Collection consists of an archive set up by the UCLA Library of all the books published by the Avon Book Division of the Hearst
Corporation, beginning with March 1960.
The Avon Books Collection (Coll. 427) was begun by Special Collections in earnest in 1960, after the Hearst Corporation took
over the Avon imprint. Collecting continued at least through 1969, with help, at least in part, from the publishers themselves.
The collection also includes a number of Avon Books acquired from other sources prior to 1960, some as early as the 1930s.
The alpha-numeric list below represents Avon's attempts to make discrete "series" through means of an alpha-numeric code,
even though the nature of the coding is not always clear (in the early days, it was thought that the "G" stood for "giant";
indeed, the books with this alpha-prefix are indeed somewhat more serious than the general Avon content). All of the books
have now been individually cataloged on Voyager, on Bib ID 4232705.
52 boxes (26.0 linear ft.)
1 oversize box.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.