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Collection Overview

Creator:
Kerr, Chester Brooks
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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 (mudd): 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

Description:

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:

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].

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

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