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Reminiscences of Harry Scherman : oral history, 1955.

Creator: Scherman, Harry, 1887-1969.
Project: Book-of-the-Month Club project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 367 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Philadelphia; journalism, advertising, New York City, 1907-16; formation of Little Leather Library Corporation, 1916; inception of Book-of-the-Month Club idea, 1926; selection committee and the book selection process; characteristics and tastes of the committee and of Club subscribers; book-dividend, gift book, and premium systems; structure and administration of Club; most notable and most popular books, 1928-54; art reproductions and records; pressure groups and Club; book club movement in America; reflections on American culture.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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