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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Consumer Reports Books is responsible for publishing buyers' guides and other subject-based books relating to consumer education and public interest issues. The Consumer Reports Books records include catalogs of offerings; correspondence relating to various publications; requests for reprints; drafts of book projects and other printed materials. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Reports Books records include catalogs of offerings; correspondence relating to various publications; requests for reprints; drafts of book projects and other printed materials.

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Daylight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. It was founded by Michael Itkoff and Taj Forer in 2004. This collection includes materials, largely page proofs and galleys, from the publication of several Daylight books. There is also assorted loose materials promoting and publicizing Daylight's publications.

The majority of this collection consists of proofs and galleys created during the process of publishing documentary photography books. Materials have been arranged by title. Many photograph proofs include edits and markups regarding the color and printing process. Also included is a small amount of miscellaneous material promoting and publicizing the work of Daylight.

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George Fabian Scheer papers, 1955-1973 5.5 Linear Feet — Approx. 3338 Items

Regional trade salesman in the South for various U.S. publishing houses. Chiefly correspondence, flyers, brochures, tip sheets, order forms, and financial statements, relating to George F. Scheer's work as a trade salesman for various publishing firms. These firms include: Barre Publishers, Univ. of Minnesota Press, Case Western Reserve Univ. Press; Franklin Watts, Inc.; Ohio Univ. Press; Quadrangle Books; Small Publisher's Co.; Univ. of Florida Press; Imprint Society; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; Shocken Books; Me-Books Publishing Co.; Univ. of Pennsylvania Press; and others.

Chiefly correspondence, flyers, brochures, tip sheets, order forms, and financial statements, relating to George F. Scheer's work as a trade salesman for various publishing firms. These firms include: Barre Publishers, Univ. of Minnesota Press, Case Western Reserve Univ. Press; Franklin Watts, Inc.; Ohio Univ. Press; Quadrangle Books; Small Publisher's Co.; Univ. of Florida Press; Imprint Society; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; Shocken Books; Me-Books Publishing Co.; Univ. of Pennsylvania Press; and others.

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Virginia Barber Literary Agency records, 1975-2003 52.5 Linear Feet — .0002 Gigabytes — 40,000 Items

Virginia Barber became a literary agent in 1971 and opened her own agency in 1974. The Virginia Barber Literary Agency was sold to the William Morris Agency in 2001. Among the authors she represented have been Rosellen Brown, Andrew Delbanco, James Dodson, Sue Monk Kidd, Peter Mayle, Alice Munro, David Nasaw, Anita Shreve, and Anne Rivers Siddons. She has served on the Board and as President of Women's Media Group and on the Boards of Literacy Partners, Duke University Libraries, and Poets and Writers. The collection includes client files and correspondence for the VBLA's many clients during the late 1970s through the early 2000s. There are also legal and financial materials, correspondence files with other agencies and publishers, including Virago Books, and materials from Barber's work with professional organizations such as the Independent Literary Agents Association. Notable clients represented in this collection include Peter Mayle, Anita Shreve, MacDonald Harris, and Paul Ehrlich.

The collection includes client files and correspondence for the VBLA's many clients during the late 1970s through the early 2000s. There are also legal and financial materials, correspondence files with other agencies and publishers, including Virago Books, and materials from Barber's work with professional organizations such as the Independent Literary Agents Association. Notable clients represented in this collection include Peter Mayle, Anita Shreve, MacDonald Harris, and Paul Ehrlich.