Scherman, Harry, 1887-

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Bernadine Scherman (née Kielty) was Harry's wife; Harry and Bernadine had 2 children, Thomas and Katharine. Alma Mahler had a friendly relationship with the family. She and Franz Werfel had apparently known the Schermans since at least the early 1930s.

From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1935-1959. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864352

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Co-founder and chairman of the board of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

From the guide to the Harry Scherman Papers, 1937-1969, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

Co-founder and chairman of the board of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

From the description of Papers, 1937-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309771912

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From the description of Reminiscences of Harry Scherman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147384

Isaac Harry Scherman (1887-1969), founder of the Little Leather Library (1916) and the Book-of-the-Month Club (1926), married Bernardine Kielty. Other family members include sister Rita Mabel Scherman (Berman) (b. 1882), brothers Louis V. Scherman (1884-1897), Teddy Scherman (d. 1893), and William J. (b. 1885).

From the description of Harry Scherman family papers, 1893-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476627

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Scherman, Harry, b. 1887. Papers, 1937-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Scherman, Harry, b. 1887. Reminiscences of Harry Scherman : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Scherman, Harry, b. 1887. Harry Scherman family papers, 1893-1972. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962. Correspondence concerning Jan Welzl, 1932-1959. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. Papers, 1906-1951. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Scherman, Harry, b. 1887. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-. Alvin Saunders Johnson papers, 1902-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Harry Scherman Papers, 1937-1969 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Clifton Fadiman Papers, 1966-1970. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alvin Saunders Johnson papers, 1902-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. Records, 1914-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jamieson, John Alden. John Alden Jamieson papers, 1940-1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
creatorOf Scherman, Harry, b. 1887. Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1935-1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Berman, Rita Scherman, b. 1882. person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Book-of-the-Month Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Committee on Economic Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999 person
associatedWith Federal Union (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. corporateBody
associatedWith Jamieson, John Alden. person
associatedWith Jewish Orphanage Home (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874- person
associatedWith Kielty, Bernardine. person
associatedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960. person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. person
associatedWith National Bureau of Economic Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Scherman, Louis V., 1884-1897. person
associatedWith Scherman, William J., b. 1885. person
associatedWith Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980, person
associatedWith Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
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Georgia
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Educational toys
Executives--Interviews
Publishers and Publishing
Schools
Women travelers
Women--Diaries
Women authors, American
Book industries and trade
Publishers and publishing--Interviews
Literary agents
Literature publishing
Orphanages
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Authors, American
Philanthropists
Economists
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Birth 1887

Death 1969

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