Orphan Row: Now It’s Your Turn

Here’s the list, alphabetized by author, of HathiTrust’s “orphan work candidates.”  It’s current as of yesterday. We’ve removed works by institutional authors, there were just a few, and shortened some book titles to fit this on a table.  We’ve also noted three of the books that HathiTrust has recently (we think) pulled from the candidates’ list.

One of the books now off Orphan Row is “The Communist World and Ours,” by Walter Lippmann. Lippmann is probably the most famous American author with a work on the initial list, and we hadn’t tried (beyond rudimentary measures) to chase his estate down.  It appears someone noticed the name and did some research.

So have at it, Guild members and others.  See which authors and estates you can find.  Report results in comments, if you like, but be careful not to reveal private information.

The last column reports the scheduled date that the author’s literary property would be released, without permission, for downloading by hundreds of thousands of students in several states.

 

Ray Hamilton Abrams Preachers Present Arms (1933) Nov. 8
Franz Alexander Psychoanalytic Therapy (1946) Nov. 8
James MacGregor Apple Plant Layout and Materials Handling (1963) Nov. 8
Francesco conte Arese A Trip to the Prairies and in the Interior of North America (1934) Nov. 8
James Mark Baldwin Between Two Wars, 1861-1921, (1926) Oct. 13
Albert Bandura Adolescent Aggression (1959) Nov. 8
Dominick A. Barbara Stuttering (1954) Nov. 8
César Barja Literatura española (1933) Nov. 8

