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Collection Overview

Creator:
Booksellers' League of New York
Title:
Booksellers' League of New York Records
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/6t053g05n
Dates:
1895-1967
Size:
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Founded in 1895, the Booksellers' League of New York was an organization aimed at promoting a professional and collaborative spirit among members of the book trade. The bulk of the collection consists of meeting minutes of the annual meetings and Board of Managers meetings, 1895-1932 (5 vols.) and of materials relating to the League's monthly dinners and other social events, 1901-1958 (invitation cards, programs, menus, handbills, and related membership mailings).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The bulk of the collection consists of meeting minutes of the annual meetings and Board of Managers meetings, 1895-1932 (5 vols.) and of materials relating to the League's monthly dinners and other social events, 1901-1958 (invitation cards, programs, menus, handbills, and related membership mailings). Also present are Board of Managers records, 1940-1967, including meeting agendas, ballots, draft changes to the constitution, and related correspondence; general correspondence, 1908-1955; two annual reports (1913 and 1927); one treasurer's report (1955); two newsletters (1940 and 1952); two membership brochures (undated, ca. 1930s and 1950s); news clippings relating to book publications (1930s and 1940s); and one yellow ribbon dated 1916 and bearing the seal of the Booksellers' League and the words "Field Day." Of special interest is a membership mailing announcing the admission of women to the League (1949).

Arrangement

Organized into the following records groups:

Collection Creator Biography:

Booksellers' League of New York

Founded in 1895, the Booksellers' League of New York was an organization aimed at promoting a professional and collaborative spirit among members of the book trade. Its founding officers were J. N. Wing of Charles Scribner's Sons, A. Growoll of Publishers' Weekly, and C. E. Savage, of G. P. Putnam's Sons. The League organized social events related to the profession, most notably monthly dinners with invited speakers and an annual banquet. It also sponsored an employment bureau and lectures related to the interests of book professionals. Originally a men's-only club, the League first admitted women in 1949.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Rulon-Miller Books in 2010 (AM2010-132).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Regine Heberlein in September 2010. Finding aid written by Regine Heberlein.

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.

Credit this material:

Booksellers' League of New York Records; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/6t053g05n
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2