Harry Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center is an archive and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the United States, Latin America and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanities. The Ransom Center houses 36 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, more than 100,000 works of art; the Center has a reading room for scholars and galleries which display rotating exhibitions of works and objects from the collections. In the 2015-2016 academic year, the center hosted nearly 6,000 research visits resulting in the publication of over 145 books. Harry Ransom founded the Humanities Research Center in 1957 with the ambition of expanding the rare books and manuscript holdings of the University of Texas, he acquired the Edward Alexander Parsons Collection, the T. Edward Hanley Collection, the Norman Bel Geddes Collection. Ransom himself was the official director of the Center for only the years 1958 to 1961, but he directed and presided over a period of great expansion in the collections until his resignation in 1971 as Chancellor of the University of Texas System.
The Center moved into its current building in 1972. F. Warren Roberts was the official director from 1961 to 1976 and acquired the Helmut Gernsheim Collection of photographs, the archives of D. H. Lawrence, John Steinbeck, Evelyn Waugh, in 1968 the Carlton Lake Collection. After Roberts's tenure, John Payne and Carlton Lake served as interim directors from 1976 to 1980, it was during this time. In 1980, the Center hired Decherd Turner as director. Turner acquired the Giorgio Uzielli Collection of Aldine editions, the Anne Sexton archive, the Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th-century fiction, the Pforzheimer Collection, the David O. Selznick archive, the Gloria Swanson archive, the Ernest Lehman Collection. Upon Decherd Turner's retirement in 1988, Thomas F. Staley became director of the Center. Staley had acquired the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers, a copy of the Plantin Polyglot Bible, more than 100 literary archives. In September 2013, Stephen Enniss was appointed director of the Ransom Center.
Enniss was the Head Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Under Enniss the Ransom Center has continued to collect several archives, including Kazuo Ishiguro, Arthur Miller and Ian McEwan. Two prominent items in the Ransom Center's collections are a Gutenberg Bible and Nicéphore Niépce's c. 1826 View from the Window at Le Gras, the first successful permanent photograph from nature. Both of these objects are on permanent display in the main lobby. Beyond these, the Center houses artifacts. Particular strengths include modern literature, performing arts, photography. Besides the Gutenberg Bible and the photograph, notable holdings include: Three copies of the 1623 First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays A suppressed 1865 first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, one of only 23 copies known to exist; the first edition of the 1572 Portuguese book Os Lusíadas, by Luis de Camões. The personal libraries of writers such as Ezra Pound, Evelyn Waugh, Alice Corbin Henderson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Coleridge family Extensive manuscript collections of Lewis Carroll, Doris Lessing, Aleister Crowley, James Joyce, T. E. Lawrence, D. H. Lawrence, T.
H. White, Carson McCullers, Norman Mailer, Anne Sexton, Don DeLillo, Graham Greene, Brian Moore, Erle Stanley Gardner, David Foster Wallace, Julian Barnes, Elizabeth Bowen, J. M. Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julia Alvarez, Billy Collins, T. C. Boyle, McSweeney's, Marthe Bibesco and Ian McEwan. Edgar Allan Poe's writing desk A large collection of rare and valuable comic books A writing journal kept by Jack Kerouac in preparation for writing On the Road The Cardigan manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales A rare 1904 first edition of The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley known as the Vellum books but more popularly known as the Holy Book of Thelema. Tarot cards hand-colored by Aleister Crowley The Thomas James Wise collection consists of bibliographies and catalogs created by Wise and miscellaneous manuscripts and correspondence relating to Wise's forgeries and life; the records of the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. publishing company. The papers of Stella Adler, Frith Banbury, Sebastian Barry, Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Richard Buckle, Edward Gordon Craig, T. S. Eliot, Harry Frazee, Spalding Gray, David Hare, Lillian Hellman, Harry Houdini, Anne Jackson, Adrienne Kennedy, David Mamet, Terrence McNally, Arthur Miller, John Osborne, Sam Shepard, Peter O'Toole, J. B.
