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Derso and Kelen Collection, 1922-1982 (mostly 1922-1970)

MC205 68 boxes 1 folder
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The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of correspondence, writings, published material, and over 900 cartoons and caricatures in varying media ranging from pencil sketches and ink drawings to richly-hued watercolors and limited edition lithographic portfolios created by the Hungarian caricaturists and political satirists Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The vast majority of the works were produced between 1920 and 1950, the active period of collaboration between Derso and Kelen.

Honorary Degree Records, 1749-1991

AC106 25 boxes
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Consists of files pertaining to honorary degree recipients throughout Princeton University's history.

Princeton Football Films Collection, 1935-2012 (mostly 1935-1990)

AC297 1 box 2858 items
Princeton University was a participant in the first intercollegiate football game in America in 1869. Since then, the University has maintained a varsity football team, competing each season against other colleges in the Ivy League Athletic Conference, including traditional rival Yale. The collection consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games between 1935 and 1990, as well as video of the 2012 season.

Princeton Nassoons Records, 1941-2012

AC412 6 boxes
The Princeton Nassoons are a close-harmony, all male, student a cappella group that formed in the late 1930s. The collection consists primarily of the Princeton Nassoons' original musical arrangements and correspondence.

William Beebe Papers, 1830-1961 (mostly 1920-1959)

C0661 22 boxes 9.2 linear feet
Consists of papers of American naturalist William Beebe, primarily relating to his association with the New York Zoological Society (NYZS).

Kenneth Roberts Letters to Malcolm Johnson, 1936-1955

C1461 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters by the American historical novelist Kenneth Roberts to his Doubleday editor, Malcolm Johnson.
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Thomas Baird Papers, 1924-1990 (mostly 1941-1990)

C0668 35 boxes 14.75 linear feet
The Thomas Baird Papers consists of the working and personal papers, primarily manuscripts, of the American educator and author Thomas Baird (1923-1990). Also included, and related to both his published and unpublished works, are idea files, notes, writing journals, correspondence with his publishers and editors, and reviews. Furthermore, the collection contains the following materials that encompass Baird's adult life: talks, addresses, and lectures; general, family and travel correspondence; diaries; personal journals; interviews; documents; photographs and audio recordings.

Alexander D. Wainwright Collection of Thomas Wolfe, 1924-1989

C0851 13 boxes 4 items
Alexander D. Wainwright (Princeton Class of 1939) was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, serving as assistant university librarian for collection development and as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. His collection consists of of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter.

Rushton Coulborn Papers, 1939-1970

C0581 20 boxes
Consists of papers of historian Rushton Coulborn, including manuscripts, correspondence, and bibliographic material.

Budd Schulberg Papers, 1936-1967

C0340 34 boxes 1 item 12.9 linear feet
Consists of writings, correspondence, and miscellanea of the American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and biographer Budd Schulberg (1914-2009 ).

Quarterly Review of Literature (QRL) Records, 1943-2000

C0862 60 boxes 26.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of the issue and correspondence files of the independent literary journal of the same name that was founded in 1943 by Warren Carrier, and co-edited and published from 1944-1999 by the husband and wife team of poet and former Princeton professor Theodore (Ted) and editor and author Renée Weiss. Also present in the collection are manuscripts of, and associated material from, eleven of Theodore Weiss's thirteen published books of poetry.

John Biggs Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Estate Papers, 1936-1978 (mostly 1940-1949)

C0628 9 boxes 3.4 linear feet
Consists of the correspondence and legal documents of John Biggs (Princeton Class of 1918) accumulated as executor and trustee of the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Princeton Class of 1917).

Manuel Mujica Láinez Papers, 1901-1984 (mostly 1918-1983)

C0819 9 boxes 8 items 3.3 linear feet
The Manuel Mujica Láinez Papers consists of the papers of the Argentinian novelist, short story writer, biographer, and essayist Manuel Mujica Láinez (1910-1984). These papers primarily contain correspondence he received from Argentinian and Spanish writers, as well as family correspondence. Also included are a few manuscripts by Mujica Láinez, several poems and nonfiction manuscripts by others, and a small amount of photocopied or printed material.

Sir Frank Kermode Papers, 1940-2010

C1149 45 boxes
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The collection represents the entire extant archive of Sir Frank Kermode, a distinguished British literary critic, and includes writings (reviews, essays, lectures, radio broadcasts), correspondence, photographs, and printed material, as well as material relating to public controversy about the funding for Encounter, which Kermode co-edited.
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Archives of John Day Company, 1926-1969

C0123 570 boxes 239.4 linear feet
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The collection consists of editorial correspondence and some business material of the American publisher.

