TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

History of the A.C. McClurg & Co.

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1: Administrative Subject Files, 1873-1967

Subseries 1: General Files, 1873-1967

Subseries 2: Copyright, 1918-1966 and undated

Subseries 3: Permissions, 1927-1967

Subseries 4: Royalty Statements by Author, 1893-1962

Subseries 5: Royalty Statements by Date, 1899-1965

Series 2: Record Books, ca. 1898-1964

Series 3: Scrapbook, 1938-1944

Series 4: McClurg History, ca. 1935-1944

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Inventory of the A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967, bulk 1910-1950


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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator A.C. McClurg & Co.
Title A.C. McClurg & Co. Records
Dates 1873-1967
Dates bulk 1910-1950
Extent 9.8 linear feet (25 boxes)
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS McClurg
Collection Stack Location 3a 41 10

Administrative Information

Cite As

A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, A.C. McClurg & Co., 1968, with subsequent additions.

Processed by

Adrian Alexander; Roberta Kovitz, 2008.

Access

The A.C. McClurg & Co. Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The A.C. McClurg & Co. Records are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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History of the A.C. McClurg & Co.

Chicago publishing house and wholesaler and retailer of books and merchandise.

A.C. McClurg & Co. traces its origins to Chicago’s oldest book and stationery store which was founded in 1844. The young Alexander C. McClurg went to work for the company, then known as S. C. Griggs, in 1859. McClurg resumed working for Griggs after returning from the Civil War with the rank of general. S.C. Griggs lost all its contents in a fire in 1868. But when the store was completely destroyed by the great Chicago Fire of 1871, Griggs decided to sell his share of the company to E. L. Jansen, A. C. McClurg and F. B. Smith. Jansen, McClurg & Co. was established in 1872. The business flourished and in 1873 published its first title, Landscape Architecture by H. W. S. Cleveland. By 1880 McClurg’s ranked as one of the country’s largest book distributors. In addition to its wholesale book business, McClurg supplied to small-town retailers throughout the West and Midwest a variety of merchandise, including “blank books and tablets, stationery, typewriter paper and supplies, hair and tooth brushes, druggists’ sundries, pocketbooks, pipes, pocket cutlery, etc.”

Although the book distribution component of the company was more successful than its publishing side, General McClurg felt secure enough to start publishing the monthly literary magazine the Dial in 1880 and continued to do so until 1892. It was during this period that George Millard created the rare book section that became known as the “Saints and Sinners Corner.” In 1886 the company changed its name to A.C. McClurg & Co.

When the firm’s premises were destroyed by fire in 1899, General McClurg decided to reorganize as a corporation with shares sold to employees. He died soon thereafter in 1901. Little publishing took place until 1914 when the firm negotiated what turned out to be its most profitable publication, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. McClurg & Co. went on to publish 10 more Tarzan titles. Eventually Burroughs set up his own company to deal with all iterations of his famous character.

In 1923 A. C. McClurg chose to focus its entire efforts on wholesale work by selling its bookstore located at 218 South Wabash Street in Chicago to Brentano’s. The remainder of the company was finally liquidated in 1962.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The A. C. McClurg and Co. Records contain correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, scrapbooks, and photographs. The records only partially document the publishing activities of the Chicago company. The collection contains neither manuscripts nor galleys of the books A. C. McClurg & Co. published. Collection contains almost no records of the wholesale and retail book, stationery and other merchandise distribution arm of the company.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • A.C. McClurg & Co. -- Records and correspondence
  • A.L. Burt Company
  • Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
  • Cruikshank, Frank Xavier
  • Curtis Brown Ltd.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Dunn, Byron A. (Byron Archibald), 1842-1926
  • Friend, Oscar J. (Oscar Jerome), 1897-1963
  • Grey, Zane, 1872-1939
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • Harrison, Edith Ogden
  • McCarter, Margaret Hill, 1860-1938
  • McClurg, Alexander C. (Alexander Caldwell), 1832-1901
  • Mulford, Clarence Edward, 1883-1956

