Title and statement of responsibility area
International Press Bureau fonds.
General material designation
Previously known as the William Gerard Chapman fonds.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- International Press Bureau
Physical description area
10.5 m of textual records
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The International Press Bureau was a literary agency in Chicago, Ill. owned first by William Gerard Chapman and after his death by his son Gerard. Chapman sold and syndicated pieces for newspaper and magazine features, mostly in the United States.
Name of creator
Scope and content
Fonds consists of approximately 100,000 letters dating between 1904 and 1953 to and from authors, publishers, agents, film studios, journals, newspapers, etc. concerning the use of articles, stories, and manuscripts. Some of Chapman's personal correspondence is included.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Christian Verbeke, Antiquarian Bookseller in 1969.
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or publication title. Also includes an alphabetical index to "Miscellaneous" correspondence files bearing only a letter of the alphabet as title.