Allyn and Bacon
- Existence: 1868-
Allyn and Bacon was founded in 1868 by John Allyn as John Allyn, Publisher and Importer. It was an educational publishing company with a focus on the areas of education, humanities, and social sciences. In 1888, George A. Bacon entered into partnership with Allyn, creating the publishing company Allyn and Bacon with its first office located in Boston, Massachusetts. The comapny initially specialized in high school textbooks, and would expand into elementary school textbooks by the 1930s, and college textbooks by the 1950s. The development of a College Division in 1952 expanded the company further. In 1951 Richard Ettinger, who was the founder of the publishing company Prentice Hall, purchased Allyn and Bacon and incorporated it into a publicly owned company, Allyn and Bacon, Inc. It was purchased by Esquire, Inc. in 1981. Esquire, Inc. was sold to Gulf & Western in 1983, and Allyn and Bacon became part of Simon & Schuster's education division. Pearson PLC purchased the education and reference divisions of Simon & Schuster in 1998, and in 2007 Allyn and Bacon merged with Merrill, also a Pearson company.
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Collection is open for research. The Stock Book in Series II. is closed due to fragility, pending conservation review.
Audio and video recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.