Richard Hindry Barker Marcel Proust, a Biography (1958) Nov. 8
Allan Louis Benson The Story of Geology (1931) Oct. 13
Cyril Bibby How Life is Handed On (1947) Nov. 8
Verla Leone Birrell The Book of Mormon Guide Book (1948) Nov. 30
Glenn A. Bishop Chicago’s Accomplishments and Leaders (1932) Nov. 8
Joseph Blakey Engineering Mathematics (1960) Nov. 8
Fon W. Boardman Roads (1958) Nov. 8
Theodore Bolton Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons (1923) Nov. 8
William Edgar Borah American Problems (1924) Nov. 8
James Lane Boswell The Economics of Simon Nelson Patten (1933) Nov. 8
Herbert Lloyd Bowman The Relation of Reported Preference to Performance… (1929) Nov. 8
Erick D Brand Band Instrument Repairing Manual (1946) Nov. 30
Francis Burke Brandt Advanced Thinking in American Education (1935) Nov. 8
Axel Brett A Critical Approach to an Esthetic Theory (1926) Nov. 8
Robert Browning Letters of Robert Browning (1933) Nov. 8
William Frank Bryan Sources and Analogues of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1958) Nov. 8
Winfred Octavus Bryson Negro Life Insurance Companies (1948) Nov. 8
Dana Burnet Four Walls (1928) Nov. 8
James Branch Cabell The High Place (1923) Pulled
Genevieve A. B. Callahan The California Cook Book (1946) Nov. 30
Roderick William Cameron Shadows from India (1958) Nov. 8
Anne Campbell Back Home (1926) Oct. 13
Seraphim George Canoutas Christopher Columbus, A Greek Nobleman (1943) Nov. 8
Waddill Catchings Money, Men, and Machines (1958) Nov. 8
Raymond Lippincott Chambers Changes in Achievement (1931) Nov. 8
Siegfriend von Ciriacy-Wantrup International Cooperation on Conservation Policy (1945) Nov. 8
Ronald Clarkson Tablet Coating (1951) Nov. 8
Charles Monroe Coffin John Donne and the New Philosophy (1958) Nov. 30
William Henry Coleman A Critique of Spelling Vocabulary Investigation (1931) Nov. 8
Ira Judson Condit The Fig (1947) Nov. 8
Nelson Coon Using Wayside Plants (1958) Nov. 8
Frederick C. Copleston A History of Philosophy (1950) Nov. 8
James Gould Cozzens Confusion (1924) Oct. 13
John Frank Dame Naturalism in Education (1938) Nov. 8
Eugene De Lopatecki Typographer’s Desk Manual (1949) Nov. 8
Milo Grange Denlinger Grooming and Showing Instructions (1947) Nov. 30
Harold Corbin Downes Indicator Studies of Acids and Bases (1932) Nov. 8
Simon Dubnow An Outline of Jewish History (1925) Nov. 8
Maurice Dumesnil How to Play and Teach Debussy (1932) Nov. 8
John Riley Dungee Random Rhymes (1929) Oct. 13
John Durant Pictorial History of American Ships (1953) Oct. 13
Cynthia Eaton John Taylor Arms, Aquatinter (1923) Oct. 13
Donald Drew Egbert The Tickhill Psalter (1932) Nov. 8
Ridsdale Ellis Patent Claims (1949) Nov. 30
Il’i.a. Erenburg The Stormy Life of Lasik Roitschwantz (1960) Oct. 13
Eleanor Farjeon Portrait of a Family (1936) Nov. 8
Carroll Lane Fenton Prehistoric world (1954) Nov. 8
William Benjamin Fite Lectures at the Galois Institute of Mathematics (1930) Nov. 8
James Augustine Fitzgerald Methods and Curricula in Elementary Education (1955) Nov. 8
Denna Frank Fleming The United States and the League of Nations (1932) Nov. 8
Milford Flood Artic Journal, and Other Works (1950) Oct. 13
Richard Fondiller Elston (1924) Nov. 8
Richard Allen Foster The School in American Literature (1930) Nov. 8
W. Nelson Francis The Structure of American English (1958) Nov. 30
Philipp Frank Die Differential (1943) Nov. 8
Stanislao Gallo The Modern Band (1935) Nov. 8
Richard Gerstell How to Survive an Atomic Bomb (1950) Nov. 8
Charles Nelson Glaab The American City (1963) Nov. 8
James Glasgow Muskegon, Michigan (1939) Nov. 8
Eugene Lodewick Grant Principles of Engineering Economy (1950) Nov. 8
Franz Grillparzer King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall (1938) Nov. 8
John Alexander Hammerton Wonders of the Past (1952) Oct. 13
William Morehouse Harlow Fruit Key to Northeastern Trees (1947) Nov. 8
Francis Stuart Harmon The Command is Forward (1944) Nov. 8
Hornell Norris Hart Personality and the Family (1941) Nov. 8
Charles E. Hendrix The Cave Book (1950) Nov. 8
Paul Honoré Color Light and Vision (1938) Nov. 8
Sidney Hook American Philosophers at Work (1956) Oct. 13
John S. Hooper Poetry in the New Curriculum (1932) Oct. 13
Charles F. Horne Source Records of the Great War (1923) Oct. 13
John Tasker Howard Stephen Foster, America’s Troubadour (1939) Nov. 30
Omar Khayyam The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1942) Nov. 30
J. Kirschbaum Flikh_linge un heldn (1940) Nov. 8
Joseph Kittredge The Interrelations of Habitat… (1938) Nov. 8
Elizabeth P. Lam The Place of Marx in Christian Thought (1939) Nov. 8
George Mamishisho Lamsa New Testament Commentary… (1945) Nov. 8
Mildred M. Landis Meaningful Art Education (1951) Nov. 8
Harry Langman Play Mathematics (1962) Oct. 13
Ruth Webb Lee Antique Fakes and Reproductions (1938) Nov. 8
Robert Stell Lemmon The Best Loved Trees of America (1952) Nov. 30
Gaston Leroux The Octopus of Paris (1927) Pulled
Jacob Lestschinsky Dos so.e.ishe Idn.um (1941) Nov. 8
Lloyd Lewis Myths After Lincoln (1941) Nov. 8
James J. Lingane Innovations in Electroanalytical Chemistry (1953) Nov. 8
Walter Lippmann The Communist World and Ours (1959) Pulled
Max Loehr Buddhist Thought and Imagery (1961) Nov. 8
Robert Lohan Speaking and Speeches (1947) Nov. 8
Sándor Lorand Technique of Psychoanalytic Therapy (1946) Nov. 8
Irving Lorge Psychology of Adults (1963) Nov. 8
Andrew Nelson Lytle Bedford Forrest and his Critter Company (1931) Nov. 8
Douglas Malloch The Heart Content, “Lyrics of Life” (1927) Nov. 30
Gladys Malvern Good Troupers all: The Story of Joseph Jefferson (1945) Oct. 13
Thomas Clifford Mann Over their Dead Bodies (1962) Oct. 13
Jacques Maritain Liturgy and Contemplation (1960) Nov. 8
Agnes Lewis Marsh The Dance in Education (1924) Nov. 8
Charles David Mattern Personal Freedom Within the Third Antinomy (1941) Nov. 8
Claude Searcy McIver William Somerset Maugham (1936) Nov. 8
Vernon McKenzie Behind the Headlines (1931) Oct. 13
Marie A Mehl Teaching in Elementary School (1950) Oct. 13
Ivan Mikha_lov Stalin and the Macedonian Question (1948) Nov. 8
André Missenard In Search of Our Man (1957) Nov. 8
Russell Franklin Moore Readings in Oriental Philosophies (1951) Nov. 8
William Henry Morton Everyday Problems of the Elementary School Teacher (1930) Nov. 8
Archibald Jamieson Nichol Partial Monopoly and Price Leadership (1930) Nov. 8
Kathryn Alling Ordman What People Say (1955) Nov. 30
Victor Wilfred Pagé Modern Aviation Engines (1929) Nov. 8
Nettie Wolcott Park Mehitabel (1946) Nov. 30
John Park Afwillite (1925) Nov. 8
Richard Pattee The Case of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac (1953) Nov. 8
Edmund Lester Pearson More Studies in Murder (1936) Nov. 8
L. A. Pennington An Introduction to Clinical Psychology (1954) Nov. 8
Alvah Peterson Larvae of Insects (1948) Nov. 30
José Pijoán An Outline History of Art (1938) Oct. 13
Fletcher Pratt Stanton, Lincoln’s Secretary of War (1953) Nov. 8
John Clagett Proctor Washington, Past and Present (1930) Nov. 8
John Quinn John Quinn, 1870-1925 (1926) Nov. 8
Francis X. Quinn The Ethical Aftermath of Automation (1962) Nov. 8
Frank Prentice Rand Doctor Ben of Butter Hill (1923) Oct. 13
Cecil B. Read Articles on the History of Mathematics (1952) Nov. 8
Constance Rinehart Autographed Copy (1951) Nov. 8
E. R. Root Lecture on Bees (1925) Oct. 13
Arthur J. Roth The Shame of Our Wounds (1961) Nov. 8
Charles Ferdinand Rudmann The Oxidation of Methane (1929) Nov. 8
J. R. Salamanca The Lost Country (1958) Nov. 8
William Sansom South, Aspects and Images from Corsica, Italy… (1950) Nov. 8
John Henry Schaffner Field Manual of the Flora of Ohio and Adjacent Territory (1928) Nov. 30
Elizabeth Hough Sechrist Heigh-ho for Halloween! (1948) Nov. 8
Wilbur Spencer Sheriff Religion and Ethics (1933) Nov. 8
Hardy Lomax Shirley The Influence of Light Intensity and Light Quality… (1929) Nov. 8
Osvald Sirén Chinese Paintings (1956) Nov. 8
Eugene Hulse Sloane Robert Gould (1940) Nov. 8
Henry Justin Smith It’s the Way It’s Written (1923) Nov. 8
Phebe Estelle Spalding Through Nature to Eternity, A Shakespearean Meditation (1933) Oct. 13
Tirupasoor Venkata Subba Rao Studies in Indian Music (1962) Nov. 30
Elmer George Suhr Venus de Milo, the Spinner (1958) Oct. 13
Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum Ben Jonson (1938) Nov. 30
Burton Wakeman Taylor Status Mobility (1936) Nov. 8
Paul W. Thompson Modern Battle (1941) Nov. 30
Ye_iel Yeshaia Trunk Zikhroynes un bilder (1944) Nov. 8
Roger Rilus Walterhouse Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller, and the Western… (1939) Nov. 8
Harvey Weiss Pencil, Pen and Brush (1961) Nov. 30
Harry B. Weiss American Letter-Writers, 1698-1943, (1945) Nov. 8
Elva Williams Night in A Rented Room (1939) Oct. 13
Helen Van Pelt Wilson Perennials for Every Garden (1953) Oct. 13
Hugh Bernard Wood Foundations of Curriculum Planning and Development (1960) Nov. 8
Robert M. Zingg A Reconstruction of Uto-Aztekan History (1937) Nov. 8
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  • http://elizabethfoxwell.blogspot.com Elizabeth Foxwell

