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

C1568 2 boxes 2 linear feet
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.

Evelyn Cameron Photographs, 1903-1907

C1404 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Evelyn Cameron (1868–1928) was a Montana-based amateur photographer. Consists of 15 silver gelatin photographs (most 6.5 x 4 inches, laid on larger boards) of Montana ranching and scenery.

Tristan E. Beplat Papers, 1936-1953 (mostly 1945-1948)

MC222 9 boxes
Tristan E. Beplat (1912-1997) was a New York banking executive with expertise in international banking. He had a significant role in the economic reconstruction of postwar Japan through his work in the Finance Division of the Economic and Scientific Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Beplat's papers document his service in Japan and include memoranda, papers, and reports on the banks and economy of Japan from 1945 to 1948.

England - Argentina Trade Collection, 1859-1885

C1287 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents relating to Liverpool (England) merchants and their shippers and counterparts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the second half of the nineteenth century. Correspondence (1882-1885) between Alexander Gifford (Liverpool) and his brother Edward (Buenos Aires) forms the bulk of the material.

William Isbister Collection, circa 1860-1906

C0065 4 boxes 1.6 linear feet
Consists of correspondence mainly from Victorian novelists and other writers to W. Isbister & Co., publishers of Good Words and the Sunday Magazine.

Julius Hall and Jared Kimberly Papers of the 1st California Regiment, 1804-1927 (mostly 1861-1913)

C1447 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Julius C. Hall and his friend Jared T. Kimberly grew up together in rural Wallingford, Connecticut, and went to California to seek their fortunes during the early days of the Civil War. Hiking through the wilderness from San Francisco to Oregon, they nearly lost their lives in an Indian attack, before enlisting together in Company K of the 1st California Infantry Regiment, which embarked on an epic march from San Francisco to Fort Craig in New Mexico. This collection contains first-hand accounts of these two men's Civil War service as they encountered the occasional Confederate sympathizer, but more often Apaches and Navajos who were resisting American encroachment into their territory.

Princeton University Library Collection of Stockton Family Materials, 1701-1942 (mostly 1750-1820)

C0491 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of selected material of various members of the prominent Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, currently ranging from a 1701 deed to notes on Nassau Inn written in 1942.

Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series, 1851-1998

AC181 61 boxes 1 folder 6 items
The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.

Valentine Bargmann Papers, 1908-1988 (mostly 1937-1979)

C0657 5 boxes 1.88 linear feet
The Valentine Bargmann Papers consists of personal and professional correspondence, personal papers, awards, medals, lectures notes, drafts and published writings, and documents pertaining to the Einstein Papers Project. Valentine Bargmann was an assistant to Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study and later became a Princeton University professor of mathematical physics.

Harley L. Lutz Papers, 1907-1973 (mostly 1930-1950)

MC088 17 boxes
Harley L. Lutz (1882-1975) was an economist with expertise in taxation and public finance who spent his academic career at Oberlin College, Stanford University, and Princeton University. Lutz also served as an advisor on public finance, especially taxation, to the federal and state governments and was an outspoken opponent of increases in government spending. Lutz's papers document his career as an economist, as well as his work as a consultant on taxation and public finance, and include writings, reports, and correspondence.

Collection of Military Trade Cards Related to the First Balkan War (1912-1913) and the Greek-Turkish War (1897), 1901-1930

C1724 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a collection of military trade cards related to the First Balkan War (1912-1913) and the Greek-Turkish War (1897).
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La Guerra en los Balkanes, undated

Consists of a complete set of forty color military trade cards entitled "La Guerra en los Balkanes" by Chocolate Jaime Boix, Barcelona. Set is comprised of four series of 10 cards each. All cards are numbered and captioned on the recto. An explanatory printed note about the image on verso.

John C. Bogle Papers, 1948-2019 (mostly 1974-2000)

MC206 17 boxes
John C. Bogle (1929-2019) founded the mutual fund company Vanguard and is a leader in the mutual fund industry. He is an outspoken advocate for low-cost investing, index funds, and the rights of investors, and a critic of the mutual fund industry. Bogle's papers document his career with Vanguard and Wellington Management Company, and his involvement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and include his speeches and correspondence, reports, memoranda, and clippings.

