Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Sat Mar 10 14:52:47 EST 2007

The first 12 titles were published in May 1917. They were listed in the "Weekly Record" of newly published books in the May 12 issue of Publishers' Weekly, which means they were in existence by that date.

My guess is that were available sometime during the first week of May. Pick a date and celebrate!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:14:08 -0500
>From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at>  
>Subject: anniversary  
>To: <modlib at>
>   I know the first MLs appeared in Spring, 1917.  What
>   date would be considered the 90th anniversary of the
>   Modern Library?  I guess I'd like to hoist one or
>   two in the series' honor.  (I hope I haven't missed
>   it.)
>   John Peterson
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
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Wayne State University
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