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Open Book Program, circa 1995
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This event is hosted by PEN's Open Book Committee, held at the central library of the Los Angeles Library system. Also represented at the event is Los Angeles based independent bookstore Eso Won Books, who has a table set up at the event selling some of their books. The moderator makes opening statements, including reading the manifesto of PEN's Open Book Committee. In part it states: "The one and only purpose of the PEN Open Book Committee is to open the world of publishing to the richness and diversity of the cultures that make up America." Panelists make individual comments about challenges in the publishing industry, specifically regarding the topic of diversity. The panel is made up of Campbell, Quintana, Brown, Diane D'Andrade (senior children's books editor at Harcourt Brace, San Diego), Liz Williams (marketing director at Valentine Publishing), and Paul Yamazaki (head book buyer of City Lights Bookstore).
Portions of 3 compact cassettes (1/8-inch magnetic audio tape; 120 minutes)
Arranged alphabetically by name of the program and chronologically within.
Approximately 100 linear feet of material was separated in 2010, including duplicate material, clippings, general administrative and logistical files, general membership files, general reference files, publications (transferred to Firestone Library general collections) and extraneous material.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Jennifer Bowden with the assistance of Jennifer Watkins in 1994. Finding aid written by Jennifer Bowden with the assistance of Jennifer Watkins in 1994.
Reprocessed by Regine Heberlein in 2010.
Original audiovisual media were digitized in 2015-2017 as part of a grant-funded digitization project in collaboration with PEN America. Description of audiovisual materials was enhanced by Kelly Bolding in 2018, using description provided by PEN America.
In 2022, restrictions on the P.E.N. Writers' Fund files were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- 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 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.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
Online access to most digitized audiovisual media in the collection is available through the PEN America Digital Archive site.
- Credit this material:
Open Book Program; P.E.N. American Center Records, C0760, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 275
- PEN America
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985.
Canby, Henry Seidel.
Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976
Fleming, Thomas J.
Flood, Charles Bracelen
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933.
Halsband, Robert, 1914-1989
Isaacs, Julius, 1896-1979
Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885
Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974.
Kosiński, Jerzy 1933-1991
Melcher, Frederic Gershom, 1879-1963
Nathan, Robert Stuart.
Schoenberner, Franz, 1892-1970
Scott, Catherine Amy (Catherine Amy Dawson Scott).
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Tiger, Lionel, 1937-