Correspondence

36 boxes

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; 265-275; 303) at the ReCAP facility. Boxes 1-11; 13-19; 22-29; 32-47; 50-56; 59-62; 64-66; 227-229; 280-291; 305-308; and 310-318 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-.

Dates: 1953-2017.

Extent: 36 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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 310-318 will also be available only 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 information.

Access Restrictions

Some of this material is stored off site. Please allow 24-48 hours for retrieval.

Description

Consists primarily of personal correspondence from friends, family, and colleagues. Professional correspondence and fan mail can be found in Morrison's office working files.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Preferred Citation

Correspondence; 1953-2017; Toni Morrison Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    70th Birthday Cards 2001 Box 67 Folder 1
    75th Birthday Guest Book 2006 Box 67 Folder 2
    80th Birthday Cards 2011 Box 67 Folder 3
    A 1970-2005 Box 67 Folder 4-5
    Abinader, Elmaz 1986-1990 Box 67 Folder 6
    Achebe, Chinua 1991-2005 Box 67 Folder 7
    Adams, Eve 2004-2007 Box 67 Folder 8
    Adero, Malaika 1996-2007 Box 67 Folder 9
    Ahearn, Eileen 1979-2008 Box 68 Folder 1
    Al Abdullah, Queen Raina 2004 Box 68 Folder 2
    Allen, Danielle 2002-2013 Box 68 Folder 3
    Allende, Isabel 1987-2001 Box 68 Folder 4
    Al Muhammad, Princess Firyal 2013 Box 68 Folder 5
    Als, Hilton 2000-2003 Box 68 Folder 6
    Annan, Kofi and Nane 1997-1998 Box 68 Folder 7
    Angelou, Maya 1994-2013 Box 68 Folder 8
    Appiah, Anthony 1990 Box 68 Folder 9
    Asaro, Sal 1997-2009 Box 68 Folder 10
    Atanasoff, Jeanne 1988-2015 Box 68 Folder 11-12
    Atlas, James 2000-2001 Box 68 Folder 13
    B 1985-2015 Box 69 Folder 1-3
    Bach, Jean 1992 Box 69 Folder 4
    Bailey, Donna 1982-2009 Box 69 Folder 5
    Baker, Houston and Charlotte 1987-1992 Box 69 Folder 6
    Baldwin, Emma Berdis Jones 1977-1999 Box 69 Folder 7
    Baldwin, James 1976, 1986 Box 69 Folder 8
    Bambara, Toni Cade 1977-1995 Box 69 Folder 9
    Bambara, Toni Cade 1977-1995 Box 70 Folder 1
    Banfield, Bill 2002 Box 70 Folder 2
    Banks, Russell 1990-2002 Box 70 Folder 3
    Baraka, Amiri and Amina 1981-2004 Box 70 Folder 4
    Batton, Susan Sayre 1990-1994 Box 70 Folder 5
    Belafonte, Harry 1990 Box 70 Folder 6
    Bell, Derrick 1990-1996 Box 70 Folder 7
    Benham, Joan A. 1999-2001 Box 70 Folder 8
    Berg, Joel 1982-2016 Box 70 Folder 9
    Bergman, Robert and Laurie McCannel 1997-2010 Box 70 Folder 10
    Bernstein, Robert L. 1988-2002 Box 70 Folder 11
