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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Demetrios Zoios Family Papers, 1890-1925

C1271
1 box
Consists of over one hundred twenty-four Greek letters, documents, and other family papers of Greek high-school teacher Demetrios Zoios.
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General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, 1502-2012

C0140
107 boxes
Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.
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Pēlion Mountains, Photograph Album, circa 1950

Consists of a photograph album containing fifteen images (silver prints) of Pēlion Mountains. Images include views of several villages in Pēlion, such as Trikkeri, Makrynitsa, Portaria, Millina, Hagios Ioannēs, and Kala Nera. All images are signed by the Greek photographer Kōstas Zēmerēs and bear penciled captions in French. Stringbound album.
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Eikones apo ton Volon kai to Pēlion, Photograph Album, 1960

Consists of a photograph album containing five mounted gelatin silver photographs of Volos and Pelion Mountains. Included are a general view of Volos and Pelion, Makrynitsa, the Holy Church of Assumption in Makyrnitsa, an old mansion of Achillopoulos in Tsagkarada, and an old tower house in Vyzitsa. All images bear penciled handwritten title and signature by the photographer on the mat in Greek. Handwritten cover title and studio's information:"Photo- Stountio-Zēmerē-Volos." String bound album.

Leonard L. Milberg '53 Collection of Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs, 1762-2001

C0962
6 boxes
Consists of an open collection of manuscript material related to print collections of Leonard L. Milberg (Princeton Class of 1953): Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry, Leonard L. Milberg Irish Theater Collection, and the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Jewish-American Writers.
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Zionist Organization of Amerika Press Release of "Plans of Justice Brandeis For Constructive Work in Palestine", 1920 September-October

Carbon copy of the press release with the full memorandum by Louis D. Brandeis regarding immigration to Palestine and a mechanism for raising sufficient funds through investment to facilitate economic development and health improvement.
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Salomon, Haym, Promissory Note for a Bill of Exchange Sold to John Wilcocks and Nicholas Low, 1783 September 17

Consists of a manuscript promissory note for a bill of exchange brokered by Haym Salomon for 1776 pounds, signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by John Wilcocks and Nicholas Low, two New York merchants and developers, two weeks after the Treaty of Paris was signed and shortly before the British Army evacuated New York City. The note is endorsed by Salomon, and the docketing mentions financier Robert Morris, Jr. (1734-1806), for whom Salomon worked as a "Broker to the Office of Finance."
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Mordecai, Jacob, Analysis and Refutation of Christian Readings of the Hebrew Bible, circa 1820s

Consists of a 38-page autograph manuscript written in English, with some Hebrew, containing Mordecai's response to purported challenges to Judaism by Christians. Mordecai writes that "a learned Christian disputed with [me]" and "a certain man of the highest order among those who are followers of Martin Luther, in arguing with me..." and supplies responses to Christian readings of specific passages in Tanach, accompanied by close readings of his own. Pages 15 and 16 also include a discussion about the authority of Rabban Gamaliel.

Theodore Ziolkowski Collection on Literature, 1906-2018 (mostly 1960-2001)

C1618
7 boxes
Consists of correspondence and printed materials collected by German studies and comparative literature scholar Theodore Ziolkowski (1932- ). The majority of the collection comprises Ziolkowski's files on Hermann Hesse, particularly pertaining to the reception of Hesse's work in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Other materials relate more broadly to 20th and early 21st century literature, with a focus on modern German authors and authors writing in German.
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Theodore Ziolkowski Collection on Literature, 1906-2018 (mostly 1960-2001)

Consists of correspondence and printed materials collected by German studies and comparative literature scholar Theodore Ziolkowski (1932- ). The majority of the collection comprises Ziolkowski's files on Hermann Hesse, particularly pertaining to the reception of Hesse's work in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Other materials relate more broadly to 20th and early 21st century literature, with a focus on modern German authors and authors writing in German.

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs, 1840-1998 (mostly 1870-1915)

WC064
144 boxes
Consists of a closed collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s. Subjects include American Indians (especially studio portraits), natural wonders, cities, towns, buildings, and economic activities (mining, railroads, logging, and agriculture). Some photographs relate to the Indigenous populations of Mexico and Central America. The dimensions, physical formats, and photographic processes of the photographs vary widely.

Toni Morrison Papers, 1908-2017 (mostly 1970-2015)

C1491
337 boxes
Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, 1931-2019) was a Nobel prize-winning American author, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The material described in this finding aid consists of manuscripts, drafts, galleys, and proofs of Morrison's novels and other writings; personal correspondence; editorial files relating to Morrison's work at Random House and later publication of two posthumous works by Toni Cade Bambara; academic and teaching files, particularly pertaining to SUNY Albany and Princeton University; working files; press clippings; published books, photographs, audiovisual materials, and awards and memorabilia.

C. & G. Zangaki Photographs Collection, 1870-1875

C0990
1 box
Consists of an open collection of photographs by the Greek photographers C. &G. Zangaki.

