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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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916
C0358
8 boxes 7.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).
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Bretaigne Windust Collection, 1929-1958
TC087
10 boxes 6.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Contains records concerning plays directed by Bretaigne Windust (Princeton Class of 1929), mainly for the University Players, of which he was a co-founder.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Kurt Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University's Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Included are personal and professional correspondence, related files, course outlines, lectures, manuscripts and notes for various published works, scrapbooks of clippings, and printed matter.
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James P. Walker Papers, 1850-1886
C0356
6 boxes 3.2 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
James P. Walker was an American publisher, author, and co-founder of Walker, Wise, and Co. (circa 1860). His papers contain sermons, autobiographical notes, a diary, commonplace books, photographs, a scrapbook, memorabilia, and printed matter, with the bulk of the material comprised of personal and professional correspondence, much of it covering the period of the Civil War.
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S. S. Van Dine Scrapbooks, 1916-1939
C0346
68 Volumes 7.21 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Educated in California and at Harvard, Willard Huntington Wright became editor of The Smart Set (1913-1914). After suffering a serious illness in 1925, he turned to writing detective novels under the pseudonym of "S. S. Van Dine". His papers consist of scrapbooks reflecting the professional and private life of Van Dine, including articles by and about him (1926-1930), reviews of his books, motion pictures, and radio plays, his literary and art criticism, and miscellaneous and general notes (1926-1937).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of correspondence between Broadway producer George C. Tyler and many well-known theater people including dramatists Eugene O'Neill and Booth Tarkington.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, diaries, documents, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, miscellaneous material, and printed matter by and about mountaineer J. Monroe Thorington (Princeton Class of 1915), as well as some papers of other people.
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The Hardy Players Collection, 1882-1926
C0897
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of material relating to productions of plays adapted from Thomas Hardy novels and short stories by the English amateur theater company The Hardy Players.