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New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records, 1896-1946 (mostly 1936-1943)

MC144 11 boxes
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Executive Order on May 6, 1935. The goal of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was to establish and maintain projects benefiting the public good in order to create work for citizens who were unemployed and on relief. The New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records document the history of the New Jersey Historical Records Survey, the Agricultural Administration Act, and the Indian Site Survey of New Jersey through forms, reports, photographs, and correspondence.
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New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records, 1896-1946 (mostly 1936-1943)

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Executive Order on May 6, 1935. The goal of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was to establish and maintain projects benefiting the public good in order to create work for citizens who were unemployed and on relief. The New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records document the history of the New Jersey Historical Records Survey, the Agricultural Administration Act, and the Indian Site Survey of New Jersey through forms, reports, photographs, and correspondence.

Derek Patmore Papers, 1929-1963

C0722 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of English poet Derek Patmore.
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D. Hugh Peniston, Class of 1941, Papers, 1936-2013 (mostly 1935-1942)

AC496 3 boxes
D. Hugh Peniston graduated from Princeton University in 1941. This collection includes his course notes and coursework along with his letters home during his undergraduate years.
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Glen C.H. Perry Papers, 1944-1982

C0543 6 boxes 2.5 linear feet
This collection consists of works, lecture note cards, correspondence, an audio tape, and printed matter of American journalist and publicist Glen C. H. Perry (Princeton Class of 1926).
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Pierson Family Documents, 1713-1946 (mostly 1800-1880)

C0548 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.
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Pierson Family Documents, 1713-1946 (mostly 1800-1880)

Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.

Adamantia Pollis Papers, 1936-1973 (mostly 1958-1972)

C0797 4 boxes
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Adamantia Pollis, professor of political science on the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York. Included are drafts of various articles, papers of her students, personal memorabilia and papers, grant proposals, and correspondence.
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Adamantia Pollis Papers, 1936-1973 (mostly 1958-1972)

This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Adamantia Pollis, professor of political science on the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York. Included are drafts of various articles, papers of her students, personal memorabilia and papers, grant proposals, and correspondence.

Herbert Cecil Potter Papers, 1892-1955 (mostly 1893-1919)

C1409 23 boxes 9.2 linear feet
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Potter was a lifelong British military officer who attained the rank of brigadier-general. He served in Ireland (1898), South Africa (1901-1902), Egypt and Sudan (1903-1913), and World War I (1914-1918); he retired in 1927. Consists primarily of Potter's lengthy correspondence with his mother and future wife while stationed abroad, often during significant British military operations, including censor-stamped envelopes.
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Herbert Cecil Potter Papers, 1892-1955 (mostly 1893-1919)

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Potter was a lifelong British military officer who attained the rank of brigadier-general. He served in Ireland (1898), South Africa (1901-1902), Egypt and Sudan (1903-1913), and World War I (1914-1918); he retired in 1927. Consists primarily of Potter's lengthy correspondence with his mother and future wife while stationed abroad, often during significant British military operations, including censor-stamped envelopes.

Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. Editor's Records, 1895-1986

AC013 12 boxes 1 folder
The PAW is successor to the Alumni Princetonian, a weekly publication of the Daily Princetonian. In 1919 the Princeton Printing Company dissolved and printing of the PAW was taken over by the Princeton University Press. The PAW was a weekly magazine during the school year until changing to its current bi-weekly format in 1977. The magazine is now published during the academic year for alumni and professional staff of the University.
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Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. Editor's Records, 1895-1986

The PAW is successor to the Alumni Princetonian, a weekly publication of the Daily Princetonian. In 1919 the Princeton Printing Company dissolved and printing of the PAW was taken over by the Princeton University Press. The PAW was a weekly magazine during the school year until changing to its current bi-weekly format in 1977. The magazine is now published during the academic year for alumni and professional staff of the University.

Department of Classics Records, 1894-2017 (mostly 1894-1935)

AC225 3 boxes 3 Volumes 1 websites
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The Department of Classics at Princeton University offers courses, both in English and in the original languages, that treat the whole range of ancient culture, from its mythology to its philosophy, law, and literature. Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century.
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Department of Psychology Records, 1880-2017

AC397 1 box 1 websites
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The Department of Psychology dates from 1893, but was not officially established as an independent department until 1920. This collection includes group portraits and portraits of deparment faculty as well as some photos of individuals and locations that may not be Princeton-related.
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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.

