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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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Running Press Book Publishers was established in January of 1972 by brothers Stuart "Buz" and Larry Teacher and was headquartered at 38 South 19th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the time, Buz was a doctoral student at the Center for Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Pennsylvania, having previously graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in psychology and sociology. Larry was then owner of the Encyclopedia Discount Center, also located at 38 South 19th Street in Philadelphia.

The Teacher brothers were the first in their family to delve into the world of trade publishing and built many of their industry insights upon their family's history as booksellers. Their stepfather, David Shuwall, owned and operated George Friend's Book Shop in Washington D.C., named after their step-uncle and located at Ninth and New York Avenues. According to Buz Teacher, his family's experience gave both brothers "a really good background for books in general, in that we saw what was being published and selling new, and we also had a feel for stable, classic backlist and used books." Their stepfather had little encouragement to give them when they announced their venture into publishing. "He begged us not to go into publishing," Buz said. "He was a very conservative person and jokingly told me to take my money and go on a long vacation instead. Anything other than publishing." In spite of their stepfather's advice, Running Press maintained strong associations with booksellers throughout the years, seeking them out for advice and information on what titles customers were asking after but did not exist.

The Teacher brothers cited their naïveté to the ways of the publishing industry as a source of strength in the beginning. Starting out with a national sales force, a distribution network, and advertising--but no manuscripts or authors--the brothers were also without any preconceived or fixed ideas. This freedom allowed them to explore new ideas and approaches to publishing, forming the basis of their company's eventual success.

In the early years Running Press' primary focus was on establishing itself as a trade publishing house whose sales were based on a strong backlist. The brothers sought out titles that would fill market niches and at first chose a few that had entered the public domain. Examples of these early titles include: Leather Tooling: A Guide for Learners and The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework. Early on, the brothers decided that they would publish only non-fiction books: "books that we like, that we personally identify with. Our criteria are very simple: the book has to be able to tell a person how to do something, be something, or make something."

Another early title, What the White Race May Learn from the Indian, was brought to the brothers' attention by Betsy Robbins, wife of the owner of Robbins Book Store in Philadelphia. Authored by Wharton James and originally published in 1908, the title was suggested because it is considered one of the earliest examples of the ecology and back-to-nature movement, a niche subject area in Running Press' early days. After reading and loving the book, Larry Teacher decided to publish a new edition, as the title was in the public domain. This decision represents an early success, and What the White Race May Learn from the Indian made it through four printings. Other early and innovative Running Press projects include Gray's Anatomy and the first popular books on alternative energy.

From the company's beginnings until Larry retired in 1993, Buz Teacher headed the production and design departments, while Larry Teacher focused on editorial and contractual duties. Such were the primary, but not exclusive, functions of each, as both brothers managed the sales force and would constantly flow into the other's areas, providing opinions and feedback on business decisions. This collaboration was one of the many ways in which they discarded the old model of publishing as a traditional gentleman's profession and built Running Press on a new approach. Deliberately located away from the publishing epicenter of New York City, Running Press was free to focus its efforts on creating a strong backlist, generating original publishing concepts and new title ideas in-house, pricing their products intuitively, and spending a great deal of time and effort on innovative product packaging and intensive marketing efforts.

These efforts yielded many positive successes. Within five years, Running Press had four titles on the American Booksellers Association's basic stock list. As they expanded from "a small, folksy little company," their headquarters moved out of 38 South 19th Street. Running Press' new headquarters were located at 125 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia, in a Victorian carved-brownstone mansion built in 1889 by John Christian Bullitt. After Running Press restoring the building, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Buz was publisher and CEO of Running Press from 1972 to March 2003. During that time, the company had more than 100 employees, published 220 new titles each year and distributed their books worldwide. In the late 1980s, Running Press expanded by opening offices in New York and London. By this time, Running Press had established a strong backlist, from which they generated 60% of their yearly sales, a noteworthy accomplishment in the publishing industry.

Running Press Book Publishers housed four imprints: Running Press, Running Press Miniature Editions, Courage Books, and Running Press Kids. The main Running Press line included heavily illustrated books in categories like how-to, self-help, food and wine, photo essays, and children's fiction and nonfiction. Created in 1989, Running Press Miniature Editions was a trademarked imprint containing meticulously constructed books in a two-inch-square format. The Miniature Editions line began with such classics as Shakespeare's sonnets and selections from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and went on to include a number of profitable licenses such as Disney, LucasArts (Star Wars), I Love Lucy, and the For Dummies series, as well as innovative book-plus kits.

Inspiration for the Miniature Editions came from a letter written to Running Press by a San Francisco bookseller who had noticed how strongly customers, and particularly children, were attracted to the miniature-sized line of foreign language dictionaries produced by the German publisher Langenscheidt. The Teacher brothers sent the bookseller a check for sharing his idea and went on to sell 70 million copies of Miniature Edition titles.

The third Running Press imprint, Courage Books, was a line of high-grade promotional titles on gift-book subjects such as sailing, horses, trains, collectibles, gardening, and cooking, and also featured a series of illustrated children's classics. Running Press Kids grew out of the success of the company's children's publishing program and produced innovative books for children.

The list of Running Press authors included Stephen Hawking, Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers), Nobel laureate James D. Watson, Henry Louis Gates Jr., George Carlin, Malachy McCourt, Marlo Thomas, Stanley Crouch, John Lithgow and wine and spirits expert Michael Jackson. Bestselling books across all imprints included: Sisters (1994), Daughters and Mothers (1997), Diana: A Tribute to the People's Princess (1997) and Pat Croce's I Feel Great and You Will Too! (2000). Other Running Press titles of note titles include: The Flowering of American Folk Art with the Whitney Museum, Calder's Universe, the definitive book on Alexander Calder's life and work, The Windsor Style in America: The Definitive Pictorial Study of the History and Regional Characteristics of the Most Popular Furniture Form of 18th Century America, Sir Winston Churchill: His Life Through His Paintings, Women of Words, a personal introduction to 35 important writers, from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley to Toni Morrison, Masterpieces of American Jewelry, in conjunction with an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum and Strange Fruit, a biography of the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first direct musical assault on racial lynchings in the South. Running Press also published an interactive portfolio with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and created publishing programs with the Barnes Foundation and Wine Spectator.

Other notable steps taken by Running Press Book Publishers included their capitalizing on sales trends outside of the traditional bookstore selling arena. In the 1990's, they expanded their market presence by taking advantage of the trend of increased book sales in general merchandise stores, discount warehouses, toy stores and supermarkets. Running Press succeeded in these non-traditional selling environments by inventing many popular variations on the standard format of books such as their Miniature Editions and compelling children's titles.

On 14 March 2002, Running Press Book Publishers announced that it would be acquired by New York-based independent book company, The Perseus Book Group. The acquisition was advantageous to Perseus in a number of ways: it doubled Perseus' increase sales growth as well as annual revenue while giving Perseus access to the specialty book market that Running Press had established over the years. The acquisition by Perseus was positive for Running Press as well. Buz Teacher, still Running Press' president and publisher, joined Perseus' Executive Committee and Board of Directors, taking a significant ownership stake while simultaneously maintaining Running Press' editorial and marketing autonomy at the imprint level.

Buz retired in 2003 from Running Press and became a consultant in the publishing industry as well as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania Press. Using his industry knowledge, he also served as an expert witness for other publishers involved in various legal issues concerning book publishing.

The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company's acquisition by the Perseus Book Group. The collection consists of 55 boxes, including two photograph albums and one oversized folder, spanning the years 1972 to 2008. It was donated in 2008 by Stuart "Buz" Teacher, who founded Running Press Book Publishers Company in 1972 with his brother, Lawrence.

The bulk of materials within the collection are concentrated within the years of 1978 to 1995. Primary types of materials within the collection include the following: 1. Correspondence. Contained within all series, with concentrations in Series I, II, and III. Correspondence of note includes the author/agent letters and faxes of Series I. These materials chart the development of book projects both from a business and creative perspective. 2. Book proposals. These are contained within Series I and cover the years 1977 to 2004. Book proposals for all four of Running Press' imprints are included, with many successful titles such as: Tony Meeuwissen's The Key to the Kingdom, Michael Green's Unicornis: On the History and Truth of the Unicorn and Georges Perrier's Culinary Techniques Cookbook. In addition to titles proposed by independent authors, there are materials from Running Press' New Titles Group, which was responsible for generating ideas for new Running Press books across all imprints. Running Press' New Titles Group proposals are contained within Series I. Administrative materials for the group, such as meeting agendas and memoranda, are contained within series IV. 3. Legal materials. Over the decades, Running Press was involved in a number of interesting legal matters. Those of note concerned intellectual property rights such as copyright and patent issues. One specific case for which there is a great deal of material concerns the Special Favors Patent case from the years 2001 to 2004. 4. Other. Also present within the collection are materials such as blueprints, newspaper clippings, VHS and Beta videotapes, books published by Running Press, and photographs. These other types of materials are spread throughout the collection, with the exception of the photographs, which comprise Series VIII.

Blooston, George. "Running Running Press." Publishers Weekly 12 Dec. 1986: 26- 29. Grotta-Kurska, Daniel. "Shoestring Press." Philadelphia Magazine 1 June 1974: 155-158. "IDG Books Worldwide, Running Press to Launch Miniature Editions of …For Dummies Titles." Business Wire 31 Mar. 1999. Kirkpatrick, David D... "Independent Publisher Is Diversifying." The New York Times 24 Mar. 2002: 7. PR Newswire. "Perseus Books Group and Running Press Announce Merger." PR Newswire 14 Mar. 2002.