Guild Family Collection, 1787-1823

C0435 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of correspondence and documents of the Guild family of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, including papers of brothers Benjamin and Ralph Guild.

Alice Cort Holden Papers, 1870-1978 (mostly 1870-1919)

C1669 0.8 linear feet 2 boxes
Consists primarily of correspondence and printed material, along with two diaries from 1926, a matted postcard, a photogravure plate, and a piece of hair jewelry. These family papers primarily center on Alice Holden (née Cort), as the correspondence are letters between members of the Cort family, or letters to her from her children. The collection largely documents the relationships of the Holden and Cort families in New York state between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Selected Papers of Thomas W. Hotchkiss, 1891-1935

C0166 1 box 0.4 linear feet
The Selected Papers of Thomas W. Hotchkiss consists of articles, notes, correspondence, and clippings of the American lawyer, editor, magazine writer, professional researcher, and Princeton graduate (Class of 1889) Thomas W. (Thomas Woodward) Hotchkiss (1867-1953).

Avramidou Collection of Modern Greek Playbills, 1942 November-1944 October

C1647 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a collection of 103 bilingual and trilingual playbills (written in Greek, German, and Italian), together with handwritten and typed leaves including information about the date of performance and detailed notes for each play.
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Allen Tate Collection, 1931-1979

C0648 1 box 0.45 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters and postcards to various friends, fellow poets, and associates by American poet and editor Allen Tate.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Spyros Meletzēs Photographs, 1900-1999

C1389 1 box 1 linear foot
Consists of an open collections of Spyros Meletzēs photographs.
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Aaron Marc Stein Mystery Novels, 1930-1984

C0255 30 boxes 9.7 linear feet
Contains manuscripts for 47 mystery novels written by American detective fiction writer Aaron Marc Stein.

Francis De Haes Janvier Family Papers, 1800-1922

C1399 6 boxes 3.6 linear feet
Francis De Haes Janvier was a Philadelphia businessman and poet. Consists of correspondence of civil war poet Francis Janvier and his family as well as drafts and autograph copies of his works.

James G. Smith Papers on New Jersey Industry, 1930-1949

C0493 11 boxes
Consists of papers of James G. Smith (Princeton Class of 1920), professor of economics at Princeton, related to New Jersey industrial history.

Princeton Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Records, 1948-1972

AC209 2 boxes
Princeton University's Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program was started in 1946 amidst a wave of enthusiasm for the ROTC that followed World War II. The collection consists of publications, bulletins, course materials, and manuals pertaining to the Navy ROTC program at Princeton.

David Laurence Pierson Scrapbooks, 1817-1953 (mostly 1927-1937)

C0547 6 boxes 5.8 linear feet
Consists of twenty scrapbook volumes (1927-1937) of letters, documents, photographs, newspapers clippings, and printed matter concerning the observance of Constitution Day (Sept. 17), compiled by David Laurence Pierson, who was instrumental in getting national recognition for that day.

Office of Athletic Communication Records, 1879-2002

AC206 35 boxes 1 folder 1 websites
The Office of Athletic Communications is the division of Princeton University's Department of Athletics which is responsible for publications, media relations, and other communications needs related to Princeton's intercollegiate sports teams and student athletes. The records contain game-day programs, media guides, press releases, statistics, photographs, and files on notable Princeton athletes.

J. J. Jusserand Collection, 1905-1924

C1097 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence and a typescript of J. J. Jusserand, French author and ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925.