Archives of Harold Ober Associates, 1913-2002 (mostly 1968-2002)

C0129 856 boxes 400 linear feet
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This collection consists of correspondence of the New York City literary agency Harold Ober Associates, Inc. and its three London affiliates. Established by Harold Ober (1881-1959) in the 1920s, the agency quickly grew in size and reputation, and has been considered one of the leading representatives for American and British writers in the world. The correspondence includes letters between the agency or affiliates and clients, editors, publishers, and other agents. Also included are other organizational files, such as date books and financial ledgers.

L. Ashton Sly Collection of Musical Scores, 1922-1958

TC068 8 boxes
The L. Ashton Sly Collection of Musical Scores is a 137 volume collection of vocal scores and/or libretti for one hundred twenty-three musical comedies, comic operas, and operettas, including twenty-eight full production promptbooks. These are arranged alphabetically by title and housed in 8 record center cartons.
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Diaries of Frans and Gertrude Blom, 1943-1959 1943-1959

WC040 14 Volumes
Consists of copies of diaries kept by Blom and his wife, Gertrude Duby Blom, from 1943 to 1959, while searching for Maya ruins in Chiapas, Mexico, in 14 volumes.

Gipson Family Correspondence, 1911-1970 (mostly 1911-1947)

WC013 7 boxes 2.8 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence written by members of the Gipson family of Caldwell, Idaho, as contributions to a family chain letter.
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Edmund Wilson Letters to Helen Muchnic, 1941-1972

C0316 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Consists of approximately 197 letters, mostly handwritten, by American literary critic Edmund Wilson to Helen Muchnic.
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Alonzo Gore Oakley Diaries, 1899-1948

C1345 1 box
Consists of 50 diaries of Alonzo Gore Oakley, a manager of the New York City office of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company.
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H. N. Swanson Files on F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934-1956

C1089 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence between F. Scott Fitzgerald's East Coast literary agent, Harold Ober, and his Hollywood agent, H. N. Swanson, from 20 November 1934 through 4 April 1956.
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China Papers of Samuel Cochran, 1898-1926

C0406 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
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Consists of notes, letters, photographs, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings of Samuel Cochran (Princeton Class of 1893) during the years (1898-1926) he served as a Presbyterian medical missionary in Hwaiyuan, Anhwei Province, China.

Theatrical Autographs Collection, 1798-1949 (mostly 1870-1935)

C0613 4 boxes 1.3 linear feet
Consists of a collection of letters and autographs of over 120 English, American, and a few European actors, actresses, playwrights, theatrical managers, directors, critics, and others connected with the theater from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Jack Iams Mystery Novels, 1946-1950

C0049 5 boxes
Jack Iams (Samuel Harvey Iams, Jr.), Class of 1932, was a noted mystery writer in the first part of the twentieth century. The collection includes notes, drafts, outlines, and typescripts for seven of Iams's mysteries, as well as several assorted items, such a book jacket proofs and page proofs.
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Jack Iams Mystery Novels, 1946-1950

Jack Iams (Samuel Harvey Iams, Jr.), Class of 1932, was a noted mystery writer in the first part of the twentieth century. The collection includes notes, drafts, outlines, and typescripts for seven of Iams's mysteries, as well as several assorted items, such a book jacket proofs and page proofs.

Alexandros Xydēs Collection, 1939-2000

C1376 4 boxes 1.6 linear feet
Consists of the collection of Alexandros Xydēs, Greek diplomat and art critic. Included are typed manuscripts, correspondence, off-prints, ephemera, and other printed material with a focus on Greek politics, Cyprus, human rights, and international relations.
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Off-Prints, 1942-1995

Includes off-prints, in Greek, English, German, and French, relating to the Cyprus issue, Greece and the Balkans, the Aegean Sea, international relations, Greek foreign policy, international law and relations, human rights and constitutional law, Byzantine studies, Greek Independence Day, and Greek poetry. A list of the title pages of the off-prints is available: http://libweb2.princeton.edu/rbsc2/misc/Xydes.pdf

Princeton University Library Collection of Logan Pearsall Smith Materials, 1897-1953

C0293 4 boxes 1.4 linear feet
Consists of selected papers, including manuscripts, research materials, and correspondence, of American-born British essayist and critic Logan Pearsall Smith.

Arturo Lagorio Correspondence, 1932-1984

C0864 1 box 0.5 linear feet
This collection consists of letters to Arturo Lagorio, Argentine poet and author, by various Latin American and Spanish writers, including Samuel Eichelbaum, Maria Granata, Nicolas Olivari, and Cesar Tiempo.
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Emily Hale Letters from T. S. Eliot, 1895-1965 (mostly 1931-1940)

C0686 14 boxes
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Consists mostly of letters from British-American poet T.S. Eliot to Emily Hale (1891-1969), a teacher, actress, and close friend of Eliot's. Also included are copies of typescripts by Eliot, photographs, ephemera, and a brief narrative of the relationship between the two penned by Hale.