    Eveline Garnier, niece of Jacques Maritain, is listed on several of the copyright renewals of Maritain’s works.

  • http://elizabethfoxwell.blogspot.com Elizabeth Foxwell

    Eveline Garnier, niece of Jacques Maritain, is listed on several of the copyright renewals of Maritain’s works.

  • Nsellars

    The incredible sloppiness of the Haithi Trust in tracking copyright holders is depressing, especially from an ostensibly academic organization.

  • Nsellars

    The incredible sloppiness of the Haithi Trust in tracking copyright holders is depressing, especially from an ostensibly academic organization.

  • Bookman Old Style

    Sorry, mis-typed her last name below- both the “orphan” author and the emerita professor are “Rinehart.”

  • Bookman Old Style

    Sorry, mis-typed her last name below- both the “orphan” author and the emerita professor are “Rinehart.”

  • Bookman Old Style

    ****ANOTHER IRONY ALERT**********
    I swear I’m not making these up.

    NOT sure, but it seems likely, given the dates and library holdings, that…

    re: Constance Rinehart
    “Autographed Copy” (1951)
    is the same as Constance O. Reinhardt, Professor Emerita of Information and Library Studies at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, where she taught BIBLIOGRAPHIC CONTROL AND CATALOGING. Did not find her in Social Security Death Index, so this pleasant-looking lady may still be living.

    http://um2017.org/faculty-history/faculty/constance-o-rinehart
    http://um2017.org/faculty-history/faculty/constance-o-rinehart/memoir

     ”Professor Rinehart’s area of expertise in the Department of Information and
    Library Studies was bibliographic control. Prior to joining The University of
    Michigan faculty, she was an assistant cataloger at Goucher College in
    Baltimore, Maryland. She taught cataloging and classification at The University
    of Michigan for fourteen years before assuming administrative responsibilities
    as assistant dean.”

  • Bookman Old Style

    ****ANOTHER IRONY ALERT**********
    I swear I’m not making these up.

    NOT sure, but it seems likely, given the dates and library holdings, that…

    re: Constance Rinehart
    “Autographed Copy” (1951)
    is the same as Constance O. Reinhardt, Professor Emerita of Information and Library Studies at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, where she taught BIBLIOGRAPHIC CONTROL AND CATALOGING. Did not find her in Social Security Death Index, so this pleasant-looking lady may still be living.

    http://um2017.org/faculty-history/faculty/constance-o-rinehart
    http://um2017.org/faculty-history/faculty/constance-o-rinehart/memoir

     ”Professor Rinehart’s area of expertise in the Department of Information and
    Library Studies was bibliographic control. Prior to joining The University of
    Michigan faculty, she was an assistant cataloger at Goucher College in
    Baltimore, Maryland. She taught cataloging and classification at The University
    of Michigan for fourteen years before assuming administrative responsibilities
    as assistant dean.”

  • Bookman Old Style

    ****IRONY ALERT**********
    re: Edmund Lester Pearson
    “More Studies in Murder (1936)”

    Pearson was a prolific author and professional librarian! Look at his Wikipedia entry, and marvel at his one-time occupation, and his responsibility for a famous library hoax involving “stealing books!”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Pearson
    “In 1906 he moved to the Library of Congress as an assistant in the
    Copyright Division….In a column from 1907, Pearson printed a paragraph supposedly from an old
    librarian’s almanac. Response from colleagues and friends lead him to expand it
    to a 34 page pamphlet that was published in 1909 as The Old Librarian’s
    Almanack….
    Even today, a humorous faux-medieval Curse Against Book Stealers from the
    pamphlet continues to be portrayed as real.

  • Bookman Old Style

    ****IRONY ALERT**********
    re: Edmund Lester Pearson
    “More Studies in Murder (1936)”

    Pearson was a prolific author and professional librarian! Look at his Wikipedia entry, and marvel at his one-time occupation, and his responsibility for a famous library hoax involving “stealing books!”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Pearson
    “In 1906 he moved to the Library of Congress as an assistant in the
    Copyright Division….In a column from 1907, Pearson printed a paragraph supposedly from an old
    librarian’s almanac. Response from colleagues and friends lead him to expand it
    to a 34 page pamphlet that was published in 1909 as The Old Librarian’s
    Almanack….
    Even today, a humorous faux-medieval Curse Against Book Stealers from the
    pamphlet continues to be portrayed as real.

