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Clifton Hillegass Papers

Collection Summary

Origin of Collection: Linda Hillegass donated Scrapbooks containing publisher Clifton K. Hillegass’s papers in 2004.

Collection Name: The Clifton K. Hillegass Papers.

Extent of Collection: 13 linear inches.

Storage: Maintained as received in 5 binders, with plastic sleeves protecting documents. Binders kept in acid free box. Temperature and humidity are monitored and controlled.

Abstract: Personal and business documents, press releases and newspaper clippings trace the career of publisher, businessman and philanthropist Clifton Hillegass (1918-2001), perhaps best known as the publisher of “Cliffs Notes.”

Dates: Inclusive dates for the collection are 1918-2001.

Repository: The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1899. Phone: (402) 441-8516.

Rights: Physical ownership of these papers has been transferred to Lincoln City Libraries. Copyrights to published materials and correspondence in this collection reside with original copyholders.

Restrictions: Researchers may view the materials and take notes in pencil. Some items may be photocopied. Fragile materials may not be copied. Lincoln City Libraries retains any rights it may have in previously unpublished materials. Researchers are expected to follow all copyright laws.


dsc: 7-9-2006

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The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1899

Phone: 402-441-8516


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