MALKIN, SOL AND MARY ANN O’BRIAN MALKIN. Antiquarian Bookman/Malkin family papers, 1938-1996
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Antiquarian Bookman Records and Malkin Family Papers, 1938-1996

Title
Antiquarian Bookman Records and Malkin Family Papers, 1938-1996.

Alternate Title
Antiquarian Bookman Records.

Alternate Title
Malkin Family Papers.

Physical Description
19 record boxes (24 linear ft.)

Organization and Arrangement
Organized into five series: I. Business; II. Correspondence; III. Finances (bank statements and receipts); IV. Finances (journals); V. Personal papers.

Historical/Biographical Note
The Antiquarian Bookman began as a feature in Publisher’s Weekly and became a separate publication in 1948 under the editorship of Sol M. Malkin. R. R. Bowker Co. was the publisher until July 1953 when Malkin became publisher as well as editor. In 1967 the title was changed to AB Bookman’s Weekly. Malkin, assisted by his wife, Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin, ran the magazine until 1974. “AB” was a trade publication used by antiquarian booksellers to locate rare, out-of-print and scarce titles, but also served publishers, librarians and collectors. It also featured articles on dealers, news of sales and book fairs and special topical issues. The last issue was published in December 1999.

Scope and Contents Note
Correspondence, business and financial records of the Antiquarian Bookman and its successor publication, AB Bookman’s Weekly, conducted by Sol M. Malkin with his wife, Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin. Correspondents include but are not limited to: Frederick Adams; Mary Benjamin; Jacob Blanck; Philip Duschnes; Ben Grauer; Helmut Lehmann-Haupt; Percy Muir; Leona Rostenberg and Ellen Shaffer. Collection also includes personal papers of Sol and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin and some professional and family photographs.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Restrictions Note 
Some materials in this collection may be restricted at the discretion of the Librarian.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished inventory available in repository; folder level control.

Names
Malkin, Mary Ann O’Brian.
Malkin, Mary Ann O’Brian. Correspondence.
Malkin, Solomon M., d. 1986.
Malkin, Solomon M., d. 1986. Correspondence.
Malkin family.
Adams, Frederick B. (Frederick Baldwin), 1910-. Correspondence.
Benjamin, Mary A. Correspondence.
Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Correspondence.
Duschnes, Philip C. Correspondence.
Grauer, Ben. Correspondence.
Lehmann-Haupt, Helmut, 1903-. Correspondence.
Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace). Correspondence.
Rostenberg, Leona. Correspondence.
Shaffer, Ellen, 1904-. Correspondence.

AB Bookman’s Weekly.
Antiquarian Bookman.

Subjects
Booksellers and bookselling. Periodicals.
Book collecting. Periodicals.
Antiquarian booksellers. Periodicals.

Genres
Bank statements. New Jersey. 20th century.
Financial records. New Jersey. 20th century.
Ledgers (account books). New Jersey. 20th century.
Clippings. 20th century.
Photographs. United States. 20th century.
Scrapbooks. United States. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Editors. New Jersey. 20th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Antiquarian Bookman Records and Malkin Family Papers: Inventory

Box Folder File/Item Title Year Range

Series A: Business

1 01 A.B.A.A. Dinner-Sol Malkin and the early days of A.B. 1986
02 A.B. Bookman Yearbook 1957-1973
03 A.B. sale to Chernofsky 1973
04 ABC dispute-Sol Malkin vs. Ed Lazare 1954-1957
05 Agreement of sale 1972
06 Antiquarian Bookseller, The 1961
07 Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America 1973-1979
08 Antiquarian book trade 1961-1986
09 Banned books-Herbert Stanton, Samuel Roth 1952-1978
10 Biafra/Nigeria 1967
11 Booklets-Jacob Zeitlin 1965-1977
12 Book sales quotes 1946-1948
13 Booksellers-Philip Duschnes 1962-1973
14 Booksellers 1955-1978
15 Buying and selling books 1959
16 Caricature-Sol Malkin
17 Conferences 1973-1975
18 Correspondence-Jacob Blanck, Frederick G. Melcher 1952-1953
19 Correspondence 1947
20 Correspondence-Jacob Blanck, Leona Rostenberg 1948
21 Correspondence 1949
22 Correspondence-Mabel Zahn 1950
23 Correspondence-Winnie Myers 1951
24 Correspondence-J.R. Brussel, E.J. Wessen,
Haywood Circker 1952
25 Correspondence-Frederick Adams, Ralph Shaw Newman,
John Carter, Mary Benjamin, Ben Grauer, H.F. Paroissen,
Winnie Myers, Philip Duschnes, Jack Neiburg, Charles
Ebersendt, Byrne Hackett 1953
26 Correspondence-E.J. Wessen 1955-1959
27 Correspondence-Helmut Lehman-Haupt 1960
28 Correspondence-Percy Muir 1962-1964
29 Correspondence 1965
30 Correspondence-Gershen Legman, L.C. Powell 1966
31 Correspondence 1967-1969
32 Correspondence-Walter Goldwater 1970-1972
33 Correspondence-Ellen Shaffer 1973
34 Correspondence 1974
35 Correspondence 1975-1984
36 Correspondence-Postcards
37 Correspondence-Sigfried Taubert 1973
38 Correspondence-Congratulatory letters 1948-1950
39 Correspondence-Aaron Skinder 1961-1973
40 Display notes
41 Early Antiquarian Bookman Weekly 1948-1957
42 Ella Logan 1986
43 Equipment leasing 1968
44 Financial-Misc. 1961-1982
45 Financial records 1947-1957

