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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.
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Charles Rufus Morey Papers, 1900-1954 (mostly 1924-1945)
C0511
15 boxes 2 items 14.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
American art historian Charles Rufus Morey (1877-1955) served as professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University from 1918-1945 and as chairman from 1924-1945. The collection includes Morey's drafts for catalogues, mainly at the Museo Sacro and Museo Cristiano; photographs; professional papers, lecture and course notes; and drafts, extracts and contents of vertical files.
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Edmund Keeley Papers, 1910-2013 (mostly 1960-2011)
C0763
278 boxes 12 items 134.8 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Edmund Keeley (1928-) is an author, translator, and Charles Barnwell Straut Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University, best known for his translations and writings on Greek poets C. P. Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytēs and Giannēs Ritsos. The papers consist of Keeley's drafts and proofs of translations, fiction, and nonfiction, including novels, articles, essays, introductions, reviews, and other writings, as well as for works he edited, along with personal and professional correspondence, faculty material, files of the P.E.N. American Center and other institutions with which he was involved, awards and speeches, biographical materials, family papers, scrapbook and other printed materials, manuscripts of others, and photographs.
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Ford Family Papers, 1881-1924
C0656
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of papers of Princeton politics professor Henry Jones Ford and genealogical material relating to the Ford family.
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George B. McClellan Papers, 1861-1940
C0349
30 boxes 22.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of papers of George B. McClellan (Princeton Class of 1886), reflecting his varied career as New York congressman, mayor of New York City, Princeton professor, and author, as well as some papers of McClellan's father, General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885).
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Henry De Wolf Smyth Papers, 1898-1988
C1343
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected material by and about Henry De Wolf Smyth, the American physicist and diplomat who figured prominently in the development of atomic energy, the Manhattan Project, and the production of the atomic bomb.
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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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Ira Owen Wade (Princeton Class of 1924) was a professor of French in Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His collection consists of typescript of his writings on Voltaire, professional correspondence, research notes, and some student work.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Jeter A. and Elizabeth Riggs Isely Collection consists of manuscripts, notes, notebooks, and correspondence relating to research by the American historian and Princeton professor Jeter A. (Jeter Allen) Isely (1913-1954) and his wife, Elizabeth ["Lisette"] Riggs Isely (1914-1957).