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Fred Stetson Files

Garden Way Publishing Company Records

Collection Inventory

Fred Stetson Files   

Biographical Note

Fred Stetson graduated from Middlebury College in 1965, A.B. American Literature. Following this, he served with the US Army from 1965 to 1968. In November of 1968, he was hired by the Burlington Free Press as a general assignment reporter, covering education, politics, environmental affairs, and various other fields of interest. He joined Garden Way Publishing in October of 1978, and took up his duties as an editor. Stetson's prinicpal responsibility at Garden Way was to assist Roger Griffith, the editor-in-chief.

As an editor, Stetson solicited book projects from authors who were experts in their field. He also reviewed the many book proposals sent to Garden Way each week by other potential authors. If an editor was enthusiastic about a proposal, he presented it to a meeting of all editing and marketing personnel. If the proposal was accepted for publication, the editor worked with the author and with book designers in preparing the manuscript for publication.

In addition, Stetson wrote advertising copy, and performed any other tasks assigned by Griffith or by the publisher, Jack Williamson.

Scope and Content Note

The Stetson Files consist of 8 cartons of papers from the files of Frederick Stetson, Garden Way editor and author. These papers are divided into 3/4 of a box of "Subject Files", and 7 1/4 boxes of "GWP Titles" series. The Subjec File is arranged alphabetically, and contains general, background information on such typical Garden Way topics as "Agriculture" and "Gardening". Most of the material in this series consists of news releases or other such publications issued by the Extension Services of various universities, especially the University of Vermont, Louisiana State, Michigan State, and Purdue.

The GWP Titles series is made up of material relating to a number of titles published by Garden Way Publishing from 1978-1981. This material includes typescripts, revisions, notes, background information, photographs, artwork, galleys, and correspondence, particularly correspondence between authors and editors. All of this material is arranged alphabetically by title.

Although these papers came from the office of Fred Stetson, they also contain some material from Roger Griffith, another Garden Way eidtor, who was involved in the production of many of the titles included in the collection.

The Stetson Files are an addition to the Garden Way Publishing Company Collection, and the numbering on the the Stetson cartons reflects this: the last carton in the GWP Collection is numbered 20, and the first Stetson carton is labeled 21. the inventory for the Stetson Files is in the first folder of Carton 21.

