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: 63 boxes
This material is stored off site. Please allow 24-48 hrs for retrieval.
This series consists of files maintained by Morrison and her administrative
assistants, including Ronaline Saunders, Rene Boatman, and John
Hoppenthaler. The first subseries of files concern Morrison's book and
writings projects, and include correspondence with editors, publishers, and
translators, as well as publicity tour schedules and related material. The
office files, maintained at Morrison's offices at SUNY Albany and later
Princeton University, document Morrison's activities, including awards,
conferences, lectures, interviews, etc., throughout her career as a public
figure. The office files also include subject files pertaining to her
publishers, literary agency, various professional organizations, and
individuals; letterbooks of administrative correspondence sent by Morrison
and her assistants, various requests received, and fan mail. The files from
Morrison's home office are similar in content to the office working files,
but are the primary location of book contracts and royalty statements.
This series is arranged into subseries following the original grouping of
material. The Office Working Files are divided into roughly chronological
files groupings, with Office Working Files I being the oldest and Office
Working Files IV being the most recent, although there is considerable
overlap between II and III.
Working Files; 1955-2015; Toni Morrison Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.