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Series 1: Author and Publisher Files, 1927-2001 (mostly 1940-1993)
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series consists of William Jovanovich's files on nearly two hundred authors and publishers with whom he worked. Author files consist of correspondence with authors, their agents, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich editors, as well as originals and copies of early manuscripts and drafts of writings, press clippings, book jacket proofs, recordings, and other editorial materials, although not all files contain both correspondence and writings. While author files primarily exist for authors whose work was published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, there are also files on authors whose works Jovanovich was considering publishing before a contract fell through, those like Ambrose Bierce and Hart Crane whose works he was interested in reprinting, and authors he did not publish but to whom he otherwise provided guidance or kept up correspondence. Publisher files consist largely of correspondence and include a significant amount of material related to Helen Wolff, of the Kurt and Helen Wolff Book imprint of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, a collaboration that began in 1961. Author files on Edward Dahlberg, T. S. Eliot, Vane Ivanović, Marshall McLuhan, and Carl Sandburg are particularly extensive.
Researchers should note that a large author file on Charles A. Lindbergh, as well as some materials regarding Anne Morrow Lindbergh, can be found in Series 2: Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Files. Jovanovich maintained a very close relationship with the Lindberghs and personally edited Charles Lindbergh's autobiography. The separation of this file reflects the original organization of the papers.
Files are arranged alphabetically by name.
No materials were separated during 2015 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in June-August 2015, with assistance from Kristine Gift (GS) and Noga Zaborowski '18. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in August 2015.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not been digitized.
- Conditions Governing Use
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- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
- Credit this material:
Series 1: Author and Publisher Files; William Jovanovich Papers, C1505, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-000009 to B-000027, P-000001
- Harcourt Brace & Company
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978
Cummings, E.E. Edward Estlin 1894-1962
Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989.
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980
Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969