Gift of Stuart "Buz" Teacher, January 2009

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Meredith McCusker
Finding Aid Date
2009
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Boxes 52, 52, and 54 closed until 1 January 2024.

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Series Description

This series consists of proposals and related correspondence concerning new, acquired or reissued Running Press titles. The bulk of these materials consist of faxes, letters and printed emails. Dates range from the early stages of the company, in 1978, to just before Running Press' acquisition by the Perseus Book Group, LLC, in 2004. Successful Running Press authors such as Michael Green (De Historia Et Veritate Unicornis: On the History and Truth of the Unicorn), Michael Jackson (World Guide to Beer),) and Tony Meeuwissen (The Key to the Kingdom) are represented. This series includes the full spectrum of Running Press' publishing capabilities, with materials from the main Running Press imprint, Running Press Miniature Editions, Children's and Courage Books. Types of titles include self-help, how-to, food and wine, photo essays and children's fiction and non-fiction books.

The series is divided into three subseries. The first subseries, "Author and Agent Correspondence," consists of correspondence regarding proposed or active projects. The second subseries, "Running Press Publications: Project Proposal and Development," consists of book project proposals from individual authors or other publishing companies. Of note within this series are files related to the Running Press New Titles Groups, which focused on subject areas such as: the main Running Press imprint, children's titles, and cookbooks. Additional records concerning the Running Press New Titles Groups can be found in Series IV, "Administrative Records," under "Meetings: Running Press New Titles Group."

The third and last subseries, "Research," comprises articles from outside publications used in pitching ideas for new Running Press projects. This series is noteworthy because it speaks to the fact that the majority of new title ideas were generated in house by Running Press staff members. Subject areas for these titles often spoke to contemporary areas of popular interest, such as the 1987 Time magazine article on the New Age movement.

Arrangement for the series is alphabetical by author or agent name. Where there is no personal name supplied, project titles are used. Oversized materials include newspaper clippings of an April 1983 Philadelphia City Paper article entitled, "The Yap Syndrome: Could You Be a Young Aspiring Professional?" written about Cathy E. Crimmins' The YAP Handbook. Other oversized materials include a Richie Ashburn book signing poster, newspaper articles used in generating new Running Press Cookbook titles, and marketing research approaches used by the Workman Publishing Group.

Physical Description

5 boxes

American Quilts Postcard Book: Correspondence: Museum of American Folk Art, 1987, undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
Richie Ashburn: Phillies Trivia: Correspondence, Promotional Events, Book , 1983.
Box 1 Folder 2
J. J. Bittenbinder: Correspondence regarding Street Smart, 1992, undated.
Box 1 Folder 3
Kitty Bruce: The Unpublished Lenny Bruce: Agent Andrew Francis, 1983-1985.
Box 1 Folder 4
Cathy E. Crimmins: The YAP Handbook: Correspondence, 1983-1984, undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
Albert J. Di Orio: Borrowed Time: A Bobby Darin Biography Proposal, 2000.
Box 1 Folder 6
Ali Fujino: AG Industries: Correspondence and Project Proposals , 1987-1989, undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
Arnold Goldstein: Complete Legal Kit misprint, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 8
Michael Green: Zen and the Art of the Macintosh: Fan Mail, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 9
Michael Green: De Historia Et Veritate Unicornis: On the History and Truth of the Unicorn: Fan mail, 1983-1985, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
Michael Green: A Walk Through The Shire: Correspondence, 1980-1981.
Box 1 Folder 11
Michael Jackson: World Guide to Beer, 1987, undated.
Box 1 Folder 12
Michael Jackson: Correspondence, 1990-1999.
Box 1 Folder 13
Michael Jackson (Author) and Francis Kelly (Agent): Where to Drink Great Beer in America: Correspondence re: Contract, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 14
Florence Kearney: Correspondence, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 15
Agent: Frances Kelly: For Author Michael Jackson, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 16
Kodak: Here's How Guide Series: Project Description, Business Correspondence , 1980-1981, undated.
Box 1 Folder 17
Jennie Loristan-Clarke: The Complete Guide to Dressage, 1987.
Box 2 Folder 18
Tony Meeuwissen: The Key to the Kingdom: Author Correspondence, 1991-2004.
Box 2 Folder 19
Moore and Moore Publishing: NYC, 1989-1991, undated.
Box 2 Folder 20
Charles Santore: The Windsor Style in America, Other Projects: Correspondence , 1982-2000.
Box 2 Folder 21
West of the Rocky Mountains: Distribution Rights Inquiry, 1976.
Box 2 Folder 22
Anne Lorimer Sirna: Winning at Work: Correspondence, 1981.
Box 2 Folder 23
Nellie Toll: Without Surrender: Art of the Holocaust: Correspondence , 1978-1980.
Box 2 Folder 24
25 Years of Wine Spectator Magazine Series Proposal, 2001-2003, undated.
Box 2 Folder 25
The Art of Ice Sculpture. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 26
Alan Axelrod: Office Superman. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 27
The Barnes Foundation Book Proposal, 2003.
Box 2 Folder 28
Roger Barrows: Images. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 29
Bonnie K. Bealer and Bennet Alan Weinburg: A Coffee Lovers Guide to Caffeine: All About the Drug that Rules the World. Proposal, 2003.
Box 2 Folder 30
The Best of Maine Antiques Digest, 2002.
Box 2 Folder 31
BROM: The Plucker. Proposal, 2003.
Box 2 Folder 32
Iris Burnett and David Fischer: Red Meat for Democrats Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 33
Lita Cohen: Antiques Appraisal Kit. Proposal, 2001.
Box 2 Folder 34
The Corporate Minefield. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 35
Sherri Hope Culver: Book Proposals, 1999.
Box 2 Folder 36
Jean-Loup Daraux: The Magic of French Interior and Garden Design. Proposal , 2003.
Box 2 Folder 37
Carlo De Vito: The Book of Days: How Many Days Do You Have Left? And How Can You Get the Most Out of Them? Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 38
Elaine J. Eisenmann, Nancy C. Widmann, Amy Dornkopelan: I Didn't See It Coming. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 39
Ellen Geiger, Curtis Brown Ltd.: Sleepaway. Book Proposal, 2000.
Box 2 Folder 40
Melanie Gerth, White Heat Ltd.: Lucy and Desi Scrapbook Proposal, 2003.
Box 2 Folder 41
Gary Goldschnedier: Astrology at Your Fingertips. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 42
Aliza Green: George Perrier's Culinary Techniques. Cookbook Proposal, 1997.
Box 2 Folder 43
Aliza Green: George Perrier Entertains. Proposal, 1998.
Box 2 Folder 44
Michael Green: Kumbha Mela: Arts of the After Culture. Proposal, 1988, undated.
Box 2 Folder 45
Michael Green: Unicornis: On the History and Truth of the Unicorn. Proposal, 1983.
Box 2 Folder 46
Vivian Grey: The Handbook on Writing Literature for Children. Proposal, 1977-1979, undated.
Box 2 Folder 47
Lisa Guerrero: My View from the Side. Proposal, 2004.
Box 2 Folder 48
Tim Hanni, MW: Wine Book proposal, 1999.
Box 2 Folder 49
Gail Harlow: Making Bread. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 50
Lou Harry: The Home Poker Game Kit. Proposal, undated.
Box 2 Folder 51
The International Spy Museum Book. Proposal, 2002.
Box 2 Folder 52
Steve Ison, Jeff Lotman: Animation Art Collectors Guide. Proposal, 1990.
Box 2 Folder 53
Dave Jefferys: Dreamboats. Proposal, 2002.
Box 2 Folder 54
Simon Jennings, InkLink UK: Half an Hour with the Greats of Literature, Art, and Music. Proposal, 1994.
Box 3 Folder 55
Pamela Johnson: The Secret Society of Happy People. Proposal, undated.
Box 3 Folder 56
L.A. Justice: Recipe for a Worry Free Life. Proposal, undated.
Box 3 Folder 57
Jon Louma: The Black Mold Menace. Proposal, 2004.
Box 3 Folder 58
Linda Lowery: Peace Quest. Proposal, 1988.
Box 3 Folder 59
Rebecca Mathias: Mother's Work. Proposal, 2002.
Box 3 Folder 60
Rallie McAllister: Libido. Proposal, 2003.
Box 3 Folder 61
Tony Meeuwissen: The Key to the Kingdom. Reissue Proposal, 2003, undated.
Box 3 Folder 62
Ray Murray and G. Rich Goldburg: The Film Festival Book: On the Festival Circuit. Proposal, undated.
Box 3 Folder 63
Running Press New Titles Group. Proposals, 1988-2004, undated.
Box 3 Folder 64
New York Magazine: The Best of New York. Proposal, undated.
Box 3 Folder 65
North American Hunting. Proposal, 1989.
Box 3 Folder 66
Philadelphia Daily News: Phillies Championship Season. Proposal, 1993.
Box 3 Folder 67
The Photographer's Notebook. Proposal, 2000.
Box 3 Folder 68
Postcard Books: Proposed Titles, undated.
Box 3 Folder 69
John Prenis: The Dome Builder's Handbook.
Box 3 Folder 69a
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Richard Prosapio: Coyote Tales. Proposal, 1982, 1990-1991, undated.
Box 3 Folder 70
Michael Regan: The Sports Fan Voodoo Kit. Proposal, undated.
Box 3 Folder 71
Brian Roberts of Comcast. Proposal, 2004.
Box 3 Folder 72
Bruce Robertson, Diagram Visual International, Ltd.: Literary Almanac: A Year by Year Record of Who Wrote What When. Proposal, 1998.
Box 3 Folder 73
Norman Rockwell Competitive file, 1987-1988.
Box 3 Folder 74
Running Press Book Project: Miniature Book and Wall Charts, 1991, undated.
Box 3 Folder 75
Running Press Book Project: Personal Organizer, 1987.
Box 3 Folder 76
Running Press Book Project: The Start Collecting Series: Coins, 1988.
Box 3 Folder 77
Running Press Book Project: The Start Collecting Series: Fossils, 1988, undated.
Box 3 Folder 78
Running Press Book Project: The Start Collecting Series: Stamps, 1988.
Box 3 Folder 79
Running Press Book Project: World Atlas Miniature Book, 1990-1991.
Box 3 Folder 80
Running Press Children's New Titles: 3-D Journals. Proposal, 2000.
Box 4 Folder 81
Running Press Children's New Titles: The Blackboard Book. Proposal, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 82
Running Press Children's New Titles: John Deere. Proposal, 2003- 2004, undated.
Box 4 Folder 83
Running Press Children's New Titles: Kinesthetic Learning. Proposal, undated.
Box 4 Folder 84
Running Press Classics Series: Memos and Market Research, 1986-1988.
Box 4 Folder 85
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Anya Von Bremzen: Celebrating Spain. Proposal , undated.
Box 4 Folder 86
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: City Tavern Cookbook Sequel. Proposal, 2001.
Box 4 Folder 87
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Bob Dolezal, Dolezal and Associates: Wine Cellars- How To. Proposal , 2003.
Box 4 Folder 88
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Dr. James A. Duke: Foraging Cookbook. Proposal, 1997.
Box 4 Folder 89
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Aliza Green: George Perrier's Culinary Techniques. Proposal , 1997.
Box 4 Folder 90
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Matt Kramer: Making Sense of Italian Wine. Proposal, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 91
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Morimoto Cookbook. Proposal, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 92
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: !Pasion! Cookbook. Proposal, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 93
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Glenn Roberts and Catherine Horton: Rice Kitchen Cookery, Anson Mills South Carolina. Proposal , undated.
Box 4 Folder 94
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Barry Snyder: Babette's Feast: The Cookbook. Proposal, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 95
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: The Striped Bass Cookbook. Proposal, 1999.
Box 4 Folder 96
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Trader Vic's Cookbook. Proposal, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 97
Running Press New Cookbook Titles: Viking Gas Grill Cookbook. Proposal, 1999-2002.
Box 4 Folder 98
Running Press Note Card Line: Failed Venture, 1998, undated.
Box 4 Folder 99
Running Press Video Group: College Bound Video Project: Avatar, Cloverdale, Quarto, 1987-1988.
Box 4 Folder 100
Running Press Video Group: Gary Delfiner: Projects: Group Creation, 1987-1988.
Box 4 Folder 101
George Snyder: Women of the Olympia. Proposal, 1981- 1985, undated.
Box 4 Folder 102
Phillip Seldon: Phillip Seldon's Complete Wine Course. Proposal, undated.
Box 4 Folder 103
Secrets of the Ouija: The History, Art and Legends of Talking Boards. Proposal , 2000.
Box 4 Folder 104
Piers Spence: Robots. Proposal, 2001.
Box 4 Folder 105
Yestermorrow: Design Build School. Proposal, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 106
Scott Tevis and Nancy Robins: Rate-A-Date. Proposal, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 107
The Unorthodox Book of Jewish Records and Lists: Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd. Proposal , 1989.
Box 4 Folder 108
Weird New Jersey Book. Proposal, 2002.
Box 4 Folder 109
Women's Survival Manual: A Feminist Handbook on Separation and Divorce. Possible RP Title , 1972.
Box 4 Folder 110
National Zip Code and Post Office Directory, 1977-1979, undated.
Box 4 Folder 111
MAIA Dinosaur: Research Article, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 112
New Age: Articles, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 113
Articles Distributed: Project Research, 1990-1992.
Box 4 Folder 114
Video Tapes. Running Press sales pitch, "College Bound Video," Mr. Bill VHS and Betamax tapes [RESTRICTED], undated.
Box 5 Folder 115