Subjects

  • Authors
  • Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Book industries and trade
  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Business records -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Business records -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950
  • Business records -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1951-2000
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Contracts
  • Contracts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Contracts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950
  • Contracts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1951-2000
  • Copyright -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Copyright -- Royalties -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Copyright -- Royalties -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1951-2000
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Publishers and publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Publishers and publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Queries (Authorship)

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Container List

Series 1: Administrative Subject Files, 1873-1967

Correspondence, copyright information, royalty information, contracts, etc., partially documenting the publishing activities of the A.C. McClurg & Co.
Administrative Subject Files comprise five sub-series: Sub-series 1, General Files, 1873-1967 (Boxes 1-13); Sub-series 2, Copyright, 1918-1966, undated (Box 14); Sub-series 3, Permissions, 1927-1967 (Box 15); Sub-series 4, Royalty Statements by Author, 1893-1962 (Box 16); and Sub-series 5, Royalty Statements by Date, 1899-1965 (Boxes 17-19).
 

Sub-Series 1: General Files, 1873-1967

General Files consist primarily of correspondence: correspondence with authors, correspondence about authors, and correspondence with the heirs of authors regarding royalty dividends and other matters. Author folders may also contain contracts and articles of agreement; copyright registration certificates; requests for permission to reprint; requests to purchase books; inquiries regarding literary, publishing and reproduction rights. Includes correspondence with authors whose manuscripts were rejected. Also contains correspondence with or regarding other publishers, printers and suppliers such as A. L. Burt Company, Curtis Brown Ltd., Cruikshank Publishing Company (see Cruikshank, Frank X.) that produced a basic training manual during World War II, and Grosset & Dunlap.
Most authors who published with McClurg are fairly unknown, but some of the better-known authors include Felix Borowski (Standard Concert Guide/Standard Opera Guide), Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mary Hartwell Catherwood, W. E. B. Du Bois, Byron A. Dunn, Oscar J. Friend, Zane Grey, Edith Ogden Harrison, Margaret Hill McCarter, and Clarence E. Mulford, author of the Hopalong Cassidy books.
Arranged alphabetically (primarily by author).

