Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

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Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992).

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, drafts and mss. of writings, galley proofs, contracts, publicity materials, book jackets, notes, financial papers, photographs, clippings, and other records, comprising chiefly editorial and author files; together with some administrative files of the company. McCormick's retrospective cover notes (1986-1992) describe each author and editorial file. The files of historical novelist Kenneth Lewis Roberts constitute the largest set of files; other authors represented are Stephen Vincent Benét, Arnold Bennett, Bruce Catton, Noel Coward, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daphne Du Maurier, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul W. Gallico, Ellen Glasgow, Arthur Hailey, Alex Haley, O. Henry, Helen Keller, Robert F. Kennedy, Rudyard Kipling, T.E. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, Christopher Morley, Kathleen Norris, Frederic Prokosch, Ishmael Reed, Max Schulman, Frank G. Slaughter, Wallace Stegner, Irving Stone, Booth Tarkington, Leon Trotsky, Harry S. Truman, Garry Wills, P.G. Wodehouse, and Herman Wouk. In addition to McCormick, editors represented include Lee Barker, Walter Bradbury, Howard S. Cady, Clara Claussen, Thomas B. Costain, Beverly Gordey, and Harry E. Maule.

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