Subseries 1B: Chronological Correspondence
9.7 linear feet, 25 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..
Extent: 9.7 linear feet, 25 boxes
Boxes 1-53, 240-241, and 298-311 of this collection have been sent off-site to a vendor to be scanned. Soon, these materials will be available from anywhere with an internet connection.
The collection is open for research use.
The Chronological Correspondence subseries contains brief correspondence from Kennan or his secretary to the general public, scholars, journalists, and publishers. The correspondence is in response to letters from these individuals, although copies of their letters are not present. Many of these letters are of a standard form, with the most common expressing gratitude for articles sent to Kennan, appreciation for praise about Kennan's writings and ideas, or notifying the correspondent that Kennan is out of the country. Other common subjects include brief responses to articles sent to Kennan, correspondence with Kennan's publishers about proofreading issues and logistics, responses to invitations for Kennan to speak, write or attend events (most of which were declined), travel arrangements, and providing letters of recommendation.
Subseries 1B: Chronological Correspondence; 1912-2000; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.