Series Description

This series comprises correspondence and publications concerning Running Press in matters of publicity and rights management. The first subseries, "Correspondence: Business to Business" includes letter, faxes and emails between Running Press and other businesses regarding distribution, licensing, printing costs, and sales. Running Press correspondence with individual sales representatives and literary agents is also included. Subseries B: "Publications" includes publicity materials such as catalogs (both Running Press Imprints and other companies), Running Press feature stories, advertisements and order forms published in Publishers Weekly magazine, and copies of the weekly publication, BP Report. Oversized materials include two copies of a Running Press Miniature Editions promotional poster and dummies of the 21 November 1991 Publishers Weekly Running Press 20th anniversary cover.

Physical Description

13 boxes

Advanced Marketing Services (AMS): Faxes, Correspondence, 1984-1991, undated.
Box 6 Folder 116
Advanced Marketing Services (AMS): Trips- Titles, 1990, undated.
Box 6 Folder 117
AG Industries: Ira Cooper/ Nelson Goodsell, 1986-1989, undated.
Box 6 Folder 118
Ariel Books: Eisen, Durwood and Company Inc.: NYC: Projects , 1986-1989, undated.
Box 6 Folder 119
Nick Bamforth, Fleetbooks, Columbus Books, Tabs, Alphabooks, Feffer and Simons , 1983-1984.
Box 6 Folder 120
Bantam, Doubleday, Dell (BDD) Promotional Book Co. Inc., 1989-1991.
Box 4 Folder 121
BDB Corporation: Leonard Riggio: Correspondence re: Rushdie Fatwa, 1989.
Box 6 Folder 122
Becker & Mayer! Ltd.: Correspondence and Proposals, 1990-1993.
Box 6 Folder 123
Bestseller Publications Ltd.: UK, 1989-1991.
Box 6 Folder 124
Booklink: UK: Correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 6 Folder 125
Breslich and Foss: UK, 1990-1991.
Box 6 Folder 126
Charles Letts and Co. Ltd., 2005.
Box 7 Folder 127
Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
Box 7 Folder 128
Barry Chessler: Sales Person, 1988.
Box 7 Folder 129
Melissa Crookman: Correspondence, 1990.
Box 7 Folder 131
Collins, Angus and Robertson, Publishers: Australia, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 131
Core States, Philadelphia National Bank: Correspondence, 1993.
Box 7 Folder 132
Cramp and Associates: Publishers Weekly ad for Running Press 20th Anniversary and Velveteen Rabbit, 1990-1992.
Box 7 Folder 133
Crawford House Press: Rights, 1991.
Box 7 Folder 134
Cross Creek Books: Dan Woods: Correspondence, 1989.
Box 7 Folder 135
Dan Diamond and Associates: NHL Guide Cover and NHL All Star Weekend, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 136
Daniel Weiss Associates, Inc.: Sweet Valley High Licensing, 1987-1990.
Box 7 Folder 137
Disney Consumer Products: Nancy Parent: Licensing for Postcard Book Series, 1990-1992, undated.
Box 7 Folder 138
Dorling Kindersley Ltd.: UK: Licensing, The Malt Whiskey Companion, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch , 1989-1990, undated.
Box 7 Folder 139
Dragon's World, LTD.: UK publisher: Hubert Schaafsma, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 140
Ebury Press: Random Century House Licensing, 1990.
Box 7 Folder 141
Edison Sadd Editions, Ltd.: UK: Licensing Agreements, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 142
Excel Graphic Arts Company, 1990-1991.
Box 7 Folder 143
Fabbri Representative Offices, Inc., 1990.
Box 7 Folder 144
Financial Publishing Company, 1984-1986, undated.
Box 7 Folder 145
Folio: Illustrators and Designers Agents: Nicholas Dawe: UK: Key to the Kingdom, 1990-1991.
Box 7 Folder 146
Foreign Sales Representation: Correspondence, 1984-1988.
Box 7 Folder 147
Fourth Estate Ltd.: UK, 1989-1991.
Box 7 Folder 148
Freelancers: Correspondence.
Box 7 Folder 149
Michael Friedman/ Running Press Joint Venture, 1987-1989, undated.
Box 8 Folder 150
Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc., 1989-1993.
Box 8 Folder 151
Garamond, formerly Phoebe Phillips Editions, 1989-1990.
Box 8 Folder 152
General Publishing Company: Canada: Nelson Doucet, 1984-1988, undated.
Box 8 Folder 153
William H. Gentz: Publicist: Correspondence, 1976-1979, undated.
Box 8 Folder 154
Steve Goldstein Photography, 1991.
Box 8 Folder 155
Goodman Associates Literary Agents: Elsie Simon Goodman, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 156
Grolier Incorporated: NYC: Licensing Book of Knowledge for use in RP's Uncle Jim's Book of Things to Make for Children and Adults , 1976-1978, undated.
Box 8 Folder 157
Grosset and Dunlap, Inc. Publishers: Correspondence, 1978-1980, undated.
Box 8 Folder 158
GT Foulis & Co. , 1989-1990.
Box 8 Folder 159
Harkavy Press, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 160
Harlequin, Mills and Boon: Distribution Rights, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 161
Harper Collins Publishers: NYC, 1990-1991.
Box 8 Folder 162
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977-1979.
Box 8 Folder 163
Ideal Libri: Italy, 1990, undated.
Box 8 Folder 164
Ingram Book Company (Mr. Bill Distributor), 1978-1993, undated.
Box 8 Folder 165
InkLink: Simon Jennings: UK, 1989-1992.
Box 9 Folder 166
Ink Link: Editorial, Design, Visual Information, London, UK, Albert Jackson, 1991-1992.
Box 9 Folder 167
Interact Theatre Company: Nicholas Hall, 1989.
Box 9 Folder 168
International Book Marketing, Ltd: NYC: Allan Lang, 1989-1993.
Box 9 Folder 169
International Book Marketing, Ltd., 1992.
Box 9 Folder 170
The Ivy Press: UK: Proposals, 2003.
Box 9 Folder 171
Jay A. Johnson, The Middle Atlantic Press, Salesman, 1977-1978, undated.
Box 9 Folder 172
Joshua Morris Publishers, Inc.: Connecticut, 1986-1990.
Box 9 Folder 173
Julian Holland Publishing, Ltd.: UK, 1989-1990.
Box 9 Folder 174
Justin Knowles Publishing Group, Correspondence, Imprints. 1/1987.
Box 9 Folder 175
Kaiman & Polon, Inc.: Worldwide Media Service, Inc., Business Correspondence, 1974-1989.
Box 9 Folder 176
The Kellock Company, 1992-1993.
Box 9 Folder 177
Key Porter Books, Ltd.: Canada, 1989-1991, undated.
Box 9 Folder 178
Leadership House: Joanne M. Howard, Publisher, 1990.
Box 9 Folder 179
Lee Fung Asco Printers Limited: Hong Kong, 1989-1990.
Box 9 Folder 180
J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1989-1990.
Box 9 Folder 181
Lothian Books: Australia: Peter Lothian, 1989-1990.
Box 9 Folder 182
MacMillan Inc.: NYC, 1990-1992.
Box 10 Folder 183
Marshall Cavendish Books, Ltd.: UK, 1990-1991.
Box 10 Folder 184
Marshall Editions Limited: UK, 1990.
Box 10 Folder 185
Meadowbrook Press: Ten Speed Press, 1984-1985.
Box 10 Folder 186
Media Marketing Communications (MMC), 1990.
Box 10 Folder 187
Michael O'Mara Books Limited: UK, 1989.
Box 10 Folder 188
Mitchell Beazley Publishers: UK, 1989-1991.
Box 10 Folder 189
Morgan Samuel Editions: UK, 1990.
Box 10 Folder 190
Mother Earth News, 1978, undated.
Box 10 Folder 191
Multi Media Books, Ltd.: UK, 1987-1991.
Box 10 Folder 192
National Gallery of Art: Washington D.C.: Permissions Correspondence, 1987.
Box 10 Folder 193
National Publishing Company: Company Information, Brochures and Pamphlets, undated.
Box 10 Folder 194
New Cavendish Books: A White Mouse Editions Imprint: UK: Allen Levy, 1990-1991.
Box 10 Folder 195
New England Publishing Associates, Inc.: Elizabeth Frost Knappman, President, 1990.
Box 10 Folder 196
NovaScience Inc.: Formerly Kristal Corporation: US, 1989-1990.
Box 10 Folder 197
Octopus Illustrated Books: Paul Hamlyn Illustrated Publishing: UK, 1990-1991, undated.
Box 10 Folder 198
Orion Books, Ltd.: UK: Running Press Miniature Books, 1992.
Box 10 Folder 199
Orion Press International: Japan: The Unpublished Lenny Bruce, 1986.
Box 10 Folder 200
Ottenheimer Publishers Inc: US, 1989-1990.
Box 10 Folder 201
Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc.: Steven Bloom, 1987- 988, undated.
Box 10 Folder 202
