Placing Papers Dataset

Amy H Chen
The market for contemporary authors’ archives in the United States began when research libraries needed to cheaply provide sources for the swelling number of students and faculty following World War II. Soon, the demand for contemporary authors’ archives developed into a multimillion-dollar trade. Writers and their families enjoyed their new opportunity to make money, as did the book dealers and literary agents with the foresight to pivot their businesses to serve living authors. For a...
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