66 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: 1917-2015.

Extent: 66 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.


All of Morrison's novels except Song of Solomon are represented (this material was likely destroyed in the 1993 fire).


Arranged chronologically by publication date.

Preferred Citation

Novels; 1917-2015; Toni Morrison Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    The Bluest Eye 1970 Explore Multiple Containers
    Sula 1973 Explore Multiple Containers
    Tar Baby 1981-1983 Explore Multiple Containers
    Beloved 1984-1999 Explore Multiple Containers
    Jazz 1917-1992 Explore Multiple Containers
    Paradise 1971 June-2014 Explore Multiple Containers
    Love 1999-2003 Explore Multiple Containers
    A Mercy 2004-2009 Explore Multiple Containers
    Home 1948-2012 Explore Multiple Containers
    God Help the Child 1998-2015 Explore Multiple Containers

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