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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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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Scope and Contents

The Dodd, Mead & Company collection consists of administrative records, financial records, publicity materials, and publication records. The administrative records include operating files such as board minutes, insurance policies, and salaries. The financial records include mostly stock books, financial reports, and analyses of profits, losses, and operating costs. Publicity materials include catalogues, brochures, and photographs of authors. Publication records consist mostly of copyright cards and other internal documentation related to the company's published works. These records expose the points of expansion within the company and reveal the reorganization and restructuring the company underwent as they evolved and technology progressed. The documents also include many family photographs and miscellaneous clippings and other documents that provide insight into the style and accomplishments of Dodd, Mead's leadership over time. There are also many books from the 19th century (and a few from the 18th century), mostly religious books Dodd, Mead published.

Arrangement

The records are arranged into 6 series:

Series I. Administrative Records, 1877-1972

Series II. Financial Records, 1870s-1981

Series III. Publications Publicity, 1889-1986

Series IV. Publication Records, 1890s-1980s

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

Series VI. Books and Other Publications, 1720-1938