    Bertolino, James 1983 Box 70 Folder 12
    Bezos, Mackenzie Tuttle 1990-2014 Box 70 Folder 13
    Bhabha, Homi 1994-2011 Box 70 Folder 14
    Bonetti, Kay 1986-1987 Box 70 Folder 15
    Bourgois, Christian and Dominique 1988-2000 Box 71 Folder 1
    Bowen, William 1987-1998 Box 71 Folder 2
    Boyle, Kay 1984-1987 Box 71 Folder 3
    Bracey, Phyllis Woods 1988-2003 Box 71 Folder 4
    Bradley, Bill 1994-1996 Box 71 Folder 5
    Breitwieser, Mitch 1988-1991 Box 71 Folder 6
    Brodsky, Claudia 1990-2015 Box 71 Folder 7
    Brombert, Beth and Victor 1989-2008 Box 71 Folder 8
    Brony, Elizabeth 1995-1997 Box 71 Folder 9
    Brooks, Cynthia 1999 Box 71 Folder 10
    Brooks, Georgia 1971-2011 Box 71 Folder 11
    Brooks, Gwendolyn 1993-1997 Box 71 Folder 12
    Brooks, Lois Wofford 1982-2006 Box 71 Folder 13-14
    Brooks, Lois Wofford 1982-2006 Box 72 Folder 1
    Brown, Carlene 1977-2012 Box 72 Folder 2
    Brown, Clarence 2013 Box 72 Folder 12
    Bruckner, Carol undated Box 72 Folder 3
    Bush, Barbara 1989 Box 72 Folder 4
    Busia, Abena 1985-2011 Box 72 Folder 5
    Byatt, A.S. 1994-2001 Box 72 Folder 6
    C 1977-2015 Box 72 Folder 7-8
    Cammerzell, Frederick 1988-2008 Box 72 Folder 9
    Caro, Robert 1993 Box 72 Folder 10
    Carpenter, Lea 2003-2013 Box 72 Folder 11
    Carrasco, Davíd 1991-2013 Box 73 Folder 1
    Carroll, Doris 1980-1995 Box 73 Folder 2
    Carter, Graydon 2001-2011 Box 73 Folder 3
    Carter, Rosalynn and Jimmy 1980-2009 Box 73 Folder 4
    Casebere, James 2008-2012 Box 73 Folder 5
    Cepeda, Patricia 1998-2000 Box 73 Folder 6
    Champ, Norman B. 1987-1992 Box 73 Folder 7
    Cheatwood, Kiarri T-H. 1981-1989 Box 73 Folder 8
    Cheever, Susan 1984-1985 Box 73 Folder 9
    Cisneros, Sandra 1998 January 20 Box 73 Folder 10
    Clark, Ana Steele and John 1986-2011 Box 73 Folder 11
    Clark, Larry 1986 Box 73 Folder 12
    Clemons, Dolores 1986-1988 Box 73 Folder 13
    Clinton, Bill and Hillary 1993-2006 Box 73 Folder 14
    Clinton, Bill and Hillary--White House Christmas Card 1998 Box 266 Folder 14
    Clinton, Bill and Hillary--White House Invitations 1993-2000 Box 74 Folder 1
    Coetzee, J.M. 2004 Box 74 Folder 2
    Cole, Johnetta B. 1995 Box 74 Folder 3
    Conarroe, Joel 2005 Box 74 Folder 4
    Conner, Marc 2001-2005 Box 74 Folder 5
    Cook, Beverly and Charles 1988-1993 Box 74 Folder 6
    Cooper, Bill, Clarissa, Ashley and Courtney 2003 Box 74 Folder 7
    Cornell, Drucilla 1993-2007 Box 74 Folder 8
    Cosby, Bill and Camille 1986-1997 Box 74 Folder 9
    Couric, Katie 2012 Box 74 Folder 10
    Curasi, Anne 2009-2015 Box 74 Folder 11
    D 1970-2012 Box 74 Folder 12-13
    d'Amboise, Jacques 1987-2012 Box 74 Folder 14
    Daniel, Clifton 1983 Box 74 Folder 15