Outlet Book Company, 1990-1991.
Box 10 Folder 203
Pavilion Books, Ltd.: UK, 1990-1991, undated.
Box 10 Folder 204
Pearl Pressman Liberty/ Printers: Old Bids, 1973-1974.
Box 10 Folder 205
Pell W. Foster: Scrabble Distribution: Selchow and Righter, 1982-1983.
Box 10 Folder 206
Penn Hudson Financial: Robert M. Starr, 2000-2003.
Box 10 Folder 207
Philadelphia Inquirer: Correspondence, 1987.
Box 10 Folder 208
Steven J. Pincus: New Cavendish, Pincushion Enterprises, Inc., 1991.
Box 10 Folder 209
Plexus Publishing Ltd.: Telexes, 1985-1986.
Box 10 Folder 210
Plexus Publishing Limited: UK, 1989-1990.
Box 10 Folder 211
Postcard Books: Licensing Agreements and Correspondence, 1989-1991, undated.
Box 10 Folder 212
Quarto Marketing, Ltd.: Direct Mail Campaigns, 1981-1983.
Box 11 Folder 213
Quarto: Michael Friedman, Notes/ Meetings, 1987-1989.
Box 11 Folder 214
Quarto: Michael Friedman: Faxes: Travel Plans, 1992-1993.
Box 11 Folder 215
Ed Rendell's Campaign for Literacy: Running Press Posters, 1989.
Box 11 Folder 216
Brad Saul, Public Interest Affiliates, Radio Syndication and Eastern Airlines Deal, 1984-1986, undated.
Box 11 Folder 217
Schlaifer, Nance and Co., Inc: Warhol Postcard Book and Confidentiality Agreement, 1988-1989, undated.
Box 11 Folder 218
Lisa Dawn Schneider, 1990.
Box 11 Folder 219
Scholastic Inc.: NYC: Diane Rubins, 1981-1981, undated.
Box 11 Folder 220
Anthony M. Schulte: Correspondence, 1991-2003.
Box 11 Folder 221
Selchow and Righter Company: Scrabble Pricing, 1982, undated.
Box 11 Folder 222
Sheldrake Press Ltd.: UK, 1989-1990.
Box 11 Folder 223
Simon and Schuster: Australia, 1989-1990.
Box 11 Folder 224
Southeast Sales Representatives, 1979-1987.
Box 11 Folder 225
Spielman and Associates, Inc.: Book Projects: Pocket Puzzle and Car Cassette, 1989, undated.
Box 11 Folder 226
Stony Point Productions: Brad Waisbren: LA, 1981-1982, undated.
Box 11 Folder 227
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Business, 1982-1986.
Box 12 Folder 228
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Business, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 229
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Business, 1988-1989, undated.
Box 12 Folder 230
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Business, 1989.
Box 12 Folder 231
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Business, 1990-1993, undated.
Box 12 Folder 232
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Holiday Cards, 1990-1991.
Box 13 Folder 233
Stuart Teacher: Correspondence: Personal & Business, 1988- 2005, undated.
Box 13 Folder 234
Stuart Teacher Correspondence with Notorious Publishers and Journalists, 1984-1996, undated.
Box 13 Folder 235
Stuart Teacher Correspondence: Radcliffe College Publishing Procedures Course: 40th Anniversary Forums, 1987.
Box 13 Folder 236
Tien Mah Litho Printing, 1989.
Box 13 Folder 237
Transworld Publishers Australia Pty. Ltd., 1989-1990.
Box 13 Folder 238
Unieboek: The Netherlands, 1989-1990.
Box 13 Folder 239
Virgin: UK, 1991.
Box 13 Folder 240
Jim Vlk of Latimer-Ziegler Associates: Kmart Accounts, 1987-1989, undated.
Box 13 Folder 241
Waldenbooks, 1978-1984, undated.
Box 13 Folder 242
The Watts Group: Our Garden Year, 1989.
Box 13 Folder 243
Webb & Bower (Publishers) Ltd.: UK, 1990-1991, undated.
Box 13 Folder 244
George J. Weiser: Wieser and Wieser, Inc.: Wieser/ Markel, Inc., 1982, undated.
Box 13 Folder 245
Jeffrey Weiss Group, Inc., 1987.
Box 13 Folder 246
Weldon Russell Pty. Ltd.: Australia, 1989.
Box 13 Folder 247
John Wiley, Canada: Exclusive Sales Agent and Distributor in Canada, 1977-1983.
Box 13 Folder 248
Workman Publishing Company: Stanley Gould: Correspondence Re: Gould's Retirement, 1976, 1984-1985.
Box 13 Folder 249
Worldwide Media Service: Ken Kaimen, 1989-1991.
Box 14 Folder 250
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2000-2001.
Box 14 Folder 251
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2002.
Box 14 Folder 252
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2003.
Box 14 Folder 253
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2004.
Box 14 Folder 254
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2005.
Box 14 Folder 255
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2006.
Box 15 Folder 256
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2007.
Box 15 Folder 257
Catalogs: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books (All Imprints), 2008.
Box 15 Folder 258
Catalogs: Running Press Book Publishers, 1988-1992.
Box 15 Folder 259
Catalogs: Running Press Book Publishers, 1992-2000.
Box 15 Folder 260
Catalogs: Courage Books: The Promotional Imprint of Running Press Book Publishers, 1988-2000.
Box 15 Folder 261
Catalogs: Miniature Editions, Running Press Book Publishers, 1993-2000.
Box 15 Folder 262
Salesman's Presentation Binder, 1972.
Box 15 Folder 262a
Catalogs from Other Companies, 1980-1989.
Box 16 Folder 263
Catalogs from Other Companies, 1990- 2003, undated.
Box 16 Folder 264
Catalogs: 40th Annual Art Directors Club of Philadelphia Awards Exhibit, Running Press Book Publishers on page 9, 1976.
Box 16 Folder 265
Catalogs: Philadelphia's Publishers and Printers: An Informal History, Philadelphia Book Clinic, 1976.
Box 16 Folder 266
Catalogs: The 39th Philadelphia Book Show: Sponsored by The Philadelphia Book Clinic, 1984.
Box 16 Folder 267
Catalogs: The 40th Philadelphia Book Show: Sponsored by The Philadelphia Book Clinic, 1985.
Box 16 Folder 268
BP Report, 1990.
Box 17 Folder 269
BP Report, 1991.
Box 17 Folder 270
BP Report, 1992.
Box 17 Folder 271
BP Report, 1993.
Box 17 Folder 272
BP Report, 1994.
Box 17 Folder 273
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Washington, DC: 1974, 1974.
Box 43 Folder 574
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Chicago: 1976, 1975-1975, undated.
Box 43 Folder 575
ABA: American Booksellers Association: San Francisco: 1977, 1977.
Box 43 Folder 576
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Atlanta: 1978, 1977-1978, undated.
Box 43 Folder 577
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Los Angeles: 1979, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 43 Folder 578
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Atlanta: 1981, 1981.
Box 43 Folder 579
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Washington, DC: 1988, 1988-1988, undated.
Box 43 Folder 580
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Washington, DC: 1989, 1989-1989, undated.
Box 43 Folder 581
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Las Vegas: 1990, 1990-1990, undated.
Box 43 Folder 582
ABA: American Booksellers Association: New York City: 1991, 1991, undated.
Box 43 Folder 583
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Anaheim: 1992, 1992-1992, undated.
Box 43 Folder 584
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Miami: 1993, 1992-1993, undated.
Box 44 Folder 585
ABA: American Booksellers Association: Los Angeles: 1994, 1993-1994, undated.
Box 44 Folder 586
Publishers Weekly Advertisements: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books, 1990-1991.
Box 17 Folder 275
Publishers Weekly Advertisements: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books, 1991.
Box 17 Folder 276
Publishers Weekly Advertisements: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books, 1992.
Box 18 Folder 277
Publishers Weekly Advertisements: Running Press, Miniature Editions, Courage Books, 1993.
Box 18 Folder 278
Publishers Weekly Advertisements, 16 January 1995.
Box 18 Folder 278a
Publishers Weekly Running Press Order Forms, 1983-1986.
Box 18 Folder 279
Publishers Weekly Articles featuring Running Press, 1986-1998.
Box 18 Folder 280
Buz's Stepping Down as RP Publisher: Correspondence: PW Issue, 1990.
Box 18 Folder 281
Publishers Weekly: Running Press 20th Anniversary Cover, 1991. 2 copies.
Box 18 Folder 282
Physical Description

