The papers pertain to the history of Penguin Books, Ltd., over the first fifty years of business, and touch on the nature of pubishing, the use of paperback books in education, and the changes wrought in reading habits since the publication of the first Penguin books.
Penguin Collection: Historical Files
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These are the papers accumulated by Penguin relating to their "Fifty Penguin Years" book and exhibition of 1985 to celebrate the history of the company.
This collection is arranged by genre of material - including scrapbooks; photographs; video and audio cassettes of interviews; research files; files on specific series; files on typography and design; correspondence; advertising materials; and files on corporate logo design.
Conditions Governing Access
Accessible to all bona fide readers with written permission from Penguin Books, Ltd.
On deposit from Penguin Books, Ltd.
Other Finding Aids
Typescript catalogue available in Special Collections.
Alternative Form Available
See Fifty Penguin Years, released to accompany the Exhibition, by Linda Lloyd Jones and Jeremy Aynsley, pubished by Penguin Books, Ltd., 1985.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to copy material must be obtained from Penguin Books, Ltd.