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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Evan Welling Thomas
RLIN number: NXCP88-A128
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, education, Kent School, 1933; Princeton; ambulance driver, American Field Service, 1941-43; United States Navy, 1943-45, D-day; Harper and Brothers, 1945-68: trade department, editor-in-chief, executive vice president, discussion of books edited, including PROFILES IN COURAGE, DEATH OF A PRESIDENT; W.W. Norton, 1968- : review of boods edited, philosophy of publishing, book clubs, reviewers; discussion of publishers. Impressions of Cass Canfield, John Fischer, S. Michael Bessie, George Brockway, many authors.
Extent: Transcript: 313 leaves, Tape: 7 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thomas, Evan Welling, 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker occupation: Editor; Publisher
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1974
Interviewer: Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Book industries and trade; Editors; Intellectual life--United States; North America; Oral history; Publishers and publishing; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Harper & Brothers; Harper & Row, Publishers; Thomas, Evan Welling, 1920-; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; WW Norton & Company
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019113-14556