2 copies

Series Description

The Legal series is broken into four subseries: Correspondence, Suits and Cases, the Special Favors Patent Application, and Billing. Material types include faxes, letters, legal documents, transcriptions, and case judgments. Folders within all subseries are arranged alphabetically by law firm name and then chronologically. There are two cases of primary importance included within this series. The first is Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Physicians' Desk Reference and the second is Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application. The Physicians' Desk Reference case began in 1978, when the Medical Economics Company, publisher of Physicians' Desk Reference, entered into an agreement to allow Running Press to sell the book. After this agreement had been made, Medical Economics Company cancelled Running Press' order, which Running Press had already agreed to sell to B. Dalton Books. Running Press then discovered that Medical Economics did this with the intention of selling directly to B. Dalton. The case was ruled in favor of the defendant, Medical Economics Company, and against the plaintiff, Running Press. Included in the oversize folder is a poster for the Physicians' Desk Reference from 15 October 1979.

The Special Favors Patent Application case materials span a five year period between 2001and 2005 wherein Running Press attempted to patent Special Favors, a process for creating custom book jackets for novelty or gift books. This book jacket customization was to be done by the customer via a website, where the completed book cover would have personalized front and back covers as well as spine. This cover could then be printed out on the customer's home printer, downloaded to their computer, or printed out by Running Press. Running Press sought at least partial patent protection for the invention, but after 5 years, they were unsuccessful. Additionally, this subseries includes folders containing other successful patent applications used in researching and refining the Special Favors Patent Application.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Astor, Weiss and Newman: Various Legal Correspondence, 1978-1989.
Box 19 Folder 283
Astor and Weiss: Licensing: Big Art by David Greenberg, 1978-1985, undated.
Box 19 Folder 284
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Berm Studios/ United Wesco Inc., Damage Claims, 1979-1982.
Box 19 Folder 285
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Douglas P. Coopersmith: Sale of 2031 Spruce Street, 1980.
Box 19 Folder 286
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Bindery Associates, Tolkien Scrapbook, 1980.
Box 19 Folder 287
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Maintenance Contract with STC Systems, INC., 1980, undated.
Box 19 Folder 288
Astor, Weiss and Newman: How To Take a Test: ETS: Legal Correspondence, 1981-1984.
Box 19 Folder 289
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Tug McGraw (Author), 1982-1984.
Box 19 Folder 290
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Douglas Coopersmith: Correspondence, 1983-1989, undated.
Box 19 Folder 291
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Douglas Coopersmith: The Book Press, 1983-1984.
Box 19 Folder 292
Benasutti and Murray: Trivial Pursuit Trademark Infringement, 1984, undated.
Box 19 Folder 293
Blank, Rome, Cominsky and McCauley, 1999-2000.
Box 19 Folder 294
Legal, Government: Consumer Product Safety and Running Press Toy Safety Testing, 1978-1990.
Box 19 Folder 295
Legal, Government: Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Requests, 1988-1989, undated.
Box 19 Folder 296
Legal, Government: Library of Congress, National Serials Data Program, ISSN Applications, 1987-1989.
Box 19 Folder 297
Hangley, Connolly, Epstein, Chicco, Foxman, Engelmyer and Ewing, 1989, 1997.
Box 19 Folder 298
Housepian and Sandler: Library Publications Inc. vs. Pacific Intermountain Express (PIE) Company, 1978.
Box 19 Folder 299
Sheldon Fogelman, Esq.: Selchow and Righter: Scrabble, 1980.
Box 19 Folder 300
Sheldon Fogelman, Esq.: Al Di Orio: Bobby Darin Project, 1980.
Box 19 Folder 301
Henry Kuller: Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley, Represented Running Press Inc. in its acquisition by Perseus Books LLC, 1998-2004, undated.
Box 19 Folder 302
Maleson, Kimmelman and Ratner: Encyclopedia of Needlework Copyright, 1972-1974.
Box 19 Folder 303
Maleson, Kimmelman and Ratner: Grey's Anatomy Copyright, 1974-1976.
Box 19 Folder 304
Maleson, Kimmelman & Ratner/ Edelson, Udell, Kimmelman and Farrell: Nelson Kimmelman, Esq., 1976-1980.
Box 19 Folder 305
Panitch, Schwarze, Jacobs and Nadel: Patent and Trademark Law Firm: Re: Photographs for Elvis book, 1984-1986, undated.
Box 20 Folder 306
Panitch, Schwarze, Jacobs and Nadel: Patent and Trademark: Roberta Jacobs: Correspondence, 1986.
Box 20 Folder 307
Parker, Duryee, Zunina, Malone, and Carter: David W. Sloan, Esq.: Correspondence Re: Grosett and Dunlap, 1978-1981.
Box 20 Folder 308
Parker, Duryee, Zunino, Malone and Carter: Running Press/ Grey's Anatomy Coloring Book, 1980-1982.
Box 20 Folder 309
Parker and Duryee: The Best of Maledicta: Corespondence, 1986-1987, undated.
Box 20 Folder 310
Parker, Duryee, Rosoff, and Haft: Illustrator Contracts, 1993.
Box 20 Folder 311
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer, and Abbot, P.C.: Alphabet and Image Ltd.: Publishers: Encyclopedia of Needlework, 1972-1982, undated.
Box 20 Folder 312
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer, and Abbot, P.C.: Masterpieces Coloring Book, 1981.
Box 20 Folder 313
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer and Panitch, PC: NORCO Graphics, Farmer's Almanac Trademark, 1982, undated.
Box 20 Folder 314
Seidel, Gonda, Goldman and Panitch, P.C.: Fair Use Re: Celebrity Greeting Cards, Celebrity Likeness Use, 1983.
Box 20 Folder 315
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer, and Abbot, P.C.: American Folk Art Postcard Book, Copyright Infringement Case, Winterthur Museum, 1987.
Box 20 Folder 316
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer and Abbot, P.C.: Infringement of Postcard Book Trademark by Ballantine/ Del Rey/ Fawcett Books, 1988.
Box 20 Folder 317
Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna and Monaco P.C.: Arthur Seidel: Daughters and Mothers/Girlfriends and Peter Rabbit , 1987-2001.
Box 20 Folder 318
Silverman & Coopersmith: Selchow and Righter: RE: Scrabble, 1986-1987.
Box 20 Folder 319
Silverman & Coopersmith: Running Press vs. HP Books, A Division of Price, Stern and Sloan, 1987-1988.
Box 20 Folder 320
Silverman and Coopersmith: Johnathan S. Ziss: PAN-AM Customer Service Misinformation, 1988- 1989, undated.
Box 20 Folder 321
Silverman and Coopersmith: Unsolicited Magazine Subscriptions/ Publications , 1989.
Box 20 Folder 322
Silverman and Coopersmith: Correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 20 Folder 323
Silverman and Coopersmith: Correspondence, 1990.
Box 20 Folder 324
Silverman and Coopersmith: Correspondence, 1991.
Box 20 Folder 325
Silverman and Coopersmith: Correspondence, 1992.
Box 20 Folder 326
Silverman and Coopersmith: Douglas Coopersmith: Trademark Application, 1993.
Box 20 Folder 327
David Sloan, Lawyer: Transfer to Schwartz, Klink & Schreiber, 1984.
Box 20 Folder 328
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Physicians' Desk Reference: Correspondence, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 20 Folder 329
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Physicians' Desk Reference: Orders, 1978-1981, undated.
Box 20 Folder 330
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Physicians' Desk Reference: Publicity Files, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 20 Folder 331
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Astor and Weiss Files, 1978-1982, undated.
Box 21 Folder 332
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Larry Teacher's Deposition, 1979-1980, undated.
Box 21 Folder 333
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Marc Ross' Deposition, 1979.
Box 21 Folder 334
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Pre-Trial Examination of Stuart Teacher: Vol. 1, 1979.
Box 21 Folder 335
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Pre-Trial Examination of Stuart Teacher: Vol. 2, 1979.
Box 21 Folder 336
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Appendices: Appeals: Volumes I and Volume II, 1980.
Box 22 Folder 337
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Appendices: Appeals: Volumes III and Volume IV , 1980.
Box 22 Folder 338
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment , 1980.
Box 22 Folder 339
Astor and Weiss: Library Publications, Inc. t/a Running Press v. Medical Economics Company: Brief for Appellant, 1982.
Box 22 Folder 340
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Gary S. Delfiner vs. Sisca, et al: Borrowed Time Bobby Darin movie, 1980-1983, undated.
Box 22 Folder 341
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Boppert vs. Running Press: Small Claims Court , 1982-1983, undated.
Box 22 Folder 342
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Dorothy Hoffman vs. Running Press, 2005.
Box 23 Folder 343
Astor, Weiss and Newman: Running Press vs. Moe Septee, 1983-1984.
Box 23 Folder 344
Cooper, Epstein and Hurewitz: Mark Hallet v. MacMillan Book Clubs, Inc.: Artwork Crossing the Flats , 1987-1988.
Box 23 Folder 345
Sheldon Fogelman, Esq.: Mr. Bill Show, Walter Williams Settlements (Includes Mr. Bill book, VHS and Betamax Tapes) , 1981-1996, undated.
Box 23 Folder 346
Frank, Margolis, Edelstein and Scherlis: Neidorf vs. Edgewood Arms et al.: Slip and Fall Suing Case , 1976.
Box 23 Folder 347
Maleson, Kimmelman and Ratner: The Plant Doctor: Patent and Trademark Case , 2005.
Box 23 Folder 348
Narin and Chait: Attorneys: Fictitious Name Registration of "Running Press", 1972.
Box 23 Folder 349
Seidel, Gonda, Goldhammer, and Panitch, P.C.: Patent and Trademark: PAC-MAN , 1982.
Box 23 Folder 350
Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna, and Monarco PC: Library Publications Inc., v. Five Mile Press: Patent Suit Settlement , 1993.
Box 23 Folder 351
Silverman and Coopersmith: Running Press vs. Lisa Woods, 1989-1990.
Box 23 Folder 352
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: Correspondence , 2001-2004.
Box 23 Folder 253
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: Correspondence, 2005, undated.
Box 23 Folder 354
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: United States Patents Related to Special Favors Application, 1975-1995.
Box 23 Folder 355
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: United States Patents Related to Special Favors Application, 1996-1998.
Box 24 Folder 356
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: United States Patents Related to Special Favors Application, 1999-2000.
Box 24 Folder 357
Drinker, Biddle and Reath: Special Favors Patent Application: United States Patents Related to Special Favors Application, 2000-2005.
Box 24 Folder 358
Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna & Monaco: U.S. Trademark Application, 10 December 1993.
Box 24 Folder 358a
Astor and Weiss: Douglas Coopersmith: Billing, 1977-1986.
Box 24 Folder 359
Sheldon Fogelman, Esq.: Billing, 1980-1981.
Box 24 Folder 360
Maleson, Kimmelman and Ratner: Billing, 1976-1978.
Box 24 Folder 361
Parker, Duryee, Zunina, Malone, and Carter: David W. Sloan, Esq.: Billing, 1980-1982.
Box 24 Folder 362