  • Bookman Old Style

    re: Robert M. Zingg “A Reconstruction of Uto-Aztekan History”

    Important anthropologist/ethnographer. At least two books still in print, from University of Texas (2001), and University of Arizona (2004) presses.
    http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/zinbeh.html
    https://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid1573.htm
    Two of the three editors of the Univ. of Texas title are on faculty at UT El Paso.
    Howard Campbell, PhD http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/hcampbel
    David Carmichael, PhD http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/carm

  • Bookman Old Style

    re: Robert M. Zingg “A Reconstruction of Uto-Aztekan History”

    Important anthropologist/ethnographer. At least two books still in print, from University of Texas (2001), and University of Arizona (2004) presses.
    http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/zinbeh.html
    https://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid1573.htm
    Two of the three editors of the Univ. of Texas title are on faculty at UT El Paso.
    Howard Campbell, PhD http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/hcampbel
    David Carmichael, PhD http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/carm

  • Bookman Old Style

    re: James J. Lingane ”
    Innovations in Electroanalytical Chemistry” (1953)

    Appears to have been a member of Harvard Chemistry Dept. (simple Google Search)

    B. 13 Sept 1909, d. 17 Mar 1994.  Last address: Lexington, Middlesex, MA (Social Security Death Index)

    No obit. found in quick searches for James, but this appears to be obit of his widow, listing four surviving children:
    Beatrice M. (Kinderwater) Lingane
    Of Lexington, April 5, 2004. Wife of the late James J. Lingane. Mother of Mary
    Bea Lingane of Woburn, Catherine B. Szymanski of Topsfield, Peter James Lingane
    of Lafayette, CA and Paul J. Lingane of Redwood City, CA.
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=beatrice-m-lingane-kinderwater&pid=2119164&fhid=4277

  • Bookman Old Style

    re: James J. Lingane ”
    Innovations in Electroanalytical Chemistry” (1953)

    Appears to have been a member of Harvard Chemistry Dept. (simple Google Search)

    B. 13 Sept 1909, d. 17 Mar 1994.  Last address: Lexington, Middlesex, MA (Social Security Death Index)

    No obit. found in quick searches for James, but this appears to be obit of his widow, listing four surviving children:
    Beatrice M. (Kinderwater) Lingane
    Of Lexington, April 5, 2004. Wife of the late James J. Lingane. Mother of Mary
    Bea Lingane of Woburn, Catherine B. Szymanski of Topsfield, Peter James Lingane
    of Lafayette, CA and Paul J. Lingane of Redwood City, CA.
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=beatrice-m-lingane-kinderwater&pid=2119164&fhid=4277

  • http://www.hidden-knowledge.com magscanner

    This crowdsourcing is wonderful. Gods know SFWA has had problems finding rights owners; Bud Webster is constantly asking after heirs and agents for authors who are not well known, but of interest to anthologists. Is there some way we can keep this going? Maybe the solution is to set up a finder’s payment when someone unknown and unfound is identified? I’d be happy to do a little research if I could get, say, fifty bucks a pop.

  • http://www.hidden-knowledge.com magscanner

    This crowdsourcing is wonderful. Gods know SFWA has had problems finding rights owners; Bud Webster is constantly asking after heirs and agents for authors who are not well known, but of interest to anthologists. Is there some way we can keep this going? Maybe the solution is to set up a finder’s payment when someone unknown and unfound is identified? I’d be happy to do a little research if I could get, say, fifty bucks a pop.

  • Frances Grimble

    This is great, but when the Hathi Trust starts posting works in the tens of thousands, and releases lists for years to come, it is hardly reasonable to expect “crowd sourcing” to continue finding copyright holders to any large extent.

    For a long discussion of problems with the Hathi project, including some comments on found rights holders or at least people who can contact them, see:

    http://laboratorium.net/archive/2011/09/15/hathitrust_single-handedly_sinks_orphan_works_refo#comments

  • Frances Grimble

    This is great, but when the Hathi Trust starts posting works in the tens of thousands, and releases lists for years to come, it is hardly reasonable to expect “crowd sourcing” to continue finding copyright holders to any large extent.

    For a long discussion of problems with the Hathi project, including some comments on found rights holders or at least people who can contact them, see:

    http://laboratorium.net/archive/2011/09/15/hathitrust_single-handedly_sinks_orphan_works_refo#comments

  • author of a beekeeping memoir

    E. R. Root
    Lecture on Bees (1925)  
    Root is one of the preeminent names in beekeeping.  Likely heirs may be found by contacting Bee Culture magazine and/or A. I Root Company, Medina, Ohio. 

  • author of a beekeeping memoir

    E. R. Root
    Lecture on Bees (1925)  
    Root is one of the preeminent names in beekeeping.  Likely heirs may be found by contacting Bee Culture magazine and/or A. I Root Company, Medina, Ohio. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/christian.gehman Christian Gehman

    John Quinn was a friend and supporter of Ezra Pound and other writers; I’d certainly like to read his auto-memoir …. possibly someone at New Directions might know who might own the copyright?  He was a very careful and prosperous business man, so it’s likely he left a well-thought-out testament. 

  • Anonymous

    John Quinn was a friend and supporter of Ezra Pound and other writers; I’d certainly like to read his auto-memoir …. possibly someone at New Directions might know who might own the copyright?  He was a very careful and prosperous business man, so it’s likely he left a well-thought-out testament. 

  • Anonymous

    According to a bibliography found at the link below, Helen Van Pelt Wilson died in 2003 in Westport, CT. The entry references an obit in the Westport News, but I couldn’t track that down online.

    http://landmarkscommission.org/surveys&rlawrencegarden.htm

  • Anonymous

    According to a bibliography found at the link below, Helen Van Pelt Wilson died in 2003 in Westport, CT. The entry references an obit in the Westport News, but I couldn’t track that down online.

    http://landmarkscommission.org/surveys&rlawrencegarden.htm

  • Susan Brownmiller

    sorry– I mistakenly added my new comment re Robert Browning Letters and Ilya Erenberg’s 1960 translation as a reply to Michael Capobianco.  I should have entered it here.  Please look for it below. 

