Personal and professional papers, 1918-1989.


Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989. Personal and professional papers, 1918-1989.

Personal and professional papers, 1918-1989.

The papers span the years 1918 to 1989, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1930; the collection is divided into fifteen series. The collection details Weeks' long association as editor with the Atlantic Monthly and with the Atlantic Monthly Press. The General Correspondence series is divided into four sub-series: General, names, family, and the Harry Ranson Center. General includes both professional and personal correspondence dating from 1926 to 1989 and includes letters from friends, writers, publishers, and other contacts. The family sub-series contains the frequent and detailed correspondence between Weeks, his parents, his siblings, his children, and other relatives, dating from 1927 to 1989. These letters provide insight into Weeks' everyday life and interpersonal relationships. During the early 1980s Weeks sent the majority of his editorial archive to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. This sub-series includes correspondence with the curator, Carlton Lake, and inventories and appraisals of the collection dating from 1976 to 1989. The Atlantic Monthly series consists of correspondence, memos, and other documents relating to Weeks' work at the magazine, particularly correspondence with other staff members and with writers, dating from 1918 to 1987.

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Atlantic Monthly Press (corporateBody)

The Atlantic Monthly Press was founded in 1917 as the publishing division of the Atlantic Monthly Company, publishers of the Atlantic Monthly magazine. Ellery Sedwick, editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1909 to 1938, envisioned the press as a means to publish books expanded from articles and stories originally published in the Atlantic Monthly. The press had few best sellers, and, in 1925, Little, Brown and Company acquired the Atlantic Monthly Press through a merger arranged by S...

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Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989 (person)

Editor of the Atlantic Monthly, 1938-1966, and Atlantic Monthly Press, 1928-1987. From the description of Personal and professional papers, 1918-1989. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 671632617 Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Weeks : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597577 Edward Weeks (1898-1989) worked as an essayist and editor of The Atlantic Monthly f...