Contents and Arrangement

Davis, J. H, 1908 April 18

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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).

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The 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:

Davis, J. H; Booksellers' League of New York Records, C1369, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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