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

C0962 6 boxes 3.4 linear feet
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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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Miller, Arthur, Annotated Typescript of Death of a Salesman: Certain Conversations in Two Acts and Requiem, 1948

Early annotated typescript of Death of a Salesman: Certain Conversations in Two Acts and Requiem. Inscribed and signed by the author: "The manuscript before certain technical revisions were made. To my knowledge, one other exists. Arthur Miller." Cover of the typescript is from MCA Management, Ltd.
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Hecht, Ben, Materials, 1942-1962

Includes various materials, much of which are related to Hecht's book, Perfidy, such as a typed manuscript of the book under the earlier title, Perdidy in Israel, a book review of Perfidy authored by his wife, Rose Caylor, as well as correspondence, printed materials, such as a first edition stageplay and playbill for Hecht's A Flag is Born, and clippings and other ephemera.

Hereward Carrington Papers, 1899-1973 (mostly 1908-1932)

C1159 4 boxes 1.4 linear feet
Consists of papers of Hereward Carrington, a British spiritualist and investigator of psychic phenomena, including correspondence with other notable figures in his field, photographs of mediums and psychic phenomena, several manuscripts, and two diaries.

Fraga and Peña Collection of the Ocampo Family, 1890s-1979 (mostly 1930-1979)

C0783 3 boxes
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Author Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) was founder (1931) and editor of the magazine SUR, an important literary magazine published in Buenos Aires. The collection consists primarily of Ocampo family correspondence, particularly that of the sisters Victoria and Angelica Ocampo.

William Kelly Prentice Papers, 1797-1965 (mostly 1900-1955)

C0811 7 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, and documents of William Kelly Prentice, a Greek scholar and authority on classical inscriptions, as well as selected papers of his father and various other family members.

Charles Phelps Smyth Papers, 1918-1985

C0367 16 boxes 9.4 linear feet
Consists of the papers of Princeton chemistry professor Charles Phelps Smyth.
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Brendan Behan Papers, 1943-1983 (mostly 1943-1963)

C1596 3 boxes
Consists of selected manuscript and typescript drafts, notebooks, and notes, of 20th-century Irish author Brendan Behan (1923-1964), as well as some correspondence and ephemera. The papers constitute the principal archives of the manuscripts of Behan's writings.
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Possible Early Draft for Borstal Boy, and a Poem, "Scriosad na mblascaod", 1948

Contains an autobiographical essay (possibly a draft beginning for Borstal Boy), in English, 19 pages (incomplete); and "Scriosad na mblascaod", an autograph poem signed and initialled, in Irish, with numerous cancellations and emendations that Behan drafted while in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. The name and address of Behan's brother, Dominic, is inscribed on the front cover.

Helenē Vakalo Papers, 1933-2000 (mostly 1954-1990)

C0835 22 boxes 12 items 12.3 linear feet
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The Helenē Vakalo Papers consists of papers by and relating to the Greek art critic and poet Helenē Vakalo (1921-2001). Included are autograph and typed manuscripts of Vakalo's poetry, lectures, articles, and essays, as well as her correspondence, notebooks, loose notes, and memorabilia. There are also official documents, photographs, awards, printed material, and several works by prominent Greek writers and artists. Of particular importance are the unpublished works and early manuscripts, as well as Vakalo's correspondence with her husband, painter, stage designer, art critic, and writer Giōrgos Vakalo, and with numerous distinguished artists and literary figures.

Film Stills Collection, 1908-1986

TC021 176 boxes 5514 items 73.9 linear feet
The Film Stills Collection consists of stills and publicity portraits of actors and actresses in the American film industry.
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J. Bryan Papers, 1935-1985

C0569 10 boxes 3.6 linear feet
Joseph Bryan was an author and editor who worked with many prominent magazines and published several novels in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection contains letters to Bryan from his friends H. Allen Smith (about 160 letters, 1954-1976), Frank Sullivan (about 100 letters, 1938-1975), and Finis Farr (about 500 letters, 1935-1981). It also contains page proofs from Merry Gentlemen and a typescript of "Man of Letters: Finis Farr, 1904-1982."

Henry Neill Paul Papers, 1846-1952

C0542 12 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, and printed matter of Henry Neill Paul (Princeton Class of 1884). Also included is an autograph book and account books of family members.

Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano Papers, 1909-1979 (mostly 1919-1947)

C0664 6 boxes 2.5 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts of poems, short stories, essays, and criticism, and correspondence by Ortiz de Montellano; correspondence, manuscripts of poetry, and typescript copies of poetry, short stories, and essays by others; and printed material.