Meyers List, Inc., Records, 1911-2005

C1426 3 boxes 2.525 linear feet
Incorporated as The Melody Company by Abraham Meyers in 1911, the firm was purchased in 1967 by Princeton alumnus Charles H. Rose (Class of 1950) and his wife. By offering comic strips--the plates for printing them--to small newspapers, the firm was able to secure advertising space, which it sold to national advertisers seeking wider, more regional coverage. Advertisers knew the firm as The Meyers List; newspapers knew it as International Cartoons Limited. The company was dissolved on 20 March 1997, and its printing plates were distributed to various museums and repositories, including Princeton University. Consists of assorted records of the American Melody Company and its corporate aliases (Meyers List Inc. and International Cartoons Limited), including minute and stock books, corporate seals, scrapbooks of cartoon strips, copies of contracts with advertisers, trademark registrations, and dissolution documents.

Princeton University Library Collection of Mucker Materials, 1840-1877

C1566 1 box 0.25 linear feet
This is an open collection consisting of materials, such as personal letters and religious and commercial records, related to the 19th century Mucker community of southern Brazil. Also included are military records of the war that led to the community's purge in 1874, and a bound manuscript containing theological and everyday reflections of the German-born Georg Klein, who immigrated to southern Brazil in 1853.

Dag Hammarskjöld Collection, 1958-1961

C1074 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected copies of correspondence and manuscripts of Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

H. Freeman Matthews, Jr. Papers, 1947-1999

MC277 2 boxes
H. Freeman Matthews, Jr., son of H. Freeman Matthews, was a career Foreign Service officer, serving with the State Department from 1952 to 1991. The collection consists of materials documenting Matthews, Jr.'s service with the State Department, in particular, his time as Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo from 1976 to 1980.

Essays by Jewish-American Immigrant Women, circa 1925-1929

C0880 1 box 0.5 linear feet
This collection consists of essays written by mainly Jewish women immigrants to the United States, regarding their lives and experiences. They were written in connection with English language classes given by the National Council of Jewish Women's Department of Immigrant Aid, and initially collected through a contest sponsored by the same organization. The winning essays were originally published in the journal The Immigrant, a publication of the Council.

Washington Irving Collection, 1831-1858

C1088 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of Washington Irving, often called the first American man of letters.

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.

Honorary Degree Records, 1749-1991

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

Office of the Controller Records, 1769-2009 (mostly 1921-2009)

AC161 70 boxes 173 Volumes
Established in 1920, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements, as well as financial and tax reports to several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service. Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters.

Joseph Raycroft Papers, 1888-1953, 1992

AC146 7 boxes
Joseph Edward Raycroft was Princeton University's Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, press-releases, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Raycroft's personal life and career. Also included are library catalog lists and other material related to Raycrofts Library of memorabilia

Collection of Russian Orthodox Missionary School in Jerusalem Materials, circa 1900

C1711 0.25 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a few materials related to a Russian Orthodox school in Jerusalem, including records and teaching items, likely kept by a school instructor or official.
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Young Ewing Allison Papers, 1897-1932

C1003 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of Young Ewing Allison, a Kentucky newspaperman and editor.

Intermission, by Calvin Tomkins, 1947-1951

C0476 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts of Calvin Tomkins (Princeton Class of 1947) for his first novel, Intermission (1951).

Peggy Lamson Collection on Roger Baldwin, 1917-1976 (mostly 1973-1976)

MC082 4 boxes 1 folder
This collection contains interview transcripts, cassette tapes, and background material collected by Peggy Lamson for her authorized biography, Roger Baldwin, Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union: A Portrait. Much of the background material was provided, and in some cases annotated, by Baldwin and documents both his professional and personal life.

Clarence B. Randall Papers, 1932-1967 (mostly 1948-1965)

MC109 19 boxes
Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts.

Bertrand de Moleville Counterrevolution Papers, 1805

C1410 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts and related material regarding Bertrand de Moleville's proposals to the British government for invading France and Spanish America. The marquis de Bertrand de Moleville was a nobleman and navy minister in the French Constitutional Cabinet. He urged Louis XVI to flee Paris and was accused of being one of the "Austrian Committee," the shadowy circle accused of anti-revolutionary plots. He emigrated to England in 1793.
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Robertson Foundation Records, 1959-2009

AC357 18 boxes 2 items
The Robertson Foundation was established in 1961 to expand and support the graduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992).

