woman?" by Viereck,, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 16 "One of Norah's Early Days," by Rhys Davies, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 17 "A Passion Before Death," by James Hanley, and "The Penultimate Adventure" by Norman Davey,, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 18 "Restless Night…" and "The Anatomy of Female Itch,", 1951


Box 45 Folder 19 "Sexual Secrets of the Orient," 1950s.


Box 45 Folder 20 "The Strange Confession of Monsieur Mountcairn: A Practising Homosexual,", 1950s


Box 45 Folder 21 "Sun," Unexpurgated, by D.H. Lawrence, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 22 "The Twilight of the Nymphs" by Pierre Louÿs, 1951


Box 45 Folder 24 "The Wife of King Candaules," by Theophile Gautier, 1950s