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Finding Aid for the collection of Avon Books, 1930-1969, bulk, 1960-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: collection of Avon Books
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1969, bulk, 1960-1969
    Collection number: 427
    Creator: Library Special Collections
    Extent: 52 boxes (26.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: Collection consists of an archive set up by the UCLA Library of all the books published by the Avon Book Division of the Hearst Corporation, beginning with March 1960.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Hearst Corporation.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], collection of Avon Books (Collection Number 427). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232705 

    Biography

    The Avon Books Collection (Coll. 427) was begun by Special Collections in earnest in 1960, after the Hearst Corporation took over the Avon imprint. Collecting continued at least through 1969, with help, at least in part, from the publishers themselves. The collection also includes a number of Avon Books acquired from other sources prior to 1960, some as early as the 1930s. The alpha-numeric list below represents Avon's attempts to make discrete "series" through means of an alpha-numeric code, even though the nature of the coding is not always clear (in the early days, it was thought that the "G" stood for "giant"; indeed, the books with this alpha-prefix are indeed somewhat more serious than the general Avon content). All of the books have now been individually cataloged on Voyager, on Bib ID 4232705.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of an archive set up by the UCLA Library of all the books published by the Avon Books Division of the Hearst Corporation, beginning with Mar. 1960. Also includes a number of Avon Books acquired from other sources prior to that date, some as early as the 1930s. Titles include John Haase's The young who sin, Robert Payne's The blue Negro, Henry Miller's The air-conditioned nightmare, and Kenneth Rexroth's Classics revisited.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection is arranged by the publisher's alpha-numeric series designations.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Avon Books.