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Yoseloff, Thomas



  • Existence: 1913-2007


Thomas Yoseloff was born on September 8, 1913, in Sioux City, Iowa, and traveled gradually eastward, reaching Spirit Lake, Iowa, at the age of seven, Mason City, Iowa, at the age of twelve, and becoming a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of Iowa at the age of twenty. In Iowa City he was managing editor of The Daily Iowan while he pursued his graduate studies. He did not finish, however, and in April 1935 he resumed his eastward migration before receiving his advanced degree, leaving with a brace of undergraduate prizes in journalism and debating.

He wrote articles for various newspapers, including the New York Times and the Omaha World Herald, and gathered news for two small Florida dailies, the Fort Lauderdale Daily News and the Daytona Sun Beach Record. Returning to New York, he began a career in book publishing, and became president of the publishing firm of Bernard Ackerman, Inc. He is the co-author of a children's version of The Merry Adventures of Til Eulenspiegel, and he edited a symposium entitled Seven Poets in Search of an Answer. He also published an autobiographical work, The Time of My Life.

In 1954 he acquired The Golden Cockerel Press. He was also founder of Associated University Presses.

Thomas Yoseloff died on December 24, 2007.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thomas Yoseloff Papers

Identifier: MsC0735

Journalist and publisher. Managing editor of The Daily Iowan as a student, later wrote for newspapers including the New York Times and the Omaha World Herald. Collection consists of drafts for A Fellow of Infinite Jest (1946), a biography of Laurence Sterne, and his own autobiography, The Time of My Life.

Dates: 1946; Undated