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H. L. Mencken Letters to David Warren Ryder, 1922-1955

C1231 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 110 letters by influential magazine editor and critic H. L. Mencken to David Warren Ryder, a San Francisco area journalist, written mainly from Baltimore and New York between the years 1922 and 1947.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums, 1851-1995 (mostly 1860-1920)

AC061 209 boxes
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The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums, 1851-1995 (mostly 1860-1920)

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The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
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Class of 1950: Henry J. Powsner, 1946-1950

Photographs taken by Henry J. Powsner, Class of 1950, while he was a student at Princeton. In three envelopes labeled "Princetonianum" (campus views, including squirrel, and chapel interiors); "In the dorm"; and "About Princeton and band." The latter include dining hall interiors, a student suspended by pulley in a lecture hall, sunbathers, the football stadium, and band members at Richardson Auditorium, along with night exteriors of campus rowdiness.

Historical Novels of Jere Wheelwright, 1948-1954

C0449 5 boxes
Consists of signed typescripts and galley proofs for four works of historical fiction by author Jere Wheelwright (1905-1961), (Princeton Class of 1927).
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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.
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Sir Israel Gollancz Correspondence, 1890-1948 (mostly 1915-1929)

C1079 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
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Consists primarily of letters (approximately 500) from contemporaries of English editor and publisher Sir Israel Gollancz.

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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Ernest Hemingway Letters to Charles T. Lanham, 1944-1961

C0067 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Consists primarily of letters that American novelist Ernest Hemingway sent to his friend General C. T. Lanham during and after World War II, with related photographs.
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Helmut Meyer Papers, 1938-2000

C1039 16 boxes 16.4 linear feet
Helmut Meyer was a German-born American citizen who fought for the United States in World War II and founded the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency in New York City. The collection contains files from the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency, propaganda from both the Allies and the Axis from World War II, manuscripts of Meyer's own work, and correspondence from friends and clients.
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Helmut Meyer Papers, 1938-2000

Helmut Meyer was a German-born American citizen who fought for the United States in World War II and founded the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency in New York City. The collection contains files from the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency, propaganda from both the Allies and the Axis from World War II, manuscripts of Meyer's own work, and correspondence from friends and clients.

Helen MacInnes Papers, 1941-1984 (mostly 1941-1966)

C0273 65 boxes 29.70 linear feet
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The Helen MacInnes Papers contain the original manuscripts of twenty-two published novels, miscellaneous articles and speeches, and a play of renown Scottish novelist Helen MacInnes.
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Heath Bowman Papers, 1923-1989

C0762 5 boxes 4.4 linear feet
Heath Bowman was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1931. After graduating, Bowman traveled extensively and later became a public affairs officer involved in Chile, Italy, France, and Yugoslavia. The papers consist of Bowman's 68 diaries from 1923 to 1989 and some of his photographs from the West Indies and South America.
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Heath Bowman Papers, 1923-1989

Heath Bowman was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1931. After graduating, Bowman traveled extensively and later became a public affairs officer involved in Chile, Italy, France, and Yugoslavia. The papers consist of Bowman's 68 diaries from 1923 to 1989 and some of his photographs from the West Indies and South America.

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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Harold Ruland Papers on Sebastian Munster, 1934-1961 (mostly 1950-1960)

C0512 4 boxes 4.5 linear feet
Consists of research material of American educator and historian Harold Ruland relating to his study of Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) and the history of cosmography and early cartography.
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Harold R. Medina Papers regarding Service to Princeton University, 1942-1966

AC392 2 boxes
Harold R. Medina was a well-known judge and active Princeton alumnus. These records document Judge Harold Medina's role as a trustee of Princeton University, a member of the Graduate Council, and a member of the advisory council for modern languages and literatures.
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Archery Papers of Robert P. Elmer, 1914-1952

C0425 21 boxes 9.1 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed matter of Archery Hall of Fame member Robert P. Elmer (Princeton Class of 1899) related to archery.

Green Family Collection, 1771-1969 (mostly 1810-1895)

C0304 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.
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Graduate Alumni Public Files, 1921-1997

AC478 12 boxes
The Bureau of Alumni Records was established in January 1949 as an outgrowth of the records office maintained by the Graduate Council, the governing body of the Princeton University Alumni Association. The collection consists of public files of former graduate students of Princeton University.

