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Collection Overview

John Day Company.
Archives of John Day Company
Manuscripts Division
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570 boxes and 239.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-570


The collection consists of editorial correspondence and some business material of the American publisher.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of editorial files of the American publisher John Day Company, Inc., from its founding in 1926 until 1969. The bulk of the archives is comprised of correspondence between the publishing company's editors and authors, such asPearl Buck, but it also includes some business material relating to requests for permission to quote and foreign rights of authors, agents, and publishers.

Collection Creator Biography:

John Day Company.

The John Day Company, Inc., was an American publishing firm founded in 1926.

Collection History


Gift of John Day Company, Inc.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Archives of John Day Company; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-570