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.