Ernest Gordon Papers, 1950-1979

C0433 11 boxes 6.5 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts (and related correspondence) of works by Princeton chaplain Ernest Gordon that chronicle his World War II Japanese prisoner-of-war experience and his chaplaincy at Princeton University.

Iturbe e Iraeta Papers, 1754-1878 (mostly 1781-1845)

C0074 10 boxes 3.4 linear feet
Consists of records of three successive generations of the Iturbe e Iraeta, a prominent, Mexican merchant family of Basque origin, active in Mexican colonial and interregional trade from the 1760s to the 1840s.
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Item 18, undated

Joseph Ignacio de Iturbe. Letter to Gabriel de Iturbe e Iraeta. No place, no date, but probably the same place as no. 13, and not far away in dates, because no. 13 gave his best wishes to the wife (Maria Margarita Iraeta Ganuza) of Gabriel for a delivery and no. 18 congratulates him for the birth of a healthy boy, who is going to be called Gabriel Manuel Ignacio de Iturbe.

A. Frederick Gerstell Collection of Military Materials, 1936-1961

MC286 2 boxes
A. Frederick Gerstell is a member of the Princeton University Class of 1960. The collection is composed of mostly World War II-era correspondence, photographs, and ephemera collected by Gerstell.

Achille François Bazaine Correspondence, 1862-1866

C0865 1 box 0.25 linear feet
A collection of 74 letters and documents, 1862-1866, concerning the efforts of the French to establish and maintain an empire in Mexico under the rule of the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian (1832-1867). Almost all the letters were sent to General Achille François Bazaine.

Jansenism in France Collection, 1728-1780

C0838 1 box 0.25 linear feet
Jansenism was a religious movement based on the teachings of the theologian Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638). His doctrines held that human beings cannot achieve goodness without the intervention of God's grace and that a minority of individuals has been predestined by God for salvation. Consists of a collection of papers related to the Jansenist controversy in France in the 18th century.

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.

Frédéric Gaillardet Manuscripts, 1836-1877

C1519 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of several manuscripts, some of which are unpublished, by French lawyer, politician, and writer, Frédéric Gaillardet (1808-1882), including a partial manuscript draft of L'Aristocratie en Amérique (Paris, 1883) and several other manuscripts, notes, documents, and clippings, primarily relating to Gaillardet's time and travels in the United States, Canada, and Cuba from 1837 to 1848, particularly his time in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other southern states. Also included are manuscript drafts of unpublished plays and other writings.
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Anne Baxter Letters to Russell Birdwell, 1952-1956

TC102 1 box 0.4 linear feet
This collection consists of 175 letters (1952-1956, undated) by the American stage and screen actress Anne Baxter to her publicist and friend Russell Birdwell.

Jessie Wilson Sayre Collection, 1886-1933

MC216 7 boxes
Jessie Wilson Sayre was the daughter of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and was a political activist. The Jessie Wilson Sayre Collection documents the close relationships amongst the Wilson and Axson families in the early twentieth century and provides details into their lives.

Francis C. Brown Collection on Slavery in America, 1766-1868 (mostly 1820-1865)

C0605 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of over 150 manuscript and printed documents related to slavery, the trade of enslaved persons, plantation labor, and free people of color, primarily in the United States and to a lesser extent in the Caribbean, that were collected by Francis C. Brown (Class of 1958).
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John Armfield Partial Inventory of 128 Enslaved Persons, New Orleans, Louisiana, undated

Consists of a partial list of 128 enslaved persons, including names (sometimes both first and last names), age, height, and complexion. The list is incomplete and begins at no. 44.

John and Robb Carson Letters, 1903-1908

AC017 1 box
This collection contains the personal letters of John Renshaw Carson (1886-1940) and his twin brother Joseph Robb Carson (1886-1953) to their parents in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The Carson letters provide a first hand account of life at Princeton University in the early twentieth century. The bulk of the letters were written when John and Robb were undergraduates at Princeton (Class of 1907). The letters of 1903 to 1904 contain the most detail about student life at the university.