Saúl Yurkievich Papers, 1960-2005

C1293
36 boxes
Saúl Yurkievich is an Argentine poet and literary critic. The collection consists of his personal and literary papers. It includes some of Yurkievich's poetic and prose-poetic manuscripts, correspondence with writers, scholars, critics and publishers and extensive subject files.
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Saúl Yurkievich Papers, 1960-2005

Saúl Yurkievich is an Argentine poet and literary critic. The collection consists of his personal and literary papers. It includes some of Yurkievich's poetic and prose-poetic manuscripts, correspondence with writers, scholars, critics and publishers and extensive subject files.

Alvaro Yunque Correspondence, 1921-1981 (mostly 1924-1979)

C0784
2 boxes
The Alvaro Yunque Correspondence consists of letters, manuscripts of poems, essays and other printed and miscellaneous material by Alvaro Yunque and others.

Kathleen Tankersley Young Correspondence, 1928-1932

C1273
1 box
Consists chiefly of correspondence of American author and editor Kathleen Tankersley Young with the New York book designer and printer Lew Ney and his wife, Ruth Widen.

Sylvia Beach Papers, 1872-1999

C0108
180 boxes
This collection documents the life and activities of Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), the American author, publisher, and owner of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Company, the Paris bookshop that was a meeting-point for French, English, Irish and American writers during the 1920's and 1930's. The collection consists largely of files relating to Shakespeare & Company; Beach's writings and translations, in particular her memoir Shakespeare & Company ; and files relating to the circle of artists and writers surrounding her throughout her life. Included are family, personal, and business correspondence; business records of Shakespeare & Company; personal and family records; manuscripts and artwork by members of her circle; photographs; and memorabilia.

Yeandle Collection of Film Star Photographs, 1918-1949 (mostly 1932-1947)

TC079
2 items
consists of scrapbooks of publicity photographs of American motion-picture actors and actresses, mainly of the 1930s and 1940s, collected by Mrs. A. M. Yeandle.
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Philip Wylie Papers, 1920-1984 (mostly 1930-1971)

C0059
304 boxes
A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Philip Gordon Wylie (Princeton Class of 1924), authored hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. His collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence representing his life work, ranging from Dormitory Ditties, published during his college days (circa 1920), to The End of the Dream, a novel published posthumously in 1972.
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Philip Wylie Papers, 1920-1984 (mostly 1930-1971)

A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Philip Gordon Wylie (Princeton Class of 1924), authored hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. His collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence representing his life work, ranging from Dormitory Ditties, published during his college days (circa 1920), to The End of the Dream, a novel published posthumously in 1972.

Walter Livingston Wright Papers, 1928-1947

C0119
3 boxes
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of Walter Livingston Wright (Princeton Class of 1921) relating to his work in Turkey, Princeton, and Washington, D.C., as well as papers of his father, who was president of Lincoln University (Pa.).
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Walter Livingston Wright Papers, 1928-1947

Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of Walter Livingston Wright (Princeton Class of 1921) relating to his work in Turkey, Princeton, and Washington, D.C., as well as papers of his father, who was president of Lincoln University (Pa.).

Words Press Records, 1970-2018

C1651
4.2 linear feet
Words Press is a British publishing imprint specializing in poetry that has been operated by Julian Nangle (1947- ) since the 1970s. The collection includes extensive correspondence with authors, publishers, and booksellers, submission and proof copies and other publishing materials related to serials produced by the press, author files, prospectuses and ephemera related to other small publishers, and administrative records.
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Words Press Records, 1970-2018

Words Press is a British publishing imprint specializing in poetry that has been operated by Julian Nangle (1947- ) since the 1970s. The collection includes extensive correspondence with authors, publishers, and booksellers, submission and proof copies and other publishing materials related to serials produced by the press, author files, prospectuses and ephemera related to other small publishers, and administrative records.
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A-J, 1970-2018

