Ben Abramson correspondence 1930-1940
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Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...
Argus Book Shop (Chicago, Ill.)
The American book seller and publisher Ben Abramson was born in Lithuania in 1898, and immigrated to the United States with his parents after the turn of the century. The family settled in Chicago, where Abramson attended the Jewish Training School, a special academic and manual training program for underprivileged children of refugees. In 1916 he took a job as a clerk at the Economy Bookstore, where he learned enough about the trade to establish his own business, the Argus Book Sho...
Toklas, Alice B., 1877-1967
Toklas was a writer and companion to Gertrude Stein. From the guide to the Alice B. Toklas letters to William Alfred, 1951-1961., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Biographical Note Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967) was an author and the life partner of Gertrude Stein. Don Frank is the son of one of Toklas' childhood friends. After his service in the armed forces, he met Toklas in Europe. ...
Lindsay, Norman, 1879-1969
Australian author and artist. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225766992 William Elliot Johnson was speaker of the House of Representatives, 1913-1914 and 1917-1923 and a member of Parliament from 1903-1928. From the description of Letter to Sir Elliot Johnson [manuscript]. 1920. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223048329 Artist, author, born Victoria. Worked for some time with Bulletin and...
Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
A. Edward Newton was an authority on book collecting during the first half of the 20th century. His correspondence with Alfred Blake Trott, president of Daniels & Fisher Company of Denver, Colo. from 1929-1944, details book collecting as well as travels, and reflects on the political and economic climate of the time in Europe and the United States. Newton also sent Trott copies of articles, most published in the Atlantic monthly between 1922 and 1938. Some articles were privately printed by ...
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
Gilbert Vivian Seldes, author, journalist, drama critic, editor and director of TV for the Columbia Broadcasting System. Attended Harvard (1914), was a war correspondent, editor of The Dial 1920-1923. Wrote numerous books on topics of the times: the depression, contemporary America, the movies, and prohibition and also wrote detectice stories under the name of John Forbes. An early director of TV for the Columbia Broadcasting Company. Brother of George Seldes. Lola Koven...
Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958
Author. From the description of Letter with reply of George Jean Nathan, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983742 Editor of The American Spectator. From the description of Letters signed (17) : New York, to Claire Luce, 1933-1955 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952693 ...
Selver, Paul, 1888-1970
Ben Abramson was proprietor of the Argus Book Shop in Chicago, Illinois. From the guide to the Ben Abramson correspondence, 1930-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...
Sandoz, Mari, 1896-1966
Pulitzer Prize-winning author on pioneer Nebraska and the West. From the description of Papers, 1954-1969. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 16577314 Novelist and historian of Nebraska and the Great Plains. From the description of Papers, 1864-1976 (bulk 1931-1966). (University of Nebraska - Lincoln). WorldCat record id: 32074871 Award winning author and historian Mari Sandoz (1896-1966) was born on the Mirage Flats south of Hay Springs, Nebra...
Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982
English novelist; Brown class of 1907. From the description of Papers, 1953-1968. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615539 Swinnerton, a literary critic, editor, and author, was born in London and worked as an office boy and later as an editor for publishers. He began writing the first of his more than forty novels and twenty books of criticism in 1909. He was literary critic for the Evening news and The Observer. Swinnerton is best known for his novels, including N...
Thayer, Tiffany, 1902-1959
Tiffany Ellsworth Thayer (1902-1959) was an American actor, reporter, motion picture scenarist, and author of thirteen novels. He founded the Fortean Society, an organization dedicated to continuing the work of Charles Fort (1874-1932), a journalist, writer and investigator of occult phenomena. From the description of Tiffany Thayer papers, ca. 1914 - ca. 1956. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615928 From the guide to the Tiffany Thayer papers, ca. 1914 - ca...
Zara, Louis, 1910-2001