RARA-AVIS: The New American Library Archive

From: Jay Gertzman ( jgertzma@earthlink.net)
Date: 22 Sep 2006

Does anyone know of, or has used, this archive at NYU? I do not know of any other paperback publisher (such as Lion or Fawcett) that has records in U.S. libraries (does anyone?). Here is a brief description: NAL was established as an autonomous American publishing house after branching off from its British-based parent company, Penguin Books. Based in New York, NAL began in 1948 to produce affordable paperback reprints of classics and scholarly works, as well as popular, pulp, and
"hard-boiled" fiction. Non-fiction, original, and hardcopy issues were also later produced. NAL imprints included Signet fiction, Mentor non-fiction, Signet science, Signet Classics, Signet Key, Mentor-Omega and Mentor Executive Library. Highlights of the collection include extensive anecdotal and personal correspondence of writers, namely: Erskine Caldwell (totaling 46 folders), James T. Farrell, and Mickey Spillane.

See http://dlib.nyu.edu:8083/falesead/servlet/SaxonServlet?source=nal.xml&style=saxon01f2002.xsl

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