Madison Smartt Bell Papers
1979-1993 (mostly 1986-2003)
42.8 linear feet, 42 archival boxes, 1 half-size archival box, 24 record center cartons, 1 oversize flat box
This collection is stored at Firestone Library, ReCAP and Firestone Library.
This collection is stored partially onsite at Firestone Library and partially offsite at the ReCAP facility. Restricted P.E.N./Faulkner correspondence in boxes 49 and 51
is stored in special vault facilites.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
The Madison Smartt Bell Papers are a growing collection for a living writer. Hence they do not contain his most recent papers, which are to be added in five-year increments. To date, they contain drafts, galleys and/or proofs of five of his published novels, beginning with his first, Washington Square Ensemble (1983), and ending with Save Me, Joe Louis (1993). Also present is his business correspondence, primarily with his literary agent at John Farquharson Company, Ltd., but also with individual publishers, spanning the years 1981 to 1992. In addition the papers contain his personal correspondence, dating 1981 to 1993.