Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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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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Allen Tate Collection, 1931-1979
C0648
1 box 0.45 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters and postcards to various friends, fellow poets, and associates by American poet and editor Allen Tate.
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Allen Tate Papers, 1909-1979 (mostly 1950-1979)
C0106
72 boxes 29.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of extensive manuscripts, documents, and correspondence of American poet and literary critic Allen Tate, one of the leading members of the Fugitive and Southern Agrarian literary movements.
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Brewster Ghiselin Papers, 1936-1991
C0759
3 boxes 1.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Brewster Ghiselin was an English professor, literary critic, editor, and poet. The collection contains some of Ghiselin's works and correspondence. Typescripts, proofs, galleys, Italian translations, phonograph records, a few books, and notes represent his works, while the correspondence consists of letters from his literary friends and colleagues.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Joseph Frank (1918-2013) was an American literary scholar best known for his five-volume biography of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which he began in the early 1970s and completed in 2002. The collection consists of his personal and professional correspondence, including with Elizabeth Bishop, Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Bourdieu, Ralph Ellison, Carlos Fuentes, Irving Howe, James Laughlin, Richard W. B. Lewis, Mary McCarthy, Allen Tate, and other writers, artists, and academics, as well as some family correspondence, writings, personal documents, and printed materials.
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Selected Papers of William Meredith, 1937-1967
C0175
5 boxes 0.25 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists, for the most part, of letters to American poet William Meredith (Princeton Class of 1940) from American authors, most of whom have been associated with Princeton.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection represents the entire extant archive of Sir Frank Kermode, a distinguished British literary critic, and includes writings (reviews, essays, lectures, radio broadcasts), correspondence, photographs, and printed material, as well as material relating to public controversy about the funding for Encounter, which Kermode co-edited.
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Sylvia Beach Papers, 1872-1999
C0108
180 boxes 1 object 78.3 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection documents the life and activities of Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), the American author, publisher, and owner of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare Company, the Paris bookshop that was a meeting-point for French, English, Irish and American writers during the 1920's and 1930's. The collection consists largely of files relating to Shakespeare Company; Beach's writings and translations, in particular her memoir Shakespeare Company ; and files relating to the circle of artists and writers surrounding her throughout her life. Included are family, personal, and business correspondence; business records of Shakespeare Company; personal and family records; manuscripts and artwork by members of her circle; photographs; and memorabilia.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of material which reflects the long careers of American educators, authors, and literary critics Willard and Margaret Thorp. Willard's papers (1923-1981) include correspondence, writings, class lecture notes, documents, journals and diaries, printed matter, photographs, and papers of others during his writing and teaching years at Princeton University. Margaret's papers (1917-1960) include writings, correspondence, journals, notebooks, and family sketchbooks and photographs.