Box Folder Contents
1 1 A. L. Burt Company, 1935
1 2 Alton, Laura, (York Book Club), 1963
1 3 Ames, Joseph B., 1924-1925
1 4 Ayer, Emma B., 1929
1 5 Bailey, E. Stillman, 1917-1927
1 6 Balch, Frederic (re: Bridge of the Gods), 1897-1932
1 7 Baldwin, James, 1884-1946
1 8 Barber, R.W., 1946-1964
1 9 Beck, Minna McLeod, 1920
1 10 Becker, Robert, 1938, 1947
1 11 Bedford-Jones, H., 1941
1 12 Bennet, Robert Ames, 1904, 1923-1954
1 13 Blake, Emily Calvin, 1915
1 14 Bouvet, Marguerite, 1890, 1903, 1922
1 15 Boyles, Virgil D., 1906-1907
1 16 Bradley, Glenn, D., 1913
1 17 Brady, Cyrus Townsend, 1919
1 18 Brennan, George, H., 1908
1 19 Bridges, Horace J., 1923
1 20 Brigham, Johnson, 1932
1 21 Brink, Clark, M., 1913, 1930
1 22 Bronson, Edgar Beecher, 1960
1 23 Buchanan, Madeleine Sharps, 1930-1958
1 24-37 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1914-1963
2 38-41 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1964-1967
2 42 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Contracts (copies), 1914-1928, undated
2 43-44 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Contracts, reprint data, etc, 1940-1960
2 45 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Copyright renewal, 1948-1956
2 46 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Fenton correspondence, 1963-1966
2 47 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Foreign language rights, 1960
2 48-50 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Foreign reprint editions, 1942-1963
2 51-56 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Grosset & Dunlap, 1944-1963
2 57-58 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Inquiries on Tarzan titles, 1959-1963
2 59 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Chapman v. Burroughs, 1925-26
2 60 Busse, David P., 1947
2 61 Carr, Clark E., 1904-1909
2 62 Carruth, Frances Weston, 1899
2 63 Carver, Charles, 1910
2 64 Casson, Herbert N., 1910
2 65 Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1889, 1935
2 66 Chicago Historical Society, 1910
2 67 Chubb, Edwin, Watts, 1931
2 68 Clapp, John S., 1941, undated
2 69 Clark, Herma, 1941
2 70 Cleveland, H. W. S., 1873
2 71-73 Cody, Sherwin, 1901-1961
2 74 Coffin, Charles, E., 1917
2 75 Colson, Ethel, 1918-1919
2 76 Cook, Edward, 1898
2 77 Cooke, Edmund Vance, 1923, 1924, 1928
2 78 Cooke, Marjorie Benton, 1917
3 79 Costello, Frederick H., 1912
3 80 Cowles, Julia Darrow, 1913-1922
3 81-87 Cruikshank, Frank, 1933-1949
3 88 Cruikshank, Frank, Bernard & Miller, Invoices, 1932-1940
3 89 Cummings, Edward, 1914
3 90 Cummings, Ray, 1929-1948
3 91 Cumnock, Robert McLean, 1878-1964
3 92-93 Cunningham, Auburn S., 1930-1962
3 94-102 Curtis Brown, Ltd., 1935-1952
4 103-105 Curtis Brown, Ltd., 1953-1965
4 106 Dana, Marvin, 1923-1952
4 107 Davies, G. R., 1931
4 108 DeKoven, Anna Farwell, 1889
4 109 Denison, Webster, 1914, 1942
4 110 DePass, Mrs. W.L., 1947
4 111 Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966
4 112-113 Du Bois, W.E. B., 1903-1963
4 114 Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1904, 1907
4 115-116 Dunn, Byron A., 1910-1961
4 117 DuPage County, 1938-1948
4 118 Durand, Mrs. Scott, 1931
4 119 Durkin, Douglas, 1921
4 120 Dwyer, James Francis, 1915
4 121 Dye, Eva Emery, undated
4 122 Eau Claire Book & Stationery, 1945
4 123 Economy Company, 1947
4 124-125 Eddy, Arthur J., 1907-1922
4 126-129 Editions for the Armed Services, 1944-1947
4 130 Ellis, J. Breckenridge, 1910
4 131 England, George Allan, 1920
4 132 Ensign, Hermon L., 1901-1903
4 133 E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942
4 134 Fee, Mary Ellen, 1925
4 135 Foreign language publishing rights, 1945, 1954
4 136 Foreign reprint editions/ Digest of agreements, [1915-1928?]