Anne Buchanan Crosby Collection of Galway Kinnell Letters and Manuscripts, circa 1957-2006 (mostly 1957-1995)

C1680 2 boxes 0.63 linear feet
Consists of letters from American poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014) to English artist Anne Buchanan Crosby (b.1929), together with several annotated poetry typescripts and manuscripts authored by Kinnell.

Princeton University Library Collection of James and Dolley Madison Materials, 1770-1937 (mostly 1770-1838)

C0207 2 boxes 2.8 linear feet
Consists of an open collection of selected correspondence, writings, and documents created or signed by James Madison, fourth president of the United States, correspondence and a document of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, as well as a small amount of material by others about James Madison.

Jonathan Edwards Family Collection, 1723-1798

C0233 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, sermons, and documents of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) America's most important and original philosophical theologian, and his three sons, Timothy, Jonathan, and Pierpont Edwards.

Princeton and Slavery Project Records, 2013-2017

AC422 2 boxes 4 items
The Princeton and Slavery Project Records include materials created and compiled by students in the Spring and Fall of 2013 in the course Princeton and Slavery, HIST 402, as well as materials from the Princeton and Slavery Project that emerged from the course--in particular, the Princeton and Slavery Project Symposium of November, 2017.

Bernard C. Meyer Collection on Joseph Conrad, 1961-1967

C0058 2 boxes
Consists of material relating to American psychiatrist Bernard C. Meyer's book Joseph Conrad: A Psychoanalytic Biography (1967).

French Family Collection, 1835-1893

C0427 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of nineteenth-century papers of Lewis French and his family of Frenchtown, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Blue Grass, Illinois, including papers of his brother, David S. French.

Howard McClenahan Collection on World War I Belgian Relief, 1914-1920

C0590 2 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, articles, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Howard McClenahan (Princeton Class of 1894) relating to his trip to England, Holland, and Belgium in 1914-1915 on a mission sponsored by Princeton University to examine and report on the amount and effectiveness of civilian relief provided for Belgium.

S. Victor Papacosma Collection of Greek Elections Slides, 1981-1989

C1697 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a collection of slides documenting the Greek legislative elections of 1981, 1985, and 1989.

Mixsell Collection of Autographs of Musicians, 1825-1937

C0085 2 boxes 2.5 linear feet
Consists of letters and/or autograph manuscripts of several bars of music (some signed and inscribed) by such composers as Beethoven, Brahms, Cui, Puccini, Ravel, and Strauss. Materials were collected by American physician and composer Raymond B. Mixsell (Princeton Class of 1903).

Edward Kendall Papers, 1935-1970

C0669 17 boxes 13.5 linear feet
Visiting Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Princeton and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Edward Kendall conducted biochemical research and is best known for his work on the hormones of the cortex of the adrenal glands. His collection includes typescripts of scientific articles, laboratory notebooks and notes, correspondence regarding patients, and a great deal of printed material.

Princeton University Library Collection of G. Berggren Photographs, circa 1880-1889

C0981 3 boxes 4.65 linear feet
Consists of photographs of Turkish sites taken by the Swedish photographer G. Berggren.

Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa, 1956-2011

MC245 3 boxes
Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing Countries. This collection contains reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.

Laurence Pollinger Ltd. Files Concerning D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1931-1979

C0956 3 boxes 1.3 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and clippings of the literary agency Laurence Pollinger Ltd. relating to the firm's involvement with the literary estate of D. H. Lawrence.

