Archives of Random House publishers
Several of the collections of publishers archives and records are on deposit here at the University of Reading by the Random House Group. These are:
- Archives of The Bodley Head Ltd
- Archives of Jonathan Cape Ltd
- Archives of Chatto & Windus Ltd
- Archives of The Hogarth Press
- Archives of Secker & Warburg
Accessing the archives
Permission to access and publish files from Random House collections is granted by Random House. We would recommend you contact the Random House Archive & Library (see contact details below) regarding your request. Random House Archive & Library will require written permission from the author's copyright holder before proceeding. Once permission has been granted Random House Archive & Library will email you and us. The WATCH Project database is a useful resource for searching for copyright holders http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/watch//.
You may find some archive material for the author, book or subject area you are researching catalogued on our online database www.reading.ac.uk/adlib. There may also be un-catalogued material relating to the author etc. which may be useful in your research (Special Collections can advise further with this). This could include information in ledgers (such as stock and order books), publicity files or letter books. We recommend requesting access to all archival materials relating to an author to ensure that your permission covers every item pertaining to that author.
Random House Group Archive & Library
1 Cole Street, Crown Park, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6RZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 840 8810
Fax: +44 (0) 1933 419428