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Herbert Adams Gibbons Papers, 1908-1934

MC062 28 boxes
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Herbert Adams Gibbons was a journalist and foreign correspondent. Consists of papers of Gibbons from the periods when he was a foreign correspondent (1909-1916) in Greece, Spain, Turkey and other Near Eastern countries, a serviceman with the American Expeditionary Forces in France (1917-1918), and a correspondent (1920-1931) for various American magazines in Europe, the Orient, and Africa.
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Whitney Jennings Oates Correspondence, 1949-1959

C0871 7 boxes 2.8 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence of Whitney Jennings Oates (Princeton Class of 1925) during his tenure as a professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Wilbur Samuel Howell Papers, 1953-1981 (mostly 1965-1980)

C0679 9 boxes 3.6 linear feet
Consists of works, articles, lectures, reviews, notes, and correspondence of Wilbur Samuel Howell, professor of rhetoric and oratory (1952-1972) at Princeton.

Princeton University Library Collection of Blanche Pauli Materials, 1866-1932 (mostly 1890-1904)

TC054 4 boxes 2.25 linear feet
Blanche Pauli (born Virginia C. Taney) was an American singer, actress, and vaudeville performer who worked mainly in stock companies touring the northeastern United States and Canada from the late 1890s through 1904. The collection consists of personal and family correspondence and documents, photographs, play scripts and actor's sides, sheet music, playbills, clippings, and other materials related to her professional career. Some materials also relate to Pauli's husband, Herman Utley Boardman; her performance partner, Robson Dalton; and other members of her family.

Silvia S. Bennet Collection on the Olyphant Family, 1764-1897

C0360 13 boxes 5.3 linear feet
Consists of genealogist Silvia S. Bennet's works about, and research papers of, various members of the Olyphant family of Charleston, South Carolina, and New York State.
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Western European Theater Political Pamphlet Collection, 1894-1918

MC248 79 boxes 65 items
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These pamphlets were collected by the Princeton University Library starting from the outbreak of World War I. The collection contains pamphlets published in Europe during and immediately after World War I. They cover a broad range of topics including the economy, the press, the military, arms, territorial disputes, and others. The collection also includes speeches, sermons, bulletins, calendars, and songbooks.

Catholic Church in Cuba, III, 1995-2001

LAE015 4 boxes 2 linear feet
This collection contains materials published and distributed by various Catholic Church organizations in Cuba.

Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen Papers, 1952-1975

MC058 181 boxes 6 items
The Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Papers include correspondence, speeches, copies of legislation, notes, appointment books, and audio/visual material documenting Frelinghuysen's career as the United States House representative of New Jersey's 5th district from 1952 to 1975. The papers focus on his general House activities as well as his service on the Committee of Education and Labor, Committee on Foreign Relations, and United Nations General Assembly.

William Meredith and Robert Drew Papers, 1949-1972

C0780 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of 167 letters by American poet William Meredith to his intimate friend Robert Drew from 1949 to 1972, postmarked Princeton, N.J., New London, Conn., and other places.

John Miller Papers, 1841-1917

C0632 6 boxes 2.25 linear feet
Consists of works, correspondence, a diary (1851), financial papers, biographical material, a bibliography, and printed matter of American Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate chaplain John Miller (Princeton Class of 1836).
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Princeton University Art Museum Teaching Materials, Spring 2024, January 2024

PUAM001 692 items flat works
Consists of approximately 692 flat works from the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, temporarily transferred to the Princeton University Library for use in Princeton University courses during the Spring 2024 semester.

Chess Papers of Eugene B. Cook, 1857-1906

C0411 21 boxes 2 items 5.9 linear feet
The Chess Papers of Eugene B. Cook consists of correspondence, copies of classic chess manuscripts and diagrams, and memorabilia of Cook (Class of 1850), as well as notes and printed matter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

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.