Series Description

This series consists of in house communication in the form of interoffice memos, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, production and sales reports as well as Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binders from 1991 to 1997.

Series highlights include documentation surrounding the Running Press New Titles Groups, which held meetings to discuss new book project development and publishing as well as production scheduling. In addition to the main Running Press New Titles Group, there were others which had subject area specialties. These focused New Titles Groups consisted of the following: Children's, Cookbooks, Courage and Miniatures New Titles.

Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binders are of note in that they are the close to complete records of all business to business correspondence that occurred at Running Press between the years 1991 to 1995. This correspondence was originally housed in three ring binders in a loose alphabetical and then chronological order. While the majority of the materials are exclusive to this series, there are some duplicates which overlap with the contents of Series II, Publicity, Licensing, and Distribution, subseries A, Correspondence: Business to Business.

Physical Description

18 boxes

Interoffice Memos: Out of Print Books, 1987-1989, undated.
Box 25 Folder 263
Interoffice Memos: General, 1987.
Box 25 Folder 364
Interoffice Memos: General, 1988.
Box 25 Folder 365
Interoffice Memos: New Titles Updates and Books in Warehouse Notifications , 1988-1989, undated.
Box 25 Folder 366
Interoffice Memos: From Buz and Larry, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 367
Interoffice Memos: General, 1989-1990, undated.
Box 25 Folder 368
Interoffice Memos: RP Book Price Changes, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 369
Interoffice Memos: Printing Schedules, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 370
Departmental Memos, 1989-1990.
Box 25 Folder 371
Interoffice Memos: Buz and Larry Out of Office, 1990.
Box 25 Folder 372
Interoffice Memos: General, 1990.
Box 25 Folder 373
Interoffice Memos: General, 1990-1991.
Box 25 Folder 374
Memos: From Laurie Wolford, 1990-1991.
Box 25 Folder 375
Interoffice Memos: To Larry, 1990.
Box 26 Folder 376
Interoffice Memos: General, 1991, undated.
Box 26 Folder 377
Interoffice Memos: Advertising Budget, 1991-1993.
Box 26 Folder 378
Interoffice Memos: General, 1992.
Box 26 Folder 379
Interoffice Memos: General, 1993.
Box 26 Folder 380
Interoffice Memos: General, 1994, undated.
Box 26 Folder 381
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1986, 1985.
Box 27 Folder 382
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall 1986, 1985, undated.
Box 27 Folder 383
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1987, 1987.
Box 27 Folder 384
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1988, 1988.
Box 27 Folder 385
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall 1988, 1988.
Box 27 Folder 386
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1989, 1989.
Box 27 Folder 387
Sales Meeting: The Ant Farmers Handbook.
Box 27 Folder 388
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1990, 1990.
Box 27 Folder 389
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall 1990, 1990.
Box 27 Folder 390
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1991, 1990.
Box 27 Folder 391
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall 1991, 1991.
Box 27 Folder 392
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring 1992, 1991.
Box 27 Folder 393
Running Press Sales Meetings: New York, 1992, 1992.
Box 27 Folder 394
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall, 1993, 1993.
Box 27 Folder 395
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring, 1994, 1993.
Box 27 Folder 396
Running Press Sales Meetings: Fall, 1994, 1994.
Box 27 Folder 397
Running Press Sales Meetings: Spring, 1995, 1994.
Box 27 Folder 398
Running Press New Titles Group: Correspondence, 1989-2004, undated.
Box 27 Folder 399
ABA Reports of Interest to the New Titles Group, 1991-1996.
Box 28 Folder 400
RP New Titles Group: Reports: Royalty, Stock, Inventory Statements, 1998-2004, undated.
Box 28 Folder 401
RP New Titles Group: Meeting Agendas, 2002.
Box 28 Folder 402
RP New Titles Group: List Closing, 2002.
Box 28 Folder 403
RP New Titles Group: New Book Mock-ups, undated.
Box 28 Folder 404
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Correspondence, 1994-2004, undated.
Box 28 Folder 405
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Correspondence - Ira Cooper, 1996-2003.
Box 28 Folder 406
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Meeting Agendas, 1999-2003, undated.
Box 28 Folder 407
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Book Proposals, 2001-2003.
Box 28 Folder 408
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Publishing Schedules, 2003-2005.
Box 28 Folder 409
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Power Point Presentations, 2003-2004.
Box 28 Folder 410
Running Press Children's New Titles Group, KNT: Inventory, Sales Reports, Printing Quotes, 2004, undated.
Box 28 Folder 411
Running Press New Titles Group: Cookbooks: Correspondence, 1997-2002, undated.
Box 28 Folder 412
Running Press New Titles Group: Cookbooks: Outside Resources: Articles and Advertisements , 1998-2002, undated.
Box 28 Folder 413
Running Press New Titles Group: CNT: Courage New Titles, 1996-2004, undated.
Box 28 Folder 414
Running Press New Titles Group: Courage Children's Classic $9.98, 1992-2002.
Box 28 Folder 415
Note

