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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Roger W. Straus, Jr.
RLIN number: NXCP88-A21
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; Hamilton College, 1935-1936; journalism, University of Missouri, 1940; WHITE PLAINS REPORTER; CURRENT HISTORY AND FORUM; Book Ideas, Inc.; Navy public relations, World War II; Guggenheim family experiences; establishment of Farrar and Straus, 1946; acquisition of Creative Age Press, 1950, other acquisitions; partnerships and contributions of Stanley Young, Sheila Cudahy; Robert Giroux becomes partner, 1955; consolidation as literary publishing house, purchase of Noonday Press, 1960. Impressions of many authors, editors, publishers, including Ernie Pyle, Theodor Reik, Evelyn and Alec Waugh, Charles Jackson, Colette, Malachi Martin, Marguerite Yourcenar, Nelson Algren, Mary McCarthy, T.S. Eliot, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Extent: Transcript: 1173 leaves, Tape: 13 reels
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Straus, Roger W., 1917-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1917
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Sheaffer, Louis
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Book industries and trade; Intellectual life--United States; North America; Oral history; Publishers and publishing; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Straus, Roger W., 1917-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019746-15189