This collection is stored at Firestone Library, Firestone Library and ReCAP.
This collection is stored partially onsite at Firestone Library and
partially offsite (boxes 103-114; 122-226; 230-248; 265-279; 303) at the ReCAP
facility. Boxes 1-11; 13-19; 22-29; 32-47; 50-56; 59-62; 64-66; 227-229; 280-302;
and 304-310 are stored in a special vault facilities in Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Morrison, Toni. 1931-.
Extent: 66 boxes
The collection is open for research. Toni Morrison's manuscript material,
including drafts, typescripts, galleys, and proofs found in boxes 1-11; 13-19;
22-29; 32-47; 50-56; 59-62; and 64-66 are available only via digital access in the
reading room. Material in boxes 280-291; 305-308; and 310 will also be available
via digital access in the reading room pending digitization. A small amount of
material is temporarily restricted at the request of the collection creator or
due to the presence of personally identifiable or other legally protected
Some of this material is stored off site. Please allow 24-48 hours for
Consists of research material, notes, outlines, drafts, galleys, and proofs.
Yellow legal notepads contain notes, early draft material, and inserts for
later typed and printed versions. Notepads are identified by their first
lines, though a single notepad may contain a variety of material, including
material relating to other works, correspondence drafts, and other unrelated
notes. Corrected typescript and printout drafts often show significant
revisions. Material from various stages of the publication process is
present, including setting copies with copy-editor's and typesetter's marks,
galleys, page proofs, F&Gs (folded-and-gathered pages, in signatures but
not yet bound), blueline proofs ("confirmation blues"), advance copies
(bound uncorrected proofs, pre-publication, often used for book reviewers)
and production/design material with page and dust-jacket samples. Page
numbers are noted for paginated material.
This series is arranged into subseries by genre.
Writings; 1917-2015; Toni Morrison Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.