Crowell-Collier Publishing Company records 1931-1955

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Crowell-Collier Publishing Company records, 1931-1955

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company records 1931-1955

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, American publishers of popular periodicals and educational and technical manuals, was incorporated in 1920 as the Crowell Publishing Company. The name was changed to Crowell-Collier in 1939, and to Crowell, Collier and Macmillan, Inc. in 1965. The firm published American Magazine, Collier's Magazine, The Country Home, Woman's Home Companion, and National Weekly. Collection consists of correspondence, readers' reports, typescripts, proofs, memoranda, and photographs relating to the publishing activities of Crowell-Collier. Records are mainly correspondence, 1931-1950, of the editors of the magazines published by the firm, with the bulk concerning Collier's and Woman's Home Companion. Editors' correspondence with authors, literary agents, photographers, and cartoonists reflects the changes in editorial policy and shifts in popular taste during the period between the early thirties and the mid-fifties. Collection also includes inter-office correspondence, 1933, 1946; readers' reports, 1933; edited authors' typescripts and editors' proofs of articles, short stories, and serialized novels published in Collier's from 1935 through 1955, with some correspondence and editorial memoranda; and a few photographs.

806 linear feet (808 boxes)

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