Gülmez Frères Photographs Collection, 1880-1889

C1113 1 box 1.4 linear feet
Consists of an open collection of photographs by the Turkish photographers Gülmez Frères.
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Aurelio Cortés Collection of Reinaldo Arenas, 1969-1994

C1562 1 box 0.25 linear feet
The Aurelio Cortés Collection of Reinaldo Arenas contains a small collection of letters and correspondence with Reinaldo Arenas and others, as well as typewritten drafts of Arenas' articles and essays, some of which are dedicated to Cortés, a personal friend. Also present are typewritten drafts of Cortés' own work on his friendship with Arenas.
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"La poesía en Reinaldo Arenas" and "Reinaldo Arenas, crítico de arte", undated

Donor note: "Copia de artículo sin publicar de Aurelio Cortés titulado Reinaldo Arenas, crítico de arte, que incluye texto posiblemente inédito de Reinaldo Arenas titulado Discreta reverencia. Artículo de Aurelio Cortés titulado La poesía en Reinaldo Arenas que contiene 4 sonetos posiblemente inéditos de Reinaldo Arenas."

Religion in Cuba: Non-Christians and General Publications, 1972-1998

LAE075 42 items 6.5 linear feet
This collection contains religious materials published in Cuba between 1972 and 1998 and issued by non-Christian and secular organizations.

Jacques Roumani Research Files on Libya, circa 1910-1990

C1708 5 linear feet 5 boxes
Consists of research files, primarily government records, of scholar and author Jacques Roumani (1944-2016) on Libya during the period of Italian colonization.

Robert J. Sommers 1928 Alaska Tour Album and Related Materials, 1921-1972 (mostly 1928)

C1692 1.75 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a photograph album, loose photographs, and clippings belonging to Robert J. Sommers (1881-1972), primarily documenting his work as a highway engineer in Alaska in the late 1920s, as well as some materials related to his personal life and career as a civil engineer and businessman involved in construction. Of note is a photograph album documenting a tour of Alaska made in 1928 by Sommers with Governor George A. Parks and Major Malcolm Elliott.

Robert McKnight Collection, 1841-1876

C1124 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of correspondence to and miscellaneous essays and notes written by Robert McKnight, a member of the Princeton Class of 1839 and, later, a Pennsylvania congressman.

Nelson R. Burr Papers, 1917-1956

C0399 18 boxes
The Nelson R. Burr Papers consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, juvenilia, and printed matter of American historian, Nelson R. Burr (Princeton Class of 1927). The collection contains materials from his book Education in New Jersey, 1630-1871 (1942), as well as notes, essays and personal correspondence from his undergraduate and graduate school years at Princeton.

Lee Family Collection, 1780-1886

C1108 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters and documents by and about members of the Lee family of Virginia. The Lee family is a historically significant Virginia political family, whose many prominent members are known for their accomplishments in politics and the military. They are descended from the Lees of Shropshire, England, and became prominent in colonial America when Colonel Richard Lee emigrated to Virginia and made his fortune in tobacco. Members of the family represented in this collection include Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734–1797) and Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794), both signers of the Declaration of Independence, Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee (1756-1818), and, most famously, Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), commander of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War.

Jonathan Rhea Legal Papers, 1774-1892

C0521 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
This collection consists of correspondence and legal documents of eighteenth-century lawyer and legal clerk Jonathan Rhea (1758-1815), of Trenton, New Jersey, as well as legal records created by others following his death. The materials mainly reference land transactions, lawsuits, and the collecting of debts in the Trenton area, but also extending to New Brunswick, Burlington, Monmouth County, and other localities.

George H. Boker Collection, 1847-1888

C0208 6 boxes 3 Volumes 2.6 linear feet
Consists chiefly of manuscripts of poems and plays by George H. Boker, a nineteenth-century American dramatist and poet.

Jacques de Lacretelle Collection, 1920-1923

C1115 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a collection of literary manuscripts of the twentieth-century French novelist Jacques de Lacretelle.

Civil War Letters of Adam Badeau, 1862-1909

C0097 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of 79 autograph letters from Adam Badeau to Union general James Harrison Wilson, dated 1862 to 1865, most of which were written while Badeau was General Ulysses S. Grant's military secretary in the Civil War.

Abraham Brinkerhoff Business Records, 1797-1844

C0397 21 boxes 1 package
Consists of business records relating to the nineteenth-century dry goods (especially cotton) business of Abraham Brinkerhoff in New York City.

