George Palmer Putnam papers
Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 20
Scope and Contents
The George Palmer Putnam papers (1937-1999; 0.2 cubic feet) are comprised of material from the original files provided by Sally Putnam Chapman, Putnam’s granddaughter. Much of the material is correspondence, news clippings, and articles related to the life of Putnam, and various publishing projects. Also included are his will and various obituaries. Some of the unique items feature, “Reminiscences of GPP,” by Robert Edwin Lee, playwright, close friend and one time business partner of Putnam; a “first draft copy” of a chapter from the book, Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved, co-written by Elgen and Marie Long.” Correspondence (handwritten and signed) from George Palmer Putnam, on the letterhead of Dow Hotel, Lone Pine, California, in an envelope addressed to “Mrs. George Palmer Putnam / (Nee Haviland),” Also included is correspondence from friends of Putnam’s addressed to Peg Putnam expressing sympathy upon his death. One is from Laurence M. Gould, President, Carlton College, and in this letter he expresses his sympathy and condolences to GPP’s wife, and his gratefulness for GPP’s hand in “getting me started in exploration and on the First Byrd Expedition.” Other letters are from George Agnew Chamberlain, author and screenwriter; Robert W. Sawyer, journalist, politician and conservationist; and Rockwell Kent, American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1950
- Other: Date acquired: 06/12/2012
- Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Purdue University per deed of gift.
0.20 Cubic Feet
2 folders other_unmapped
The George Palmer Putnam papers include correspondence, news clippings, and articles related to the life of Putnam. Also included are his will and various obituaries.
Source of Acquisition
Donation received from Sally Putnam Chapman (Putnam’s granddaughter), December 6, 2012
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. The material has been left in the original order found in the files, and marked as originally indicated. The original files have also been retained, and placed in the archival box behind their respective archival folders. All newsprint has been photocopied and in most cases original newspaper clippings have been retained, with photocopies made available for research.
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- Earhart, Amelia, 1897 - 1937
- Files and filing (Documents)
- G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Letters (Correspondence)
- Publishers and authors
- Publishers and publishing--United States--History
- Putnam Publishing Group
- Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950
- George Palmer Putnam papers
- Mary A. Sego
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description