Priestely, James Purdy, James Roose-Evans, George Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Jule Styne, Laurette Taylor, Eli Wallach, Jerome Weidman, Arnold Wesker, Tennessee Williams, Sandy Wilson, Audrey Wood, many others. The organizational archives of B. J. Simmons & Company, Theatre Guild, the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. An extensive library of early modern plays and theatrical books including three Shakespeare First Folios and one of only three known copies of the 1594 quarto of the True Tragedie of Richard the Third published by an anonymous writer. A historic collection of 19th and 20th century portrait photography of actors and dancers, production photography holdings including Joseph Abeles and Leo Friedman, Fred Fehl, Bob Golby. Design archives of Norman Bel Geddes, Gordon Conway, Eldon Elder, Boris Aronson. David Garrick's diary from his 1751 trip to Paris, which belonged to Harry Houdini. John Wilkes Booth's personal production promptbook for Richard III. Orig
Morris Communications, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is a held media company with diversified holdings that include magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, book publishing and distribution, visitor publications, online services. Today, the Georgia-based enterprise reaches across the nation, has holdings in Europe, employs 6,000 people. Morris is the publisher of The Milepost, a northwestern American travel guide. Morris Communications is separate from Morris Multimedia, founded by Charles H. Morris, a member of the same family that founded Morris Communications. Morris Communications is the parent company to Morris Media Network. Morris Media Network consists of special interest magazines including travel. Underneath the Morris umbrella is CitySpin, event marketing and ticket platform. William S. Morris Jr. began working in the media industry in 1929 when he got a job as a bookkeeper at the Augusta Chronicle. He and his wife founded Southeastern Newspapers, Inc.. They bought the remaining shares of the Chronicle in 1955 and expanded with the purchase of the Augusta Herald.
Their son William S. "Billy" Morris III joined the company in 1956. Additional newspapers in Georgia were added in the coming years. Billy was appointed President of the company in 1966, the name was changed to Morris Communications Corp. in 1970. The company continued to expand, adding interests radio and television as well as newspapers in Alaska and Texas; the company purchased Florida Publishing Co. owners of The Florida Times-Union and The St. Augustine Record, on January 1, 1983; the company expanded into outdoor advertising in 1985 with the purchase of Naegele Outdoor Advertising, which they renamed Fairway Outdoor Advertising. In 1995, they expanded into Kansas by acquiring Stauffer Communications, which had a portfolio of newspapers and TV and radio stations, they added travel guides starting with the acquisition of Best Read Guide Franchise Corp. in 1997, added Guest Informant in 2003 and Where in 2004. Morris Visitor Publications has since grown to become the company's second-largest division.
Another subsidiary, Morris Publications Ltd. UK, was created in 1998, they acquired London This Week, renaming it the London Planner. Morris Publishing Group was formed in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris Communications to handle the newspaper side of the corporation. MPG publishes 12 daily, 11 non-daily, numerous free community newspapers in the United States. MPG sold 14 daily newspapers and 3 non-daily newspapers to GateHouse Media in 2017. In 2004, Morris unsuccessfully brought suit against PGA Tour, alleging that PGA Tour violated section 2 of the Sherman Act, codified at 15 U. S. C. § 2, by monopolizing the markets for the publication of compiled real-time golf scores on the Internet, the sale, or syndication of those scores. In addition, Morris alleged that PGA Tour further violated section 2 of the Sherman Act by refusing to deal with Morris; the district court granted summary judgment in favor of PGA Tour because it found, inter alia, that PGA Tour had a valid business justification for its actions.
With the decline of the newspaper industry, Morris Communications has been cutting employee wages since 2009 to prevent further layoffs. In 2010, Morris Publishing Group filed a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization with $415 million in debt. On May 18, 2015, Morris announced; the deal was finalized and Alpha Media took control of the Morris radio stations on September 1 that year. On October 14, 2015, it was revealed that Morris Communications Company VP of audience sent a company-wide email to maintain specific editorial positions to make a political point; this has put the organization into question relating to its ethics. Further issues arose with Morris Communications' failure to respond for comment. In August 2017, Morris sold their non-daily newspapers to GateHouse Media. Alaska Magazine American Angler Barrel Horse Brochure Management Carolina Parent in Raleigh, NC Charlotte Home + Garden in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Parent in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Wedding in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Magazine in Charlotte, NC EA Bride in Kansas City, KO Equine Journal in Oxford, MA Fly Travel Horsecity.com IN New York, in New York, New York Orlando Home + Garden in Orlando, FL Orlando Magazine in Orlando, FL Orlando Wedding in Orlando, FL Piedmont Parent in Raleigh, NC Saint Louis Bride in Saint Louis, MO Skirt!
