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James R. Vitelli Collection on Van Wyck Brooks and Elmer Adler, 1910-1993 (mostly 1951-1985)

C1164 3 boxes
This collection consists of materials collected by Dr. James R. Vitelli, an English professor at Lafayette College, during his research on American literary critic Van Wyck Brooks and American book designer Elmer Adler.
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Series 1: Van Wyck Brooks, 1910- 1991

This series contains James R. Vitelli's writings on Van Wyck Brooks; correspondence, including that between Vitelli and Van Wyck Brooks and notes on several of their conversations; correspondence between Vitelli and Gladys Brooks regarding her husband; two drafts of a book by Van Wyck Brooks; and miscellaneous materials.

Platform Magazine Collection, 1927-1957

C1161 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous papers related to the short-lived, twentieth-century British literary periodical Platform.
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W. H. Auden Collection, 1941-1952

C1214 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs of the Anglo-American poet W. H. Auden, one of the most acclaimed poets of the 20th century.
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Angling Papers of George M. L. La Branche, 1911-1950

C0473 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous papers of George M. L. La Branche relating to angling.

Goodwin Weinberg Collection of Aldous Huxley, 1908-1961 (mostly 1920-1955)

C0589 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Contains approximately 110 letters by Aldous Huxley written to various friends and associates, including Arnold Bennett, Basil Ashmore, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, and the American photographer Sanford Roth, collected by Goodwin Weinberg (Princeton Class of 1929).
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Donald L. Derrom Papers, 1941-1952

C0418 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of American engineer, Donald L. Derrom; the bulk of which deals with the building of a rock crushing plant for the Rock Products Corp., Ltd., of Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Annette Covington Letters to Luther P. Eisenhart, 1935-1953

C1285 1 box 1.7 linear feet
Consists chiefly of correspondence between artist Annette Covington and Princeton professor and dean Luther P. Eisenhart, and papers relating to the "Baconian" theory of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays.

Lucius Hopkins Miller Correspondence, 1903-1917

C0506 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of personal and professional correspondence between Lucius Hopkins Miller (Princeton Class of 1897), a professor in Princeton's Department of Religion, and Princeton colleagues, including Woodrow Wilson, fellow educators at other institutions, and publishers, such as Henry Holt.

Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies Faculty Research Materials, 1882-1965

C1568 2 boxes 2 linear feet
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Consists of research materials of faculty members of Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies, most likely Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) and/or his son-in-law, R. Bayly Winder (1920-1988). Materials include photocopied materials relating to Jurji Zaydan (Georgie Zeidan) (1861-1914), and Aramco records, primarily Arabian Research Division, Government Relations Division translations of Current Affairs Radio Broadcasts from 1954 to 1956.
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José Martínez Sotomayor Papers, 1929-1960 (mostly 1930-1932)

C0830 3 boxes
José Martínez Sotomayor was a Mexican lawyer, judge, and writer who published novels, short stories, and nonfiction. His personal papers includes correspondence and autograph and typescript manuscripts of three of Martínez Sotomayor's books.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Theater Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1726-1978

TC097 15 boxes 6 linear feet
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Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence of playwrights, authors, actors and actresses, and theater managers, and other manuscript materials relating to American and English theater from the 1720s through the 1970s.

Eirlys Roberts Collection, 1935-1977

C1263 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous material of Eirlys Roberts primarily relating to her United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation work in Italy and Albania during World War II and at the Consumers' Association, a consumer rights organization in the United Kingdom.
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Alyse Gregory Correspondence, 1944-1967

C0306 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence of the American suffragette Alyse Gregory with her friend A. H. Degenhardt.

Qāsim Ghanī Papers, 1922-1959 (mostly 1947-1952)

C0890 8 boxes 5 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, drafts, journals, and notebooks of Iranian literary scholar, diplomat, and physician, Qāsim Ghanī.

Robert H. Davis Collection, 1907-1929

C1319 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence of American writer and editor Robert H. Davis with his friend, lawyer Thomas Baskerville, who was amassing a collection of autographs of famous individuals.

