Contents and Arrangement

Payne, Sarah, 1995-2007

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of author files from the office of literary agent and publisher George Nicholson (1937-2015) during his tenure at the literary agency Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., from 1995 to 2015. Materials include email printouts and other correspondence with children's and young adult book authors and illustrators, as well as regarding the literary estates of Don Freeman, Hardie Gramatky, and Lois Lenski, which he managed. Files are generally arranged by author and often contain copies of contracts and agreements, royalty statements, book jacket proofs, promotional materials, drafts and proofs of book manuscripts, and photocopies and mock-ups of books in addition to correspondence. While some materials (primarily photocopies) in author files are older, the vast majority of materials in the collection date from the 1990s and 2000s.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from the collection during 2016 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research. Leonard S. Marcus author files, housed in Box 27 and Box 28, are restricted during his lifetime.

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:

Payne, Sarah; George Nicholson Sterling Lord Literistic Author Files, C1530, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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