Herbert Sidney Langfeld Papers, 1906-1958

C1501 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Herbert Sidney Langfeld (1879-1958) was an American professor of psychology and prominent academic. This collection includes his diaries, professional correspondence, drafts of lectures and notes, photographs, and various printed material.
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Antonio Pace Correspondence with Princetonians, 1938-1976

C1497 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Antonio Pace (1914-2004), a professor of Romance Languages at Syracuse University and the University of Washington, from Princeton faculty, particularly those in the fields of language and cultural studies, as well as from former Princeton classmates (*43). Other notable scholars are also represented. Some correspondents include: Gilbert Chinard (1881-1972), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009), Julian P. Boyd (1903-1980), Kenneth McKenzie (1870-1949), Theodore Fred Kuper (1886-1981), and Giuliano Bonfante (1904-2005).

Edmund Wilson Collection, 1917-1971

C0832 1 box 0.5 linear feet
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts by or about Edmund Wilson (Princeton Class of 1916), an American literary critic and author.
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Princeton University Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Materials, 1909-2013

C0188 35 boxes 6 items
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Since 1950, the Princeton University Library has been successful in acquiring additional manuscripts and related materials to complement the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers (C0187). The Princeton University Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Materials (formerly named "F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers") (C0188) is comprised of Fitzgerald manuscripts (including his published juvenilia), letters, documents, photographs, tape recordings, memorabilia, and other materials donated by the author's family, friends, and publishers.

Allan Marquand Papers, 1858-1951 (mostly 1878-1950)

C0269 54 boxes 27.2 linear feet
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Consists of the papers of Allan Marquand, Princeton art professor, founder of the University's Department of Art and Archaeology, and first director of its Art Museum.

Peter A. Bien Papers, 1902-2016

C1527 16 archival boxes and 1 oversize box boxes
The collection consists of Peter Bien's original incoming correspondence with writers, scholars, and friends (circa 1958-2016), including Thomas Hart Benton, Kimon Friar, Nikos Kazantzakis, C. Day Lewis, Yannis Ritsos, and C. P. Snow, along with along with his working files on the Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957), comprising nine binders of photocopied letters of Kazantzakis (1902-1939) that Bien collected from other libraries and private collections. There are also nine photocopied Kazantzakis's own notebooks; Bien's notebooks (general and miscellaneous) containing clippings and other materials that relate to Kazantzakis's works and career; notebooks containing Bien's reading notes from secondary and primary materials or both; small notebooks with material he read. There are also typescripts; a copy of Kazantzakis's "Vios kai politeia tou Alexē Zorba" with marginal notes by Bien and three printed bibliographies: Katsimpalē bibliography N. Kazantzakē A 1906-1948, Perantonakē bibliography N. Kazantzakē 1973-2002, and Mantatophoros #5 November 1974. There are also two small file boxes.

Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, 1742-2014

RBD2 15 boxes 26 items 21 linear feet
Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc.
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Initials from French incunabula. With 1011 reproductions and an introduction by Hellmutt Lehmann-Haupt, 1948

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work limited to an edition of 950 copies; only one reproduction of a French incunabula initial on back page; integral order form addressed to the press. Previous folds.
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Montaigne: Essays of Montaigne: Selected, edited and newly done into English by Francis Carmody, 1948

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this edition of selection from Montaigne's masterwork, limited to 200 copies; illustrated by Mallette Dean. Order form loosely inserted. Text in red, purple, and black, border illustration in green.
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Initials from French incunabula. With 1011 reproductions and an introduction by Hellmutt Lehmann-Haupt, 1948

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work limited to an edition of 950 copies; five reproductions of French incunabula initials on back page; integral order form addressed to Messrs. Bernard Quaritch Ltd. Previous folds.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Records, 1917-2012 (mostly 1960-2005)

C1615 403 boxes
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Consists of the publishing and administrative records of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a British publishing company founded by George Weidenfeld (1919-2016) and Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004), which specialized in literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on history, biographies and memoirs, books by world leaders and political figures, glossy illustrated books, travel guides, and reference books. The collection documents the operations of the firm from its establishment in 1948 through its sale in 1991, and also includes some later records from as recent as 2012 related to its continued operation as an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group.
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Administrative Files, 1940-2002 (mostly 1960-1991)

Administrative files primarily consist of general correspondence, including correspondence with editors, translators, proofreaders, and publishing companies, as well as some financial and legal documents, meeting minutes, interdepartmental communications, and general files related to publicity, sales, distribution, personnel, and operations.

Radio Broadcasting Collection, 1938-1959

TC060 11 boxes 23.75 linear feet
The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938.
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Radio Broadcasting Collection, 1938-1959

The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938.

Church Materials from Mexico I, 1851-1999

LAE052 1848 items
This microfilm consists mainly of Catholic religious pamphlets published in Mexico, covering a wide range of subjects such as art, liturgy and catechism, as well as social issues related to women, indigenous groups, youth, and other topics. The bulk of the material was published in the 1980s and after.