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Collection Overview

Creator:
Kerr, Chester Brooks
Title:
Chester Brooks Kerr Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/rx913p96r
Dates:
1936-1947
Size:
1 box and 2 items
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

This collection contains Chester Kerr's early papers on book publishing. It documents his involvement with Atlantic Monthly Press and his employment at Reynal and Hitchcock. It also documents Kerr's work with the United States International Book Association, a short-lived non-profit organization founded in 1945 and dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding international book trade and exports.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Chester Kerr's early papers on book publishing. It documents his involvement with Atlantic Monthly Press and his employment at Reynal and Hitchcock. It also documents Kerr's work with the United States International Book Association, a short-lived non-profit organization founded in 1945 and dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding international book trade and exports.

Arrangement

The order of the records at the time of their transfer has been retained.

Collection Creator Biography:

Kerr

Chester Kerr was the director of Yale University Press for two decades until 1979, during which time he helped organize the press as a University Department. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1913, Kerr worked for Harcourt, Brace following his graduation from Yale. From 1940 on, he served as director of the Atlantic Monthly Press. During WW II, he worked for the Office of War Information. After the war, he worked briefly for Reynald & Hitchcock before joining the Yale Press as an editor in 1949. Following his departure from Yale, Kerr became president of Ticknor and Fields, where he stayed until 1985. Chester Kerr passed away in 1999.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of William S. Reese, 2009 [ML2009.022].

Appraisal

No material was separated during accessioning in 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed at accession by Regine Heberlein in June 2, 2010. A collection-level description was created but no physical processing or arrangement occurred at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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:

Chester Brooks Kerr Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/rx913p96r
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1