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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Allan Ullman
RLIN number: NXCP88-A129
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Book salesman 1931-1934 at Alfred A. Knopf and Company; promotion and publicity at Random House, 1946-1953; assistant vice president, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1953-1964: advertising campaigns, effect on book sales; Director of Publications, New York TIMES, 1964-1975: publishing and marketing; history and effect of book clubs, literary agents, paperbacks; opposition to computerized publishing and corporate takeovers of publishing firms.
Extent: Transcript: 162 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ullman, Allan, 1908-1982
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Dobkin, Marjorie Housepian, 1923-
Organizations discussed: New York Times, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Advertising; Book industries and trade; New York; New York Times, New York, NY; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Publishers and publishing; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Alfred A Knopf, Inc; Book clubs; Book-of-the-Month Club; Random House; Ullman, Allan, 1908-1982
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019122-14565