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Harold McGraw Papers


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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McGraw, Harold W.

Born in 1918, Harold W. McGraw, Jr., graduated from Princeton University in 1940, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and joined McGraw-Hill in 1947 after gaining some experience in advertising and book retailing. He became president of the McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1968 and later president, CEO, and chairman of the board of McGraw-Hill, Inc. McGraw retired in 1988, but was elected chairman emeritus by the board.

The collectoin consists primarily of photocopies of publishing material (1978-1992) related to McGraw's tenure at McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, including correspondence, press releases, financial reports, and internal memoranda.

The papers are arranged chronologically.

Gift of the author in 2005 (AM2006-11).

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Finding aid written by James Flannery in January 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Harold McGraw Papers, 1978-1992. 10 folders.
Physical Description

10 folders

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