David Wilkinson Papers, 1957-2002 (mostly 1961-2001)

C0945 16 boxes
The David Wilkinson Papers consists of the scientific writings, professional correspondence, and subject and project files of David T. Wilkinson (1935-2002), the renowned experimental physicist and cosmologist who taught and conducted research in the Department of Physics at Princeton University from 1963 until his retirement in 2002. Wilkinson was a pioneer in the study and analysis of cosmic microwave background radiation, the nature and existence of which have yielded, through his lifetime's work, solid evidence for the Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. This collection contains the administrative (including his NASA and/or National Science Foundation funding and accounting paperwork) and background history of two of Wilkinson's main projects -- the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) -- as well as evidence of the many and varied academic activities in his career.
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III. Subject/Project Files, 1900 October 22-2004

This series consists of selected subject and project files accumulated over the course of Wilkinson's academic career. The topics range from the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) and the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite to Research, Administration (including financial accounts), Old Proposals, Old Course Notes and Miscellaneous. The organization of this series follows and retains, wherever possible, Wilkinson's own subject filing system, including his folder title and order.

Princeton University Library Collection of Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Materials, 1900s (mostly 1960-1996)

COTSEN2 7 boxes 2 items 11.0 linear feet
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A collection of correspondence, sketches, proofs, notes, personal writing, photographs, and legal documents related to the life and careers of P. L. Travers (1899-1996) and Mary Shepard (1909-2000).

Vicente Llorens Collection of Blanco White Family Materials, 1713-1930 (mostly 1798-1841)

C0075 19 boxes 28 items 7.4 linear feet
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The collection contains manuscripts related to four generations of the Blanco White family, spanning two centuries: including works, diaries, correspondence, documents, accounts and expense records, and printed material. Joseph Blanco White, the Spanish-English writer and religious figure, remains the focus of the collection; however, his brother Fernando, a politician and intellectual of 19th-century Seville, also accounts for a substantial part of the material. Of particular interest are autograph manuscripts of several of Joseph's literary efforts, as well as other genealogical material relating to the Blanco White family.

James Boyd Papers, 1915-1944

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

Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection, 1925-1945

AC261 55 boxes
Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1933 to 1963. Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator.

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Records, 1930-2017 (mostly 1972-1997)

AC233 87 boxes 1 websites
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The Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer is the administrative office at Princeton University responsible for overseeing the university's budget, procurement services, tax compliance, risk management, and other general, non-investment related fiduciary responsibilities. The records in this collection primarily document the activities of three consecutive administrators who held the position of vice president for finance, either solely or in combination with the roles of treasurer and vice president for administration: Paul B. Firstenberg (1972-1976), Carl W. Schafer (1976-1987), and Richard R. Spies (1988-2001). Also included are the records of Laurel B. Harvey, who served as assistant vice president for finance and administration under Schafer and Spies.
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Series 2: Carl W. Schafer Files, 1930-1982 (mostly 1988-1996)

The files in Series 2: Carl W. Schafer Files, 1930-1982 (bulk 1972-1982) touch on a broad range of topics related to the financial operations of Princeton University, including investments, income and budget. The files document his service on the Resources Committee and the Priorities Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community, which addressed issues including the divestiture of Princeton University from investments in South Africa. The files also include information on a proposed merger between the University and the Institute for Advanced Studies, as well as the development of Palmer Square.

Moses Taylor Pyne Papers, 1686-1939 (mostly 1861-1913)

C0327 18 boxes 17.6 linear feet
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Consists of various materials, including correspondence, diaries, documents, and genealogical materials related to Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877), the Pyne family, and the history of Princeton University.

Horace and Thomas Meeker Papers on Admission to Princeton University, 1925-1930, 1949-1956

AC337 1 box
Horace and Thomas Meeker were father and son graduates of Princeton University. The papers document the University's admission processes circa 1925 and 1950.

