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Guide to the Al Silverman Papers
1951-2003
 MSS 136

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Collection processed by Processed by Tania Friedel and Mimi Martin, 2003-2004. Updated in 2013 by Laura Newsome.

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Book of the Month Club

Conditions Governing Access

The videocassettes in this series are available for use by researchers.

Subseries A: Paper Files

Scope and Contents note

This Subseries includes correspondence, annual reports, and memos from Silverman's tenure as CEO and chairman of Book of the Month Club.

Conditions Governing Access

The Book of the Month Club meeting minutes are closed until 2023.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Book of the Month Club (correspondence, in-house memos)
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, annual report)
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, annual report)
1974
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, memos, annual report)
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, annual report)
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, annual report)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1979
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1981
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1983
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1984
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings)
1985
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings, 60th anniversary)
1986
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Book of the Month Club (corresp., memos, clippings, 60th anniversary)
1986
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Book of the Month Club (correspondence, etc.)
1987
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Book of the Month Club (Joe Savago file)
1987
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Book of the Month Club (corresp., clippings, 20th century project)
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Book of the Month Club (corresp., clippings, Silverman's retirement)
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Book of the Month Club (appointment of Brigette Weeks as BOMC editor)
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Book of the Month Club (corresp., 20th century project)
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Book of the Month Club (course on contemporary novel taught at Yale)
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Book of the Month Club (speeches made over the BOMC years and beyond)
1984-1995
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Book of the Month Club (articles on book clubs)
1949-1984
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Book of the Month Club (articles on book clubs)
1986-2001
Box: 10 Folder : 3 The Fragile Pleasure - Daedalus article on book clubs (corresp., research materials)
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 4 The Fragile Pleasure
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 5 BOMC - "The Fragile Pleasure" (Daedalus article on book clubs from symposia on book publishing)
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 6 BOMC - Strategic Plan
1985-1990
Box: 10 Folder : 7 BOMC: The Book (responses from publishers)
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 8 BOMC: The Book (corresp., reviews, letters, corresp. with publisher Little, Brown)
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 9 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 10 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 11 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 12 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 13 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 14 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 15 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 16 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 17 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 18 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 1 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 2 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 3 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 4 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 5 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 6 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 7 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 8 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 9 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 10 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 11 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 12 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 13 BOMC: The Book
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 14 BOMC: The Book (galleys)
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 15 BOMC: The Book (galleys)
1986
Box: 12 BOMC: Judge files - RESTRICTED until 2023
1972-1981
Box: 13 BOMC: Judge files - RESTRICTED until 2023
1981-1983
Box: 14 BOMC: Judge files - RESTRICTED until 2023
1984-1986
Box: 15 BOMC: Judge files - RESTRICTED until 2023
1986-1988

Subseries B: Videotapes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains videocassettes from the Book of the Month Club.

Conditions Governing Access

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and are not available to researchers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0064 BOMC: First Edition - Auchincloss, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0065 BOMC: First Edition - Bellow, Saul, videorecording, VHS, Fuji.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0066 BOMC: Caro, Robert, 28:30, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0067 Happy Birthday Mr. Fadiman!, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0068 BOMC: First Edition - Godwin 30:00, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0069 BOMC: First Edition - Gottlieb, Robert, 6/14/83, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
1983
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0070 BOMC: First Edition - Hersh Protection, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0071 BOMC: First Edition - Howard, Maureen, 28:30, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0072 BOMC: First Edition - McGinnis, Joe, 6/17/83 videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
1983
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0073 Creative Television Association First Edition - Mailer, Norman, videorecording, VHS, Fuji.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0074 BOMC: First Edition - Morrison 30:00, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0075 BOMC: First Edition - Theroux, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0076 BOMC: Thomas, Lewis, 28:30, videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0077 Creative Television Association First Edition - Tuchman, Barbara, videorecording, VHS, Fuji.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0078 BOMC: John Updike, Original videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated
Box: 16 Media : ID: 136.0079 BOMC: First Edition- Wetering, 30:00 videorecording, VHS, Scotch.
undated

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