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   Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records 1914-2006.

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079685 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Curtis Brown Ltd.
Title:Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records 1914-2006.
Physical description:1,330 linear ft. (2,292 document boxes, 184 record cartons, and 132 bound volumes).
Language(s):In English
Access: Permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. required to examine and photocopy materials. 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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The files of Curtis Brown, Ltd. literary agency include correspondence with authors, publishers, and other agents and deal with the editing and publishing of trade and textbooks, serial rights, reprints, dramatic rights, translations and foreign rights, promotion and copyright registration. For each author there are contracts, royalty statements, tax statements, and other financial materials. There is also a contract file, including cancellations and related cortrespondence, from 1914 to 1988. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Louis S. Auchincloss, W.H. Auden, Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert Graves, Ogden Nash, Ayn Rand, and Sloan Wilson.

Series VIII: Archived Website

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

Permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. required to examine and photocopy materials.

 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

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); Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid online and in repository.

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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

Processed 09/--/1988 HR

Further processing done by Adrien Hilton and Graduate Assistants Grace Bickers, Rohan Jolly, and Michael Kordt in 2013

Finding aid written by HR in September 1988 and updated by Adrien Hilton in August 2013

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English. Finding Aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    2013-08-08 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton
    2017-03-30 Website Archive Series added by Jane Gorjevsky

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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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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Alvarez, A. (Alfred), 1929-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Auchincloss, Louis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Books--Translations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Churchill, Randolph S. (Randolph Spencer), 1911-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Copyright.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Costain, Thomas Bertram, 1885-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Durrell, Lawrence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Freeling, Nicolas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gilbert, Michael Francis, 1912-2006.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literary agents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lockridge, Richard, 1898-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Malleson, Lucy Beatrice, 1899-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, English--20th century--Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Purdy, James.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rand, Ayn.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Renault, Mary.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symons, Julian, 1912-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tracy, Honor, 1915-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Translations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trevor-Roper, H. R. (Hugh Redwald), 1914-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wain, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
White, Patrick, 1912-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Angus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Incorporated the literary agencies of Willis Kingsley Wing and Collins-Knowlton-Wing, Inc., and others, and was closely associated with the English agencies of Curtis Brown Ltd. (London) and A.P. Watt & Son.

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