  • Susan Brownmiller

    sorry– I mistakenly added my new comment re Robert Browning Letters and Ilya Erenberg’s 1960 translation as a reply to Michael Capobianco.  I should have entered it here.  Please look for it below. 

  • Nan Goldberg

    Walter Lippman is listed here?  It’s not possible that nobody knows who his inheritors are.  I mean, two minutes of research . . .    Also, two books by him are listed as being newly published this summer.  The publisher is CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon.  What is up with all of this?

  • Nan Goldberg

    Walter Lippman is listed here?  It’s not possible that nobody knows who his inheritors are.  I mean, two minutes of research . . .    Also, two books by him are listed as being newly published this summer.  The publisher is CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon.  What is up with all of this?

  • E. Scribo

    James Branch Cabell’s The High Place was first published in 1923; although Cabell may have made minor alterations for the Storisende edition, the text taken from the 1923 US publication is public domain.  Dover Books published a facsimile edition in 1978.

  • E. Scribo

    James Branch Cabell’s The High Place was first published in 1923; although Cabell may have made minor alterations for the Storisende edition, the text taken from the 1923 US publication is public domain.  Dover Books published a facsimile edition in 1978.

  • http://blog.authorsrights.org.uk/ Gillian Spraggs

    A History of Philosophy (multiple volumes) by Frederick C. Copleston is available new from amazon.com.

    Portrait of a Family by Eleanor Farjeon has been pulled from the list.

  • http://blog.authorsrights.org.uk/ Gillian Spraggs

    A History of Philosophy (multiple volumes) by Frederick C. Copleston is available new from amazon.com.

    Portrait of a Family by Eleanor Farjeon has been pulled from the list.

  • http://profiles.google.com/christian.gehman Christian Gehman

    Really, don’t we think it would be better if the Hathi Trust could be “persuaded” to pay a reasonable fee (so much on adding a book, so much per download, all copies to be self-evaporating) …. to begin a renewed focus on the public lending right?   Getting libraries to chip in even a small amount per digital read would be a huge plus for authors …. c.g.

  • Anonymous

    Really, don’t we think it would be better if the Hathi Trust could be “persuaded” to pay a reasonable fee (so much on adding a book, so much per download, all copies to be self-evaporating) …. to begin a renewed focus on the public lending right?   Getting libraries to chip in even a small amount per digital read would be a huge plus for authors …. c.g.

  • Anonymous

    R.e: E.R. Root ck w/ relatives @ http://www.buyrootcandles.com/

  • Anonymous

    R.e: E.R. Root ck w/ relatives @ http://www.buyrootcandles.com/

  • Txfen

    I was surprised to see Pulitzer winner James Gould Cozzens (1903-1978) on the list.  He served on the Harvard Board of Overseerers Visiting Committee from 1960-1966, so perhaps that would be a source for information.

  • Txfen

    I was surprised to see Pulitzer winner James Gould Cozzens (1903-1978) on the list.  He served on the Harvard Board of Overseerers Visiting Committee from 1960-1966, so perhaps that would be a source for information.

  • bgalbrecht

    Oops, my original search at the Stanford renewal DB for Cabell’s The High Place didn’t find it, but I found it with different search.  Still didn’t find the other two.

  • bgalbrecht

    Oops, my original search at the Stanford renewal DB for Cabell’s The High Place didn’t find it, but I found it with different search.  Still didn’t find the other two.

  • bgalbrecht

    I suspect some of these “orphaned works” are in fact books which have lapsed copyrights because the book was published before 1963 and the copyright was not renewed after 28 years.  For example, the Stanford copyright renewal database does not find renewals for  Elva Williams’ Night in a Rented Room, James Mark Baldwin’s Between  Two Wars and James Branch Cabell’s The High Place.  While this is not proof that they have lapsed copyright, it’s usually a good start when checking copyright status of older works.

  • bgalbrecht

    I suspect some of these “orphaned works” are in fact books which have lapsed copyrights because the book was published before 1963 and the copyright was not renewed after 28 years.  For example, the Stanford copyright renewal database does not find renewals for  Elva Williams’ Night in a Rented Room, James Mark Baldwin’s Between  Two Wars and James Branch Cabell’s The High Place.  While this is not proof that they have lapsed copyright, it’s usually a good start when checking copyright status of older works.

  • Tobey Hiller

    Albert Bandura is (was?don’t know if he’s deceased) a well-known psychologist who taught at Stanford, and at least till a few years ago, was still quite active in teaching and training and research.

  • Tobey Hiller

    Albert Bandura is (was?don’t know if he’s deceased) a well-known psychologist who taught at Stanford, and at least till a few years ago, was still quite active in teaching and training and research.

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Philosopher Sidney Hook (d. 1989)  spent his later years working for the Hoover Institution. They might well know about his estate. He had long since retired from NYU, where for some years he chaired the philosophy department. Even though he ceased to teach there in 1972,  they, too, might know.

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Philosopher Sidney Hook (d. 1989)  spent his later years working for the Hoover Institution. They might well know about his estate. He had long since retired from NYU, where for some years he chaired the philosophy department. Even though he ceased to teach there in 1972,  they, too, might know.

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Franz Alexander (d. 1964, in Palm Springs) studied with Freud. He was one of the founders of psychosomatic theory, one of the founders of an organization now called the International Society for the Systems Sciences and also taught at the University of Chicago. Either the organization or the university might know the status of his estate. He had two daughters, Sylvia and Francesca.