Includes bookmarks created for "Courage Classics for Children," coming Fall 1992

Running Press New Titles Group: MNT: Miniatures New Titles: Correspondence, Agendas and Notes, 1989-2004.
Box 29 Folder 416
Running Press New Titles Group: Outside Publications, Used for Research, 1993-2003, undated.
Box 29 Folder 417
Teacher Brothers Branded Products, Branding: Mini Kits/ Mini Books, 2001, 2004, undated.
Box 29 Folder 418
New Titles Fact Sheets: Folder 1 of 2, 1996-1997.
Box 29 Folder 419
New Titles Fact Sheets: Folder 2 of 2, 1996-1997.
Box 29 Folder 420
Marketing Meeting Notes: Meeting Summaries, 1988-1989.
Box 30 Folder 421
Meeting: Four Seasons Meeting, 1991.
Box 30 Folder 422
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1987.
Box 30 Folder 423
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1988.
Box 30 Folder 424
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1989.
Box 30 Folder 425
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1990.
Box 30 Folder 426
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1991.
Box 30 Folder 427
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1992.
Box 30 Folder 428
Books In Progress (BIP) Meetings: Agendas, Notes, 1993.
Box 31 Folder 429
Design/ Production Meetings: 1980 Almanac Meeting Minutes, 1979.
Box 31 Folder 431
Design/ Production Meetings: Book Cover Spec Sheets, 1987-1988.
Box 31 Folder 432
Design/ Production Meetings: Cover Meeting, 1990.
Box 31 Folder 433
Design/ Production Meetings: Project Specs and Vendor Costs, 1991, undated.
Box 31 Folder 434
Reports: Notebook Sales to Date, 1984-1985.
Box 31 Folder 435
Reports: Sample Cover and New Titles Updates, 1987.
Box 31 Folder 436
Reports: Book Production Schedules, 1989.
Box 31 Folder 437
Reports: Running Press Publicity Report, 1990.
Box 31 Folder 438
Reports: Ship Date Schedules, 1991-1992.
Box 31 Folder 439
Reports: Printing Schedules, 1991.
Box 31 Folder 440
Reports: Printing Schedules, 1992.
Box 31 Folder 441
Running Press Marketing Report, 1992.
Box 32 Folder 442
Reports: Printing Schedules (1993); Sales (1994).
Box 32 Folder 443
Reports: Running Press Monthly Sales (2001); Books in Progress (2004).
Box 32 Folder 444
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-E: 1991: Advanced Marketing Services, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 445
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-E: 1991: Tom Fritzinger, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 446
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-E: 1991: B. Dalton, etc., 1991.
Box 32 Folder 447
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-E: 1991: Becoming- Edison Sadd Editions Ltd., 1991.
Box 32 Folder 448
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-E: 1991: Disney, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 449
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: F-G: 1991: Fante's- Mr. William Gross, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 450
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: F-G: 1991: Folio: Nick Dawe: UK, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 451
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: F-G: 1991: Michael Friedman Publishing: UK: Michael Friedman, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 452
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: H-L: 1991: Ursula Hobson- Lucas Arts Entertainment Company, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 453
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: H-L: 1991: InkLink: UK: Simon Jennings, 1991.
Box 32 Folder 454
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: H-L: 1991: International Book Marketing Ltd.: NYC: Allan Lang, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 455
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: H-L: 1991: Michael Jackson (Author) and Frances Kelly (Agent), 1991.
Box 33 Folder 456
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: M and M Books- ProMark Realty, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 457
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991:Marshall Cavendish Books, Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 458
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 459
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Morgan Samuel Books, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 460
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: MultiMedia Books Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 461
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Nathan Image: Benedicte Montant, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 462
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Neil Lawrence and Associates Pty. Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 463
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Nishimura Company: Japan: Marano Nishimura.
Box 33 Folder 464
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Octopus Illustrated Publishing: Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.: UK: K.T. Forester, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 465
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Peter Owen: UK: Re: The Fun Book of Optical Illusions, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 466
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: M-P: 1991: Pavilion: UK, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 467
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Random Century Group-Wordsworth Editions, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 468
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Quarto Publishing, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 469
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Arthur Seidel: Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna and Monaco P.C.: Re: The Five Mile Press Pty. Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 470
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991:Silverman, Coopersmith and Frimmer: Douglas P. Coopersmith, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 471
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Two- Can Publishing, 1991.
Box 33 Folder 472
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Van Der Meer Paper Design Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 473
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Worldwide Media Service, Inc., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 474
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Q-Z: 1991: Zachary Kwinter Books Ltd./H.C. Blossom Ltd., 1991.
Box 33 Folder 475
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: American Airlines- Dragon's World, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 476
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: The Artworks: UK: Alan Manham, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 477
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Advanced Marketing Services, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 478
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Barnes and Noble Inc.: Leonard Riggio, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 479
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: BDD Promotional Book Co., 1992.
Box 34 Folder 480
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: David M. Broad, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 481
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Brompton Books Corporation: Warren Dohn, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 482
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Alastair Campbell: Morton House, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 483
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Children's Crisis Treatment Center, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 484
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Colour Library Books: UK: Bill Dancer, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 485
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Ira Cooper: AG Industries, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 486
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Cramp and Associates: Jeff Cramp, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 487
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Crawford House Press: Tony Crawford, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 488
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Diagram Visual Information Ltd.: Bruce Robertson, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 489
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Disney Publishing Group: Nancy Parent, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 490
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.UK, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 491
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1992: Duncan Baird Publishers UK, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 492
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: Eddison Sadd- International Publishing Consultants Ltd., 1992.
Box 34 Folder 493
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: Ebury Press: UK, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 494
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: Folio: UK: Nick Dawe and Tony Meeuwissen, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 495
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: Michael Friedman Publishing: UK: Michael Friedman, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 496
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: Tom Fritzinger: AMS, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 497
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: HarperCollins Reference: UK: Caroline McCreath, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 498
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: InkLink: UK: Simon Jennings, 1992.
Box 34 Folder 499
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E-I: 1992: International Book Marketing Ltd.: NYC: Allan Lang, 1992.
Box 35 Folder 500
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: J-M: 1992: JR Cigars- MultiMedia Books Ltd., 1992.
Box 35 Folder 501
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: J-M: 1992: Joshua Morris Publishers: US, 1992.
Box 35 Folder 502
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: J-M: 1992: Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna, and Monaco P.C.: Mallesons Stephen Jaques: Australia: Solicitors and Notaries: Re: Five Mile Press and Miniatures Trademark Infringement, 1992.
Box 35 Folder 503
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Allan Lang- Sandviks Bokfoforlang: Sigurd Sandvik, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 504
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Nathan Image: Benedicte Montant, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 505
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Octopus Illustrated Publishing: Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.: UK: K.T. Forester, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 506
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Orion Books, Ltd.: Orion House, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 507
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Ottenheimer Publishing, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 508
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Pavilion Books, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 509
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Quarto Publishing, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 510
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Regency House Publishing, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 511
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N-S: 1992: Rollins Burdick Hunter, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 512
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Siedel- Z: 1992: Simon and Schuster Australia to Zany Brainy, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 513
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Siedel- Z: 1992: Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna, and Monaco P.C.: Mallesons Stephen Jaques: Australia: Solicitors and Notaries: Re: Five Mile Press and Miniatures Trademark Infringement, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 514
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Siedel- Z: 1992: Silverman, Coopersmith and Frimmer, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 515
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Siedel- Z: 1992: Worldwide Media Service, Inc., 1992.
Box 36 Folder 516
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Interoffice Memos, 1992.
Box 36 Folder 517
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: The Artworks- Chris Conti, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 518
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Advanced Marketing Services, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 519
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: CLB Publishing: Colour Library Books: Bill Dancer, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 520
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: David Bateman Ltd., 1993.
Box 37 Folder 521
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Designimation Inc., 1993.
Box 37 Folder 522
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Diagram Visual Information Ltd. UK: Bruce Robertson, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 523
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Alastair Campbell: Digital Wisdom Publishing, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 524
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Alastair Campbell: Digital Wisdom Publishing, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 524
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A-D: 1993: Dorling Kindersley Adult Division, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 525
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Ebury Press: Random House: UK-Irving Place Inc., 1993.
Box 37 Folder 526
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Excel Printing Company: Samuel Chung, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 527
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Folio: UK: Nick Dawe, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 528
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc., 1993.
Box 37 Folder 529
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Tom Fritzinger, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 530
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Harlaxton Publishing: UK, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 531
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: Harper Collins: Collins Reference: UK: Caroline McCreath, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 532
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: InkLink, London Simon Jennings, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 533
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: E- I: 1993: International Book Marketing Limited: Allan Lang, 1993.
Box 37 Folder 534
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: J-M: 1993: Josh Morris Publishers, Inc. - Mondadori, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 535
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: J-M: 1993: Mallesons Stephen Jaques: Running Press v. Five Mile Press, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 536
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Scott Newcombe- Star Standard Industries Pte. Ltd., 1993.
Box 38 Folder 537
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: The Orion Publishing Group Ltd. , 1993.
Box 38 Folder 538
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Pavilion Books, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 539
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Philadelphia Magazine, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 540
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Pavilion Books, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 539
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Philadelphia Magazine, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 540
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Quarto Publishing, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 541
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Herb Rappaport, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 542
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Reed Consumer Books, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 543
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Shotz, Miller and Glusman P.C., 1993.
Box 38 Folder 544
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Silverman and Coopersmith: Douglas Coopersmith, 1993.
Box 38 Folder 545
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- S: 1993: Studio Editions: KT Forester, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 546
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Seidel- Z: 1993: T.Y. Wong (PTE.) - Zany Brainy, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 547
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Seidel- Z: 1993: Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna and Monaco, P.C.: Running Press vs. Five Mile Press, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 548
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Seidel- Z: 1993: Silverman, Coopersmith and Frimmer, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 549
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Seidel- Z: 1993: Van Der Meer Paper Design: Atie Van Der Meer, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 550
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Interoffice Memos, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 551
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Copy of Planner, 1993.
Box 39 Folder 552
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A- C: 1994: Acorn Financial Services-Conran Octopus Limited, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 553
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A- C: 1994: Advanced Marketing Services: Tom Fritzinger, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 554
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A- C: 1994: Colour Library Book Publishing: Bill Dancer, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 555
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1994: Neil Lawrence and Associates Pty Ltd.- Rollins Hudig Hall, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 556
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1994: Pavilion Books: UK, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 557
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1994: Philadelphia Magazine: Janet Bukovinsky, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 558
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1994: Quarto Publishing, 1994.
Box 40 Folder 559
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1994: Herb Rappaport, 1994.
Box 41 Folder 560
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: S- Z: 1994: St. James Club- Yangjisa Co. Ltd., 1994.
Box 41 Folder 561
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Interoffice Memos, 1995.
Box 41 Folder 562
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A- C: 1995: Advanced Marketing Services-The Creative Umbrella, 1995.
Box 41 Folder 563
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: A- C: 1995: Colour Library Book Publishing: Bill Dancer.
Box 41 Folder 564
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1995: National Science Industries-Reed Illustrated Books, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 565
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1995: Pavilion Books: UK, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 566
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1995: Quarto Publishing, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 567
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: N- R: 1995: Herb Rappaport, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 568
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: S- Z: 1995: Salamander Books Ltd.- Zigzag Publishing Ltd., 1995.
Box 42 Folder 569
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: S- Z: 1995: Van Der Meer Paper Design: Atie Van Der Meer, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 570
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: S- Z: 1995: Walt Disney: The Disney Publishing Group, 1995.
Box 42 Folder 571
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna and Monaco PC, 1994-1997.
Box 42 Folder 572
Stuart Teacher's Assistant Binder: Silverman and Coopersmith, 1994-1997.
Box 42 Folder 573