Granville Austin Papers, 1947-2014

MC287 40 boxes
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Granville Austin (1927-2014) was an independent scholar and political historian known for his work on India's constitution. The collection is composed of Granville Austin's research files on India, mostly in the form of published articles or book excerpts that Austin collected and often annotated. The majority of the research files, notes and drafts relate to Austin's second book, Working a Democratic Constitution, but some files relate to his first book, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation. Topics documented in the collection include the Indian constitution, center-state relations in India, Indian politicians and political parties, U.S. foreign relations with India, cases tried before the Indian Supreme Court, and various other subjects related to India's political and legal systems. Research material on the Middle East, material relating to Austin's other writings, professional and personal correspondence, including State Department files, as well as U. S. Information Service photographs and negatives compose additional parts of the collection.
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Indian Constitution research material, 1939-1997

Box 18 contains research and source material for Working a Democratic Constitution, primarily photocopies and clippings, compiled around the early 1990s. Many of the photocopies have been tabbed by one of Austin's research assistants with title, subject, and/or date. The box also includes some original handwritten notes. The box was labeled with a sticky note "Indian Constitution; Preventive Detention; Fundamental Rights; Liberty; Press." Some of the photocopied article subjects are: the Preventive Detention Act, Defense of India Ordinance, the restriction of liberties in Israel, the Bennett Coleman case, human rights, liberty in the press, women and social justice, freedom of speech, Supreme Court, the Emergency. Articles here were originally printed between 1939 and 1997. Date ranges on folders reflect the original dates of photocopied material.

American Whig Society Records, 1785-1941

AC011 202 boxes 1 folder
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The American Whig Society (1769-1941) served as a major political, debating, and literary force both on the Princeton campus and throughout the nation. The Whig records consist primarily of minutes, financial records, and correspondence of members.

Princeton University Broadsheets Collection, circa 1807-1983

AC375 2 boxes 1 folder
This collection comprises broadsides, posters and similar single-sided oversize printed objects created by or for Princeton University.
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Series 1: Broadsides and Posters from the Princeton University Archives Oversize Collection, circa 1807-1983

Series 1: Materials from the Princeton University Archives Oversize Collection, circa 1807-1983 contains oversize items from the University archives that do not fit well into existing archival collections. These include advertisements for a variety of events and activities, memorial and congratualtory notices, certificates and diplomas awarded to Princeton, as well as certificates and diplomas awarded by Princeton to other insitutions.

Evgenii Ivanovich Zamiatin Collection, 1918-1936

C0824 1 box 0.6 linear feet
Consists of selected papers in Russian and English of Russian playwright, novelist, and storywriter Evgenii Ivanovich Zamiatin, primarily after 1931, when he emigrated to Paris, France. Included are autograph and typed manuscripts, articles, and letters.

Selected Papers of Charles C. Black, 1881-1945

C0248 2 boxes 2.2 linear feet
The Selected Papers of Charles C. Black consists of documents (1881-1929) relating to various judicial and other appointments and letters received by Black (Princeton Class of 1878) from Abram H. Wintersteen, Herbert S. S. Smith, James R. Macfarlane, William T. Kruse, and others primarily concerning the activities of the Class of 1878.

Edward Livingston Papers, 1683-1877 (mostly 1764-1836)

C0280 178 boxes 120 linear feet
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The Edward Livingston Papers document the career of American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, and legal theorist Edward Livingston. The collection also contains domestic, financial, and property records of some three dozen others, mostly members of the Livingston/Beekman branch of the Hudson River Valley Livingstons and the Montgomery, Davezac, Barton, and Hunt families; the family surveyor/agent John Cox, Jr.; and an Albany-area merchant Benjamin French, whose forfeited estate ended up in Edward Livingston's hands for debt collection.

