Thompson, Ralph, 1904-

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Ralph Thompson (1904-1979) was an American author, teacher and editor. He was a book critic at the New York Times and a contributing editor at Time Magazine, wrote reference works and translations, and was editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club from 1951 until 1975.

From the guide to the Ralph Thompson papers, 1929-1960, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Book club editor.

From the description of Reminiscences of Ralph Thompson : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419511

Author, teacher, editor.

Thompson was an editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club from 1951 until 1975. Columbia University Ph.D., 1936.

From the description of Papers, 1944-1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122571517

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creatorOf Thompson, Ralph, 1904-. Papers, 1944-1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Book-of-the-Month Club Records, 1939-1967, (bulk 1939-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Thompson, Ralph, 1904-. Correspondence, 1945-1972, New York, N.Y., from various people, v.p. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Thompson, Velora C. Photograph albums of Velora C. Thompson [manuscript], 1958-1961. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1938, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Thompson, Ralph, 1904-. Photograph album of the construction of the new physics building at the University of Virginia and the retirement of Llewellyn G. Hoxton [graphic], 1948, 1953-1954, 1960. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Ralph, 1904-. Reminiscences of Ralph Thompson : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ralph Thompson papers, 1929-1960 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Book-of-the-Month Club records, 1946-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Book-of-the-Month Club. Book-of-the-Month Club records, 1939-1967. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rigg, Edgar Taylor, 1900-. Letter, 1959 March 13, New York, to Ralph Thompson, New York. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Book-of-the-Month Club. Book-of-the-Month Club records, 1946-1979. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Book-of-the-Month Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969. person
associatedWith Calverton, V. F. (Victor Francis), 1900-1940 person
associatedWith Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 person
associatedWith Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999. person
associatedWith Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 person
associatedWith Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 person
associatedWith Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978. person
associatedWith Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Hutchens, John K., b. 1905. person
associatedWith Kerensky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich, 1881-1970 person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950 person
associatedWith Loveman, Amy. person
associatedWith Loveman, Amy, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Mallory, G. L person
associatedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. person
associatedWith O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 person
associatedWith Rigg, Edgar Taylor, 1900- person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 person
associatedWith Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 person
associatedWith Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980, person
associatedWith Thompson, Velora C. person
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Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Subject
Book reviewing
Journalists--Interviews
Editors--Interviews
Book Clubs (Discussion Groups)
Book industries and trade
Authors--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
Journalism
Literature publishing
Publishers and Publishing
Authors
Occupation
Critic
Editors
Function

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Birth 1904

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