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Stein and Day records, 1963-1988. 

Creator: 
Stein and Day Publishers.
Phys. Desc: 
28.75 linear ft. ( 68 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#1197
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Stein and Day Publishers was founded by Sol Stein and his wife Patricia Day in 1962 and remained in business until 1989. Primarily a trade book publisher of popular and literary fiction, biographies, and social history, it was also a publisher of military history, child and health care books.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed material. The editorial, publicity, and production files detail the publishing of some 450 titles, mostly from the 1970s and 1980s. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Woody Allen, Christy Brown, Claude Brown, Pearl S. Buck, William F. Buckley, Jr.; James T. Farrell, Leslie A. Fiedler, Jack Higgins, William Inge, Elia Kazan, Henry Miller, and J. B. Priestley. There are nineteen manuscripts, most with authorial or editorial corrections, as well as publicity photographs of Christy Brown, Claude Brown, Chester Himes, and Robert Oppenheimer, Jack Higgins et al.