Taos Blue Lake Collection, 1947 - 1972 (mostly 1954-1970)

MC106 24 boxes
Taos Pueblo lost thousands of acres of land as well as Taos Lake, a sacred Pueblo shrine, when Carson National Forest was created in 1906. After a sixty-four year fight, the government returned the land to the Pueblo. This collection brings together four discrete collections: the papers of Barbara Greene Kilberg, a White House Presidential Fellow at the time of the dispute; the papers of Corinne Locker, secretary to Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) president Oliver LaFarge (1901-1963) and later AAIA Southwest Field Secretary; the papers of Rufus G. Poole, regional attorney for the AAIA in New Mexico, and the papers of William G. Schaab, an Albuquerque attorney who became involved in the fight in 1967.
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Series 3: Rufus G. Poole Papers, 1903-1959

Like other Taos Blue Lake collections at Princeton, the Rufus G. Poole Papers chronicle a portion of the fight by New Mexico's Taos Indians to regain land taken from them in the 1906 creation of the Carson National Forest.Rufus G. Poole (1902 - 1968), a New York attorney who had settled in New Mexico for health reasons, was a regional attorney for tie Association on American Indian Affairs when the Pueblo retained him as a special liaison to Senator Clinton P. Anderson (1895-1975') in 1966. Anderson, a powerful New Mexico Senator, was opposed to congressional legislation which would return large amounts of land to the Pueblo directly; his opposition was enough to keep Blue Lake restoration legislation bottled up in Senate committees. Poole was hired to mollify Anderson's strident opposition. Not until President Richard Nixon issued an endorsement of the Blue Lake restoration bill in 1970, however, was the Pueblo able to see its long fight come to a successful end.The Rufus G. Poole Papers include copies of Poole's correspondence regarding the Blue Lake case and his role as special attorney to the Pueblo. Also included are copies of materials relating to Poole's role as a founding member of the National Committee for the Restoration of the Blue Lake Lands. Poole and other Pueblo supporters founded the National Committee in 1967, following a break with the Association on American Indian Affairs, included in the collection are copies of correspondence exchanged between Poole and William C. Schaab (1927--), tie Albuquerque attorney who replaced Poole as special attorney (at Poole's suggestion). Documentation regarding tie history of the Blue Lake case, contained in Box 3, was prepared by Schaab.

Joseph Miller Collection, 1783-1929 (mostly 1820-1860)

C0557 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists mainly of professional and personal correspondence, some documents, and printed matter of Joseph Miller, a nineteenth-century English civil engineer primarily concerned with the construction of steam engines and other machinery for naval vessels.
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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.
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Letters Not Addressed to James Harrison Wilson and Related Material, 1870-1965

This last series consists of material not written by Badeau but related to his life and Wilson's. A great newsletter from the Ulysses S. Grant Association that provides a short biography of Badeau. A letter from Badeau while he is serving as a diplomat in England after the war, a letter concerning his work on Grant's writing, a letter of Wilson's. There are also newspaper clippings about Wilson after the war.

Nikos Kavvadias Papers, 1949-1972

C0866 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of papers of Nikos Kavvadias, a Greek poet who spent most of his life traveling the world as a wireless operator on ocean freighters.

Princeton University Library Collection on Ford Madox Ford Collection, 1906-1939

C0158 1 box 0.25 linear feet
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Ford Madox Ford was a noted British author, poet, and editor. This collection consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Ford.

Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums, 1800s

C0937 7 boxes
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The Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums consists of several hundred photographs and numerous portraits of prominent 19th-century artists and literary, political, and historical figures, compiled by editor and essayist Laurence Hutton.

American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 2, Project Files Series, 1947-1995

MC001-02-02 82 boxes
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The American Civil Liberties Union Records document the activities of the Union in protecting individual rights from 1920 through 1995. The files contain materials on freedom of speech, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the law; legal case files; and organizational records. Within these categories files reflect subject areas such as academic freedom, censorship, racial discrimination, aliens' rights, privacy concerns, labor concerns, amnesty, and government loyalty and security. The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy and public policy, and subject files on various areas of interest connected with civil liberties. Materials include correspondence, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs, and legal files. Also included are materials from ACLU affiliate organizations, and the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee. Subgroup 2, Series 2 has been digitized and is available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.

