Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections includes material documenting 5000 years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America.

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Rodolfo Alonso is an Argentine poet, translator, essayist, and editor. The collection includes Alonso's correspondence with various Latin American writers including Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Raúl Gustavo Aguirre, Juan Gelman, Augusto Roa Bastos, Juan José Saer, Ernesto Sábato, Lêdo Ivo, Hector Tizón, Edgar Bayley, António Ramos Rosa, Milton de Lima Sousa, and Claudio Magris. In addition, the collection includes photographs of Alonso throughout his career with many Latin American figures as well as a personal collection of his family and travels.
Box 1, Folder 15-16
Greek resistance organization archive. Contains material relating to Ethniko Komitato (National Revolutionary Committee of Greece), which fought for the freedom of the homeland and the rights of Greeks during the World War II. Included are autograph and typed manuscripts, such as requests; certificates regarding Nikolaos Stauropoulos' membership to the National Revolutionary Committee; reports to the Committee by N. Stauropoulos; agendas of the Committee; a list of the board members; the founding document and the National Line of the Committee; two handwritten issues (dated 15 and 18 April, 1945 respectively) of the newspaper "Ethnika Neiata" (National Youth), with crossed out title " Hē ephēmeridoula mas"; four essays by Nikolaos Stauropoulos or Atellanos: "Einai akoma kairos"; "Ho agōnas sta ergostasia"; "Ho proskopismos kai hē agōgē tōn hellēnopaidōn"; and "To noēma tēs ethnikēs antistasēs kai hoi neoi"; an identification card of Nikolaos Stauropoulos; an obituary for Nikos Kollaros; a signed letter by Giōrgos Stauropoulos to his brother Nikolaos; a signed letter to Nikolaos Stauropoulos by Vyrōn (unknown last name); miscellaneous handwritten notes; 72 black-and-white photographs dated 1937-1966; and ephemera. The National Revolutionary Committee worked closely throughout the German occupation with almost all the internal resistance organizations and helped strengthen several rebel groups. Included also is a pamphlet dated April 6, 1941.

Miguel Angel Asturias Papers, 1963-1969
2 boxes 0.6 linear feet

Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Consists primarily of correspondence of Guatemalan author Miguel Angel Asturias, Seymour Lawrence, Gregory Rabassa, Jose Castillo, Tom Maschler, and others concerning Rabassa's English translations of Asturias's works and their publication in the United States and abroad.

J. Paul Baldeagle Papers, 1915-1970
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Baldeagle, J. Paul (Joseph Paul), 1897-1970
Consists of a small group of papers of J. Paul Baldeagle (Princeton University Class of 1923), a South Dakota-born Sioux, who was a schoolteacher for 35 years at William MacFarland High School in Bordentown, New Jersey, as well as a Native American rights activist.

George R. Beach Travel Journals, 1956-1988
22 items 2 Volumes 5.6 linear feet

Beach, George R. (George Raimes), 1903-1990
Consists of bound, typed transcripts of journals kept by George R. Beach (Princeton Class of 1926) on his travels around the world with family and friends, spanning the years from 1956 to 1988.

Félix Candela Papers, 1767-2007 (mostly 1924-1997)
37 boxes 32.0 linear feet

Candela, Félix, 1910-1997
Félix Candela was an influential Spanish-born architect and structural engineer, known for his innovative designs using reinforced thin-shell concrete to create the highly efficient hyperbolic parabaloid shapes used in his construction of many well-known churches, factories, and other buildings, primarily in and around Mexico City in the mid-20th century. The collection consists of professional and personal papers, including photographic files documenting his projects, architectural drawings and designs, drafts of lectures and published papers, correspondence, appointment books, student notebooks and artwork, personal photographs and albums, awards and certificates, architectural reference books and magazines, construction materials catalogs, and clippings on various architecture and design topics and on Candela's own work.

Virginia Card Papers, 1893-2002
17 boxes 7.1 linear feet

Card, Virginia D., 1919-2003
Virginia Card is a Native American of Delaware and Creek descent. Consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, and audio-visual material. The collection is especially noteworthy for Virginia Card's extensive documentation of the activities of Native American communities in California.
Cartwright, Levering, 1903-1981.
Consists of papers of journalist Levering Cartwright (Princeton University Class of 1926) relating to the association of "Death Valley Scotty" (Walter Scott, 1872-1954), an eccentric prospector, Wild West show entertainer, and hoaxer, with his friend and financier, Albert M. Johnson, an insurance company executive.
Chavkin, Samuel, 1913-1994.
Consists of 59 audio recordings and selected correspondence and articles by American journalist Samuel Chavkin, who covered events in Chile for various publications in the 1970s, primarily after the military junta of 1973.

Gertrude Claytor Collection, 1941-1956
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Claytor, Gertrude Boatwright, 1890?-1973.
Consists of selected correspondence, photographs, and printed material of the American poet Gertrude Claytor, some of which is related to the author Edgar Lee Masters.
Comfort, Samuel, 1837-1923.
This collection, which consists primarily of correspondence but also includes diaries, official and legal documents, ephemera, and photographs, largely relates to Samuel Comfort (1837-1923), a U.S. Civil War veteran, diplomat, inventor, and foreign representative for the Standard Oil Company in Europe and India. Documentation of Comfort's Civil War experience is particularly robust. To a lesser extent, the collection documents the family of Comfort's daughter Emma Walraven Comfort (1869-1954) and her husband, Harry Maule Crookshank (1948-1914), a distinguished physician who served as British Controller-General of the Daira Sanieh Administration in Egypt from 1897 to 1907. British Conservative politician Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank (1893-1961) as well as several other members of the Comfort family, particularly Samuel's father, George Comfort (1808 -1887), are also represented.

Ernest Theodore DeWald Papers, 1916-1968
10 boxes 3.6 linear feet

DeWald, Ernest T.‏ (Ernest Theodore),‏ 1891-1968‏
Consists of papers of Ernest Theodore DeWald (Princeton Class of 1916), professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology specializing in medieval Italian art and director (1946-1960) of the Princeton Art Museum.

Archery Papers of Robert P. Elmer, 1914-1952
21 boxes 9.1 linear feet

Elmer, Robert P. (Robert Potter), 1877-1951.
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed matter of Archery Hall of Fame member Robert P. Elmer (Princeton Class of 1899) related to archery.