Graduate Alumni Records, 1839-2016

AC105 792 boxes
The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries. Please see "Other Finding Aids" under "Find More" for a list of the five finding aids to the Graduate Alumni Records, divided by time period.
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Graduate Alumni Records, 1839-2016

The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries. Please see "Other Finding Aids" under "Find More" for a list of the five finding aids to the Graduate Alumni Records, divided by time period.

Grace L. J. McClure Papers, 1850-1952

C0489 5 boxes 2.08 linear feet
Consists of the selected writings and correspondence of American educator and writer, Grace Latimer Jones McClure. Materials primarily relate to her unpublished book, A Clippership Honeymoon, which centers around the diaries of Malvina "Mallie" McClure, the wife of a mid-19th century New England sea captain.
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Grace L. J. McClure Papers, 1850-1952

Consists of the selected writings and correspondence of American educator and writer, Grace Latimer Jones McClure. Materials primarily relate to her unpublished book, A Clippership Honeymoon, which centers around the diaries of Malvina "Mallie" McClure, the wife of a mid-19th century New England sea captain.
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General Correspondence, 1906-1952

Primarily consists of professional correspondence related to McClure's role as a teacher and headmistress at the Columbus School for Girls. Letters from fellow educators, administrators, and potential commencement speakers are included. Additionally, there are letters related to the McClures' involvement with the Princeton University community, and Grace's participation in various clubs and organizations in Princeton, New Jersey.

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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Gilbert F. Close Papers, 1906-1952 (mostly 1918-1919)

MC202 4 boxes 2 items
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During World War I, Gilbert Fairchild Close held several positions in the government of President Woodrow Wilson, culminating with that of Stenographer and Private Secretary to the President. The papers document Close's work with Wilson, including the trip Close took to Europe with Wilson for the Paris Peace Conference at the conclusion of World War I.
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Gilbert F. Close Papers, 1906-1952 (mostly 1918-1919)

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During World War I, Gilbert Fairchild Close held several positions in the government of President Woodrow Wilson, culminating with that of Stenographer and Private Secretary to the President. The papers document Close's work with Wilson, including the trip Close took to Europe with Wilson for the Paris Peace Conference at the conclusion of World War I.

Gilbert and Sullivan Collection, 1879-1965 (mostly 1930-1960)

TC117 1 box 1 linear feet
Consists of playbills, programs, and some other printed material relating to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
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Gertrude Claytor Collection, 1941-1956

C1292 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, photographs, and printed material of the American poet Gertrude Claytor, some of which is related to the author Edgar Lee Masters.
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Gerald Eades Bentley Papers, 1927-1980s (mostly 1940-1970)

C0754 9 boxes
Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works.
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Gerald Eades Bentley Papers, 1927-1980s (mostly 1940-1970)

Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works.

George R. Collins Papers, 1937-1985

C0362 4 boxes 3.5 linear feet
Consists of notebooks and notes taken by George R. Collins during his years as an undergraduate and graduate student at Princeton (Classes of 1939, 1942) in the fields of art and architecture.
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George McLean Harper Papers, 1907-1953

C0313 9 boxes 4.4 linear feet
George McLean Harper was a writer and educator in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection consists of papers and manuscripts concerning two of Harper's books William Wordsworth, His Life, Works, and Influence (1916) and Wordsworth's French Daughter (1921). There are also papers relating to Harper's poems, stories, articles and speeches, as well as some correspondence.
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George McLean Harper Papers, 1907-1953

George McLean Harper was a writer and educator in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection consists of papers and manuscripts concerning two of Harper's books William Wordsworth, His Life, Works, and Influence (1916) and Wordsworth's French Daughter (1921). There are also papers relating to Harper's poems, stories, articles and speeches, as well as some correspondence.

George E. Hafstad Papers, 1942-1976

MC307 1 box
George Hafstad was a plant pathologist and a field technician with the U.S. Rubber Development Corporation in Brazil from 1943 to 1945. The George E. Hafstad Papers include a diary, several technician reports, and a folder of photographs from Hafstad's time as a field technician with the U.S. Rubber Development Corporation Amazon Division.
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George E. Hafstad Papers, 1942-1976

George Hafstad was a plant pathologist and a field technician with the U.S. Rubber Development Corporation in Brazil from 1943 to 1945. The George E. Hafstad Papers include a diary, several technician reports, and a folder of photographs from Hafstad's time as a field technician with the U.S. Rubber Development Corporation Amazon Division.