    Danielpour, Richard 2002-2007 Box 74 Folder 16
    Danticat, Edwidge 2014 Box 74 Folder 17
    Davis, Eisa 2005-2011 Box 74 Folder 18
    Davis, Natalie Zemon 1992-2013 Box 74 Folder 19
    Davis, Thadious 1998 Box 74 Folder 20
    Dee, Ruby and Ossie Davis 1992-2012 Box 75 Folder 1
    Dees, Morris 2004 Box 75 Folder 2
    DeCrow, Karen 1988-2006 Box 75 Folder 3
    Demme, Jonathan 1997-1999 Box 75 Folder 4
    Denard, Carolyn 1991-2015 Box 75 Folder 5
    DiFilippo, Rosemary 1991-2014 Box 75 Folder 6-7
    Dimock, Peter 1985-2010 Box 75 Folder 8
    Dimock, Wai-Chee 1985-1994 Box 76 Folder 1
    Dinkins, David and Joyce 1989-2007 Box 76 Folder 2
    Dixon, Melvin 1977-1987 Box 76 Folder 3
    Doctorow, E.L. 1995-2001 Box 76 Folder 4
    Dorfman, Ariel 1986-2002 Box 76 Folder 5
    Dorris, Michael and Louise Erdrich 1985-1993 Box 76 Folder 6
    Dubois, Laurent 1992-2005 Box 76 Folder 7
    E 1970-2005 Box 76 Folder 8
    Elias, Robert and Helen 1953-2013 Box 76 Folder 9
    Ellison, Ralph and Fanny undated Box 76 Folder 10
    English, Lady Judith 2005 Box 76 Folder 11
    Epstein, Barbara 2000 Box 76 Folder 12
    Epstein, Jason 1996-2003 Box 76 Folder 13
    F 1970-2005 Box 76 Folder 14-15
    Fabre, Geneviève 1992-2007 Box 76 Folder 16
    Fagles, Robert and Lynne 1994-2008 Box 76 Folder 17
    Farrow, Mia 1995-1997 Box 76 Folder 18
    Faust, Drew 2001-2016 Box 76 Folder 19
    Featherston, Natalie 2004-2010 Box 76 Folder 20
    Ferris, William 1997-2009 Box 76 Folder 21
    Fishkin, Shelley Fisher 1992-2000 Box 76 Folder 22
    Florio, Jim 1993 Box 77 Folder 1
    Forbes, Sheila undated Box 77 Folder 2
    Forrest, Leon and Anne 1998 Box 77 Folder 3
    Foster, Jodie 1985-1993 Box 77 Folder 4
    Frankenthaler, Helen 1986-1992 Box 77 Folder 5
    Frederick, Wayne I. A. 2016 Box 77 Folder 15
    Freedgood, Anne 1980-1994 Box 77 Folder 6
    Freedgood, Julia 1984-1988 Box 77 Folder 7
    Frelinghuysen, Barrett 2000-2013 Box 77 Folder 8
    Freund, Gerald 1987-1988 Box 77 Folder 9
    Fulmer, Jackie 1997-2003 Box 77 Folder 10
    Fultz, Lucille 1989-2016 Box 77 Folder 11-12
    G 1970-2005 Box 77 Folder 13-14
    Gaines, Kevin 1994 Box 78 Folder 1
    Gass, William 1985-1993 Box 78 Folder 2
    Gates, Henry Louis 1983-2008 Box 78 Folder 3
    Gerzina, Gretchen Holbrook 1986-2007 Box 78 Folder 4
    Giddings, Paula 1974-2009 Box 78 Folder 5-6
    Gilbert, Sandra 1989-2005 Box 78 Folder 7
    Ginsburg, Rachel and Philip 1989-2012 Box 78 Folder 8
    Giovanni, Nikki 1989-2016 Box 78 Folder 9
    Glasser, Barbara 1988-2010 Box 78 Folder 10
    Goellner, Ellen 1992-2015 Box 78 Folder 11
    Goerner, Lee circa 1987-1992 Box 78 Folder 12
    Goheen, Margaret and Robert 1988-2008 Box 78 Folder 13