4 137 Forest Park Baseball Museum (Baseball in Old Chicago), 1939
4 138 Fowler, Nathaniel C., 1912-1919
5 139-142 Friend, Oscar J., 1924-1961
5 143 Fryden, Floyd, 1961
5 144 Fuller, Eva Greene, 1909
5 145 Garner, J. L., 1886
5 146 Gemmill, William N., 1924
5 147 Going, Maud, 1916, 1925
5 148-149 Granger's Index, 1938-1940
5 150-154 Granger's Index, Columbia University Press, 1943-1967
5 155-156 Granger's Index, Columbia University Press, Contract and Modifications, 1945-1966
5 157-158 Granger's Index, Columbia University Press, Royalty Statements, 1946-1966
5 159-160 Granger's Index, Key to symbols, 1919-1928, 1951
6 161 Grey, Zane, 1908-1937
6 162 Grey, Zane, Bantam Books, 1946-1957
6 163 Grey, Zane, Foreign Reprints Editions, 1920-1959
6 164 Grey, Zane, Royalty Statements, Bantam Books, 1947-1965
6 165-166 Grey, Zane, Royalty Statements, Grosset & Dunlap, 1942-1967
6 167 Grey, Zane, Walter Black Inc. Correspondence, 1950-1958
6 168 Grimshaw, Beatrice, 1915
6 169 Grosset & Dunlap, 1943-1949
6 170 Grosset & Dunlap, Royalty Settlements, 1946-1956
6 171 Habbertan, John, 1876
6 172 Hanson, Joseph Mills, 1919
6 173-177 Harper & Brothers, Reid vs. Harper, Exhibits, [1955?]
6 178 Harper & Brothers, Reid vs. Harper, Interrogatories and Cross Interrogatories, [1955?]
6 179 Harper & Brothers, Reid vs. Harper, Rough Draft, [1955?]
6 180 Harris, W. W., 1913, 1941
6 181 Harrison, Edith Ogden, 1922
7 182 Hershey, P. R., 1940
7 183 Hibbard, Angus, 1941-1943
7 184 Hildrup, Jesse S., 1906, 1916
7 185-186 Hoffman, W. D., 1925-1959
7 187 Holbrook, Mrs. J. L., 1906-1923
7 188-189 Holt, Rosa Belle, 1925-1937
7 190 Horton, Robert J., 1927
7 191 Hosmer, James K., 1902
7 192-193 Hudson, Thomas J., 1893-1956
7 194 Hungerford, Edward, 1910
7 195 Hyland, Dick, 1932
7 196 Illinois Centennial Commission, 1917, 1918
7 197-198 Illinois Grows Up, 1941-1947
7 199-200 Illinois Guide, 1939-1967
7 201 Illinois Guide, Production Costs, 1946-1956
7 202 Illinois Pupils Reading Circle, 1942-1943
7 203 Infantry Center, 1953
7 204-205 Inventory, A.C. McClurg, 1928-1943
8 206 Iowa Pupils' Reading Circle, 1944
8 207 Iowa State Teachers College, 1946
8 208 Issler, Anne, 1947
8 209 Judson, Katherine B., 1909-1953
8 210 Kelly, Eric, 1908-1951
8 211 Kline, Otis Adelbert, 1929-1933
8 212 Krejsa, Antoine, 1898
8 213 LaMaster, Slater, 1929-1930
8 214 Langdon, Amelie, 1915
8 215 Langford, N. P., 1911-1946
8 216 Library Shelf, 1911-1924
8 217-219 Liljencrantz, Ottilie, 1901-1930
8 220 Lillibridge, Will, 1905-1907
8 221 Lummis, Charles F., 1893-1935
8 222 Lyman, Edna, 1910
8 223 MacIsaac, Fred, 1929-1950
8 224 Malfitano, Rose, 1938-1939
8 225 Manuscripts Returned (Correspondence), 1944-1962
8 226-232 Manuscripts Returned (Correspondence), A-L
9 233-237 Manuscripts Returned (Correspondence), M-Y
9 238 Mason, Walt, 1913-1917
9 239 Matson, Henrietta, 1895-1910
9 240-245 McCarter, Margaret Hill, 1910-1958
9 246 McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., 1945-1953
9 247 McClurg, Trevor, 1957
9 248 Messer, Angie, 1960
9 249 Metcalf, A. R., 1915, 1922
9 250 Michigan Reading Circle, 1940
9 251 Mills, James Cooke, 1910-1911, 1916
9 252 Monroe, Anne Shannon, 1916
9 253 Moody, Walter D., 1907-1922
9 254 Morgan, Anna, 1905-1908
9 255 Morley, Margaret Warner, 1895-1938
9 256 Moseley Book Co., 1945
10 257 Mulford, Clarence E., 1950-1954, undated
10 258-260 Mulford, Clarence E., Contracts, 1906-1950
10 261 Mulford, Clarence E., Contracts for Foreign Reprint Editions, 1919-1937
10 262 Mulford, Clarence E., Domestic Reprint Contracts, 1909-1940
10 263-266 Mulford, Clarence E., Foreign Editions Contracts, 1936-1961
10 267-268 Mulford, Clarence E., Grosset & Dunlap Reprints, 1943-1954