Princeton University Library Collection of Marquis de Lafayette Materials, 1781-1834

C1105 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who was a general in the American Revolutionary army and a close friend of George Washington.

Gamaliel Bailey Correspondence, 1839-1868

C1482 1 box 0.2 linear feet
One of America's leading antislavery journalists, Gamaliel Bailey (1807-1859) played a prominent role in shaping the direction of the country's abolitionist movement, and helped found the Republican Party. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Gamaliel Bailey and his close friends and associates, statesman Salmon P. Chase and U.S. Supreme Court Justice John McLean.
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Ewing Family Collection, 1797-1844

C1051 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the nineteenth-century New Jersey chief justice Charles Ewing and two other family members.

Richard and Cosima Wagner Letters, 1858-1901

C1246 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters of both German composer Richard Wagner and his second wife, Cosima Wagner, chiefly about Wagner's operatic works.

Edward Raymond Ames Family Collection, 1823-1855

C1005 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of diaries and family correspondence of itinerant clergyman Edward Raymond Ames.

Wolcott Family Correspondence, 1763-1838

C0447 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of copies of family correspondence of Frederick Wolcott of Litchfield, Connecticut. Wolcott was a son of Connecticult governor Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Walter Magnes Teller Collection on Thomas Hood, 1860-1940

C0165 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of background material relating to Walter Magnes Teller's proposed biography of English poet Thomas Hood.

Beecher Family Collection, 1845-1886

C1217 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscript material of three members of the Beecher family -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Ward Beecher -- who became nationally known for their work on abolition and women's suffrage.

William Wordsworth Collection, 1799-1847

C1295 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected autograph manuscript poems and correspondence of William Wordsworth, one of England's most respected poets of the nineteenth century.

Horace Walpole Family Collection, 1724-1857 (mostly 1724-1786)

C1248 1 box 0.2 linear feet
A collection of letters and documents of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, the English historian, Member of Parliament, connoisseur, playwright, and novelist, and of his father Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, who was to become England's longest running Prime Minister.

Frederic Dennis Papers on Sylvia Beach, 1890s-1988 (mostly 1955-1988)

C1540 5 boxes 4.09 linear feet
This collection consists of selected papers of Frederic Dennis regarding Sylvia Beach, including correspondence of Sylvia Beach and members of her family, as well as letters from Noël Riley Fitch from 1977-1988, photographs of Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Co., her friends and family, and assorted clippings and other miscellany.

John Bright Letters, 1845-1908

C0203 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of over forty letters by John Bright written while he was a member of Parliament and addressed to various individuals.

DeWitt Family Collection, 1836-1907

C1045 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence and documents of members of the DeWitt family, particularly William Radcliffe DeWitt, a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania clergyman.

John Forsyth Collection, 1802-1851

C1057 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of John Forsyth, senator from Georgia and secretary of state under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

Francis Vielé-Griffin Collection, 1875-1932

C0198 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Contains manuscripts and miscellany, but the bulk of the collection consists of family and literary correspondence of the American-born French poet Francis Vielé-Griffin.

William Griffith Collection, 1914-1944

C1339 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters to William Friffith, an American author and editor, from various authors, poets, and editors.

Mary Mapes Dodge Collection, 1873-1904

C1324 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of Mary Mapes Dodge, the American children's writer.

Orlando F. Weber Collection, 1791-1903 (mostly 1820-1832)

C0458 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of mostly nineteenth-century material collected by Orlando F. Weber, a prominent industrialist with an interest in the history of corporate practices and economics.
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Ogden N. Rood Correspondence, 1843-1902

C0602 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters by Ogden N. Rood (Princeton Class of 1852), written from Troy, N. Y.and Munich, Germany.

Samuel Jackson Reid Letters, 1901-1919

C0526 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of letters written by Samuel Jackson Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) to his mother, father, brother, and sister from 1901, the year before he entered Princeton, to his death in August, 1918, on a battlefield in France.