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Franz Alexander (d. 1964, in Palm Springs) studied with Freud. He was one of the founders of psychosomatic theory, one of the founders of an organization now called the International Society for the Systems Sciences and also taught at the University of Chicago. Either the organization or the university might know the status of his estate. He had two daughters, Sylvia and Francesca.

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Cyril Bibby’s papers are at Cambridge University Library

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=012-bibb&cid=0&kw=cyril%20bibby#0

    and the record indicates an heir who made a donation to the collection as late as 1996 by a son; it also includes his wills, described thusly:

    Copies of wills of Frances and Cyril Bibby, with notes and correspondence on bequest to (1) CUL (2) National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (3) Kingston Upon Hull Corporation (residual bequest).

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Cyril Bibby’s papers are at Cambridge University Library

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=012-bibb&cid=0&kw=cyril%20bibby#0

    and the record indicates an heir who made a donation to the collection as late as 1996 by a son; it also includes his wills, described thusly:

    Copies of wills of Frances and Cyril Bibby, with notes and correspondence on bequest to (1) CUL (2) National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (3) Kingston Upon Hull Corporation (residual bequest).

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Rene Dumesnil was French. I’d suggest asking the Societe Francaise des Interets des Auteurs de l’Ecrit. They’re part of the IFRRO.

  • Leonie Rosenstiel

    Rene Dumesnil was French. I’d suggest asking the Societe Francaise des Interets des Auteurs de l’Ecrit. They’re part of the IFRRO.

  • Valerie Scho Carey

    Eleanor Farjeon’s works are still represented by an agent – Georgia Glover – at David H. Higham Associates Literary, Film & TV Agents, in London. Check their website at http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/contact.htm where you can also find Ms. Glover’s site where Eleanor Farjeon is listed as one of her clients. 

  • Valerie Scho Carey

    Eleanor Farjeon’s works are still represented by an agent – Georgia Glover – at David H. Higham Associates Literary, Film & TV Agents, in London. Check their website at http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/contact.htm where you can also find Ms. Glover’s site where Eleanor Farjeon is listed as one of her clients. 

  • Claytonbarbeau.com

    I am astonished that Jacques Maritan is on this list.  Does this mean his agent (former agent} has no idea of the person his royalties were willed to?  Jacques, both with and without his wondrous wife, Raissa Maritan, had easily a dozen titles to their credit.

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      There is a Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. Surely they would know!

  • Claytonbarbeau.com

    I am astonished that Jacques Maritan is on this list.  Does this mean his agent (former agent} has no idea of the person his royalties were willed to?  Jacques, both with and without his wondrous wife, Raissa Maritan, had easily a dozen titles to their credit.

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      There is a Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. Surely they would know!

  • Arlene

    Omar KhayyamThe Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1942)Are you sure about 1942? I have ’52.Arlene

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      I assume you’re talking about the Fitzgerald and Haight translation from 1942. So, you would really be looking for their heirs. Haight, who was a professor at Yale, died in 1985. Yale might be able to help you track down any existing estate.

      • Arlene Sanders

        I asked if Authors Guild meant to list ’42. I have only the
        ’52: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, transl.
        Edward Fitzgerald, illus. Edmund Dulac, “De Luxe Edition,” Garden City books,
        Garden City, New York, 1952. 

  • Arlene

    Omar KhayyamThe Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1942)Are you sure about 1942? I have ’52.Arlene

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      I assume you’re talking about the Fitzgerald and Haight translation from 1942. So, you would really be looking for their heirs. Haight, who was a professor at Yale, died in 1985. Yale might be able to help you track down any existing estate.

      • Arlene Sanders

        I asked if Authors Guild meant to list ’42. I have only the
        ’52: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, transl.
        Edward Fitzgerald, illus. Edmund Dulac, “De Luxe Edition,” Garden City books,
        Garden City, New York, 1952. 

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Albert Bandura is alive, says Wikipedia (which of course can’t be trusted), and is affiliated with Stanford.

    Albert Bandura (born December 4, 1925, in Mundare, Alberta, Canada) is a psychologist and the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. 

    http://psychology.stanford.edu/abandura

    Email:  albertob@stanford.eduOffice Location:  Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 134Office phone:  (650) 725-2409Fax:  (650) 725-5699Admin. Assistant:  Priyanka Sumanadasa

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Albert Bandura is alive, says Wikipedia (which of course can’t be trusted), and is affiliated with Stanford.

    Albert Bandura (born December 4, 1925, in Mundare, Alberta, Canada) is a psychologist and the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. 

    http://psychology.stanford.edu/abandura

    Email:  albertob@stanford.eduOffice Location:  Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 134Office phone:  (650) 725-2409Fax:  (650) 725-5699Admin. Assistant:  Priyanka Sumanadasa

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    James Mark Baldwin’s papers are at Princeton:

    http://findingaids.princeton.edu/getEad?eadid=C0299&kw=

    and he’s buried next to his wife in Princeton Cemetery

    http://www.distantcousin.com/cemetery/nj/mercer/princetoncem/b.html

    the biography refers to a daughter, unnamed, injured in WWI.

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    James Mark Baldwin’s papers are at Princeton:

    http://findingaids.princeton.edu/getEad?eadid=C0299&kw=

    and he’s buried next to his wife in Princeton Cemetery

    http://www.distantcousin.com/cemetery/nj/mercer/princetoncem/b.html

    the biography refers to a daughter, unnamed, injured in WWI.