Douglas Kent Hall Papers, 1950s-2011 (mostly 1970-2000)

C1384 102 boxes 1534 digital files
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Douglas Kent Hall was an American writer and photographer active from the 1960s until 2008. This collection contains manuscripts, negatives, contact sheets, prints, transparencies, notes, research files, written reviews of Hall's work, and correspondence relating to a number of published and unpublished writings and photography projects spanning Hall's entire career.
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Series 2: Photography, 1940-2009

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This series consists of photographic and manuscript material spanning Hall's entire career, from when he started experimenting with photography in 1965 until his death. Manuscripts, research, interviews, correspondence, working drafts, audio and visual materials in magnetic and optical formats, and reviews are also included with the project to which they correspond.

Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator records, 1963-1971

AC230 16 boxes
The Office of Occupational Health and Safety is charged with general oversight of the university health and safety effort and with assisting University departments and offices in discharging their health and safety responsibilities. The records consist of proposals and surveys compiled by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety in regards to radiation safety measures taken to protect workers and researchers at the Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator, a particle research facility that operated on Forrestal Campus from 1957 to 1971.
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Ruth E. and Edward M. Brecher Collection on William F. Mannix, 1950-1965

C0675 4 boxes 4.5 linear feet
Consists of papers gathered and generated by Ruth E. and Edward M. Brecher while researching the life of William Francis Mannix (1870?-1920), a journalist, soldier of fortune, grafter, and literary forger, for a proposed biography that was never completed. Included are manuscript drafts, correspondence and documents relating to Mannix's background, psychopathic personalities, and literary forgeries.

Bill Bradley Papers, 1959-1999

MC200 1141 boxes 1 folder
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Bill Bradley (1943- ) was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1995. His papers document his career in the United States Senate and include subject files, copies of his speeches and testimony, press releases, his schedules and appointments, and awards he received. The papers also include the files of members of his legislative, administrative, and state office staff.
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Marcia Aronoff Administrative Files, 1878-1993

The majority of Aronoff's files relate to Bradley's first and second terms in Congress as she served as Administrative Assistant. Aronoff was the driving force in Bradley's office, wielding a great deal of influence with Bradley and the staff. Her files reflect the diversity of Bradley's interest as well as providing a glimpse at the national picture during those years.

China Papers of Samuel Cochran, 1898-1926

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

Kristen Timothy papers, 1990-2000 (mostly 1995)

MC251 9 boxes
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These records include the working papers of Kristen Timothy in preparation for the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing. They contain materials that document the evolution of the Platform for Action adopted at the conference from a short statement of major campaigns for the international community to mount, drawing on the recommendations of three previous world conferences on women organized by the UN, to a major statement of policy goals in twelve critical areas of concern to women and girls globally.

Theodore Holmes Papers, 1949-1976 (mostly 1951-1971)

C0805 24 boxes
Consists primarily of published and unpublished poetry manuscripts, as well as correspondence with various publishers, of American poet Theodore Holmes (Princeton Class of 1951).
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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.

Hale Family Collection, 1884-1945

C1069 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected family papers of Princeton resident and historian Henry Ewing Hale.

Morgan Family Papers, 1840-1940

C0553 80 boxes 34.5 linear feet
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Consists primarily of the correspondence of Josephine Perry Morgan, her husband Junius Spencer Morgan, her daughter Sarah Morgan Gardner, and various other Perry family members. This correspondence concerns mostly family and social matters.

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.

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.

Thomas Philip Le Fanu Papers, 1868-1942

C0856 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of selected Irish theater related records of Thomas Philip Le Fanu, an official working in the Public Record Office in Dublin.

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.

Dennis E. Puleston Papers, 1961-1980

WC012 68 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, photographs, a journal (1962), maps, computer tapes, and printed matter of Puleston, a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

Grover Cleveland Collection, 1860-1907

C0237 3 boxes
Consists of several holograph addresses, miscellaneous correspondence, and family photographs of American president Grover Cleveland.