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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A. Walton Litz Papers, 1969-1993
C0955
5 boxes 4.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
A. Walton Litz was a member of the Princeton Class of 1951, and later became the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton, where he taught from 1956-1993 (?). Consists of Litz's English literature course materials and preliminary chapters for the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7 (2000), edited by Litz, Louis Menand, and Lawrence Rainey.
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NEUK Collection, 1967-1971
C0636
3 boxes 3.2 linear feet

NEUK (Princeton, N.J.)
Consists of poetry, manuscripts, correspondence, plates, proofs, drawings, promotional material, paste-ups, photographic negatives, and subscription information for seven issues of NEUK, a Princeton student literary magazine, thought to have been published nine times between 1967 and January 1972.
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Igor Stravinsky Collection, 1964-1967
C1219
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents relating to the Princeton commission of Requiem Canticles by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th-century music.
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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Consists of Princeton music professor Godfrey Winham's unpublished writings on music, which have been edited, collated, and indexed by Roger Maren.
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Horton Davies Collection, 1951-1964
C1320
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This is a collection of correspondence and selected writings of Horton Marlais Davies, a Princeton University professor of religion and author of many books on church history.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a chronological series of 101 mathematical notebooks (1958-1997) of Princeton mathematician Bernard M. Dwork.
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Lincoln Gilmore Smith Collection, 1950-1966
C1205
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous material of Lincoln Gilmore Smith, a physicist and professor of physics at Princeton University, relating to his construction and use of mass spectrometers.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of letters to H. Wright Johnson (Princeton Class of 1948) regarding Harley Granville-Barker, the subject of Johnson's senior thesis at Princeton. Included is Johnson's thesis, typescripts and correspondence concerning The Prevalence of Witches and Weekending, and correspondence between Johnson and George Bernard Shaw who worked closely with Granville-Barker in the English theater.
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Charles Gillispie Wartime Letters, 1945
C1538
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of thirteen letters from Charles Gillispie (1918-2015) home to his parents, Raymond Livingston Gillispie and Virginia Coulston, while he was stationed with the United States Army in France, Germany, and Austria during the final months of World War II in Europe. His letters, which span from March 9th to August 25th, 1945, are addressed from France, Germany, Austria, Bavaria, and Camp Shelby in Mississippi, and describe the conditions for American soldiers and prisoners of war in Europe, the state of the people and infrastructure in the German and French countryside, and other topics.