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Guide to the Dodd, Mead & Company Records
1720-1986
 MS 171

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Sydney Bebon & Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 10, 2021
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Container List

Series V. Biographical and Company History Documents, 1834-1975. .76 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, biographical notes, end of life planning notes and other miscellaneous documents concerning the family and leadership of Dodd, Mead. The various documents are foldered together as found in the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged by format with photographs first, followed by the miscellaneous documents in a rough alphabetical order by folder label. Labels in "quotation marks" are transcribed from original folders and envelopes; others were established by the processing archivist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 2 Photograph of Company/Family
19th/20th Century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 30 Photograph of Edward H. Dodd Sr.
20th century
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 10 Photograph of Moses Dodd
19th century
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 13 Photograph of Moses Dodd
19th century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 14 Photograph of Moses Dodd
19th century
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 1 Photographs (4) of Moses Dodd
19th century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 42 Photographs (cabinet cards) of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Dodd

Scope and Contents

Three of Mr. and seven of Mrs. Moses Dodd taken and/or printed by Rockwood Instantaneous Photographs.

19th century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 1 Photograph of Robert H. Dodd

Scope and Contents

Also includes negative.

20th century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 5 Typescript of Autobiographical Sketch of Moses Dodd
19th century
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 40 Biographical Materials of Frank C. Dodd

Scope and Contents

Includes: biographical material (copies and drafts), end of life planning correspondence (between Doe Band and Fred Slota), death announcement, obituary, 7 headshots and negative, obituary clippings from various newspapers, the Saturday Review of Literature 1939 Vol. XXI No. 5.

1939
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 12 Dodd, Mead in the Press and Assorted Material

Scope and Contents

Originally titled "colophons" the folder only includes one colophon. The rest includes: A historical pamphlet on the Brick Church (1928); Herald Tribune feature of Dodd, Mead (1936); Ella Hardcastle obituary clippings; "books and things" clippings; correspondence concerning good press for Dodd, Mead (1938); 2 sets of speech notecards and a speech draft for a dinner at the Rockefeller Association; New York Evening Post clipping (1916); correspondence from an unspecified uncle to Mr. Dodd (1939); British Weekly clippings (1916); Frank H. Dodd feature in New York Evening Post (1916); Philadelphia Press Book Magazine clippings (1916); McClury's Book News clippings of October 1964 for the 125th anniversary announcement; the New International Bulletin (1905); placard with unknown signature.

1905-1938
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 35 Folder "EHD"

Scope and Contents

Includes: Frank Dodd biographical material; Herald Tribune Book News (1939); The Evening Post (1916) + photocopy; The Evening Post (1918); The Daily News (1975); Publisher's Weekly (1975); The Best Plays Series Sales and Inventory; Bestseller list (1975); New York Times clippings; Rutherford Platt obituary; Price increases list (1975), Memorandum; Minutes of staff meeting (1975).

1916-1975
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 34 Newspaper Clippings

Scope and Contents

Includes: New York Evening Post, January 15, 1916; Philadelphia Press Book Magazine, April 9, 1916; British Weekly, January 20, 1916; Literary Digest International Book Review (Dodd, Mead feature).

1916
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 36 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes: a new books list (1872); Publisher's Weekly clipping (1927); Moses Dodd biographical papers.

1872-1927
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 16 Folder of "Possible Portfolio Material"

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs: Mr. and Mrs. Moses Dodd in Canada (Niagara Falls) and Moses Dodd; advertisements: reproduction of printing press ad (1834); Dodd, Mead ad featuring the Brick Church, (the original office of Dodd, Mead) (1848); new book releases ad (1899); bestseller ad "Ten Successes"; "Popular and Important Books" ad; "A Discourse on the Moral Uses of the Sea" title page reproduction; copy of correspondence between Paul Lawrence Dunbar and a Mr. Howells (in which the kindness of Mr. Dodd, most likely Moses Dodd, is praised); newspaper copy about E. P. Roe book release "Without a Home" (1881).

1834-1899
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 41 Folder "Triton Logbook"

Scope and Contents

Includes: Philadelphia Press Book Magazine (1916); Dodd, Mead History booklet; Vanderbilt Hotel note; 506 Broadway Photograph; office photograph (1916); photograph of 5th and 21st Street; Lower Manhattan map; 5 East 19th Street photograph by PL Sperr; East side of 5th and 21st Street by PL Sperr; 751 Broadway photo by PL Sperr.

1916
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 13 Retirement Honorarium Plaque to Frank C. Dodd (former president) on behalf of the National Association of Book Publishers
1929

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