2 01-02 Foreign journals 1973-1978
03 Foreign trips 1974-1976
04 Founding papers 1938-1951
05 German 1950-1973
06 Gomme, Laurence-Personnel record 1974
07-09 Income taxes 1965-1977
10 Insurance 1969-1974
11 International League of Antiquarian Booksellers 1975
12 International League of Antiquarian Booksellers-Tokyo 1977
13 Iowa Buyer for Antiquarian Bookman 1972-1973
14 Libraries 1959-1973
15 Magazine articles 1958-1986
16 Mail order ads 1958-1959
17 Mary Ann Malkin-Antiquarian Bookman finances 1957-1973
18 Mary Ann Malkin notes
19 Memoir on sale of Antiquarian Bookman
20 Miscellaneous 1960-1984
21 Mott, Newcomb 1966
22 Newark leases 1960-1978
23 Newsletters 1950-1987
24 Newspaper clippings 1948-1985
25 Notes from Sol and Mary Ann Malkin 1955-1979
26-27 Old A.B. Bookman material-Sol Malkin writing 1949-1958

3 01 Old A.B. Bookman material-Sol Malkin writing 1952-1985
02-04 Out of Print Bookfinder 1973-1974
05 Patent 1970-1973
06 Phineas L. Windsor lectures on librarianship 1965
07 Plum Point Art Work Prize 1961
08 Publishers’ Weekly 1947
09 Review copy-Checklist of Science Fiction, Fantasy &
Supernatural Fiction 1966
10 R.R. Bowker Company 1941-1953
11 Sale of Antiquarian Bookman-Closing statement and
documents of transfer 1972
12 Shenker article-New York Times 1972
13 Skinder competition 1973
14 Sol Malkin-A.B. Bookman memorial issue 1986
15 Sol M. Malkin papers 1949-1981
16 Tenth anniversary 1958-1960
17 Times Literary Supplement 1962, 1982
18 Warehouse storage 1973-1977
19 Melcher’s early club idea 1955
20 Working papers 1948-1963

Series B: Correspondence

4 01 A 1960
02 B 1960
03 C-John Carter 1960
04 Complaints-Harold Nestler 1960
05 D-Paul Dufour, Karl Goedecke 1960
06 E-Walter Goldwater 1960
07 F 1960
08 G 1960
09 H 1960
10 I 1960
11 J 1960
11 Complaints 1962
12 K 1960
13 L-Justin Turner 1960
14 M-Howard Mott, George MacManus, Menno Hertzberger,
Howard Nestler 1960
15 N 1960
16 O 1960
17 P 1960
18 Q 1960
19 R-David Randall, Lawrence Romaine, Dan Laurence,
John Carter, Madeleine Stern 1960
20 S 1960
21 T-Justin Turner, William Targ 1960
22 U-Howard Winger 1960
23 V-Robert Vosper 1960
24 W-Edwin Wolf, Dorothy Miner 1960
25 X, Y, Z-Jake Zeitlin 1960
26 A 1961
27 ABA-American Booksellers Association 1961
28 B-C. Waller Barrett, George Gloss 1961
29 B-Whitman Bennett 1961
30 Complaints 1961
31 H-Charles Hamilton 1961
32 I-David Randall, Richard Wormser 1961
33 J 1961
34 L 1961
35 M 1961
36 M 1961
37 N-Kenneth Nebenzahl, Earle Walbridge 1961
38 O 1961
39 P 1961
40 Q-E.M. Dring 1961
41 R-Bertram Rota, Lawrence Romaine 1961
42 S-John Carter, Ellen Shaffer 1961
43 T-Justin Turner 1961

5 01 U 1961
02 V 1961
03 W-Edwin Wolf 1961
04 X, Y-Savoie Lottinville, M.J. Bruccoli, William B. Todd 1961
05 Z 1961
06 American Library Association 1960-1962
07 Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America 1962
08 Approval Printing Co. and Univ. Book Store 1962
09 B-Roger Butterfield, George Gloss 1962
10 C-John Carter 1962
11 [Skipped]
12 D-Harold Tribolet, C.E. Dornbusch 1962
13 E-Harold Ruth, Ralph Ginzberg 1962
14 F 1962
15 G 1962
16 H-Menno Hertzberger, A.L. Van Gendt 1962
17 Miscellaneous-Leon Kramer obit, Walter Goldwater,
F.B. Adams, Jr. 1962
18 N-James Healey and Audubon controversy 1962
19 O 1962
20 P-Charles Mann 1962
21 Q-E.M. Dring 1962
22 R 1962
23 S 1962
24 T 1962
25 U.S. Engineers Research Center 1962
26-28 Accounts 1962