Eliseo Diego Papers, 1940-1990

C0863 1 box 0.25 linear feet
This collection consists of papers of Diego, Cuban poet, author, and translator. Included are correspondence between Diego, his wife, various friends and other writers.
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Henry De Wolf Smyth Papers, 1898-1988

C1343 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected material by and about Henry De Wolf Smyth, the American physicist and diplomat who figured prominently in the development of atomic energy, the Manhattan Project, and the production of the atomic bomb.
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Maurice Kelley Collection, 1935-1971

C0457 4 boxes 2.7 linear feet
Contains correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of American educator and librarian, Maurice Kelley (Princeton Class of 1934).

C. T. Lanham Papers on Ernest Hemingway, 1945-1978

C0305 3 boxes 1.25 linear feet
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Charles Trueman Lanham was a life soldier who retired as a general and was also friends with Hemingway. The papers consist of Xerox copies of correspondence between Lanham and Hemingway, a chronology of his time in World War II, correspondence about Hemingway, and a draft of Carlos Baker's biography of Hemingway.

Paul Frankl Papers, 1900-1974

C0779 12 boxes
The Paul Frankl Papers consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, photographs, and printed matter of the Czech art historian, architect, author, and educator Paul Frankl (1878-1962). A native of Prague, Frankl came to the United States in 1938, and shortly afterwards settled in Princeton, New Jersey, where he was associated with the Institute for Advanced Study.
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Landon T. Raymond Papers on the Class of 1917, 1913-1973

C0751 4 boxes 2 folders
Consists of typescripts of letters by Landon T. Raymond (Princeton Class of 1917) to his parents and other family members while at Princeton University and overseas during World War I; a diary for 1918; a file of correspondence related to his collection of books by and about members of the Class of 1917, especially F. Scott Fitzgerald.

D. Van Nostrand Company Collection of Edward M. Crane, 1834-1969

C0719 26 boxes 15.1 linear feet
The D. Van Nostrand Company Collection of Edward M. Crane consists of correspondence, financial papers, documents, diaries, photographs, artwork, printed matter, and other papers of the American publishing consultant and former president of D. Van Nostrand Company Edward Matthews Crane (1922- ).

Hermann Broch Collection, 1938-1972

C1021 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of mostly English correspondence and manuscripts of the Austrian author Hermann Broch.

Rudolph, the Tragedy of Mayerling by Karoly Lonyay, 1947

C0318 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of the typed manuscript, with holograph corrections, of historian Karoly Lonyay's biography Rudolph, the Tragedy of Mayerling (1949), which centered around the 1889 suicidal death of the heir to the Austrian crown.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Collection, 1753-1771

C1064 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the noted German poet and dramatist, author of Faust.

Selected Papers of Wright Morris, 1930-1958

C0205 2 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of award-winning American novelist and photographer Wright Morris, including many letters written to his friend and fellow Western writer Robert J. Horton.

Thornton Wilder Collection, 1929-1974

C0622 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of Thornton Wilder, the celebrated American novelist and playwright, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

Walter D. Edmonds Correspondence with Harold Ober Associates, 1924-1974 (mostly 1931-1968)

C0836 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of letters and financial statements received by Walter D. Edmonds from his New York City literary agency, Harold Ober Associates.

Raymond Mortimer Letters to Edward Sackville-West, 1925-1963

C0800 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 73 letters (1925-1961) by English author and literary critic Raymond Mortimer to his life-long friend Edward Sackville-West, both members of the "Bloomsbury Group."
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Ginevra King Collection Relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1913-1949

C0950 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of material relating to Ginerva King's romantic relationship with American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Roosevelt Family Collection, 1911-1959

C1189 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of several members of the Roosevelt family.

Pierre and Dollie Chareau Collection, 1932-1998

C1453 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Louise Dorothee (Dollie) Dyte Chareau (1880-1967) was the wife of the architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950), who is best known for the Maison de Verre, which was built from 1927 to 1932 in Paris. This collection consists mainly of correspondence between Harold Rubinstein (1891-1975) and Dollie Chareau, and between Michael Rubenstein (1920-2001) and Pierre Chareau scholars, including Marc Vellay, Margaret Antalopoulos, and Margaret Tallet.

Selected Papers of Elizabeth Madox Roberts, 1919-1960 (mostly 1920-1939)

C0653 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of selected letters and poems of American poet/novelist Elizabeth Madox Roberts.

