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   Greenberg Publisher Records, 1894-1976

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Greenberg Publisher Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078838 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Greenberg, Publisher.
Title:Greenberg Publisher Records, 1894-1976
Physical description:ca. 49,000 items ( 94 boxes, and 462 v. in 31 record storage cartons )
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Documents are located on-site. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-95, Series V: Boxes 1-4, and the 462 volumes in 31 records storage cartons. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The surviving editorial, production, and publicity files of Greenberg: Publisher. The Greenberg: Publisher library includes 462 titles published by the firm. Also, personal papers of Jacob Walter Greenberg consisting of letters, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia. These are biographical in nature relating to Greenberg, his family, friends, business associates, authors, politicians, and other public figures. Among the letters are one each from public figures including Robert Benchley, Bennett Cerf, Fiorello La Guardia, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Documents

Series II: 1979 Gift

Series III: Uncatalogued. correspondence and documents re: Chilton takeover

Series IV: Uncataloged Files

Series V: Greenberg Family Personal Papers

Series VI: Oversized Material

Series VII: 1995 Gift

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Documents are located on-site.

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-95, Series V: Boxes 1-4, and the 462 volumes in 31 records storage cartons. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

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); Greenberg Publisher Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-29 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
    2012-06-08 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Agriculture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cookery.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gays--Fiction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greenberg family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greenberg, David B.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greenberg, Jacob Walter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Health.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Police.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sociology.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Founded in 1924 by Jacob W. & David B. Greenberg. Sold to Chilton Book Company in 1958. Greenberg published in many fields including "how to" books, westerns, inspirational topics, health, cooking, agriculture, early gay fiction, sociology, police techniques, and theater.

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