    Gordimer, Nadine 1985-2002 Box 78 Folder 14
    Gornick, Vivian 1990 Box 78 Folder 15
    Graham, Billy 2000-2011 Box 79 Folder 1
    Graham, Maryemma 2005-2015 Box 79 Folder 2
    Grant, Alice 1984-2003 Box 79 Folder 3
    Grauer, Rhoda 1994-1995 Box 79 Folder 4
    Greaves, William 1988-2005 Box 79 Folder 5
    Gregorian, Vartan 1987-2012 Box 79 Folder 6
    Griffin, Farah Jasmine 2003-2016 Box 79 Folder 7-8
    Grosvenor, Vertamae 1979-1994 Box 79 Folder 9
    Groth, Patricia 1985-1995 Box 79 Folder 10
    Gubar, Susan 1993-1995 Box 79 Folder 11
    Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira 2007 Box 79 Folder 12
    Gunn, Bill 1984 Box 79 Folder 13
    Gutmann, Amy 2000-2012 Box 79 Folder 14
    H 1970-2015 Box 79 Folder 15-16
    Haba, Jim and Erica 1998-2007 Box 80 Folder 1
    Hale, Janet Campbell 1984-1985 Box 80 Folder 2
    Harper, Conrad and Marsha 1987-2008 Box 80 Folder 3
    Harper, Michael S. 1975-2003 Box 80 Folder 4
    Haskell, Molly 1987-1994 Box 80 Folder 5
    Hayes, Jennifer and Graham 1996-2011 Box 80 Folder 6
    Heaney, Seamus 1996-1998 Box 80 Folder 7
    Heiskell, Andrew 1986-1996 Box 80 Folder 8
    Hendricks, Obery 2002-2014 Box 80 Folder 9
    Herrin, Judith 1992-1995 Box 80 Folder 10
    Hickey, Meghan 1996-2004 Box 80 Folder 11
    Higginbotham, Jr., A. Leon 1978-1998 Box 80 Folder 12
    Hinton, William 1984-1999 Box 80 Folder 13
    Hodsoll, Frank 1984-1988 Box 80 Folder 14
    Holbrook, Hal 2014 Box 80 Folder 15
    Holt, Rush 2012 Box 80 Folder 16
    hooks, bell 1997 Box 80 Folder 17
    Hoppenthaler, John 2000 Box 80 Folder 18
    Houston, Pam 2003-2006 Box 80 Folder 19
    Howe, Florence 1985-1988 Box 80 Folder 20
    I 1970-2008 Box 80 Folder 21
    J 1970-2015 Box 80 Folder 22
    Jacobozzi, Vivian 1990-1997 Box 80 Folder 23
    Johnson, Beth and Franklin 1993 Box 80 Folder 24
    Jones, Bill T. 2002-2006 Box 80 Folder 25
    Jones, Patricia Spears 2004-2005 Box 81 Folder 1
    Jones, Quincy 1986-2006 Box 81 Folder 2
    Jong, Erica 1995-2012 Box 81 Folder 3
    Jordan, June 1974-2002 Box 81 Folder 4-5
    Joseph, Peter and Wendy 1997-2006 Box 81 Folder 6
    K 1970-2005 Box 81 Folder 7
    Kadish, Rachel 1991-2005 Box 81 Folder 8
    Kaess, Lisa circa 2008-2010 Box 81 Folder 9
    Kebede, Alitash 1984-1987 Box 81 Folder 10
    Kenan, Randall 1985-1992 Box 81 Folder 11
    Kennedy, Adrienne 1984-1992 Box 81 Folder 12
    Kennedy, Randall 1994-2003 Box 81 Folder 13
    Kennedy, William 1985-1994 Box 81 Folder 14
    Killian, Karl undated Box 81 Folder 15
    Kilroy, Tom and Dotty 1993-1996 Box 82 Folder 1
    Kilson, Martin 1996 Box 82 Folder 2
    King, Marion 1988-1995 Box 82 Folder 3
    Kingston, M. Ray 1994 Box 82 Folder 4