Harvey Smith Novels, 1941-1965

C0638 3 boxes 1.8 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts and related material for four works of fiction by American novelist Harvey Smith (Princeton Class of 1917).
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United Nations Mission to Palestine, 1948-1949

C1240 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a memorandum and typed copies of the "Summaries of the Daily Operations" of the United Nations Mission Mediator to Palestine in 1948-1949, ordered and here compiled by F. P. Henderson, the head of the U.N. operations branch in Haifa, Israel.

Percival W. Petch Papers, circa 1900-1953

C1584 1 box
Consists primarily of an unpublished manuscript, dating from 1917 to 1919, along with clippings and a few original photographs documenting the experiences of Percival William Petch (1886-1940), a British army officer who was stationed along the Macedonian Front during World War I.
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Borgese Family Collection, 1937-1970

C1016 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and clippings of Elizabeth Mann Borgese, her husband, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, and her mother, Katia Mann.

Publishers' Lunch Club Collection, 1915-1959

C1193 3 boxes
Consists of miscellaneous business records of the Publishers' Lunch Club of New York City.
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Business records (1), 1943-1957

Contains admissions records, bank statements/deposit slips, general correspondence, and paid bills grouped by fiscal year. Some years also contain form letters, remittance slips, and current files. There is a file from 1946-1949 of general corresondence and miscellaneous documents with a notation "Things I would like to discard. Efd" which appears to be written by the secretary of Storer B. Lunt, who served as both Secretary-Treasuer and Vice-President.
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Business records (2), 1915-1959

Contains admissions records, bank statements/deposit slips, general correspondence, and paid bills grouped by fiscal year. Some years also contain form letters, remittance slips, and records of elections and reinstatements. There is a file of completed business from 1956-1958, and for the year of 1958-1959 there are folders of files not included in other years. In addition, there are also miscellaneous items including constitutions and memebership lists from 1941-1958, menus from the 1957 Christmas party, 4 account books, an attendance ledger, 4 checkbooks, blank and returned checks, meeting minutes from 1941-1947, and 4 rubber stamps with the address of the club's bank and the name of the secretary-treasurer.
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Business records (3), 1915-1942, 1946-1955

Contains documents transferred from 5 wooden/cardboard file boxes labeled "Pub L Club" and numbered "1-5". The materials consist largely of general correspondence and bills, with the material from "box 2" consisting largely of bills, form letters,a ledger, and minutes relating to club meetings/dinners at the Yale Club of New York City from 1930-1941 and 1946-1955 (ledger dates). Material from "box 5" consists of meeting minutes from 1915-1936 and constitutions and member lists from 1916-1917, 1919, 1924-1926, and 1934-1936. Material is organized into folders which are grouped based on the box that the material came from; most material is organized roughly by date though alphabetical dividers were used to separate the years.

Ernest Hemingway Documents and Tax-related Papers, 1940-1945

C0580 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Contains material relating to Hemingway's income tax preparations for the years 1940-1945.

Curtis Bok Collection, 1941-1948

C0012 3 boxes
Consists primarily of several versions, reflecting the printing stages, of Backbone of the Herring (1941), Curtis Bok's fictionalized look at courtroom justice seen through the eyes of a judge. Bok was a common pleas court judge in Pennsylavnia at the time.
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Curtis Bok Collection, 1941-1948

Consists primarily of several versions, reflecting the printing stages, of Backbone of the Herring (1941), Curtis Bok's fictionalized look at courtroom justice seen through the eyes of a judge. Bok was a common pleas court judge in Pennsylavnia at the time.

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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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.

Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup, circa 1960-2014 (mostly 2001-2013)

AC379 137 boxes 25962 digital files 1 website
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The Office of the President Records: Shirley M. Tilghman Subgroup contains the files generated and compiled by Princeton University's Office of the President during the administration of Shirley M. Tilghman, the University's 19th president. The records consist of files pertaining to academic programs, campus building projects, fundraising, students, faculty, and staff and include correspondence, reports, speeches, and printed materials.

