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Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders is a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.

Firms Out of Business is a database with information about vanished publishing concerns, literary agencies, and similar firms.  Search FOB

WATCH and FOB are run jointly by the Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library.

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