George A. Vaughn, Jr. Papers, 1917-1991

AC343 1 box
George "Bob" Vaughn, Jr., Class of 1919, was a decorated World War I pilot and a pioneer in the aviation field. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, photographs, filmed interviews, an autobiographical manuscript and other materials that document the life and aeronautical career of George Vaughn.
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Geographical Playbills Collection, 1832-1980 (mostly 1925-1965)

TC022 242 boxes 105.61 linear feet
The Geographical Playbills Collection consists chiefly of playbills from the United States, but Great Britain, Canada, Bermuda, France, Germany, and Japan are also represented. Although this is a collection of playbills, there are also some letters, documents, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.
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Charles W. Millard Correspondence, 1946-2011

C1504 5 boxes
Consists of select correspondence, dating from 1946 to 2011, of art historian Charles W. Millard (1932-2017) with artists such as Sir Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Carl Chiarenza, Mark Hewitt, Nick George, Jules Olitski, and others.
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General Correspondence, 1946-2010

Consists primarily of correspondence from family, friends, and colleagues of Millard during his academic and professional career. Also includes personal letters, exhibition invitations, and purchase inquiries documenting his relationships with artists like Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Carl Chiarenza, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland and others. Additional correspondents include Princeton University Professor of American Art and Architecture Donald D. Egbert; Lawrence Morton, former music curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and artistic director of the Ojai Festival; and writer Allan Gurganus.

James Boyd Papers, 1915-1944

C0753 16 boxes
Consists of manuscripts of novels, articles, stories, and verse by the American historical writer James Boyd.

Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey, 1664-1961

C0654 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of copies of fundamental legal instruments of government (1664-1961) under which people have lived in New Jersey for the last 300 years, gathered by historian, Julian P. Boyd, for the book Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey (1964), which he edited.
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Frothingham Family Collection, 1850-1950

C0303 7 boxes 2.8 linear feet
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Consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Arthur L. Frothingham, who was a Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905). The collection includes correspondence and family photographs from his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on arches in the Roman Empire.
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Frothingham Family Collection, 1850-1950

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Consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Arthur L. Frothingham, who was a Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905). The collection includes correspondence and family photographs from his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on arches in the Roman Empire.

Fredric Warburg Publishing Files, 1945-1974

C1053 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a small archive of files from English publisher and author Fredric Warburg (of Secker & Warburg).
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F. L. Pleadwell Papers, 1880-1973 (mostly 1930-1957)

C0535 2 boxes 1.65 linear feet
Consists, for the most part, of letters received by American physician and collector F. L. Pleadwell and his wife, the former Laura Mell Stith, concerning Pleadwell's collection of autographs and books in the literary and historical fields, but includes an album of letters and other items collected from prominent associates in the medical field.

Blair Family Papers, 1829-1977 (mostly 1829-1945)

C1569 5 boxes 3.5 linear feet
Consists of a group of family papers and genealogical research collected by members of the Blair family, a prominent political family in the United States in the 19th century. Materials relate to Francis Preston Blair Sr. (1791-1876) and his descendents, including Frank P. (Francis Preston) Blair Jr., Apolline Alexander Blair, Francis Preston Blair III, Andrew A. Blair, James L. Blair, Gist Blair, Emily Blair Henrotin, and others. Included are correspondence, documents, genealogical research, photographs, printed materials, and writings related to politics, military service, family history, and domestic life.

Francis Catlin Collection on Princeton Bicentennial Celebration, circa 1930-1964

AC452 1 box
Francis Catlin was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1947. The collection contains materials distributed at the 1947 Bicentennial Convocation celebrating Princeton University's 200th anniversary.
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Frances de Chollet Collection, 1941-1990 (mostly 1941-1946)

MC292 1 box
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Frances de Chollet (1900-1994) assisted Allen Dulles with obtaining the diaries of Galeazzo Ciano, the Foreign Minister of Italy from 1936-1943, from Ciano's wife, Edda, who was also the daughter of Benito Mussolini. The collection is mostly composed of correspondence written to Frances de Chollet from Edda Ciano, though letters from Allen Dulles and other correspondents are included to a lesser extent. The collection also contains a small amount of de Chollet's notes documenting her face-to-face meetings with Edda Ciano.
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Frances de Chollet Collection, 1941-1990 (mostly 1941-1946)

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Frances de Chollet (1900-1994) assisted Allen Dulles with obtaining the diaries of Galeazzo Ciano, the Foreign Minister of Italy from 1936-1943, from Ciano's wife, Edda, who was also the daughter of Benito Mussolini. The collection is mostly composed of correspondence written to Frances de Chollet from Edda Ciano, though letters from Allen Dulles and other correspondents are included to a lesser extent. The collection also contains a small amount of de Chollet's notes documenting her face-to-face meetings with Edda Ciano.