Princetoniana Collection, circa 1870-2009

AC108 850 linear feet
Each volume or set of volumes in the Princetoniania Collection is represented in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog, which is searchable by title, author, or call number.
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Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations, 1877-2010 (mostly 1950-2010)

AC100 1242 linear feet
The dissertations represent doctoral work in over forty graduate departments. They date from 1877 to the present and they are arranged chronologically.
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Master's Theses Collection, 1894-2010

AC101 2100 Volumes
Graduate work in a formal sense emerged at Princeton in the 1870s when President James McCosh added new faculty and graduate fellowships. This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University.
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Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection, circa 1800-1997 (mostly 1915-1955)

AC121 54 boxes 42 folders
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This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines.
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Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection, circa 1800-1997 (mostly 1915-1955)

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This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines.

Mexican Ephemera Collection, 1890-2000

RCPXG-5830371-2 16 boxes 2 cases 102 items
Consists of books, maps, scrapbooks, posters, and other materials.
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Mexican Postcards Collection, 1890-2000

RCPXG-5830371-1 25 boxes
Consists of postcards relating to Mexican tourism.
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New York City Theater Playbills Collection, 1880-1987

TC091 201 boxes 80.4 linear feet
Consists of playbills of New York City theaters from the late 19th century to the present day.
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Screenplays Collection, 1931-1979

TC064 82 boxes 31.95 linear feet
Consists of screenplays for over 500 films produced by Columbia Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Twentieth Century Fox, and others.
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Theater People Subject Files, 1850s-1988

TC106 26 boxes 16 linear feet
Consists of files (clippings, programs, books, caricatures, etc.) on people involved in theater, from the mid-19th century through the late 1980s, including actors, dramatists, directors, scholars, and designers.
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Miscellaneous Screenplays, 1930-1980s

TC111 132 boxes 210 items 52.8 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release.
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Miscellaneous Screenplays, 1930-1980s

Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release.

Broadside Playbills, 18th-20th century

TC113 17 boxes 2 items 44.8 linear feet
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This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Performing Arts Serials Collection, 1869-1980

TC110 28 boxes 15.4 linear feet
The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues.
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Dance Subject Files, 1900-1980s

TC107 31 boxes 12.4 linear feet
The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures.
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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection, 1882-1961

TC030 85 boxes 34 linear feet
This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.
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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection, 1882-1961

This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.

Spanish Military Documents Relating to 19th Century Cuba, 1845-1976

C0646 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of Spanish legal and military documents relating to the administration of Cuba in the 19th century.
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Scrapbook Collection, 1843-1954 (mostly 1860-1920)

AC026 340 boxes 2 items
This collection contains scrapbooks created by Princeton students which document their social and academic activities while undergraduates.
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Theater Photographs Collection, 1901-1976 (mostly 1925-1955)

TC090 133 boxes
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The Theater Photographs Collection contains still photographs of American actors and actresses as well as scenes from plays and includes clippings and printed matter.
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Philip James Bailey Collection, 1855-1946

C0148 1 box 2 items 0.4 linear feet
The Philip James Bailey Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and miscellanea of the English poet Philip James Bailey (1816-1902).
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Jonathan Belcher Collection, 1708-1950

C1007 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Consists of correspondence and documents of Jonathan Belcher, dating from his early years in Massachusetts to his days as colonial governor of New Jersey.
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Maxwell Bodenheim Collection, 1923-1955

C1316 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of correspondence of the American poet and novelist Maxwell Bodenheim.
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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.

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.

