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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Thomas H. Guinzburg
RLIN number: NXCP88-A118
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Boarding schools; Marine Corps, World War II; Yale, 1946-50, staff of Yale DAILY NEWS; managing editor, PARIS REVIEW, 1952-53; father's career and founding of Viking Press; work at Viking, 1953-78, as president 1962-78: royalties, book awards, competition with other publishers, best sellers, purchase of Viking Press by Penguin Books 1975, corporate relations, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' work at Viking 1975-77; dismissal, 1978, future plans; reminiscences of his father Harold K. Guinzburg, William F. Buckley, Jr., John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Marshall Best, the Kennedy family and many Viking editors, employees, executives and authors.
Extent: Transcript: 612 leaves, Tape: 6 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open except for certain pages. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Guinzburg, Thomas H., 1926-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1926
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Sheaffer, Louis
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book industries and trade; Consolidation and merger of corporations; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Books and reading; Books--Best sellers; Guinzburg, Thomas H., 1926-; Viking Press
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019004-14447