Subseries 1C: Miscellaneous Correspondence
25.6 linear feet, 65 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),
Extent: 25.6 linear feet, 65 boxes
The collection is open for research use.
The Miscellaneous Correspondence subseries contains brief correspondence
between Kennan or Kennan's secretary and the general public or scholars. The
majority of Kennan's responses to their correspondence, which most often
described their work or commented on Kennan's work, is routine in nature and
provided his appreciation for invitations (generally declined), praise or
papers sent to Kennan. Other correspondence concerned individuals seeking help
with their research, or interviews or quotes to use in their writings. Also
included are clippings, materials related to Kennan's speaking engagements and
awards, travel files, correspondence about obtaining permissions to quote or
publish reprints of Kennan's writings, and reprints of articles sent by the
correspondents to Kennan. A few of the folders, labeled "floppies" by Kennan,
contain print-outs of Kennan's outgoing correspondence. Also included is a card
file for the 1958 correspondence which provides the name and address of each
correspondent and a brief description of the subject of the letter.
Arranged in reverse-chronological order by year and then alphabetically by
Subseries 1C: Miscellaneous Correspondence; 1939-2004; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.