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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ben W. Huebsch
RLIN number: NXCP88-A57
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: New York, N.Y. in the 1890s; schooling; apprenticeship with a lithographer; work as a printer; early ventures in publishing; Gelett Burgess; Francis Hackett; first US publication of Sherwood Anderson and James Joyce; friendship with Joyce, Franz Werfel, Stefan Zweig; editing and publishing THE FREEMAN; correspondence with D.H. Lawrence, 1916-23; Henry Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-16; genesis of Viking Press; H.G. Wells; Hendrik Willem Van Loon; origins of American Civil Liberties Union; correspondence with John Quinn on Joyce and others; letters from H.L. Mencken; general comments on book publishing.
Extent: Transcript: 492 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1955 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Huebsch, Ben W., 1876-1964
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1876
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 1955
Interviewer: Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980
Organizations discussed: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Book industries and trade; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Huebsch, Ben W., 1876-1964; Viking Press
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020133-15575