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George Haven Putnam papers, bulk (1914-1930)

Title
George Haven Putnam papers, 1887-1930, bulk (1914-1930)
Author
Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930.
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Description
6 linear feet (18 boxes and 5 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Putnam, Emily (Mrs. George Haven Putnam)
Biography (note)
  • George Haven Putnam (1844-1930) was a publisher and author best known for his commitment to the establishment of national copyright legislation in the U.S. and to American adherence to the international copyright Convention of Berne.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2507
Author
Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930.
Title
George Haven Putnam papers, 1887-1930, bulk (1914-1930)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, minutes and printed matter relating to Putnam's efforts to establish and improve copyright legislation in the U.S. Correspondence, 1888-1930, concerns activities of the American Publishers' Copyright League (absorbed into the National Association of Book Publishers in 1922). Also, minute books, 1887-1914; clippings about copyright matters; and government publications. There is a small amount of material pertaining to Putnam's involvement with the Allies Bazaar, a group dedicated to raising money for the French and British war efforts in 1916; and to the publication and distribution of Putnam's book The Censorship of the Church of Rome (1906-1907).
Biography
George Haven Putnam (1844-1930) was a publisher and author best known for his commitment to the establishment of national copyright legislation in the U.S. and to American adherence to the international copyright Convention of Berne. After serving in the U.S. Civil War, he entered his father's publishing house, G.P. Putnam's Sons. He assumed the presidency of the firm in 1872 and became an authority on the legal implications of copyright. In 1886 he formed the American Publishers' Copyright League and the English Speaking Union in the U.S.
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Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933.
Harper, J. Henry (Joseph Henry), 1850-1938.
Holt, Henry, 1840-1926.
Morrow, William.
Scribner, Charles, 1854-1930.
Solberg, Thorvald, 1852-1949.
Stokes, Frederick.
Allies Bazaar.
National Association of Book Publishers.
LCCN
ms 70001698
Research Call Number
MssCol 2507
MssCol 6410
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