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New Society Publishers Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-189

Scope and Contents

The collection contains business records of New Society Publishers, including financial records, personnel records, and marketing records; records of the collective business process; editorial files; and various versions of book manuscripts.

Dates

  • 1990-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

This collection is stored off-site. Please contact Peace Collection staff at least two weeks in advance of a visit to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Historical

New Society Publishers was a cooperative business based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded by members of Movement for a New Society in the late 1980s. New Society Publishers produced books on peace, social justice, and ecological topics. The Philadelphia office closed in December 1996 and a smaller for of the New Society Publishers business moved to British Columbia, Canada.

Extent

56 Linear Feet (32 Boxes)

Overview

New Society Publishers was a cooperative business based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded by members of Movement for a New Society in the late 1980s. New Society Publishers produced books on peace, social justice, and ecological topics. The Philadelphia office closed in December 1996 and a smaller for of the New Society Publishers business moved to British Columbia, Canada.

Arrangement

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated to the SCPC.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of New Society Publishers, 1996s [Acc. 96A-059]

Related Materials

  1. A Quaker Action Group Records (DG 074)
  2. Movement for a New Society (DG 154)
  3. New Swarthmoor Community (DG 028)
  4. DG 162 Walkabout Peace and Justice

Separated Materials

  1. Photographs
  2. Memorabilia
  3. Audio visual items

Separated Materials

Book mechanicals [off site [SCPC-1225 to SCPC-1234; SCPC-1236 to SCPC-1240] Photographs Memorabilia-book engraved plates [off site SCPC-1235 and SCPC-1235b] Audio visual recordings

Legal Status

Copyright to the New Society Publisher [of Philadelphia] records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski in August 2008.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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