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Jacob Blanck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0198

Scope and Content

Drafts and proof sheets for five works by Blanck: “Peter Parley to Penrod” (typescript and corrected proof sheets), “Salmagundi and Its Publisher” (carbon of typescript), “Harry Castlemon” (worksheets, three drafts and proof sheets), “American First Editions,” 4th ed. (proof sheets), and “American Authors” (proof sheets).

Dates

  • undated

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

For further information please see: Gale Database: Contemporary Authors.

Jacob Nathaniel Blanck was born 10 November 1906, in Boston, MA, the son of Selig and Mildred Rosenberg (Friedman) Blanck. He attended Boston public schools and received his L.H.D. from Brown University [1969] and P.B.K. from Harvard University in 1970. He was a Rare book editor of Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman [1936-52], a bibliographer of Americana at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [1939-41], a consultant on bibliography at Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis [1942], and editor of the Bibliography of American Literature [1943-74]. A member of the American Antiquarian Society, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (honorary), Massachusetts Historical Society, Club of Odd Volumes(Boston). Blanck died on 23 December 1974, in Boston, MA.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

American bibliographer, 1906-1974.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to American literature and small literary presses. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Bibliography

Title
Jacob Blanck Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2000 January
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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