Thomas Bonn Collection of Publishers' Interviews

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University


Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 30 Mar 2009

Revision history:
3 Apr 2009 converted to EAD

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bonn, Thomas L.
Title: Thomas Bonn Collection of Publishers' Interviews
Dates: 1971-1981
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Interviews with publishers, art directors, editors, and others from American publishing houses.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Thomas Bonn was the librarian at the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland. He authored two books on paperback cover art; as background and research material he interviewed numerous artists, illustrators, art directors, and publishers.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Bonn Collection of Publishers' Interviews consists of 105 CDs containing audio interviews with editors, art directors, artists, illustrators, legal personnel, and others from American publishing companies on the topic of cover art for paperbacks. There are also a few audio recordings of miscellaneous items -- a panel discussions on science fiction and fantasy art with Isaac Asimov, one CD of music, etc.

The recordings are in .cda format on CD-ROM; the original audiocassettes are no longer with the collection. The date they were transferred to digital format is unknown. The quality of the recordings varies widely but is generally only fair.


Arrangement of the Collection

The CDs are arranged alphabetically by the name of the interviewee.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this material.

Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the records of many publishers, including Grove Press, Spiral Press, Street and Smith, and many others. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.


Subject Headings

Persons

Bonn, Thomas L.

Subjects

Book industries and trade -- United States -- History.
Book jackets -- United States -- Design.
Commercial art.
Illustration of books -- United States.
Illustrators -- Interviews.
Paperbacks -- Publishing -- United States -- History.
Publishers and publishing -- Interviews.

Genres and Forms

CD-ROMs.
Interviews.

Occupations

Publishers and publishing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Bonn Collection of Publishers' Interviews,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Media, March 2009.