    Kingston, Maxine Hong 1984-1993 Box 82 Folder 5
    Knopf, Helen 1981-1990 Box 82 Folder 6
    Krantz, Bertha 1988-1992 Box 82 Folder 7
    Krementz, Jill 1994-1996 Box 82 Folder 8
    Krislov, Marvin 2009-2016 Box 82 Folder 9
    Kwayana, Tchaiko 1988-2010 Box 82 Folder 10
    L 1958-2015 Box 82 Folder 11-12
    Ladd, Florence 1989-2011 Box 82 Folder 13
    Lambrinidis, Christiana 2007-2014 Box 82 Folder 14
    Lebowitz, Fran 2000-2011 Box 82 Folder 15
    LeClerc, Paul 2004-2006 Box 82 Folder 16
    Lee, Chang-Rae 2004-2009 Box 82 Folder 17
    Lee, Spike 1986-1999 Box 82 Folder 18
    Leenders, Rada 2004-2007 Box 82 Folder 19
    Leland, Christopher T. 1983-1987 Box 83 Folder 1
    Lemaître, Pascal 2005-2006 Box 83 Folder 2
    Lewis, Robin 1989-1998 Box 83 Folder 3
    Lewis, Shirley A. R. 2006-2009 Box 83 Folder 4
    Lieberman, Erez 2002-2003 Box 83 Folder 5
    Lightfoot, Betty 2003-2012 Box 83 Folder 6
    Lish, Gordon 1986-1987 Box 83 Folder 7
    Loggia, Marjorie 1985-1986 Box 83 Folder 8
    Lombard, Rudy 1980-2014 Box 83 Folder 9
    Love, Edward 1984-1988 Box 83 Folder 10
    Lubiano, Wahneema 1991-1999 Box 83 Folder 11
    M 1970-2013 Box 83 Folder 12-15
    Ma, Yo-Yo 1995 Box 83 Folder 16
    Madden, Chris 1999-2016 Box 84 Folder 1
    Maguire, Mary undated Box 84 Folder 2
    Maillard, Carol 1984-2012 Box 84 Folder 3
    Malkiel, Nancy and Burton 1993-2009 Box 84 Folder 4
    Mandela, Nelson 1993 Box 84 Folder 5
    Massiah, Louis 1998-2016 Box 84 Folder 6
    Matsutsuyu, Emiko 1996-2000 Box 84 Folder 7
    Mayes, Janis 1988-2016 Box 84 Folder 8
    Maynard, Valerie 1988-1997 Box 84 Folder 9
    McBride, Dwight 1990-2008 Box 85 Folder 1
    McCluskey, John 1984-1989 Box 85 Folder 2
    McCourt, Frank 2008 Box 85 Folder 3
    McCoy, Maureen 1987-2000 Box 85 Folder 4
    McDonald, Erroll and Klara Glowczewska 2001-2010 Box 85 Folder 5
    McFadden, Bernice 2000-2011 Box 85 Folder 6
    McGowan, Tara 1993, 2002 Box 85 Folder 7
    McKay, Nellie 1981-1993 Box 85 Folder 8
    McKayle, Donald 1981-1988 Box 85 Folder 9
    McMillan, Terry 1986-1990 Box 85 Folder 10
    McPherson, James 1987-1991 Box 85 Folder 11
    Medina, Kate 1988-2008 Box 85 Folder 12
    Merwin, W.S. 1988-1989 Box 85 Folder 13
    Middleton, Joyce 1990-1994 Box 85 Folder 14
    Milanés, Cecilia Rodríguez 1989-2008 Box 85 Folder 15
    Milford, Nancy 1988-1993 Box 85 Folder 16
    Miller, Robin J. 2004 Box 85 Folder 17
    Millett, Kate 1990 Box 85 Folder 18
    Miscellaneous Cards 1989-2015 Box 86 Folder 1-5
    Miscellaneous Cards 1989-2015 Box 87 Folder 1-3
    Miscellaneous Fire Damaged Letters 1965-1985 Box 115 Folder 1
    Miscellaneous Invitations 1985-2011 Box 87 Folder 4
