Series 1: Correspondence

57.4 linear feet, 141 boxes

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005..

Dates: 1912-2004.

Extent: 57.4 linear feet, 141 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The Correspondence series is composed of Kennan's correspondence with scholars, government officials and the general public, both nationally and internationally. The majority of the correspondence dates from Kennan's tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study, but also includes letters from during his diplomatic service. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.


Divided into three subseries, based on Kennan's original arrangement of the papers: Permanent Correspondence, Chronological Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Preferred Citation

Series 1: Correspondence; 1912-2004; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 1A: Permanent Correspondence 1947-2004 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 1B: Chronological Correspondence 1912-2000 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 1C: Miscellaneous Correspondence 1939-2004 Explore Multiple Containers

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