Table of Contents

Interviews

Miscellaneous


Inventory

Interviews
Asimov, Isaac
See Miscellaneous: "Science fiction and fantasy art".
Box 1 Avanti, James 5/6/78 - Artist
Box 1 Avanti, James 11/3/71 - Artist
Box 1 Ballantine, Ian 5/5/78 - Editor, freelance
Box 1 Ballantine, Ian and Betty 10/30/71 - Editors, freelance (2 CDs)
Box 1 Berger, Knox 11/3/71 - Agent, Dell, Gold Key
Box 1 Berger, Knox 4/28/78 - Agent, Dell, Gold Key
Box 1 Berseth, John 11/11/71 - Editor, author
Box 1 Bertoli, Barbara 4/21/78 - Art director, Avon Books
Box 1 Boni, Albert 10/28/71 - with Chandler Grannis and Winter Heyman
Box 1 Brooks, Walter 5/1/79 - Illustrator, Dell, Weston, others (2 CDs)
Box 1 Busch, Ron 4/20/?? - Publisher, Ballantine
Box 1 Carey, Peter 11/1/71
Box 1 Daigh, Ralph 6/1/82 - Publisher (founding), Fawcett Books
Box 1 Degraff, Robert 10/27/71 - Blue Ribbon, Simon & Schuster, etc. (2 CDs)
Box 1 Degraff, Robert 10/27/71 - Simon & Schuster
Box 1 Degraff, Robert undated - Simon & Schuster
Box 1 Degraff, Robert (Mrs.) 3/17/79 - with Mrs. David Noyes, Jr.
Box 1 Degraff, Robert (Mrs.) undated
Denota, Barney 5/1/78
See Hall, W. F.
Box 1 Doebler, Paul 11/8/71 - with Mary Traina
Box 1 Dystal, Oscar 4/25/78 - President, Bantam Books
Box 1 Dystal, Oscar 6/24/82 - President, Bantam Books
Box 1 Enoch, Kurt 10/20/71 - President, New American Library; also includes Peter Gruenthal
Box 1 Enoch, Kurt 4/12/78 - President, New American Library (2 CDs)
Box 1 Erikson, Rolf 6/10/82 - Photographer
Box 1 Fulton, Ken 11/6/81 - "Ken Fulton, John White, etc. Paperback talk at the New York Statler Hilton"
Box 1 Gignilliat, Elaine 11/9/81 - Cover artist, romance covers
Box 1 Glaser, Milton 11/9/71 - Director, New York Magazine
Box 1 Goldfind, Norman 4/14/78 - President, Baronet Publishing Company
Box 1 Graeclon, Salvitore, Laskey & Abel 10/26/71 (2 CDs)
Box 1 Greenburg, Mark 4/21/78 - Advertising and promotion (VP), Warner Brothers
Box 1 Gregory, William 5/4/78 - Art director, Reader's Digest Condensed Books
Grannis, Chandler 10/28/71
See Boni, Albert.
Box 1 Gross, George 8/30/79 - Cover artist
Gruenthal, Peter 10/20/71
See Enoch, Kurt, 10/20/71.
Box 1 Hall, W. F. 5/1/78 - with Robert O'Connor and Barney Denota
Box 1 Harvell, Quentin 4/17/78 - Executive director
Heyman, Winter 10/28/71
See Boni, Albert.
Box 1 Hockvert, Hal 5/5/78 - Production, Pocket Books
Box 1 Hooks, Michael 8/28/78 - Illustrator, Dell, Avon, etc.
Box 1 Howe, Wellis 11/12/71 (2 CDs)
Box 1 Immerman, Sol 3/13/68 - Vice President, Simon & Schuster
Box 1 Immerman, Sol 11/2/71 - Art director, Pocket Books (2 CDs)
Box 1 Immerman, Sol 5/19/78 (2 CDs)
Box 1 Immerman, Sol 5/30/78
Box 1 Jonas, Robert 4/30/78 - Illustrator, Penguin, Signet, etc. (2 CDs)
Box 1 Jossel, M. J. 4/24/78 - Advertising and promotion, Dell; also has Ovdover interview
Box 1 Kemmet, Jerry 4/20/78 - Book manager, Kable News
Box 1 Kozelek, Frank 5/3/78 - Art director, Berkley Books
Box 1 Lenk, Edward 5/2/78 - Sales (VP), Ace Books
Box 1 Leone, Leonard 11/9/71 (2 CDs)
Box 1 Leone, Leonard 5/2/78 - Art director, Bantam Books
Box 1 Lewine, Harris 5/5/78 - Art director, General Books
Box 1 Lewis, Freeman 11/4/71 - Co-founder, Pocket Books (3 CDs)
Box 1 Lieberman, Frank 8/15/78 - Cover artist
Box 1 Maas, Ted 5/3/78 - Dale Books; with Roberta Morgan
Box 1 Marchetti, Lou 2/21/78 - Artist, Popular Library
Box 1 Marci, Ted 4/27/78 - Rights and permissions, Doubleday
Box 1 Marye, May 11/12/71
Box 1 Mayer, Helen 11/12/71
Box 1 Mayer, Peter 5/4/78 - President, Pocket Books
Box 1 McVicker, Charles 5/1/78 - President, Society of Illustrators and Paperback Artists
Box 1 Meade, Walter 4/17/78 - Vice President, Avon Books
Box 1 Milton, Charles 4/17/78 - Art director, Pocket Books
Morgan, Roberta 5/3/78 - Dale Books
See Maas, Ted.
Noyes, David Jr. (Mrs.) 3/17/79
See Degraff, Robert (Mrs.), 3/17/79.
Box 1 Nevler, Leona 4/26/78 - Editor, Fawcett Books
Box 1 O'Connor, Charles 11/9/71
Box 1 O'Connor, John 11/9/81 - President, Fawcett Books
Box 1 O'Connor, Patrick 5/3/78 - Editor-in-chief, Popular Library
Box 1 O'Connor, Robert 11/5/71
O'Connor, Robert 5/1/78
See Hall, W. F..
Ovdover, B. 4/25/78 - Editor-in-chief, Jove
See Jossel, M. J.
Box 1 Palmari, James 4/19/78 - Art director
Box 1 Palumbo, Mary Ann 5/5/78 - Publicity, New American Library
Box 1 Papastergiou, Diana 4/18/79 - Production manager, Dell
Box 1 Perez, Tessie 4/19/78 - Publicity (assistant to publicity directory, Avon Books
Box 1 Phillips, Dale 5/2/78 - Art director, Fawcett Books
Box 1 Pinzke, Herb undated - Illustrator
Box 1 Reed, Walt 9/9/81 - Curator, writer, Illustration House Gallery
Box 1 Rofheart, Edward 4/18/78 - Art director, Popular Library (2 CDs)
Box 1 Rubinsky, Gerald 4/27/78 - President, Condor Books
Box 1 Saunders, Norman 4/27/78 - Illustrator, Ace, Bantam
Box 1 Shimkin, Leon 11/2/71 - Partner, Simon & Schuster
Box 1 Shimkin, Leon 4/17/78 - Chairman of the Board, Pocket Books
Box 1 Shircliff, Bernard 4/27/78 - Editor-in-chief, Warner Brothers
Box 1 Shircliff, Bernard undated
Box 1 Schnall, Herbert 4/13/78 - President, New American Library
Box 1 Taylor, Frank 5/3/78 - Avon, Dell
Box 1 Toby, Carl 4/25/78 - President, Dell
Traina, Mary 11/8/71 - Production manager, Avon Books
See Doebler, Paul.
Box 1 Turck, Seymour undated
Box 1 Walters, Raymond 11/2/71
Box 1 Watson, Gary 6/1/79 - Illustrator
White, John
See Fulton, Ken.
Box 1 Weybright, Victor 10/29/71 - Weybright and Tally, Inc.
Box 1 Weybright, Victor 4/13/78 - Senior editor, Weybright and Tally, Inc.
Box 1 Wollheim, Donald Allen 5/4/78 - Editor, art director, Dell
Miscellaneous
Box 1 Aesthetics and effectiveness of cover art undated - interviewee unknown
Box 1 Avati in Utopia, other undocumented articles undated - translated by Piet Schneuders (2 CDs)
Box 1 "Science fiction and fantasy art" - "with Isaac Asimov and friends," Society of Illustrators
Box 1 Some dinner music 1971