    Mondale, Joan 1979 Box 88 Folder 1
    Moore, Beatrice Duncan 1996-2008 Box 88 Folder 2
    Morgenroth, Kate 1998-2001 Box 88 Folder 3
    Mori, Aoi 2001-2009 Box 88 Folder 4
    Morrison, Cecilia Rouse 2000-2012 Box 88 Folder 5
    Morrison, Harold and Claudette 1992-1993 Box 88 Folder 6
    Morrison, Harold Ford 1979-2011 Box 88 Folder 7
    Morrison, Mavis 1973-1994 Box 88 Folder 8
    Morrison, Nidal and Safa 2002-2009 Box 88 Folder 9
    Morrison, Slade 1981-2007 Box 88 Folder 10
    Moses, Gilbert 1986-1993 Box 88 Folder 11
    Moskin, J. Robert 1988 Box 88 Folder 12
    Mosley, Walter 1998-2005 Box 88 Folder 13
    Muldoon, Paul and Jean Hanff Korelitz 1993-2007 Box 89 Folder 1
    N 1971-2013 Box 89 Folder 2
    Nabokov, Ivan 1988-2006 Box 89 Folder 3
    Nagy, Bob and Vincy 1998-2009 Box 89 Folder 4
    Navasky, Victor 1986-2005 Box 89 Folder 5
    Naylor, Gloria 1984-1986 Box 89 Folder 6
    Nesbit, Lynn 1989 Box 89 Folder 7
    Newhouse, Donald and Susan 1987-2015 Box 89 Folder 8
    Newhouse, Elyse and Michael 1992-1995 Box 89 Folder 9
    Nick, Larry 1988-2003 Box 89 Folder 10
    Noormohamed, Taleeb 1996-1999 Box 89 Folder 11
    Norman, Jessye 1990-2015 Box 89 Folder 12
    O 1981-2005 Box 89 Folder 13
    Oates, Joyce Carol 1983-2008 Box 89 Folder 14
    Obama, Barack and Michelle 2009-2016 Box 90 Folder 1
    Obama Campaign 2008-2014 Box 90 Folder 2
    Oe, Kenzaburo 1996-1997 Box 90 Folder 3
    Ohkoso, Yoshiko circa 1993-2008 Box 90 Folder 4
    Ondaatje, Michael 1994-2002 Box 90 Folder 5
    Ostriker, Alicia and Jeremiah 1996-2000 Box 90 Folder 6
    Owens, Joan Murrell and Frank 1984-2011 Box 90 Folder 7
    P 1970-2016 Box 90 Folder 8-9
    Pagels, Elaine 1993-1995 Box 90 Folder 10
    Painter, Nell 1988-2013 Box 90 Folder 11
    Paladino, Vita 2004-2012 Box 90 Folder 12
    Pardini, Patti 1984-1987 Box 90 Folder 13
    Paquet-Deyris, Anne-Marie 1988-2007 Box 91 Folder 1
    Patterson, Louise and MaryLouise 1987-2000 Box 91 Folder 2
    Pelosi, Nancy 2012 Box 91 Folder 3
    Pemberton, Gayle 1987-1999 Box 91 Folder 4
    Pierce-Baker, Charlotte 1990-1998 Box 91 Folder 5
    Pinckney, Darryl 2002 Box 91 Folder 6
    Piñon, Nélida 1988-1998 Box 91 Folder 7
    Pinter, Harold 2005 Box 91 Folder 8
    Plimpton, George 1992 Box 91 Folder 9
    Pohlig, Ulrike 1987-1992 Box 91 Folder 10
    Polinsky, Eugene 2001-2014 Box 91 Folder 11
    Powell, Marc and Ivy 2004-2008 Box 91 Folder 12
    Price, Reynolds 1974-2008 Box 91 Folder 13
    Price, Richard 1985-1990 Box 91 Folder 14
    Q 1970-2005 Box 91 Folder 15
    Quinn, Alice 1993-2003 Box 91 Folder 16
    R 1970-2012 Box 91 Folder 17-18
    Raboteau, Albert and Julia 1993 Box 91 Folder 19
    Rampersad, Arnold 1988-2006 Box 91 Folder 20