Research Catalog

Kurt Enoch papers,

Title
Kurt Enoch papers, 1960-1978.
Author
Enoch, Kurt, 1894-1982.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
12.2 linear feet (13 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Oral histories.
  • Videotapes.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Enoch, Mrs. Kurt
Biography (note)
  • Kurt Enoch (1894-1982) was a German-born publisher.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 935
Author
Enoch, Kurt, 1894-1982.
Title
Kurt Enoch papers, 1960-1978.
Summary
Collection consists of papers dealing mainly with the merger in 1960 of the NAL and the Times Mirror Company, and the subsequent development of NAL as an autonomous subsidiary. Letters and papers concern the merger and the efforts of The Times Mirror Company to expand and diversify. Also, a few personal letters; some correspondence and papers relating to Penguin Books, Ballantine Books and the Overlook Press; correspondence and papers relating to Enoch's other publishing ventures; his work as a consultant; and transcripts of Enoch's oral history "Encounter with the Holocaust."
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Kurt Enoch (1894-1982) was a German-born publisher. After a career in Europe as a publisher of paperback reprints of British and American authors, Enoch came to the United States in 1940. In 1942 he joined Penguin Books, and in 1947, with Victor Weybridge, acquired controlling interest in the parent company, and changed the corporate name to the New American Library of World Literature (NAL). Enoch was instrumental in the 1960 merger of NAL and the Times Mirror Company of Los Angeles, and played a key role in the subsequent development of both organizations. From 1960 until his retirement in 1968, he held various executive postions in NAL and the Times Mirror Company. After his retirement he was active as a book publishing consultant.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Publishers.
Added Author
Weybridge, Victor.
Overlook Press.
New American Library.
Penguin (Firm)
Times Mirror Company.
Ballantine Books (Firm)
Research Call Number
MssCol 935
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