Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974

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American bibliographer.

From the description of Letter : to William Targ, 1957 Apr. 17. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617123

Jacob Blanck's career as a bibliographer and editor included positions as rare book editor of Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman, 1936-1952; bibliographer in Americana at the Library of Congress, 1939-1941; and editor of Bibliography of American Literature, 1943-1974. He also edited the third and fourth volumes of Merle Johnson's American First Editions (1936, 1942) and published four books, including two children's books. He held an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Brown University (1969) and a Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University (1970). Blanck died December 25, 1974 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Jacob Blanck papers, 1930-1947, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Blanck was a bibliographer and author. He was editor of the Bibliography of American Literature . His Jonathan and the rainbow was published in 1958 by Houghton Mifflin.

From the guide to the Papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow, 1947-1966., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Blanck was a bibliographer and author. He was editor of the Bibliography of American Literature. His Jonathan and the rainbow was published in 1958 by Houghton Mifflin.

From the description of Papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow, 1947-1966. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79390075

Jacob Blanck, bibliographer and editor of the Bibliography of American Literature and the third and fourth volumes of Merle Johnson's American First Editions.

From the description of Jacob Blanck papers, 1930-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179754

Blanck was a bibliographer and author. He was editor of the Bibliography of American Literature.

From the description of Jacob Blanck correspondence, 1923-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367260

From the guide to the Jacob Blanck correspondence, 1923-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Jacob Nathaniel Blanck was an American bibliographer and antiquarian. Born in Boston, he was educated in Boston public schools and late in life was awarded honorary degrees from Brown and Harvard universities. His interest in books led him to positions as editor for Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman, as bibliographer for the Library of Congress, and to his key work, editor of the Bibliography of American Literature, a magisterial accomplishment that has received consistent praise. In addition to writing numerous articles and compiling various bibliographies, Blanck also wrote several acclaimed children's books.

From the description of Jacob Blanck correspondence with Richard S. Barnes, 1958. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869593

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creatorOf London, Jack, 1876-1916. Jack London collection of papers, 1900-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ernest James Wessen correspondence with Jacob Blanck, 1944-1973. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lawrence Clark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck, 1935-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Bickford" to "Brassey". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Wallack, N.,. Birth announcement for Rosamunde Mildred Blanck, 1941 August 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Antiquarian bookman records-Malkin family papers, 1938-1996. Grolier Club
referencedIn Ernest James Wessen correspondence with Jacob Blanck, 1944-1973. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Jacob Blanck correspondence with Richard S. Barnes, 1958. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow, 1947-1966. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow, 1947-1966. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn I. R. Brussel Papers TXRC96-A40., 1903-1973, (bulk 1929-1970) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Berkeley, Dorothy Smith,. Papers pertaining to the Tracy W. McGregor Library and the McGregor Fund, 1955-1992. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Jacob Blanck papers, 1930-1947. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jacob Blanck papers, 1930-1947 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Letter : to William Targ, 1957 Apr. 17. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Jack London collection of papers, 1900-1948 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Winterich, John Tracy, 1891-1970. Papers, 1917-1966. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Jacob Blanck correspondence, 1923-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Espionage papers, 1775-1956 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wessen, Ernest James, 1887-1974. Ernest James Wessen correspondence with Jacob Blanck, 1944-1973. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Habberton, John, 1842-1921. Essay on the ideal novel [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Seven Gables Bookshop. Records, 1930-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Slobodkin, Louis, 1903-1975. Jonathan and the rainbow : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Collection of offprints and pamphlets by Jacob Blanck. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Brussel, I. R. (Isidore Rosenbaum), 1895-. Papers, 1903-1973 (bulk 1929-1970). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Seven Gables Bookshop, Inc. Records, 1930-1979. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Hitz, Benjamin D. Benjamin D. Hitz - Willa Cather papers, 1913-1949. Newberry Library
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Jacob Blanck correspondence, 1923-1935. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Letter, 1954, November, to David Jonah. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Barnes, Richard S. person
correspondedWith Blanck, Jacob, 1906- person
associatedWith Bloom, Hyman, 1913- person
associatedWith Brussel, I. R. (Isidore Rosenbaum) 1895- person
correspondedWith Gilman, Charlotte (Perkins) Stetson, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Habberton, John, 1842-1921. person
associatedWith Harold K. Zimmerman. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hitz, Benjamin D. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton, Mifflin and Company, corporateBody
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin company corporateBody
correspondedWith Jacob Blanck person
correspondedWith Jacob Blanck person
associatedWith Jean (Poindexter) Colby person
associatedWith Johnson, Merle De Vore, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Jonah, David Alonzo, 1909-1981, person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
correspondedWith Louis Slobodkin person
correspondedWith Oakley, Thornton, 1881- person
correspondedWith Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854- person
correspondedWith Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 person
associatedWith Presser, Joseph, person
correspondedWith Presser, Joseph, 1907- person
correspondedWith Rice, Elmer, 1892- person
correspondedWith Rittenhouse, Jessie Bell, 1869-1948 person
correspondedWith Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932 person
associatedWith Seven Gables Bookshop. corporateBody
correspondedWith Shute, Henry Augustus, 1856-1943 person
correspondedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 person
associatedWith Slobodkin, Louis, 1903-1975, person
associatedWith Targ, William, 1907-. person
associatedWith Wessen, Ernest James, 1887-1974. person
correspondedWith William F. Kelleher person
associatedWith Winterich, John Tracy, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Zimmerman, Harold Koplow person
correspondedWith Zimmerman, Harold Koplow. person
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Publishers and Publishing
Bibliographies and indexes in American literature
Bibliographers
Children's books--Illustrations
Bibliographers--Correspondence
Authors and publishers
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Authors
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Death 1974

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