Subject Files   

Carton Folder

Agriculture   1975-1979 

21 1

Agriculture   1979-0980 

21 2

Agriculture   1980 

21 3

Automotive   1979-1980 

21 4

Building   1979 

21 5

Clothing   1979 

21 6

Congressional Action   1979-1980 

21 7

Country Skills   1979-1980 

21 8

Gardens for All   1978-1980 

21 9

Gardening   1969-1977 

21 10

Gardening   1972-1977 

21 11

Gardening   1979-1980 

21 12

Gardening   1979-1980 

21 13

Gardening   1979-1980 

21 14

Gardening   1979-1980 

21 15

Gardening   1979-1980 

21 16

Houseplants   1979-1980 

21 17

Livestock   1979-1980 

21 18

Livestock   1979-1980 

21 19

Maintenance   1979-1980 

21 20

Miscellaneous   1979-1980 

21 21

Nutrition   1979 

21 22

Pest Control   1979-1980 

21 23

Pest Control   1979-1980 

21 24

Publications   1979-1980 

21 25

Publications   1979-1980 

21 26

Safety and Health   1979 

21 27

Soils   1980 

21 28

Yard and Garden   1979-1980 

21 29

Yard and Garden   1979-1980 

21 30

Garden Way Publishing Titles   

Carton Folder

Better Beer and How to Brew It. Correspondence   1981 

21 31

Better Beer and How to Brew It. Typescript   1981 

21 32

Better Beer and How to Brew It. Typescript   1981 

21 33

Better Beer and How to Brew It. Typescript   1981 

21 34

Better Beer and How to Brew It. Galleys   1981 

21 35

Be Your Own House Contractor. Correspondence   1981 

22 1

Be Your Own House Contractor. Typescript   1981 

22 2

Be Your Own House Contractor. Typescript   1981 

22 3

Be Your Own House Contractor. Typescript   1981 

22 4

Be Your Own House Contractor. Typescript   1981 

22 5

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Correspondence   1978-1979 

22 6

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Coresspondence   1979 

22 7

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Coresspondence   1979-1981 

22 8

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Background   1975-1978 

22 9

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Background   1975-1978 

22 10

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Background   1975-1978 

22 11

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Artwork   1979-1980 

22 12

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. Revisions   1978-1980 

22 13

Building... a Geodesic Greenhouse. PR   1979-1980 

22 14

Clay Flowerpots-Handmade at Home   1978-1979 

22 15

Driving Without Gas. Correspondence   1979-1981 

22 16

Driving Without Gas. Revisions   1979-1980 

22 17

Driving Without Gas. Revisions   1979-1980 

22 18

Driving Without Gas. Revisions   1979-1980 

22 19

Driving Without Gas. Typescript   1979-1980 

22 20

Driving Without Gas. Typescript   1979-1980 

22 21

Driving Without Gas. Typescript   1980 

22 22

Driving Without Gas. Typescript   1980 

22 23

Driving Without Gas. Galleys   1980 

22 24

Driving Without Gas. Galleys   1980 

23 1

Driving Without Gas. Mockup   1980 

23 2

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Correspondence   1980-1981 

23 3

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 4

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 5

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 6

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 7

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 8

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 9

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 10

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 11

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 12

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 13

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Background   1980-1981 

23 14

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 15

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 16

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 17

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 18

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 19

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 20

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 21

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 22

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 23

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 24

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 25

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 26

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 27

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 28

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 29

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Revisions   1980-1981 

23 30

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 1

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 2

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 3

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 4

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 5

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 6

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 7

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 8

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 9

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 10

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 11

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Typescript   1980-1981 

24 12

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Figures   1980-1981 

24 13

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Figures   1980-1981 

24 14

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Figures   1980-1981 

24 15

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Photos   1980-1981 

24 16

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Photos   1980-1981 

24 17

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Photos   1980-1981 

24 18

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Photos   1980-1981 

24 19

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Photos   1980-1981 

24 20

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 21

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 22

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 23

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 24

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 25

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 26

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

24 27

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

25 1

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Galleys   1980-1981 

25 2

Getting More Heat From Your Fireplace. Mockup   1980-1981 

25 3

Heating With Coal. Correspondence   1980 

25 4

Heat Pumps. Correspondence   1979-1981 

25 5

Heat Pumps. Background   1979-1981 

25 6

Heat Pumps. Photos and Figures   1979-1981 

25 7

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1979 

25 8

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1979 

25 9

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1979-1980 

25 10

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1979-1980 

25 11

Heat Pumps. Revisions   1979-1981 

25 12

Heat Pumps. Revisions   1979-1981 

25 13

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 14

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 15

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 16

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 17

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 18

Heat Pumps. Typescript   1980-1981 

25 19

Home Wind Power. Photos and Figures   undated 

25 20

Home Wond Power. Typescript   1980 

25 0

Home Wond Power. Typescript   1980 

25 0

Making the Weather Work For You. Correspondence   1978-1980 

25 21

Making the Weather Work For You. Background   1978-1980 

25 22

Making the Weather Work For You. Background   1978-1980 

25 23

Making the Weather Work For You. Photos   1978-1979 

25 24

Making the Weather Work For You. Figures   1978-1980 

25 25

Making the Weather Work For You. Typescript   1978-1980 

25 26

Making the Weather Work For You. Typescript   1978-1980 

25 27

Making the Weather Work For You. Phenology Articles. Correspondence   1978-1981 

26 1

Making the Weather Work For You. Phenology Articles. Background   1978-1980 

26 2

Making the Weather Work For You. Phenology Articles. Photos   1978-1980 

26 3

Making the Weather Work For You. Phenology Articles. Typescripts   1979-1980 

26 4

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Coresspondence   1979 

26 5

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Correspondence   1980-1981 

26 6

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 7

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 8

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 9

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 10

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 11

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 12

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 13

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 14

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 15

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 16

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 17

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 18

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979 

26 19

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979 

26 20

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 21

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Background   1979-1980 

26 22

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

26 23

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

27 1

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

27 2

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

27 3

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

27 4

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Revisions   1979-1980 

27 5

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Typescript   1980 

27 6

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Photos   1979-1980 

27 7

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Galleys   1980 

27 8

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Mockup   1980 

27 9

Making Your Own Motor Fuel. Reviews   1980 

27 10

Raising Your Own Turkeys. Correspondence   1980-1981 

27 11

Raising Your Own Turkeys. Revisions   1980 

27 12

Raising Your Own Turkeys. Revisions   1980-1981 

27 13

Raising Your Own Turkeys.Galleys   1981 

27 14

Small Barn and Outbuilding Construction   undated 

27 15

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Correspondence   1980-1981 

27 16

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Background   1980-1981 

27 17

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Typescript   1981 

27 18

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Typescript   1981 

27 19

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Typescript   1981 

27 20

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Typescript   1981 

27 21

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Figures   1981 

27 22

Solid Fuel Furnaces and Boilers. Galleys   1981 

27 23

Superhouse. Correspondence, Blueprints   1980-1981 

27 24

Superhouse. Typescript   1980-1981 

27 25

Superhouse. Revisons   1980-1981 

28 1

Superhouse. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 2

Superhouse. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 3

Superhouse. Figures   1980-1981 

28 4

Superhouse. Galleys   1981 

28 5

Superhouse. Galleys   1981 

28 6

Superhouse. Galleys   1981 

28 7

Superhouse. Galleys   1981 

28 8

What'll You Take For It? Correspondence   1979-1981 

28 9

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1980 

28 10

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1980 

28 11

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1980-1981 

28 12

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1980-1981 

28 13

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1981 

28 14

What'll You Take For It? Typescript   1981 

28 15

Wholegrains. Correspondence   1980-1981 

28 16

Whole Grains. Jenkins' Material   1977-1978 

28 17

Whole Grains. Jenkins' Material   1977-1978 

28 18

Whole Grains. Jenkins' Material   1977-1978 

28 19

Whole Grains. Background   1978-1980 

28 20

Whole Grains. Background   1978-1980 

28 21

Whole Grains. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 22

Whole Grains. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 23

Whole Grains. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 24

Whole Grains. Typescript   1980-1981 

28 25

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