McCaddon Collection of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1871-1907 (mostly 1895-1905)

TC040 85 boxes 9 folders 14 items
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The McCaddon Collection of the Barnum and Bailey Circus consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material collected by business manager Joseph T. McCaddon prior to the 1907 merger of the circus with Ringling Bros.
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Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1849-1968 December 19

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Some of the scrapbooks contain photographic prints which have been described with racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. In cases where scrapbook photographs are not captioned, descriptions in the finding aid derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.
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Non-McCaddon Couriers and Programs, 1870-1956 May 26

This series contains harmful and offensive descriptions of people that may include racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. Some of the description is original to the donor and/or the creator, and in these instances of creator- and donor-supplied titles, description may be retained to convey contextual/historical information of the materials. Otherwise, descriptions derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.
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Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey, 1948

This series contains harmful and offensive descriptions of people that may include racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. Some of the description is original to the donor and/or the creator, and in these instances of creator- and donor-supplied titles, description may be retained to convey contextual/historical information of the materials. Otherwise, descriptions derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.

Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature, 1280s-1958 (mostly 1800-1939)

RTC01 51 boxes 229 items 13 Volumes
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The Robert H. Taylor Collection consists of over 4,000 3,300 manuscripts illustrating in their wide range the scope of English literature from the fourteenth century to the 1940s. This finding aid focuses on the modern manuscripts, both bound and unbound, in the collection, which is designated "RTC01" within the Manuscripts Division of the Special Collections Department of the Princeton University Library.
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BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Fenestralia", 1940s

Autograph manuscript essay first published in "Mainly on the Air," (London : Heinemann, 1946). Together with manuscript notes (5 leaves) for an essay on watching the Parisian street scene at the Gare du Nord from a window in the hotel above the station (1928). These notes, much condensed, were used for a passage in the essay "Fenestralia."

Jean Labatut Papers, 1915-1983 (mostly 1920-1979)

C0709 102 boxes 62.5 linear feet
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The Jean Labatut Papers consists of the professional papers of Jean Labatut (1899-1986), which include correspondence with prominent twentieth-century architects, landscape architects, and designers, the architectural files for his major and minor projects, and the administrative papers and teaching materials that he accumulated while he was the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture at Princeton University (1928-1967), the position for which he is best remembered. Also included are Labatut's family papers, containing albums of photographs compiled by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard, while she helped to operate a convalescence home founded by her husband in France for soldiers in World War I.

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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Gordon Merrick Papers, 1936-1991 (mostly 1954-1988)

C0691 23 boxes
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The Gordon Merrick Papers consist primarily of drafts of the manuscripts of Merrick's novels, written over a thirty-nine year period, from the late 1940s ( The Strumpet Wind, 1947) to the mid-1980s ( Measure of Madness, 1986). Also present is his business and financial correspondence with agents, publishers, and banks over a twenty-one year period, from 1967 until his death in 1988. In addition there is a clipping file which dates back to Merrick's first experiences as an actor in the 1930s, as well as photographs taken for publicity as well as for Merrick's personal collection.
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Subseries 2B: Personal Correspondence, 1948-1954

The personal correspondence is minimal but includes nine items from E. M. Forster, the British novelist, one of which deals at length with Merrick's earliest work, The Strumpet Wind. A Christmas card, undated, includes a picture of Forster in his study. There is also a note from composer Leonard Cohen who knew Merrick from having spent much time in the Greek islands.
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Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-1990

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The business and financial correspondence (1967-1990) includes contracts, royalty statements, and check stubs for royalty payments, as well as incoming letters from agents and editors. Although Merrick came from a wealthy family, he seems to have lived to a large extent on royalties, as his correspondence demonstrates. There is an interesting turn in the correspondence when one of his agents Bernard Geis goes bankrupt and Merrick has to sue for back payment of royalties. There are some letters by Merrick, attached to the replies they received, because they are mostly undated. The last dated folder in the series (1989-1990) contains correspondence relating to Merrick's estate.

Sonya Rudikoff Papers, 1935-2000

C1493 7 boxes 7.0 linear feet
Sonya Rudikoff (1927-1997) was a writer, literary critic, and independent scholar, active from the 1950s through the 1990s, who wrote primarily on Victorian literature, feminism, and Virginia Woolf. The papers include Rudikoff's professional and personal correspondence, including five decades of extensive correspondence from second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler; typescripts of Rudikoff's unpublished fiction and lectures; notebooks, papers, and diaries from her time at Bennington College in the late 1940s; along with a curriculum vitae and bibliography of her work and some related materials.

Thomas Mann Collection, 1881-1971

C0295 13 boxes 6.1 linear feet
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Consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials from Nobel Prize winning author Thomas Mann, given by Caroline Newton, and also of those collected by Princeton University Library with funds provided by Caroline Newton.