Series C: Finances

6 01-04 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1959
05-26 Financial receipts 1959
27 Calendars 1959
28-31 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1960
32-53 Financial receipts 1960
54 Calendars 1960
55 Petty cash slips 1960
56 Moving expenses 1960
57 Miscellaneous paid bills 1960
58-60 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1961

7 01 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1961
02-21 Financial receipts 1961
22 Petty cash receipts 1961
23 Calendars 1961
24-27 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1962
28-48 Financial receipts 1962
49 Petty cash receipts and travel receipts 1962
50 Calendars 1962
51-54 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1963

8 01-20 Financial receipts 1963
21 Petty cash receipts and travel receipts 1963
22 Calendars 1963
23-26 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1964
27-47 Financial receipts 1964
48 Petty cash receipts 1964
49 Travel receipts and calendar 1964
50-53 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1966
54 Bank receipts 1966
55 Travel receipts 1966
56-58 Company check stubs 1965-1967

9 01-18 Financial receipts 1966
19 Petty cash receipts 1966
20 Travel, bank and miscellaneous receipts and calendar 1966
21-32 Cash receipt lists (by month) 1966
33-36 Monthly bank statements and cancelled checks 1967
37-38 Company check stubs 1967
39-57 Financial receipts 1968
58 Petty cash receipts 1968
59 Travel and miscellaneous receipts and calendar 1968

10 01-09 Day receipts 1964
10-21 Day receipts 1965
22-33 Day receipts 1968
34-45 Day receipts 1969

11 01-08 Account ledgers 1953/1954-
1957/1958

12 01-12 Account ledgers 1958-1964

Series D: Journals

15 Antiquarian Bookman Weekly 1949-1983
01-03 Antiquarian Bookman Permanent Reference Number 1951-1953
04-15 Antiquarian Bookman Weekly Yearbooks 1956-1976

16 Antiquarian Bookman Weekly 1984-1985

17 Antiquarian Bookman Weekly 1986-1988,
1994-1995

18 Antiquarian Bookman Weekly 1995-1996

Series E: Personal

13 01 Altoona Catholic 50th High School Reunion;
Prince Gallitzin book presentation 1981
02 American Library Association Clarence Day Award 1960-1973
03 Amy Loveman Award
04-05 Asian trip 1973
06 Christmas cards
07-09 Clarence Day Award 1972-1974
10 Correspondence-Juliette de Bairacli Levy 1972-1975
11 Correspondence-Mary Ann Malkin/Pittsburgh Bibliophiles 1977
12 Correspondence-Sol and Mary Ann Malkin 1958-1960
13 Correspondence-Sol Malkin, WWII 1944-1945
14 Correspondence-Miscellaneous 1948-1965
15 Dogs-articles, booklets, clippings 1948-1951
16 Dogs-Caftan’s papers, American Kennel Club-
Dog of the Year 1946-1948
17 Dogs-Copyright 1949-1950
18 Dogs-Photograph of Caftan, Best in U.S. 1950
19 Dogs-Westminster 1950
20 Juliette and dogs 1949-1973
21 German 1966
22 Grandma Lynch scrapbook-Mary Ann Malkin
23 Historical notes on Sol Malkin 1986

14 01 Sol Malkin library
02-09 Mary Ann Malkin Lecture 1985-1991
10 Mary Ann Malkin activities 1978-1980
11 Newspaper and magazine articles 1973-1986
12 Personal finances-Sol Malkin 1975-1977
13 Personal papers-Mary Ann and Sol Malkin 1945-1975
14 Photographs-Antiquarian Bookman
15 Photographs-Dogs and horses
16 Photographs-Family
17 Photographs-R.R. Bowker
18 Reminiscences of Sol Malkin-ABAA meeting 1986
19 Sol Malkin obituaries 1986
20 Sol Malkin will
21 Tolerance, vol. 1-Theodore Schroeder
22 White House invitation 1968

19 Books

Antiquarian Bookman Records and Malkin Family Papers:
Offsite Storage Box Numbers

Box 1 GC302100000127

Box 2 GC302100000128

Box 3 GC302100000129

Box 4 GC302100000130

Box 5 GC302100000131

Box 6 GC302100000132

Box 7 GC302100000133

Box 8 GC302100000134

Box 9 GC302100000135

Box 10 GC302100000136

Box 11 GC302100000137

Box 12 GC302100000138

Box 13 GC302100000139

Box 14 GC302100000140

Box 15 GC302100000141

Box 16 GC302100000142

Box 17 GC302100000143

Box 18 GC302100000144

Box 19 GC302100000145
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