Biography and History

Eugene V. Connett III established the Derrydale Press in New York City in 1927. This press went on to become the leading publisher of outdoor books in North America.

Source: From the finding aid for C0070


  • Authors, American -- 20th century..
  • Archives of Derrydale Press. 1926-1960 (inclusive), 1928-1942 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0070

    Consists of correspondence and business papers of the Derrydale Press, from its foundation in 1926 by Eugene V. Connett III (Princeton Class of 1912) through its liquidation in 1942. There is also a great deal of correspondence by Connett and his staff concerning the acquisition and editing of manuscripts, sales, and distribution, and promotion of the books.