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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf
RLIN number: NXCP89-A33
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early life in New York, N.Y.; Columbia College; years with Doubleday, Page & Co. and Mitchell Kennerley; founding of own firm, 1915; notable early publications; Anthony Comstock and other book censors; H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan, and the AMERICAN MERCURY; book design; growth of the firm; vignettes of Charles A. Beard, Willa Cather, Clarence Day, Joseph Hergesheimer, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, and others.
Extent: Transcript: 325 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1892
Speaker occupation: Publisher
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1961
Interviewer: Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book design; Book industries and trade; Censorship; Periodicals--Publishing; Publishers and publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Alfred A Knopf, Inc; Doubleday, Page & Company; Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020849-16290