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Author administration, 1840 - 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1

Scope and Contents

These series of files follow an approximate chronological order and represent different transfers of records from the Press offices to Cambridge University Library from the 1970s to the present. They are called 'author files' or 'book files' and also include journals.
Titles of folders within the files (general, permissions, title of book for example) preserve the way people at the Press organised their records.
PRESS 3/1/1 'General correspondence' contains all matters pertaining to the printing and publishing business, including books which were not published and the fabric of the building.
In the author files, it is the individual or series title which is the focus (the author files are also called book files). Some administrative records are found in these files, for example, Press/3/1/5/1410 is entitled MJCA accounts (Mike Annand, was the Press accountant) and the file contains his correspondence with Press executives about insurance, debts and marketing.
The series includes collaborative works such as the Cambridge Histories, the Cambridge Encylopeadias, and the Cambridge Companions.
Recent book files include the Syndicate paper of approval, contract, readers’ reports, draft or final covers, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1840 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.


205.5 linear metre(s) (205.5 linear metres) : paper

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Finding aid date

2012-11-08 13:02:47+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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