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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sherman Phelps Platt, Jr.
RLIN number: NXCP87-A155
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, education, Yale 1940; career progression in Dodd, Mead and Co.: production manager to president; history of Dodd, Mead; changes in publishing since World War I; advice to young writers; impressions of Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Roger Peterson, Frank H. Dodd.
Extent: Transcript: 118 leaves, Tape: 5 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Platt, Sherman Phelps, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 59
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Honig, Margot
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book industries and trade; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Dodd, Mead & Company; Platt, Sherman Phelps, 1918-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017441-12884