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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Marshall Ayres Best
RLIN number: NXCP87-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, education; founding of Viking Press, 1925; ULYSSES incident; impressions of Viking authors; Literary Guild, Book-of-the-Month Club; Viking PORTABLE LIBRARY; juvenile book publishing; wartime publishing; Armed Services Editions; American vs. English editing; work with Ben W. Huebsch, Thomas Guinzburg.
Extent: Transcript: 239 leaves, Tape: 5 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Best, Marshall Ayres, 1901-1982
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Sheaffer, Louis
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Book industries and trade; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Best, Marshall Ayres, 1901-1982; Book-of-the-Month Club; Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Literary Guild of America; Ulysses; Viking Press
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017665-13108