Series 4: Writings

49.5 linear feet, 122 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: 1879-2004.

Extent: 49.5 linear feet, 122 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The Writings series is composed of published copies of Kennan's articles, books and speeches, as well as related drafts, correspondence, and notes. The majority date from his tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study, although there are some writings from during his diplomatic service as well. Also included are unpublished works by Kennan and his diaries from most of his professional career and his retirement. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.


Divided into seven subseries, based on Kennan's original organization of the papers: Bibliographies, Books, Diaries, Major Unused Drafts, Notes, Published Works, and Unpublished Works.

Preferred Citation

Series 4: Writings; 1879-2004; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 4A: Bibliographies 1938-1995 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4B: Books 1911-2000 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4C: Diaries 1924-2004 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4D: Major Unused Drafts 1933-1978 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4E: Notes 1879-1987 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4F: Published Works 1935-2001 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 4G: Unpublished Works 1938-2000 Explore Multiple Containers

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