Russell and Volkening records

Title
Russell and Volkening records, 1940-2008.
Author
Russell and Volkening.
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Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 18287Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
146.25 linear feet (376 boxes, 1 volume, 3 folders)
Genre/Form
  • Financial records.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Russell and Volkening and the individual rights holders represented in the collection retain copyright. Permission to publish material from this collection must be requested from Russell and Volkening.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.
  • Lilly Library, Indiana University.
  • Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago.
Provenance (note)
  • This collection was purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. The Manuscripts and Archives Division purchased the bulk of the collection after the following material had been removed: Saul Bellow correspondence was sold to the University of Chicago; Annie Dillard correspondence was sold to Yale University; Nadine Gordimer correspondence was sold to the Lilly Library; M. F. K. Fisher correspondence was sold to a private collector; and the Bernard Malamud correspondence was separated for sale and was not part of the material acquired by the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
Call Number
MssCol 18287
OCLC
720026326
Author
Russell and Volkening.
Title
Russell and Volkening records, 1940-2008.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Russell and Volkening is one of New York's oldest literary agencies, opened in 1940 by Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening. They represented some of the most noted writers in the history of American publishing, including Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, Anne Tyler, George Plimpton, Barbara Tuchman, Saul Bellow, Ann Petry, A. J. Liebling, and Nadine Gordimer. Included in the collection are business correspondence; financial material; inventories and submission records of manuscripts submitted to the agency and through the agency to publishers and others; some manuscripts; and other material regarding the business of the agency. The bulk of the collection is represented by correspondence between Diarmuid Russell, Henry Volkening, Timothy Seldes, and other agents and their clients, notably Eudora Welty, Barbara Tuchman, Mavis Gallant, May Sarton, George Plimpton, Anne Petry, Wright Morris, and many others.
Terms Of Use
Russell and Volkening and the individual rights holders represented in the collection retain copyright. Permission to publish material from this collection must be requested from Russell and Volkening.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Annie Dillard papers; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Bernard Malamud papers; Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Harriet Wasserman Literary Agency Records; Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.
Nadine Gordimer papers; Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Saul Bellow papers; Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago.
Provenance
This collection was purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. The Manuscripts and Archives Division purchased the bulk of the collection after the following material had been removed: Saul Bellow correspondence was sold to the University of Chicago; Annie Dillard correspondence was sold to Yale University; Nadine Gordimer correspondence was sold to the Lilly Library; M. F. K. Fisher correspondence was sold to a private collector; and the Bernard Malamud correspondence was separated for sale and was not part of the material acquired by the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
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Occupation
Literary agents.
Research Call Number
MssCol 18287
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