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Series 1: General Files, 1926-1956
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Princeton University Press Records document the business acitivities of Princeton University Press. They include extensive files on works published by the press. The bulk of the collection is made up of the Press's General Files, which include correspondence with reviewers and authors as well as Editorial Board dossiers (reports by staff and readers); contract information; files describing each project's editorial, production, and manufacturing characteristics and concerns ("Manuscript Transmittal Forms"); copyright and permissions information; production schedules; copyeditors' stylesheets and designers' specification sheets; and promotion and marketing files. The records also include the files of three former directors, Datus C. Smith, Herbert S. Bailey, and Walter H. Lippincott, as well as review files, editorial board and board of trustees files, financial information, production files, and selected publications.
This collection consists of the Press's paper records only. Records maintained by the Press in electronic form are not included and remain at Princeton University Press.
The General Files series is arranged in five overlapping chronological runs and alphabetically by author within. Run 5 is further subdivided by decade.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No material was separated during 2009 processing.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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 RBSC 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:
Series 1: General Files; Princeton University Press Records, C0728, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Boxes 1-24; 45-372; 411-554