Princeton University Collection of Willa Cather Materials, 1933-1982 (mostly 1933-1944)

C1030 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of correspondence, a typed manuscript, and printed material related to Willa Cather, one of the most respected American women novelists of the early twentieth century.
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Louis O. Coxe Collection, 1941-1977

C0210 14 boxes 5.4 linear feet
Louis O. Coxe (Princeton Class of 1940) was a noted twentieth-century poet, playwright, and critic. The collection contains autograph and typescript versions of Coxe's poetry and sixteen of Coxe's notebooks. Also included are materials for the play Billy Budd, such as notes, drafts, worksheets, galley proofs, and production notes.
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Louis O. Coxe Collection, 1941-1977

Louis O. Coxe (Princeton Class of 1940) was a noted twentieth-century poet, playwright, and critic. The collection contains autograph and typescript versions of Coxe's poetry and sixteen of Coxe's notebooks. Also included are materials for the play Billy Budd, such as notes, drafts, worksheets, galley proofs, and production notes.

Hubertis M. Cummings Papers, 1945-1962

C0415 4 boxes
Consists of works, some accompanying correspondence, and photographs of poet, essayist, and church historian, Hubertis M.Cummings (Princeton Class of 1907).
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Princeton University Library Collection of John Davidson Materials, 1879-1945 (mostly 1890-1909)

C0215 4 boxes 1.4 linear feet
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John Davidson was a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Scottish poet hailed for his provincial, melancholy body of work. This collection contains letters, manuscripts, reports, galley proofs with Davidson's holograph corrections, documents, and clippings pertaining to his literary career.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Robert Frost Materials, 1924-1977

C1060 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, poetry, photographs, and printed material of and relating to 20th-century American poet Robert Frost.
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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.

Caroline Gordon Collection, 1939-1982 (mostly 1970-1980)

C0806 1 box 0.40 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of American novelist Caroline Gordon, including some of her correspondence with various family members, friends, and literary associates.
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Hobart Family Collection, 1791-1954

C1080 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of family correspondence of John Henry Hobart, a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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Luzern Humphrey Collection, circa 1838-2014 (mostly 1852-1854)

C1353 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Consists primarily of material relating to Ohio farmer Luzern Humphrey's overland journey from Kanesville, Iowa, to the Oregon Territory in 1852, his life there through 1853, and his return to Iowa in 1854, including his journal and 51 letters to his wife in Ohio. Also included are some papers relating to the family of William Miller, the founder of Adventism.
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Luzern Humphrey Collection, circa 1838-2014 (mostly 1852-1854)

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Consists primarily of material relating to Ohio farmer Luzern Humphrey's overland journey from Kanesville, Iowa, to the Oregon Territory in 1852, his life there through 1853, and his return to Iowa in 1854, including his journal and 51 letters to his wife in Ohio. Also included are some papers relating to the family of William Miller, the founder of Adventism.

Ingersoll Family Collection, 1797-1954 (mostly 1797-1865)

C1090 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of letters of the Constitution signer and Philadelphia lawyer Jared Ingersoll to his son Charles while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
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Joline Family Collection, 1814-1950 (mostly 1869-1912)

C1144 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of members of the Joline family of Princeton, New Jersey.
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Frank Jewett Mather Papers, 1906-1948

C0025 3 boxes 28 items
Consists primarily of correspondence of the American educator, art critic, and museum director Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953).
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Charles Grosvenor Osgood Papers, 1880-1962

C0540 10 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.
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Charles Grosvenor Osgood Papers, 1880-1962

Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.

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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Edwin Arlington Robinson Letters, 1899-1968

C0193 1 box 0.5 linear feet
Consists of original letters and transcriptions of additional letters by Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.
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Auguste Rodin Collection, 1880-1966 (mostly 1900-1912)

C0195 1 box 0.45 linear feet
The Auguste Rodin Collection contains over fifty Rodin letters, cards, telegrams, and notes, of which about half are in the hand of the sculptor.
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Samuel Shellabarger Collection, 1916-1956

C0218 7 boxes 2.5 linear feet
Samuel Shellabarger attended Princeton University as member of the Princeton Class of 1909 and was an English professor between 1914-1923. The collection contains Samuel Shellabarger's manuscripts for two biographies and five works of historical fiction, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material related to his writings.
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Samuel Shellabarger Collection, 1916-1956

Samuel Shellabarger attended Princeton University as member of the Princeton Class of 1909 and was an English professor between 1914-1923. The collection contains Samuel Shellabarger's manuscripts for two biographies and five works of historical fiction, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material related to his writings.