10 269-270 Mulford, Clarence E., Grosset & Dunlap, Royalty Statements, 1940-1957
10 271-273 Mulford, Clarence E., (MacCampbell, Donald), 1948-1956
10 274 Mulford, Clarence E., Miscellaneous, 1909-1930
10 275-277 Mulford, Clarence E., Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1909-1959
11 278 Mulford, Clarence E., Popular Library Best Publications, 1948-1953
11 279-280 Mulford, Clarence E., Western Printing Correspondence, 1946-1950
11 281 Myers, Garry C., 1938
11 282 National Brotherhood of Service, 1947
11 283 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1947
11 284 Nauvoo, 1938-1951
11 285-287 Nelson Doubleday Inc., 1939-1944
11 288 Norman, O. E., 1922
11 289 North American Youth's Congress, 1947
11 290 Norton, Henry K., 1913
11 291 Norvell, George W., 1946
11 292 O'Brien, Howard V., 1923, 1947
11 293-295 Ogden, George W., 1916-1954
11 296 Osbourne, Katharine, 1939
11 297-298 Our Washington, 1939-1947
11 299 Our Washington, Correspondence, 1939
11 300 Paperback Book Publishers, 1947, 1950
11 301-302 Parrish, Randall, 1906-1942
11 303 Parrish, Randall, My Lady of the South dramatization, 1910-1914
11 304 Parsons, Louella, 1943
11 305 Patterson, Alice, J., 1903
11 306 Pease, T. C., The Story of Illinois, 1923-1947, 1963, 1965
11 307 Perkins, Kenneth, 1924-1954
12 308 Perrin, Clyde, 1924
12 309 Pilot Press, 1947-1948
12 310 Pocket Books, Inc., 1948-1949
12 311 Popular Library, 1945, 1947-1950
12 312 Pratt, Henry S., 1914
12 313 Putnam, M. Louise, 1892-1897
12 314 Rabb, Kate Milner, 1896
12 315 Rath, Ida Ellen, 1961
12 316-318 Rejections, 1954-1963
12 319 Re-employment Rights, Veterans', [1959]
12 320 Richardson, Abby Sage, 188[7?]
12 321 Robbins, E.C., 1939
12 322 Ryan, Marah Ellis, 1905-1934
12 323 S.A. Maxwell & Co., 1891
12 324 Sadler, William, 1925-1952
12 325 Sagebrush Dentist, 1940-1947
12 326 Sando, R.B., 1908-1910
12 327 Sangster, Margaret E., 1912
12 328 Sargent, H.H., 1908-1922
12 329 Seltzer, Charles Alden, Contracts, 1915-1954
12 330 Seltzer, Charles Alden, Correspondence, Titles, 1915, 1944-1957
12 331 Seltzer, Charles Alden, Domestic Reprint Contracts, 1916-1946
12 332 Seymour, Paul H., 1924
12 333 Shaw, Frances, 1917
12 334 Siedler, Charles, W., 1947
12 335 Siersbeck, Lawrence, re: McCarter, Margaret Hill, 1946
12 336 Simmons, Floyd M., 1946
12 337 Simpson, Roy B., 1944
12 338 Sitell, Susan, 1944
12 339 Skinner, Milton P., 1924-1925
12 340 Smith, Arthur LaTrobe, 1945
12 341 Smith, Laura Rountree, 1924-1925
12 342 Smith, Waddell F., re: Bradley, Glenn D., 1913-1958
12 343 Social Science Series, 1913-1922
12 344 Speaker, Fred, 1906-1909
12 345 Sprafka, A.E., 1944
13 346-348 Standard Concert Guide/Standard Opera Guide, 1936-1961
13 349 State, Department of, New York, 1950
13 350 State College of Washington, 1946
13 351 Steele, Daniel H., 1931
13 352 Sullivan, Walter S., 1909
13 353 Summers, H.N., 1962
13 354 Taylor, Hannis, 1915
13 355-356 Texts-Plates, 1941-1958
13 357 Thompson, David O. and Kathleen, 1930-1931
13 358 Thompson, Ella M., 1959
13 359 Thrum, Thomas G., 1923
13 360 Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1903
13 361 Uchima, Thomas, T., 1962
13 362-363 Upton, George P., The Standard Concert Guide and The Standard Opera Guide, 1904-1946
13 364 Walk, Charles Edmond, 1913, 1917, undated
13 365 Wallace, Dillon, 1905-1958
13 366 Western Printing and Lithographing Co, 1947-1951
13 367 Wheelock, Irene Grosvenor, 1903
13 368 Widow O'Callaghan's Boys (McClelland and Stewart), 1946
13 369 Wilson, Ruth Danenhower, 1923
13 370 Walter, Evelyn M., 1944
13 371 Worts, George F., 1930
13 372 Yeager, Dorr G., 1931
13 373-374 Zollinger, Gulielma, 1895-1928, undated
 

