||The publisher, Dodd, Mead and Company, was begun in New York City in 1839 as the firm, Taylor and Dodd. In 1876, Bleecker
Van Wagenen became a partner and the name was changed to its final form, Dodd, Mead and Company. The Dodd, Mead and Company
Archive consists of two linear feet of material. The archive is comprised of correspondence, contracts, photographs, wills,
probate documents, biographies, drafts, notes, copyright documents, poems, printed programs, ephemera, and clippings. This
selection of the company files details the business arrangements between the publisher and various Black American authors.
Authors included in this collection are Arna Wendell Bontemps, Benjamin Brawley, Orde Coombs, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Paul
Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Alan Lomax, and Raoul Abdul. The University of Delaware Library holds only a small portion
of the Dodd Mead Archives. The University of Delaware Library does not have any information regarding disposition of the remainder
of the archive.