Book-of-the-Month Club records 1946-1979


Book-of-the-Month Club records 1946-1979

The collection consists of proofs and "first reader reports" that document a component of the selection process for titles that became Book-of-the-Month Club selections. The proofs are pre-publication copies of manuscripts, used by Book-of-the-Month Club judges to select titles. The reports comprise reviews by in-house editors and outside readers of manuscripts under consideration for publication. They were written by a wide variety of individuals including Rosemary Benet, Basil Davenport, Elizabeth Wynne Easton, Roger Pippett, John Sherry, Russell Thacher, Ralph Thompson, and Leon Wilson.

38.69 linear feet (66 boxes)


Related Entities

There are 14 Entities related to this resource.

Easton, Elizabeth Wynne (person)

Wilson, Leonard U. (person)

Military secretary and aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. From the description of Papers relating to the Santiago campaign, 1898-1907 / Leonard Wilson. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19732977 ...

Pippett, Roger. (person)

Sherry, John Harold (person)

Benét, Rosemary, 1900-1962 (person)

Pippett, Roger. (person)

Thompson, Ralph, 1904- (person)

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...

Benét, Rosemary, 1900- (person)

Thacher, Russell, 1919-1990 (person)

Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966 (person)

Reared in Louisville, Kentucky, Basil Davenport was the eldest of two sons born to Ira William and Emily Andrews (Davison) Davenport. A slim and personable aesthete, he never married. At the Taft School he suffered from homesickness, but won distinction as an editor of the school's literary magazine, debater and thespian. At Yale he continued these pursuits and took up boxing before graduating in 1926. Then he studied classics for two years at Oxford and taught Greek tor a year at R...

Sherry, John (person)


Book-of-the-Month Club (corporateBody)

The Book-of-the-Month Club, founded in 1926, is a United States mail-order business, customers of which are offered a new book each month. From the description of Book-of-the-Month Club records, 1939-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131595 The Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) was founded in 1926 by Harry Scherman (1887-1969) in partnership with Maxwell Sackheim (1890-1982) and Robert K. Haas (1890-1964). Created to satisfy a perceived demand for quality literature that co...

Wilson, Leon (person)