  • imagiana

    The High Place, by James Branch Cabell, is in print by Wildside Press. Perhaps they know who owns the copyright and how to reach them. http://www.wildsidepress.com/The-High-Place-by-James-Branch-Cabell-Case-Laminate-Hardcover_p_4742.html

  • imagiana

    The High Place, by James Branch Cabell, is in print by Wildside Press. Perhaps they know who owns the copyright and how to reach them. http://www.wildsidepress.com/The-High-Place-by-James-Branch-Cabell-Case-Laminate-Hardcover_p_4742.html

  • Michael Norman

    I see a work by James Branch Cabell is on the list. The library at Virginia Commonwealth University
    is named after him and they’ve had exhibits about his work there.
    Perhaps they have information about his estate. Here is a link to an
    exhibit about his work at VCU. According to this link, his papers are
    held in the library’s special collections and archives.

    http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/exhibit/cabell/jbclife.html

    Michael Norman
     

  • Michael Norman

    I see a work by James Branch Cabell is on the list. The library at Virginia Commonwealth University
    is named after him and they’ve had exhibits about his work there.
    Perhaps they have information about his estate. Here is a link to an
    exhibit about his work at VCU. According to this link, his papers are
    held in the library’s special collections and archives.

    http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/exhibit/cabell/jbclife.html

    Michael Norman
     

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Franz Alexander’s work is listed with a later posthumous edition:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Alexander

    1980, Psychoanalytic therapy. Principles and application. Franz Alexander and Thomas Morton French.The publisher is University of Nebraska Press (May 1, 1980)

  • http://twitter.com/vielmetti Edward Vielmetti

    Franz Alexander’s work is listed with a later posthumous edition:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Alexander

    1980, Psychoanalytic therapy. Principles and application. Franz Alexander and Thomas Morton French.The publisher is University of Nebraska Press (May 1, 1980)

  • F. Armstrong Green

    I will forward this to the daughter of Andrew Lytle who surely know/owns the copyright to the great Forrest biography. McDowell, Obolensky in the U.S. and George J. McLeod in Canada reprinted the book which I have in my hand in 1960, though I have seen a copy by some publisher in Sanford, Florida.

  • F. Armstrong Green

    I will forward this to the daughter of Andrew Lytle who surely know/owns the copyright to the great Forrest biography. McDowell, Obolensky in the U.S. and George J. McLeod in Canada reprinted the book which I have in my hand in 1960, though I have seen a copy by some publisher in Sanford, Florida.

  • http://twitter.com/IraStoll Ira Stoll

    Simon Dubnow was a very eminent Jewish historian of the Jews who was murdered by the Nazis in Riga in 1941. He has a great-granddaughter named Miriam Erlich who lives in Manhattan, I think on the Upper West Side.

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      There is also a Simon Dubnow Institute, at http://www.dubnow.de and they should know the status of his works/estate.

  • http://twitter.com/IraStoll Ira Stoll

    Simon Dubnow was a very eminent Jewish historian of the Jews who was murdered by the Nazis in Riga in 1941. He has a great-granddaughter named Miriam Erlich who lives in Manhattan, I think on the Upper West Side.

    • Leonie Rosenstiel

      There is also a Simon Dubnow Institute, at http://www.dubnow.de and they should know the status of his works/estate.

  • E. Scribo

    Malcolm Edwards, now at Orion Publishing Group, was at one time looking up Fletcher Pratt’s copyright holders (about 10 years ago).  He may have leads for the work listed above.

  • E. Scribo

    Malcolm Edwards, now at Orion Publishing Group, was at one time looking up Fletcher Pratt’s copyright holders (about 10 years ago).  He may have leads for the work listed above.

  • E. Scribo

    Eleanor Farjeon’s estate is listed as a client of Harold Ober Associates, 425 Madison Avenue, NY NY 10017

  • E. Scribo

    Eleanor Farjeon’s estate is listed as a client of Harold Ober Associates, 425 Madison Avenue, NY NY 10017

  • http://twitter.com/IraStoll Ira Stoll

    I believe Senator Borah’s granddaughter, Joanna Sturm, lives in Washington D.C.

    • Michael Capobianco

      Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Estates Project has located the owner of Stanton: Lincoln’s Secretary of War, by Fletcher Pratt, thanks to Malcolm Edwards.

      • Susan Brownmiller

        Robert Browning, Letters : this collection was edited by Wise and Hood and published by Yale University  in 1933.  As more letters by the famous poet Robert Browning (1812-89) , including some to his wife, Elizabeth Barrett, were found and subsequently included in new collections, this little volume became irrelevant.   I don’t know British copyright law and when a volume of letters from a major poet would go into the public domain.

        Ilya Erenberg’s “The Stormy Life of Lasik etc” was published by “Polyglot” in 1960 apparently with a side-by-side English translation.
        Polyglot seems to have been run by “Benny the Irish hacker” whose joy was to find lesser known works by famous people .  Ilya Erenberg was a very famous Soviet journalist, war correspondent and author in the World War Two era and after.  Benny the Irish hacker would grab a book, throw in an English translation, and market his product as an educational tool for learning a new language.  Surely Moscow would still be vigilant about protecting the present holders of Ilya Erenberg’s rights– or were the Soviets and their successors  never involved in international copyright protection law?

         

  • http://twitter.com/IraStoll Ira Stoll

    I believe Senator Borah’s granddaughter, Joanna Sturm, lives in Washington D.C.

    • Michael Capobianco

      Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Estates Project has located the owner of Stanton: Lincoln’s Secretary of War, by Fletcher Pratt, thanks to Malcolm Edwards.

      • Susan Brownmiller

        Robert Browning, Letters : this collection was edited by Wise and Hood and published by Yale University  in 1933.  As more letters by the famous poet Robert Browning (1812-89) , including some to his wife, Elizabeth Barrett, were found and subsequently included in new collections, this little volume became irrelevant.   I don’t know British copyright law and when a volume of letters from a major poet would go into the public domain.

