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McGraw, Harold W.
Harold McGraw Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of selcted papers, primarily photocopies, of publisher Harold W. McGraw, Jr.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collectoin consists primarily of photocopies of publishing material (1978-1992) related to McGraw's tenure at McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, including correspondence, press releases, financial reports, and internal memoranda.


The papers are arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

McGraw, Harold W.

Born in 1918, Harold W. McGraw, Jr., graduated from Princeton University in 1940, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and joined McGraw-Hill in 1947 after gaining some experience in advertising and book retailing. He became president of the McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1968 and later president, CEO, and chairman of the board of McGraw-Hill, Inc. McGraw retired in 1988, but was elected chairman emeritus by the board.

Collection History


Gift of the author in 2005 (AM2006-11).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery in January 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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.

Credit this material:

Harold McGraw Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1

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