In Charleston, SC The Milepost Western Horseman Western LifeStyle Where The company published 12 daily newspapers and 17 non-daily newspapers with a combined circulation in the range of 700,000. Daily newspapers included: the St. Augustine Record in St. Augustine, FL the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, GA the Savannah Morning News in Savannah, GA the Topeka Capital-Journal in Topeka, KS the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, TX the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Lubbock, TX the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, AK the Juneau Empire in Juneau, AK the Athens Banner-Herald in Athens, GA the Columbia County News in Augusta, GA the Wadley Herald in Wadley, GA the Sylvania Telephone in Sylvania, GA North Augusta Today in Augusta, GA Effingham Now in Effingham County, GA Bryan County Now in Bryan County, GA Business in Savannah in Savannah, GA the Hampton County Guardian in Hampton, SC the People-Sentinel in Barnwell, SC the Jasper County Sun in Hardeeville, SC Hardeeville Today in Hardeeville, SC Bluffton Today in Bluffton, SC the Capital City Weekly in Juneau, AK the Homer News in Homer, AK Frenship Today in Lubbock, TX the Pine River Journal in Cass County, MNThese were sold to GateHouse Media in August 2017.
Ralph R. Shaw
Ralph Robert Shaw was a librarian, a publisher, an innovator in library science. In 1999, American Libraries named him one of the "100 Most Important Leaders We Had in the 20th Century". Ralph Shaw founded a publishing company called the Scarecrow Press in 1950 in the basement of his Alexandria, Virginia home, “assisted only by his wife Viola”. Shaw wanted to establish a publishing company that would publish scholarly and academic work, unlikely to capture the attention from most companies that were more concerned with making money than the distribution of scholarly ideas, he started the Scarecrow Press with “author and editor Earl Schenk Miers”. The website for the company describes how the company name came out of this idea that this new company was not concerned with making money. “Shaw knew that costs would have to be kept in control because he envisioned publishing scholarly books that were intellectually important, yet economically marginal. As Shaw described a company that would avoid excessive office costs, excessive editorial costs, general trade advertising, the building up a staff, Miers broke in, saying, "You're talking about a scarecrow: it has no overhead, it pays no rent, it is not responsible for anybody's future clothing and shelter.
It's a scarecrow!"Kenneth F. Kister, in his biography of Eric Moon describes as “dynamic…a polymath who had more irons in the fire than any librarian since Melvil Dewey”, and Moon himself, considered a “radical” in the library world, had once warned a researcher that “interviewing Ralph Shaw in the morning was like having “six martinis for breakfast”. Moon replaced Shaw as chief editor of Scarecrow press as he faced his battle with cancer and treatment and they had conflicts in the interim. Scarecrow was sold to Grolier in 1969; the company still publishes for the academic community. It “was purchased in 1995 by University Press of America and moved from its Metuchen, New Jersey, headquarters to Lanham, where it is now a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group". Ralph Shaw had is first job in a library at the age of 16 when he worked as a page at the Cleveland Public Library, he obtained his BA in 1928 from the Adelbert College Western Reserve University and subsequently a library science bachelor's degree from the library school at Columbia University in 1929.
He went on to obtain his master's degree from the library school at Columbia University in 1931 and his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1950. By the time Shaw had earned his PhD he had served as senior assistant and chief bibliographer of the Engineering Society’s Library, served as the director of the Gary Public Library in Indiana, had been appointed the Director of the U. S. National Agricultural Library in 1940. United States National Agricultural Library - Shaw served as the department librarian for the United States National Agricultural Library from 1940-1954. Shaw's personal project was to mechanize the bibliography and citation process of the Agricultural Library, creating more efficient means of searching and referencing information. Rutgers University - Faculty 1954, Dean 1959-1961 In his role as Rutgers faculty Shaw worked on the second revision of American Bibliography, working with Richard Shoemaker to complete its entries through the year 1846. University of Hawaii – 1964–1969 Shaw was the Dean of Library Activities 1966 to 1969 at the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Ralph Shaw was said to have been "anti-machine". But through the administrative advances and use of technology, Shaw “adapted and invented machines to do library work” because “by completing routine tasks of librarianship more efficiently, machines could enable professional librarians to devote more time to the intellectual aspects of their work”. Shaw's work with machines led him to pioneer discussions of conflicts within Library Science spurred by technology; as a dedicated bibliographer, Shaw noted that bibliography traditionally focused upon the physical aspects of an item or on its method of production. Show noted however that as Library Science progressed bibliography placed increasing emphasis upon the intellectual content of a work, which required different conceptual frames to process and would require different organizational methods. While he was the director at the Gary Public Library in Indiana, Shaw “purchased small house trailers, redesigned their interiors, transported them with a single truck cab to specified stations throughout Gary on a regular schedule”.