Series Description

Over the years Running Press participated in a variety of national and international book fairs such as the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Buz Teacher travelled abroad to Australia to secure business contacts concerning distribution rights and Hong Kong for new print and packaging ideas and contracts. London was also a destination for Running Press for new book ideas and rights, as evidenced by the bi-annual visits and establishment of a Running Press office there.

Materials in this series consist of correspondence on setting up business appointments at book fairs and general fair information. Travel itineraries, business dinners and side trips for pleasure are also included. The photographs in Series VIII should also be referred to, as they document these events with images of the fairs and convention centers as well as some of the traditional business dinners held at Ristorante Isoletta in Frankfurt over the years. Included in the oversized materials folder are maps of Frankfurt and Australia, as well as a newspaper clipping from the 1989 American Booksellers Association (ABA) fair held in Washington D.C.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1989, 1989-1989, undated.
Box 44 Folder 587
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1990, 1989-1990.
Box 44 Folder 588
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1991, 1991.
Box 44 Folder 589
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1992, 1992-1992, undated.
Box 44 Folder 590
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1993, 1992-1993, undated.
Box 44 Folder 591
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1994, 1994.
Box 45 Folder 592
Bologna Children's Book Fair: 1995, 1996.
Box 45 Folder 593
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1985, 1984-1985, undated.
Box 45 Folder 594
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1986, 1986-1986, undated.
Box 45 Folder 595
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1987, 1987-1988, undated.
Box 45 Folder 596
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1988, 1988-1988, undated.
Box 45 Folder 597
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1988: Correspondence and Notes, 1988-1988, undated.
Box 45 Folder 598
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1989, 1989-1989, undated.
Box 45 Folder 599
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1990, 1989.
Box 45 Folder 600
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1991, 1991, undated.
Box 46 Folder 601
Frankfurt Book Fair: Dinner: 1991, 1991, undated.
Box 46 Folder 602
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1992, 1992, undated.
Box 46 Folder 603
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1993, 1993, undated.
Box 46 Folder 604
Frankfurt Book Fair: 1994, 1994, undated.
Box 46 Folder 605
Stuart Teacher's Notes from Book fairs: New Book Deals and Licensing, 2001-2004.
Box 47 Folder 606
Australia Business Trip: Rights, Distribution, 1989.
Box 47 Folder 607
Australia Business Trip: February 1990, 1990.
Box 47 Folder 608
Hong Kong: 1986, 1986.
Box 47 Folder 609
Hong Kong: 1989, 1989, undated.
Box 47 Folder 610
Hong Kong: 1991, 1990-1991.
Box 47 Folder 611
Hong Kong: 1992, 1992, undated.
Box 47 Folder 612
Hong Kong: 1993, 1992-1993.
Box 47 Folder 613
Singapore: 1989, 1988-1989.
Box 47 Folder 614
Association of American Publishers: Trade Paperback Publishing Conference: Buz's Speech "How to Produce Trade Paperbacks", 1978.
Box 47 Folder 615
London Appointments, 1989-1990, undated.
Box 48 Folder 616
London Trip: September, 1990, 1990.
Box 48 Folder 617
London Trip: January, 1991, 1990-1991.
Box 48 Folder 618
London Trip: September, 1991, 1991, undated.
Box 48 Folder 619
London Trip: January, 1992, 1991-1992.
Box 48 Folder 620
London Trip: September, 1992, 1992.
Box 48 Folder 621
London Trip: February, 1993, 1993.
Box 48 Folder 622
London Trip: September, 1993, 1993.
Box 48 Folder 623
London Trip: January, 1994, 1994.
Box 48 Folder 624
London Trip: September, 1994, 1994.
Box 48 Folder 625

Series Description

This series consists of documents related to personnel matters and the company culture at Running Press. The first subseries, Buz Teacher's Selected Running Press Materials, contains materials such as product dummies, early sales representative order forms and promotional Miniature Edition packages, which provide an overview of the evolution of Running Press as a company. Oversized materials for this subseries consist of a Philadelphia Daily News article from December 1993 and a copy of the New York Times Book Review Bestsellers list which features Sisters by Carol Saline at the number 15 non-fiction position.

The second subseries, "Employee Matters: Handbooks, Position Duties, Outings," contains materials related to employee life at Running Press. Job advertisements, insurance information, policy manuals and handbooks are included. Also incorporated into the subseries are materials related to employee outings and parties held over the years at the expense of the company. The third subseries, "Property Expansion and Renovation," documents the physical expansion of Running Press over the years. It was exceptional that Running Press was able to secure space for their distribution center so close to the Center City Philadelphia headquarters. The proximity of the Belmont Avenue distribution center was used to the company's advantage by holding bi-annual sales meetings there. Photographs of these sales meetings can be found in Series VIII, and include famous Running Press food author Georges Perrier. Within the oversized files, there are blueprints for the distribution center expansion dated to 1995.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Buz Teacher's Selection of Running Press Sleeved Memorabilia and Documents, 1981, 1982, 1995, undated.
Box 49 Folder 626
Buz Teacher's Selection of Running Press Sleeved Memorabilia and Documents, 1989-2003, undated.
Box 49 Folder 627
Buz Teacher's Selection of Running Press Sleeved Memorabilia: award given by Core States Bank to Running Press for increased line of credit, 1993, "The Whole Ball of Wax" Dummy Created by William B. Jones after interview: hired to RP. 1998, Illuminations, Miniature Editions: Serenity and Zen Wisdom, © 2005.
Box 49 Folder 628
Employment Advertisement: Publishers Weekly Ad, Publicity, 1990-1992.
Box 49 Folder 629
Prudential Insurance: Cost Information of Employee Plans, 1993.
Box 49 Folder 630
Running Press Book Publishers Policy Manual, 1995.
Box 49 Folder 631
Employee Duties: Secretary to the Publisher, Assistant to the Director of Sales, undated.
Box 49 Folder 632
Employee Handbook Running Press, undated.
Box 49 Folder 633
Forms: Wage Status Change, undated.
Box 49 Folder 634
RP Office Outing: Copabanana, Shore Picnic, Office Party, 1989-1991.
Box 49 Folder 635
RP Office Outing: Delaware Park, August 1991, 1990-1992.
Box 50 Folder 636
RP Office and Convention Party Invites, 1991, 1997, undated.
Box 50 Folder 637
Running Press Warehouse and Conference Centers, 1982-1995, undated.
Box 50 Folder 638