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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C. A. Young Collection, 1873-1897
C0345
4 boxes 1.3 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists, for the most part, of letters written to nineteenth-century Princeton astronomer C. A. Young by other astronomers and scientific instrument makers.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of John Witherspoon, who was sixth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Godfrey Winham Writings on Music, 1958-1975
C0375
14 boxes 6.7 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of Princeton music professor Godfrey Winham's unpublished writings on music, which have been edited, collated, and indexed by Roger Maren.
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Granville Wilcox Correspondence, 1852-1857
C1261
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters sent by Granville Wilcox to members of his family in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) as a member of the Class of 1856.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the papers of Hungarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner, and includes correspondence, subject files, writings, and offprints reflecting his long career in physics.
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Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker Papers, 1910-1959
C0359
60 boxes 25.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker was an American historian who taught at Princeton from 1910 to 1947. He was internationally recognized and wrote a number of important historical works. In 1947, he was president of the American Historical Association. His papers consist of Wertenbaker's works, correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed matter.
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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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Everett S. Wallis Papers, 1935-1964
C0464
12 boxes 12.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of correspondence, reports, articles, lectures, notes, and printed matter of American chemist, Everett Stanley Wallis, dating primarily from his tenure as Princeton professor of chemistry (1930-1965) and chairman of its biochemical sciences program, and as a research consultant for Merck Co. of New Jersey and for other pharmaceutical companies.