This version of the bookmobile saved more money than the “door-to-door deliveries” version, in place previously. While at the library in Gary, Shaw improved the process by which libraries tracked books that were over due, it used to be that many librarians, when books were returned, were having to look through cards, to find the date due and identify late returns. Transaction cards were placed in books and were “numbered in serial order” by date so when books were returned, any missing books prompted a late notice; the Photoclerk was used in the transaction card charging system to make copies of the due date cards. Shaw experimented with the Photo-Clerk at the Department of Agriculture Library; the rapid selector was a device used to search microfilm. Vannevar Bush had developed the “microfilm storage and information retrieval device that he expanded - in theory, anyway - with his plans for the ‘Memex’ machine, a futuristic device that foreshadowed the modern computer and hypertext linking”. “With Dr. Bush’s permission, Ralph used his concepts to develop a more effective and commercially viable machine”, however, “nothing came of the Rapid Selector”.
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Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia to its south and west. The state's largest city is Baltimore, its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, the Chesapeake Bay State, it is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary. Sixteen of Maryland's twenty-three counties border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries, which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Although one of the smallest states in the U. S. it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In a similar vein, Maryland's geography and history combines elements of the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions of the country. One of the original Thirteen Colonies of Great Britain, Maryland was founded by George Calvert, a Catholic convert who sought to provide a religious haven for Catholics persecuted in England.
In 1632, Charles I of England granted Calvert a colonial charter, naming the colony after his wife, Queen Mary. Unlike the Pilgrims and Puritans, who enforced religious conformity in their settlements, Calvert envisioned a colony where people of different religious sects would coexist under the principle of toleration. Accordingly, in 1649 the Maryland General Assembly passed an Act Concerning Religion, which enshrined this principle by penalizing anyone who "reproached" a fellow Marylander based on religious affiliation. Religious strife was common in the early years, Catholics remained a minority, albeit in greater numbers than in any other English colony. Maryland's early settlements and population centers clustered around rivers and other waterways that empty into the Chesapeake Bay, its economy was plantation-based, centered on the cultivation of tobacco. The need for cheap labor led to a rapid expansion of indentured servants, penal labor, African slaves. In 1760, Maryland's current boundaries took form following the settlement of a long-running border dispute with Pennsylvania.
Maryland was an active participant in the events leading up to the American Revolution, by 1776 its delegates signed the Declaration of Independence. Many of its citizens subsequently played key military roles in the war. In 1790, the state ceded land for the establishment of the U. S. capital of Washington, D. C. Although a slave state, Maryland remained in the Union during the U. S. Civil War, its strategic location giving it a significant role in the conflict. After the war, Maryland took part in the Industrial Revolution, driven by its seaports, railroad networks, mass immigration from Europe. Since the Second World War, the state's population has grown to six million residents, it is among the most densely populated states in the nation; as of 2015, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state, owing in large part to its close proximity to Washington, D. C. and a diversified economy spanning manufacturing, higher education, biotechnology. Maryland has been ranked as one of the best governed states in the country.
The state's central role in American history is reflected by its hosting of some of the highest numbers of historic landmarks per capita. Maryland is comparable in overall area with Belgium, it is the 42nd largest and 9th smallest state and is closest in size to the state of Hawaii, the next smaller state. The next larger state, its neighbor West Virginia, is twice the size of Maryland. Maryland possesses a variety of topography within its borders, contributing to its nickname America in Miniature, it ranges from sandy dunes dotted with seagrass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with wildlife and large bald cypress near the Chesapeake Bay, to rolling hills of oak forests in the Piedmont Region, pine groves in the Maryland mountains to the west. Maryland is bounded on its north by Pennsylvania, on its west by West Virginia, on its east by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, on its south, across the Potomac River, by West Virginia and Virginia; the mid-portion of this border is interrupted by District of Columbia, which sits on land, part of Montgomery and Prince George's counties and including the town of Georgetown, Maryland.
