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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Joseph H. Allen
RLIN number: NXCP86-A7
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: McGraw-Hill Project
Description: President of McGraw-Hill Publications from 1965; move to J.C. Penney building; issues and problems, 1967-1968: purchase and later sale of Defense Marketing Services and Opinion Research Corporation, overseas expansion, creation of the journal BUSINESS AND URBAN CRISIS as response to 1968 civil rights disturbances, shift to offset printing and computer typesetting, lessening dependence on advertising, sale of journals INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION, MODERN MANUFACTURING, and PRODUCT ENGINEERING; problems with news bureau and United States Post Office, cutting costs; move away from paid magazines to free ones; influence of television on business press; attempts to move into specialty consumer magazines; Standard and Poor's changing market evaluation of McGraw-Hill's strengths and problems.
Extent: Transcript: 85 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from McGraw-Hill, Inc. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1973 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Allen, Joseph H., 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker occupation: President of publications company
Age at speaking: 57
Document date: 1973
Interviewer: Earley, Elisabeth; Weber, Theodore
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; Book industries and trade; Executives; North America; Oral history; Periodicals--Publishing; Publishers and publishing; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Allen, Joseph H., 1916-; Defense Marketing Services, Inc; McGraw-Hill, Inc
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016799-12242