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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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ERIC Number: ED266787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Origins and History of the Bobbs-Merrill Company. Occasional Papers Number 172.
O'Bar, Jack
This history of the Bobbs-Merrill publishing company provides a chronological description of the personalities, activities, and events which influenced its development. Sections in the document include: Background and Origins; The Merger of 1885; The Fire and the Aftermath; Relocation; Sale of the Paper and "Notions" Trade; The New York Office; Indiana Literature; Entrepreneurship and Profit in the Early 1900s; Law Book Publishing; The Reorganization of 1908; The Bookstore; Textbook Publishing; Trade Publishing and Financial Stress, 1910-1916; The Renascence of the 1920s; Textbook and Law Book Salesmen; William Conrad Bobbs; John Jay Curtis; The Reorganization of 1929; The Meridian Street Offices; David Laurance Chambers; Children's Books; Law Publishing in the Depression; Trade Book Publishing in the Depression; World War II and After; Hiram Haydn and the Early 1950s; and Summary and Conclusions. References and the author's vita are included. (THC)
Occasional Papers, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Publications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 249 Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($3.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Identifiers: Bobbs Merrill Company; Trade Books