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Greenberg Publisher records, 1894-1976 

Greenberg, Publisher
Phys. Desc: 
45 linear feet (45 linear feet 94 boxes and 462 volumes in 31 record storage cartons)
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Biographical Note

Founded in 1924 by Jacob W. & David B. Greenberg. Sold to Chilton Book Company in 1958. Greenberg published in many fields including "how to" books, westerns, inspirational topics, health, cooking, agriculture, early gay fiction, sociology, police techniques, and theater.

Scope and Contents

The surviving editorial, production, and publicity files of Greenberg: Publisher. The Greenberg: Publisher library includes 462 titles published by the firm. Also, personal papers of Jacob Walter Greenberg consisting of letters, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia. These are biographical in nature relating to Greenberg, his family, friends, business associates, authors, politicians, and other public figures. Among the letters are one each from public figures including Robert Benchley, Bennett Cerf, Fiorello La Guardia, and Eleanor Roosevelt.