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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Freeman Lewis and Leon Shimkin
RLIN number: NXCP88-A174
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: The founding of Pocket Books, Inc., and observations on the publishing trade, literacy, and economics of retailing paperbound books.
Extent: Transcript: 63 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1955 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Shimkin, Leon, 1907-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Age at speaking: 48
Document date: 1955
Interviewer: Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book industries and trade; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Books--Format; Lewis, Freeman, 1908-1976; Shimkin, Leon, 1907-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019615-16980