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Reminiscences of Simon Michael Bessie : oral history, 1976.

Creator: Bessie, Simon Michael.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 307 leaves. Tape 5 reels. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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Scope and Contents

New York childhood, Harvard; NEWARK STAR-EAGLE; research at RKO-Radio pictures; LOOK magazine; Director, news division, Office of War Information, Algiers and London, 1943-45; United States Information Service, Paris, 1945-46; Harper & Brothers, 1946-59: editorial and personal experiences with authors John Cheever, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Kinsey, Alice B. Toklas, Grandma Moses, Kenneth Tynan, others; teaching publishing courses, Columbia, 1950s, and New School; founding, operating Atheneum Books, 1959-75: books and authors, finance, policy; return to Harper & Row, 1975; impressions of New York publishing; visit to Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, 1976.

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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