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Caldwell, Erskine (1903-1987), 1954-1983
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of the papers of Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr. (Princeton Class of 1946), chiefly pertaining to his career (1948-1987) at Little, Brown and Company as an editor, publishing executive, and CEO. Included is correspondence with authors and people representing a variety of organizations both inside and outside the publishing industry, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Ansel Adams, Bruce Catton, James Thomas Flexner, John Fowles, Lillian Hellman, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, William Manchester, Vance Packard, and Herman Wouk. There are also some papers pertaining to his father, Arthur H. Thornhill, Sr. (1895-1970), who started at Little, Brown in 1913, and rose from shipping clerk and salesman to president and chairman of the board in 1948.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
- 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:
Caldwell, Erskine (1903-1987); Arthur H. Thornhill Papers, C0882, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 4
- Little, Brown and Company.