Archives: Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers Records, 1926-1963, Syracuse University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center,

1980 - Harper & Row merges its Lippincott & Crowell adult trade operations into its Harper & Row adult trade publishing division, with most such books being published under the Harper & Row imprint, on Mar. 26, 1980

1979 - Harper & Row combines the adult trade departments of Lippincott and Crowell into a single unit as Lippincott & Crowell on Feb. 13, 1979

1977 - Harper & Row acquires Thomas Y. Crowell Co., along with the former Intext companies John Day and Abelard-Schuman as well as some Funk & Wagnalls dictionaries and other reference works (Harper is allowed to use the name "Funk & Wagnalls" on titles currently in print with the consent of Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., but has no rights to the name), on Apr. 25, 1977

1974 - Thomas Y. Crowell Co. purchases assets of the New York division of Intext Publishers Group, specifically inventory and author contracts of the John Day Co., Abelard-Schuman Ltd., Criterion Books, Intext Educational Publishers, and Chandler Publishing Co.; of these, the first three are integrated into the Crowell trade department and the latter two become part of the T.Y. Crowell College Division, both divisions of Dun-Donnelley Publishing Co.

1972 - Corinthian Broadcasting Corp. transfers Funk & Wagnalls trade books to Dun-Donnelley Publications Corp. in January 1972, meaning both Funk & Wagnalls and Thomas Y. Crowell Co. are part of Dun-Donnelley Publications now

1971 - Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., creates a new book division called Dun-Donnelley Publications Corp., which includes Thomas Y. Crowell Co.

1971 - Standard Reference Library, Inc. acquires Funk & Wagnalls from Reader's Digest Association, changes its name to Funk & Wagnalls, and appoints T.Y. Crowell Co. exclusive agent for trade sales of Funk & Wagnalls Books in January 1971

1968 - Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. acquires Thomas Y. Crowell Company, as a wholly-owned subsidiary on Nov. 15, 1968

1937 - Thomas Y. Crowell's grandson, Robert L. Crowell, succeeds his father as president of the Thomas Y. Crowell Company

1915 - Thomas Y. Crowell dies, after which his son T. Irving Crowell takes over as the company's president

1900 - Thomas Y. Crowell merges his Boston-based bindery operations with his New York-based publishing operations at a new location in New York

1875 - Thomas Y. Crowell purchases the stereotypes of Warren & Wyman and continues their publishing business in New York as Thomas Y. Crowell Company in December 1875

1870 - Thomas Y. Crowell purchases Bradley's bindery from Bradley's widow and runs it as his own bindery firm (Obituary, PW, Aug. 7, 1915, at 385)

1862 - Thomas Y. Crowell assumes charge of Benjamin Bradley's bindery business (Obituary, PW, Aug. 7, 1915, at 385)

1834 - Benjamin Bradley begins a bookbindery business

Notice, PW, Dec. 18, 1875, at 942 (announcing that Thomas Y. Crowell, of Boston, has purchased the stereotypes of Warren & Wyman and will continue the firm's publishing operations in New York, with William W. Wyman in charge of the business).

Business Changes, PW, Dec. 25, 1875, at 951 (notice reiterating Crowell's purchase of Warren & Wyman's assets).

Notice of Removal, PW, Jan. 27, 1900, at 265 (announcing Thomas Y. Crowell Company's consolidation of its bindery and publishing operations at a new location in New York).

Thomas Young Crowell, PW, Aug. 7, 1915, at 385 (obituary notice).

R. L. Crowell President of T. Y. Crowell Co., PW, July 24, 1937, at 251.

Dun & Bradstreet Buys T. Y. Crowell Co., PW, July 2, 1968, at 28.

Dun & Bradstreet Acquisition of Crowell Complete, PW, Nov. 25, 1968, at 21.

Dun & Bradstreet to Merge with Corinthian, PW, Dec. 15, 1969, at 21.

T. Y. Crowell Distributing Funk & Wagnalls Books, PW, Feb. 22, 1971, at 120-121.

Dun & Bradstreet, July 12, 1971, at 58 (announcing the creation of Dun-Donnelley Publications Corp., Dun & Bradstreet's book division).

House-Warming at Dun-Donnelley, PW, Oct. 23, 1972, at 30 (mentioning, in passing, that Funk & Wagnalls trade books were transferred to Dun-Donnelley from Corinthian Broadcasting in January 1972).

T. Y. Crowell Buys Part of Intext Publishing Group, PW, Oct. 21, 1974, at 14.

Harper & Row Is Planning to Acquire T. Y. Crowell, PW, Mar. 14, 1977, at 40.

Harper Completes Purchase of Thomas Y. Crowell, PW, May 9, 1977, at 22.

Lippincott and Crowell Combine as New Trade House, PW, Feb. 19, 1979, at 24 & 26.

H&R Consolidates Trade Unit With Lippincott & Crowell, PW, Apr. 11, 1980, at 10 & 18.