        Ilya Erenberg’s “The Stormy Life of Lasik etc” was published by “Polyglot” in 1960 apparently with a side-by-side English translation.
        Polyglot seems to have been run by “Benny the Irish hacker” whose joy was to find lesser known works by famous people .  Ilya Erenberg was a very famous Soviet journalist, war correspondent and author in the World War Two era and after.  Benny the Irish hacker would grab a book, throw in an English translation, and market his product as an educational tool for learning a new language.  Surely Moscow would still be vigilant about protecting the present holders of Ilya Erenberg’s rights– or were the Soviets and their successors  never involved in international copyright protection law?

         

  • http://twitter.com/mcburton mcburton

    Yes, please have at it! The more we can reconnect these works with their copyright holders (not always the same as author BTW) then the more we improve the HathiTrust & the orphan works project. The system was built to allow rights holders to remove their works from the list, so let do it! Finding rights holders is even easier when more people are looking (with enough eyes all bugs are shallow). The Author’s Guild is acting as a fantastic partner to HathiTrust by helping them find copyright holders. Who better to work with HathiTust than the Author’s Guild since they aught to have the best interest of the rights holders at heart. This is great, for the Guild AND for HathiTrust, because it means the system works.

    However, I am a bit dismayed to see the antagonistic rhetoric of this blog of late, it is a bit childish. I wish, instead of the Guild villainizing the Hathi Trust, and visa versa, that both parties would grow up. Seriously, lets work together and promote the free flow of information AND the ability to make a living producing intellectual property. These are not mutually exclusive categories. 

    • Elizabeth Moon

      I am astounded that McBurton considers it “childish” to defend one’s property and express anger  when someone illegally appropriates it.   I am rather less astounded that McBurton  has the arrogance to recommend that both parties “grow up.”    Does McBurton really consider that he  is in a position of  authority over writers, with the right to lecture them?  

      If Google and HathiTrust had demonstrated respect for copyright law and the rights of authors in the first place, this hostility would not exist.    When it has been shown already that works listed as “orphans” are in fact not…that their authors are easily found by a few minutes’ internet search…writers know that no such respect was shown, and no such fact-checking was done.   

      While it may be true that “Finding rights holders is even easier when more people are looking…”  that work should be done by those who want to make use of the work.   The burden should be borne by those who see a profit in such use.   In other words, the libraries that partnered with  Google and Google itself should have done it.   Demonstrably, they did not.   Google, in particular,  made no effort to publicize its digitization to authors, and made it extremely difficult to register digitized works and attempt to deny their use.  Thus, the anger. 

      I have communicated with the Fondren Library at Rice University (my alma mater) warning them of the legal implications  of using the HathiTrust materials without additional fact-checking.   I will be communicating with libraries at the other universities I attended, with the same warning.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/christian.gehman Christian Gehman

      Only a thieving dog would try to pass off such a massive theft as a beneficent act intended to do good for writers.  Writers are understandably “dismayed” or “infuriated” when someone like you brazenly saunters into the room announcing he has just found a new way to steal our property.  If you’ll start campaigning for fair payment to writers under a Public Lending Right scheme, we might feel differently.  Your Hathi Trust needs to pay a fair price for the works it has  purloined.   And you can stop pretending to be surprised that writers don’t like the idea much. 

  • http://twitter.com/mcburton mcburton

    Yes, please have at it! The more we can reconnect these works with their copyright holders (not always the same as author BTW) then the more we improve the HathiTrust & the orphan works project. The system was built to allow rights holders to remove their works from the list, so let do it! Finding rights holders is even easier when more people are looking (with enough eyes all bugs are shallow). The Author’s Guild is acting as a fantastic partner to HathiTrust by helping them find copyright holders. Who better to work with HathiTust than the Author’s Guild since they aught to have the best interest of the rights holders at heart. This is great, for the Guild AND for HathiTrust, because it means the system works.

    However, I am a bit dismayed to see the antagonistic rhetoric of this blog of late, it is a bit childish. I wish, instead of the Guild villainizing the Hathi Trust, and visa versa, that both parties would grow up. Seriously, lets work together and promote the free flow of information AND the ability to make a living producing intellectual property. These are not mutually exclusive categories. 

    • Elizabeth Moon

      I am astounded that McBurton considers it “childish” to defend one’s property and express anger  when someone illegally appropriates it.   I am rather less astounded that McBurton  has the arrogance to recommend that both parties “grow up.”    Does McBurton really consider that he  is in a position of  authority over writers, with the right to lecture them?  

      If Google and HathiTrust had demonstrated respect for copyright law and the rights of authors in the first place, this hostility would not exist.    When it has been shown already that works listed as “orphans” are in fact not…that their authors are easily found by a few minutes’ internet search…writers know that no such respect was shown, and no such fact-checking was done.   

      While it may be true that “Finding rights holders is even easier when more people are looking…”  that work should be done by those who want to make use of the work.   The burden should be borne by those who see a profit in such use.   In other words, the libraries that partnered with  Google and Google itself should have done it.   Demonstrably, they did not.   Google, in particular,  made no effort to publicize its digitization to authors, and made it extremely difficult to register digitized works and attempt to deny their use.  Thus, the anger. 

      I have communicated with the Fondren Library at Rice University (my alma mater) warning them of the legal implications  of using the HathiTrust materials without additional fact-checking.   I will be communicating with libraries at the other universities I attended, with the same warning.  

    • Anonymous

      Only a thieving dog would try to pass off such a massive theft as a beneficent act intended to do good for writers.  Writers are understandably “dismayed” or “infuriated” when someone like you brazenly saunters into the room announcing he has just found a new way to steal our property.  If you’ll start campaigning for fair payment to writers under a Public Lending Right scheme, we might feel differently.  Your Hathi Trust needs to pay a fair price for the works it has  purloined.   And you can stop pretending to be surprised that writers don’t like the idea much.