Rare Book Division

Rare Book Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Rare Book Division of the Department of Special Collections includes printed books, pamphlets, and broadsides, published in early modern Europe as well as 18th and 19th century imprints from the Americas and Europe.

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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection, 1882-1961
TC030
85 boxes 34 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.
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Miscellaneous Screenplays, 1930-1989
TC111
132 boxes 210 items 52.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release.
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Performing Arts Serials Collection, 1869-1980
TC110
28 boxes 15.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues.
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Radio Broadcasting Collection, 1938-1959
TC060
11 boxes 23.75 linear feet

Mutual Broadcasting System
The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938.
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Radio Scripts Collection, 1938-1947
TC059
36 boxes 15.40 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Radio Scripts Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for various radio programs such as "The Cavalcade of America" (represented by the most scripts), "The Eternal Light," "Books and Authors," "What's New in Books," "Pepper Young's Family," "The Goldbergs," and others.