Sub-Series 2: Copyright, 1918-1966 and undated

Copyright files contain general and specific copyright information, including separate folders of copyright registration certificates and British copyright certificates.
Arranged by type of material.

Box Folder Contents
14 375 Copyright assignment form, undated
14 376 Copyright application form, undated
14 377-381 Copyright certificates, British, A-Z
14 382 Copyright data, 1918-1966
14 383 Copyright expiration dates, undated
14 384-385 Copyright information publications, 1919-1942
14 386 Copyright registration certificates, 1946-1955
14 387 Copyright status, undated
14 388 Copyright, U.S., general information, 1911-1948
 

Sub-Series 3: Permissions, 1927-1967

The Permissions Sub-series includes requests to quote or reproduce material from titles published by McClurg as well as permissions granted to publishing houses to reprint entire books.
Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
15 389-409 Permissions, 1927-1967
 

Sub-Series 4: Royalty Statements by Author, 1893-1962

Royalty Statements by Author inventories the number of books sold and royalties sent to authors.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
16 410 Balch, F.H., 1938-1940
16 411 Baldwin, James E., 1938-1942
16 412 Becker, Robert H., 1938-1947
16 413 Biant, Lucien, 1938-1940
16 414 Blatchford, Frances L., 1941-1947
16 415 Bouvet, Marguerite, 1938-1940
16 416 Bradley, Glenn, D., 1938-1940
16 417 Brink, Clark Mills, 1938-1940
16 418 Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1938-1962
16 419 Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1938-1945
16 420 Clark, Herma, 1941-1946
16 421 Cody, Sherwin, 1938-1943
16 422 Cox, C.W., 1938-1940
16 423 Cruikshank, Frank X., 1940-1944
16 424 Cumnock, Robert McLean, 1937-1938
16 425 Cunningham, Auburn S., 1938-1947
16 426 Daly, Maurice, 1938-1940
16 427 Du Bois, W.E.B., 1938-1946
16 428 Editions for the Armed Services, 1945
16 429 Federal Writers' Project, 1939-1943
16 430 Frackelton, Will, 1941-1942
16 431 Hibbard, Angus, 1941-1945
16 432 Holt, Rosa Belle, 1937-1938
16 433 Hudson, Thomas J., 1893-1940
16 434 Hugo, Victor, 1938
16 435 James, George Wharton, 1937-1942
16 436 Johnson, G., 1938-1940
16 437 Kelly, [Eric P.], 1938-1943
16 438 Lummis, Charles F., 1938-1940
16 439 Lyman, Edna, 1938-1940
16 440 Maltifano, Rose, 1939-1941
16 441 McCarter, Margaret Hill, 1938-1942
16 442 Metcalf, Thomas and Charles De Garmo, 1938-1940
16 443 Morgan, Anna, 1937-1945
16 444 Morley, Margaret W., 1938-1951
16 445 Mulford, Clarence, 1939-1943
16 446 Myers, Garry Cleveland and Clarence Wesley Sumner, 1938-1943
16 447 Norton, Henryk, 1938-1940
16 448 Robbins, Edwin C., 1938-1948
16 449 Ryan, Marah Ellis, 1938-1940
16 450 Seltzer, Charles Alden, 1938-1952
16 451 Thompson, Dave, 1938-1940
16 452 Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1938-1939
16 453 Upton, George, P., 1938-1944
16 454 Wallace, Dillon, 1938-1940
16 455 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1934-1939
16 456 Zollinger, Gulielma, 1934-1949
 

