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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Fratelli Alinari
Fratelli Alinari was an Italian firm founded in Florence in 1852 by the three Alinari brothers, Romualdo, Leopoldo, and Giuseppe. Fratelli Alinari became one of the largest and most prolific European photography firms of the 19th and 20th centuries. By 1880 the firm employed over 100 people. Alinari specialized in views of Italy and the reproduction of works of art. [http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/guides_bibliographies/photography_greece/photographers.html] Consists of an open collection of photographs by Fratelli Alinari depicting several sites in Greece.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Princeton Mesoamerican Manuscripts is an open collection of pre-Columbian and Colonial manuscripts, documents, and artifacts, dating from the 7th to the 19th century.
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George Economou Papers, 2010
C1377
1 box 0.20 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a hard copy of Economou's poem: "Es imposible callarla", miscellaneous typescripts (some annotated in the author's hand) of his "Acts of Love" and a hard copy of "Ananios of Kleitor: poems and fragments and their reception from antiquity to the present, collected and translated by George Economou." There is also a holograph letter to Dimitri Gondicas dated 2010.
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Cuban Writers Protest and Dissent, 2007
C1196
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of formal speeches and over three hundred e-mails collected by Prof. José Buscaglia-Salgado regarding the demands of scholars, intellectuals, and artists for changes in the official doctrine of the Cuban Revolution laid down in a speech by Fidel Castro.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists of set decorator Jessica Lanier's set photographs for several of Woody Allen's films, including Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Small Time Crooks (2000), and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), as well as her copies of shooting scripts and revisions. Photographs consist of contemporary color prints and Polaroids, as well as some negatives.
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Windborne Productions
Consists of eleven Betacam video tapes containing an interview of Ernest Gordon (1916-2002) about his capture and internment in the Japanese camps in Burma and Siam (now Myanmar and Thailand) during World War II, along with raw scenes, stills, and B-roll. The videos were shot in the Princeton University Chapel in May 1991 by Windborne Productions, which was then working on a project to turn Gordon's book Through the Valley of the Kwai into a feature film.