Bernard M. Dwork Papers, 1950-1992

C0983 10 boxes
Consists of a chronological series of 101 mathematical notebooks (1958-1997) of Princeton mathematician Bernard M. Dwork.

Fevzi Çakmak Diaries, 1911-1950

C0928 1 box 7 items 0.4 linear feet
The Fevzi Çakmak Diaries consists of diaries, a notebook, and a calendar of the Turkish military leader and government official Fevzi Çakmak.
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Felice and Mildred Morris Autograph Collection, 1876-1961 (mostly 1895-1915)

C0093 1 box 0.45 linear feet
The Felice and Mildred Morris Autograph Collection consists of letters from numerous 19th- and early 20th-century actors, actresses, playwrights, and others associated with the theater, collected by the Morrises. Included are James Matthew Barrie, Edwin Booth, Dion Boucicault, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Cushman, Clyde Fitch, Charles Dana Gibson, Laurence Hutton, Louis Napoleon Parker, Adelina Patti, William Seymour, Otis Skinner, and Kate Wiggin.
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Felice and Mildred Morris Autograph Collection, 1876-1961 (mostly 1895-1915)

The Felice and Mildred Morris Autograph Collection consists of letters from numerous 19th- and early 20th-century actors, actresses, playwrights, and others associated with the theater, collected by the Morrises. Included are James Matthew Barrie, Edwin Booth, Dion Boucicault, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Cushman, Clyde Fitch, Charles Dana Gibson, Laurence Hutton, Louis Napoleon Parker, Adelina Patti, William Seymour, Otis Skinner, and Kate Wiggin.

Ezra Pound Collection, 1908-1956

C1173 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of and about Ezra Pound, who was one of the most ambitious, influential, and innovative American poets of the modernist period.
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Esther and Doris Hoffman Correspondence, 1925-1959

MC317 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Esther Hoffman served with the Intelligence Establishment of the Department of the Army for over forty-one years. Doris Hoffman worked as a secretary for the League of Nations Commission in Peking, China between 1929 and 1934. The collection consists largely of letters written home by sisters Esther and Doris Hoffman while employed in Peking, China between 1925 and 1941.
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Esther and Doris Hoffman Correspondence, 1925-1959

Esther Hoffman served with the Intelligence Establishment of the Department of the Army for over forty-one years. Doris Hoffman worked as a secretary for the League of Nations Commission in Peking, China between 1929 and 1934. The collection consists largely of letters written home by sisters Esther and Doris Hoffman while employed in Peking, China between 1925 and 1941.

Erwin Panofsky Letters to Mrs. Alfred Barr, 1932-1967

C0050 1 box .2 linear feet
Consists mostly of letters by German-American art historian Erwin Panofsky to friend and art historian Margaret Scolari Barr.
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Ernest Hemingway and Milford J. Baker Correspondence, 1918-1969 (mostly 1930-1932)

C0699 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence between American novelist Ernest Hemingway and his friend Milford J. Baker.
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Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection, 1832-1954

C0341 20 boxes
Consists of the personal papers of Ernest Cushing Richardson, librarian of Princeton University Library from 1890 till 1925.
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Selected Papers of Neilson Abeel, 1916-1947

C0559 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of poet Neilson Abeel (Princeton Class of 1924).

Emir Rodriguez Monegal Papers, 1941-1985 (mostly 1965-1968)

C0652 24 boxes
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The Emir Rodriguez Monegal Papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts of novels, short stories, verse, plays, and essays by others, mansucripts of essays and criticism by Rodriguez Monegal, photographs, and printed and recorded material.
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Emily Hale Collection, 1929-1967 (mostly 1929-1930)

C1294 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of selected letters of J. J. Hayes sent to Emily Hale related to the Irish theater in the first quarter of the twentieth century.
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Elmer W. Engstrom Papers, 1902-1970

C0366 3 boxes 3.25 linear feet
Consists of photocopies and photographs of Elmer W. Engstrom's diplomas, certificates, and honors (1902-1970), as well as copies of addresses delivered and papers written (1933-1970) for both scholarly and popular periodicals during his career as an electrical engineer.
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Elmer W. Engstrom Papers, 1902-1970

Consists of photocopies and photographs of Elmer W. Engstrom's diplomas, certificates, and honors (1902-1970), as well as copies of addresses delivered and papers written (1933-1970) for both scholarly and popular periodicals during his career as an electrical engineer.

Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)

C0230 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.
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Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)

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Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.