Haas, Robert K., 1890-1964

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Robert K. Haas (1890-1964) was an American publisher who created the Book of the Month Club with Harry Scherman in 1926. He also founded New Books, Inc. (a two-part reading program) and Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, a publishing house that merged with Random House in 1936. His wife, Merle Simon Haas (1897-1985), was active in volunteer work and was best known for her English translations of Babar the Elephant books.

From the description of Robert and Merle Haas papers, 1911-1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571188

From the guide to the Robert and Merle Haas papers, 1911-1976, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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From the description of Reminiscences of Robert K. Haas : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597860

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Haas, Robert K., 1890-1964. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Haas, Robert K., 1890-1964. Robert and Merle Haas papers, 1911-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Letters to Malcolm Franklin, 1942-1959. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Haas, Robert K. Correspondence file, 1929-1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Papers : chiefly letters of William Faulkner to Joan Williams, 1949-1961. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Riding, Laura, 1901-1991. Laura Riding collection of papers, 1927-1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Laura Riding collection of papers, 1927-1989 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Haas, Robert K., 1890-1964. Reminiscences of Robert K. Haas : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Robert and Merle Haas papers, 1911-1976 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Book-of-the-Month Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Haas family family
associatedWith Haas family. family
associatedWith Haas, Merle. person
associatedWith McCollom, Lee Charles. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Riding, Laura, 1901- person
associatedWith Riding, Laura, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Simmons family family
associatedWith Simon family. family
associatedWith Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980, person
associatedWith United States. Army. Division, 77th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Infantry, 308th. corporateBody
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Book industries and trade
Publishers and publishing--Interviews
Publishers and Publishing
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
Book Clubs (Discussion Groups)
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Translator
Publisher
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Birth 1890

Death 1964

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