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), 1904-2005..
Extent: 25.6 linear feet, 65 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 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 correspondent.
Subseries 1C: Miscellaneous Correspondence; 1939-2004; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.