Includes correspondence with Lyman Andrews, Denys Val Baker, Kenneth Baker, Nicholas Baker, George Barker, Julian Barnes, Emily Bearn, John Bell, Asa Benveniste, Anne Beresford, Sir John Betjeman, B. C. Bloomfield, Wilfrid Blunt, Martin Booth, Edgar Bowers, Richard Box, William Boyd, Glynn Boyd Harte, Jaroslav Bradac, Eve Branson, Richard Branson, Andreas Brown, Carter Burden, Jim Burns, Richard Burns, Nigel Burwood, Michael C. Caine, Sebastian Carter, Lucy Cawthron, Douglas Chambers, Jean-Louis Chevalier, Leonard Clarke, Douglas Cleverdon, Alan Clodd, Bob Cobbing, Margie Cohen, Vernon Coleman, Bruton Connors, William Cookson, Guy Cooper, Pierre Couistillas, Robert Cross, Andrew Crozier, Neil Curry, Ivor Cutler, Peter Dale, Michael De-la-Noy, Nick Dennys, Peter Dent, Jane Deverson, Patrick Dickinson, Peter F. Du Sautoy, Anthony Edkins, Royston Ellis, Gavin Eward, Ruth Fainlight, Peter Fallon, James Fergusson, Michael Ffolkes, Evelyn Fieuf-Henri, Michael Ffinch, Peter Finch, Hans Fletcher, Bryan Forbes, Clare Foges, John Fowles, Christina Foyle, Clive Francis, Antonia Fraser, John Fuller, Patrick Garland, Phillida Gili, Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Gold, Giles Gordon, Robert Greacen, Lizze Graves, Richard Perceval Graves, Tomas Graves, William Graves, John Greening, Harry Guest, Thom Gunn, Deirdre Gunnison-Wiseman, Jack Hagstrom, Michael Hamburger, James Hanley, Adrian Harrngton, Lee Harwood, Michael Hastings, Norman Hidden, Vera Hitchcock, Peter Hoida, David Holbrook, Bill Hoffer, Glenn Horowitz, Michael Horowitz, Olwyn Hughes, Patrick Hughes, G. E. Hutchinson, Nick Hughes, Ted Hughes, Elspeth Huxley, H. Montgomery Hyde, Nicki Jackowska, Alan Jackson, Rosie Jackson, Tom Jackson, David Jaffin, Clive James, Peter Jay, and David Jones.
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K-Z, 1970-2018

Includes correspondence with P. J. and Kate Kavanagh, Brian Keeble, Harry Kemp, John Kerr, Geoffrey Keynes, Miles Kingston, James Kirkup, Jonathan Kooperstein, Catherine Lambert, Thomas Land, Simon Lawrence, George Lawson, Brendan Lehane, John Lehmann, Oliver Letwin, Grevel Lindop, Frank Lissauer, Raymond Lister, Christopher Logue, David Low, Alexis Lykiard, George MacBeth, Wes Magee, Liza Mann, Chris Miller, Huon Mallalieu, Sheila Markham, John Martin, Trevor McMahon, Edward Mendelson, James Merrill, James Methuen-Campell, Barry Miles, Spike Milligan, Sheena McCall, a folder labeled "Miscellaneous Minor Poets," Adrian Mitchell, Edwin Morgan, Bradford Morrow, Ian Mortimer, Eric Mottram, Paul Muldoon, Anthony Naumann, Dee Odell Foster, William Oxley, Arnold Palmer, Derek Parker, Brian Patten, Tom Paulin, Neil Pearson, Brian Pepper, Kevin Perryman, William Peskett, Paul Peter Piech, Barry Edgar Pilcher, Ann Playfair, Tully Potter, Omar Pound, Alan Powers, John Pudney, Eric Quayle, Christopher Priest, Kevin Raine, Paul Rassam, Peter Redgrove, Jeremy Reed, Ishmael Reed, Christopher Ricks, Robin Robertson, John Rolph, Tom Rosenthal, Anthony Rudolf, Keith Sagar, Clive Sansom, William Sansom, Maurice Saatchi, Tom Scott, Howard Sergeant, William Kean Seymour, Sandra Shevey, Penelope Shuttle, Henry Silcok, Jon Silkin, Alan Sillitoe, Iain Sinclair, Christopher Skelton, Frances Spalding, Jon Stallworthy, Timothy Steele, Bernard Stone, Tom Stoppard, Julian Symons, Tambimuttu, Michael Taylor, Neil Tennant, Paul Theroux, Donald Michael Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Ronald Stewart Thomas, Christopher Tugendhat, Richard Usborne, Jim Vollmar, Harriet Walter, Miriam Waddington, John Ward, Keith Waterhouse, Donald Weeks, Hellmuth Weissenborn, Eric White, George Whitman, Benjamin Whitrow, Whittington Press, Howard Woolmer, Michael York.

Selected Papers of J. Howard Woolmer, 1931-2009

C1318
7 boxes
Consists of files of American antiquarian book dealer J. Howard Woolmer's correspondence with various poets and writers and author photographs.
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Carter Godwin Woodson Correspondence with Charles H. Wesley, 1925-1950

C1310
1 box
Consists, primarily, of a life-long series of correspondence between Carter Godwin Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and Charles H. Wesley, African-American historian and college president.
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James S. Woods Papers, 1840-1847

C0980
1 box
Consists mainly of family correspondence of James S. Woods, from his entrance into the military academy at West Point in 1840, through his graduation in 1844, and into his Mexican War experience in Matamoros, Mexico, in June 1846.
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James S. Woods Papers, 1840-1847

Consists mainly of family correspondence of James S. Woods, from his entrance into the military academy at West Point in 1840, through his graduation in 1844, and into his Mexican War experience in Matamoros, Mexico, in June 1846.

Woodruff Family Collection, 1795-1896 (mostly 1803-1850)

C0740
3 boxes
Consists of selected papers of George Woodruff (Princeton Class of 1785), a lawyer, and various members of his family of Trenton, N.J.
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Frank L. Wood Correspondence, 1861-1939

C0241
1 volume
Consists of a letter album of Frank L. Wood, an American lawyer.