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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Gamaliel Bailey Correspondence, 1839-1868
C1482
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
One of America's leading antislavery journalists, Gamaliel Bailey (1807-1859) played a prominent role in shaping the direction of the country's abolitionist movement, and helped found the Republican Party. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Gamaliel Bailey and his close friends and associates, statesman Salmon P. Chase and U.S. Supreme Court Justice John McLean.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of copies of letters, documents, stories, newspaper articles, reports, tables, artifacts, and extracts relating to Mormons and Indians, as collected by Herbert S. Auerbach, an American renaissance man, involved in music, writing, politics, and philanthropy.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The H. H. Hess Papers consists of professional papers, correspondence, and related materials of the American geologist and educator Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969).
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Howard W. Ambruster Papers, 1927-1958
C0388
6 boxes 6.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists of American consulting engineer and newspaper columnist, Howard W. Ambruster's works, correspondence, miscellaneous material, and printed matter.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
James Barnes, Class of 1891, was a writer and military historian. The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Barnes from friends and contemporary writers, such as Joseph Choate, William Lyon Phelps, and Edith Wharton. Also included are carbons of some of Barnes's letters, memorabilia and papers of other persons.
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Lyman Spitzer Papers, 1936-1997 (mostly 1960-1979)
C0682
72 boxes 2 items 30.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton professor of astronomy (1947-1982), chairman of the Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, and director of the Princeton University Observatory, Lyman Spitzer was also primarily responsible for founding the University's Plasma Physics Laboratory. His papers include design studies, technical plans and programs, various reports, correspondence, notes, and observations relating to his involvement in the development of the study of space astronomy at Princeton.