This land was ceded to the United States Federal Government in 1790 to form the District of Columbia.. The Chesapeake Bay nearly bisects the state and the counties east of the bay are known collectively as the Eastern Shore. Most of the state's waterways are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with the exceptions of a tiny portion of extreme western Garrett County, the eastern half of Worcester County, a small portion of the state's northeast corner. So prominent is the Chesapeake in Maryland's geography and economic life that there has been periodic agitation to change the state's official nickname to the "Bay State", a nickname, used by Massachusetts for decades; the highest point in Maryland, with an elevation of 3,360 feet, is Hoye Crest on Backbone Mountain, in the southwest corner of Garrett County, near the bo
Pedagogy refers more broadly to the theory and practice of education, how this influences the growth of learners. Pedagogy, taken as an academic discipline, is the study of how knowledge and skills are exchanged in an educational context, it considers the interactions that take place during learning. Pedagogies vary as they reflect the different social, cultural contexts from which they emerge. Pedagogy is the act of teaching. Theories of pedagogy identify the student as an agent, the teacher as a facilitator. Conventional western pedagogies, view the teacher as knowledge holder and student as the recipient of knowledge; the pedagogy adopted by teachers shape their actions and other teaching strategies by taking into consideration theories of learning, understandings of students and their needs, the backgrounds and interests of individual students. Its aims may include furthering liberal education to the narrower specifics of vocational education. Instructive strategies are governed by the pupil's background knowledge and experience and environment, as well as learning goals set by the student and teacher.
One example would be the Socratic method. The teaching of adults, as a specific group, is referred to as andragogy; the word is a derivative of the Greek παιδαγωγία, from παιδαγωγός, itself a synthesis of ἄγω, "I lead", παῖς "child": hence, "to lead a child". It is pronounced variously, as, or. Negative connotations of pedantry have sometimes been intended, or taken, at least from the time of Samuel Pepys in the 1650s; the educational philosophy and pedagogy of Johann Friedrich Herbart highlighted the correlation between personal development and the resulting benefits to society. In other words, Herbart proposed that humans become fulfilled once they establish themselves as productive citizens. Herbartianism refers to the movement underpinned by Herbart's theoretical perspectives. Referring to the teaching process, Herbart suggested five steps as crucial components; these five steps include: preparation, association and application. Herbart suggests that pedagogy relates to having assumptions as an educator and a specific set of abilities with a deliberate end goal in mind.
A hidden curriculum is a side effect of an education, " which are learned but not intended" such as the transmission of norms and beliefs conveyed in the classroom and the social environment. Learning space or learning setting refers to a physical setting for a learning environment, a place in which teaching and learning occur; the term is used as a more definitive alternative to "classroom," but it may refer to an indoor or outdoor location, either actual or virtual. Learning spaces are diverse in use, learning styles, configuration and educational institution, they support a variety of pedagogies, including quiet study, passive or active learning, kinesthetic or physical learning, vocational learning, experiential learning, others. Learning theories are conceptual frameworks describing how knowledge is absorbed and retained during learning. Cognitive and environmental influences, as well as prior experience, all play a part in how understanding, or a world view, is acquired or changed and knowledge and skills retained.
Distance education or long-distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. Traditionally, this involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via post. Today it involves online education. Courses that are conducted are blended or 100 % distance learning. Massive open online courses, offering large-scale interactive participation and open access through the World Wide Web or other network technologies, are recent developments in distance education. A number of other terms are used synonymously with distance education. Critical pedagogy is both a broader social movement. Critical pedagogy acknowledges that educational practices are contested and shaped by history, schools are not politically neutral spaces and teaching is political. Decisions regarding the curriculum, disciplinary practices, student testing, textbook selection, the language used by the teacher, more can empower or disempower students, it recognises that educational practices favour some students over others and some practices harm all students.
It recognises that educational practices favour some voices and perspectives while marginalising or ignoring others. Another aspect examined is the power the teacher holds over the implications of this, its aims include empowering students to become active and engaged citizens, who are able to improve their own lives and their communities. Critical pedagogical practices may include, listening to and including students’ knowledge and perspectives in class, making connections between school and the broader community, posing problems to students that encourage them to question assumed knowledge and understandings; the goal of problem posing to students is to enable them to begin to pose their own problems. Teachers acknowledge their position of authority and exhibit this authority through their actions that support students. Dialogic learning is learning, it is the result of ega
Stackpole Books is a trade publishing company in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by E. J. Stackpole Jr. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1930 and was moved to its current headquarters in 1993. Stackpole publishes nonfiction books in the areas of crafts, outdoors and travel, military history, military reference; the current CEO is M. David Detweiler, the Publisher and Editorial Director is Judith Schnell; the publishing company that became Stackpole Books has its origins with the Harrisburg newspaper Evening Telegraph, founded in the early 19th century. In 1901, controlling interest in the Telegraph Press was acquired by E. J. Stackpole Sr; the business was carried on by Stackpole's son, Edward James Stackpole Jr. a decorated general in World War I who received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts. In 1930, the National Service Publishing Company of Washington, D. C., established in 1921, was acquired by Telegraph. Renamed Military Service Publishing Company, it published textbooks for the military services, including Army Officer’s Guide, still in print in an updated edition by Stackpole Books.