Sub-Series 5: Royalty Statements by Date, 1899-1965

Royalty Statements by Date tracks royalties paid by year.
Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
17 457-463 Royalty Statements, 1899-1919
18 464-478 Royalty Statements, 1920-1944
19 479-491 Royalty Statements, 1945-1965

Series 2: Record Books, ca. 1898-1964

The Record Book Series consists of two large record books, three smaller notebooks and one unbound notebook. The first of the larger record books includes, among other things, the articles of incorporation and by-laws of A.C. McClurg Company, March 7, 1899. Also contains stockholders’ names, shares held, and meeting minutes. Two of the smaller volumes contain information relating to agreements with authors. The third small volume is one of the only personnel records in the collection and documents salaries for employees at the Book Supply Company, 1906-1907. A larger unbound volume contains data regarding author agreements and publications.
Arranged roughly chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
20 A.C. McClurg & Co. Record Book No.1, 1899-1910
21 A.C. McClurg & Co. Record Book No.2, 1910-1921
21 492 Documents removed from Record Book No.2
22 493 Titles, 1898-1909
22 494 Author contracts, 1916-1937
22 495 Time Book, The Book Supply Co. Salaries, 1906-1907
23 496 Record Book, A-K, 1938-1964, unbound
23 497 Record Book, L-Z, 1948-1961, unbound
23 498 Record Book, Authors and Titles, unbound

Series 3: Scrapbook, 1938-1944

The scrapbook contains original and photocopies of unbound pages relating to A.C. McClurg publications and activities.
Arranged by original bound page numbers, with copies preceding original pages.

Box Folder Contents
24 499 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and pamphlet, 1938-1944
24 500 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and pamphlet, 1938-1945
24 501 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and photographs of the fire at A.C. McClurg & Co., 1899-1962
24 502 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and printed material, 1939-1941
24 503 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and printed material, 1939-1941
24 504 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and printed material (copies), 1941-1942
24 505 Scrapbook pages, clippings (copies) and printed material (copies), 1941
24 506 Original scrapbook pages, 1938
24 507 Original scrapbook pages, 1938-1940
24 508 Original scrapbook pages, 1939-1942
24 509 Original scrapbook pages, 1939-1940
24 510 Original scrapbook pages, 1941-1942
24 511 Original scrapbook pages, 1941
24 512 Original scrapbook pages, 1941
24 513 Original scrapbook pages, 1939-1942
24 514 Original scrapbook pages, 1939-1942

Series 4: McClurg History, ca. 1935-1944

McClurg History, consists of a variety of material relating to the history of A.C. McClurg including Centennial, 1844-1944, a publication celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary, and photographs, letters (originals and copies), and other documentation.
Arranged by type of material.

Box Folder Contents
25 515 Drury, John. A.C. McClurg & Co.: Centennial, 1844-1944
25 516 McClurg publications notebook
25 517 McClurg publications notebook (photocopy)
25 518 McClurg's publications, 1935-1936, 1937-1938, 1938-1939, 1939-1940, Record of Copyrights
25 519 Photographs and printed material
25 520 McClurg Story
25 521 McClurg Story
25 522 McClurg Story
25 523 Order blanks

Related Material

The following books were removed to be cataloged separately:

A Classified Catalogue of 3500 Volumes Suitable for a Public or School Library. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1901.

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