In 1930, E. J. Stackpole Jr. and his brother Albert Stackpole began a trade company called Stackpole Sons, with additional offices in New York City. Stackpole Sons published books starting in 1936 on a variety of subjects, including fiction by Damon Runyon and John Fante and autobiographies by Benny Goodman and Huey Long. Both Military Service Publishing Company and Stackpole Sons were divisions of Telegraph Press. A brief merger of Stackpole Sons with the Heck Company in the 1940s resulted in the short-lived Stackpole & Heck. After the union dissolved, the trade division became the Stackpole Company. During World War II, Military Services Publishing Company produced small, inexpensive paperback reprints of fiction titles for soldiers. About twice the size of Armed Services Editions, these books were still small enough to carry in military uniform cargo pockets; these "Superior Reprints" complemented the ASE titles and leaned toward mystery and detective fiction. Like the ASEs, these books were noncontroversial in content.
In the 1950s, Stackpole developed a strong emphasis on nonfiction books outdoors and history titles. In outdoors, the house published several successful and well-regarded works by wilderness survivalist Bradford Angier, including Feasting Free on Wild Edibles, Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants, Looking for Gold, all of which are still in print today in new editions. E. J. Stackpole Jr. himself was an esteemed author of American Civil War history. In 1959, Stackpole and Military Service merged into Stackpole Books. In recent years, the house has continued publishing in military reference and outdoors. In the latter category, Stackpole has been noted for their books on fly fishing. New lines travel. In 2015, Stackpole Books was bought by Littlefield. Stackpole Magazines were sold to Ampry Publishing in 2016. Military Services Publishing Company produced a series of paperback books called "Superior Reprints" in 1944 and 1945. Twenty-one titles were published in this series, consecutively numbered from M637 to M657.
Each book was priced at 25¢. The complete series of Superior Reprints consists of: Official website
Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group is a United States-based service provider to the book publishing industry based in La Vergne, Tennessee. It is a subsidiary of Ingram Industries; the company's daily activities are handled by Shawn Morin who serves as CEO. John R. Ingram serves as chairman of Ingram Content Group, he serves as the Vice Chairman of Ingram Industries. The Ingram Content Group was formed in 2009 as Ingram Lightning Group merged with Ingram Digital Group. Ingram Content Group's operating units are Ingram International Inc.. Ingram Library Services Inc. Ingram Publisher Services Inc. Ingram Periodicals Inc. Ingram Digital, Lightning Source Inc. Spring Arbor Distributors Inc. and Tennessee Book Company LLC. During 1999 and 2000, Ingram Industries negotiated a sale to Barnes & Noble, withdrawn after pressure from independent bookstores and the American Booksellers Association. In June 2014, the company in conjunction with Hachette Book Group USA, Perseus Books Group, announced a three-way deal whereby Hachette would buy Perseus and sell that company's client services businesses to Ingram.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. On April 4, 2016, John Ingram stepped down as CEO. In December 2018, it was reported Ingram Content extended an offer to purchase book distributor Baker & Taylor's retail wholesale business from their parent company, Follett; as a result, Ingram informed the Federal Trade Commission of the proposed deal, a preliminary investigation was started. The FTC has contacted leading book retailers, Amazon and independent book publishers with help in determining the impact, if any, from the sale; the company has the industry's largest active book inventory with access to 7.5 million titles. The markets they serve include booksellers, librarians and specialty retailers. Ingram employs 3,000 people worldwide. Ingram Content Group is used throughout the United States as a major distributor for independent book stores. Ingram has warehouses in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Indiana, they operate a print on demand business under the Lightning Source brand with facilities in Tennessee, Ohio, United Kingdom and Australia.
The company provides full service distribution including sales and marketing services via its Ingram Publisher Services division. In addition to print distribution, Ingram provides digital content services and distribution through CoreSource, VitalSource, MyiLibrary. In 2015, Ingram purchased Aer.io which allows websites, in USA only, to sell books from the Ingram catalog. In June 2017, Ingram purchased Book Network International Limited, a book distributor based in Plymouth, U. K. from Rowman & Littlefield List of book distributors Official website