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Juan Gelman Papers, 1927-2014

C1511 72 boxes 3575 digital files
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Juan Gelman (1930-2014) was an Argentine poet, translator, journalist, and human rights activist. His papers contain handwritten, typewritten, and printouts of his writings, correspondence, notes, research files, awards and certificates, and personal photographs. A significant portion of the papers feature analog and born-digital investigative files relating to human rights investigations and campaigns Gelman conducted with his spouse, Mara La Madrid, on the forced kidnapping and death of his son and pregnant daughter-in-law, Marcelo Gelman and María Claudia García Irureta Goyena. Also included are files on his search to find his missing granddaughter, Macarena Gelman. Additional materials consist of original drafts and documents related to Juan Gelman's writing; letters; publishing contracts; documents about Juan Gelman's work as a translator; materials related to the campaign to lift the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina and his return to Buenos Aires; newspaper and magazine clippings related to the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina, as well as celebrating his return; materials related to Marcelo and Paulina, including photographs of Gelman and the family; works by other writers; and audio cassettes.

Edith Sitwell Papers, 1932-1964 (mostly 1959-1962)

C0846 3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence (1959-1962) of English poet Edith Sitwell.

Don Oberdorfer Papers, 1930-2012 (mostly 1978-2008)

MC162 25 boxes
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Don Oberdorfer (1931-2015) worked as a journalist for nearly four decades; twenty-five of those years were as a staff member at the Washington Post, where he served as White House correspondent (1968-1972), Northeast Asia correspondent (1972-1975), and diplomatic correspondent (1976-1993). The collection is mostly composed of Oberdorfer's notebooks that chronicle his assignments with the Post, as well as his work post-retirement. The collection also consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by Oberdorfer with both American and Soviet foreign policy officials for his book The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1990 (Poseidon Press, 1991, and Touchstone Press, 1992). Additionally, the papers contain a significant amount of research material and writings related to Oberdorfer's career, foreign policy actions taken by the United States and the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, and the political climate of Japan and Korea from the late 1960s into the early twenty-first century.

James A. Baker III Papers, 1957-2011 (mostly 1972-1992)

MC197 340 boxes 4 items
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James A. Baker III served in senior government positions under three United States Presidents and was a central figure in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush in the 1980s and early 1990s. Baker also led presidential campaigns for Presidents Gerald Ford, Reagan and Bush over the course of five consecutive presidential elections from 1976 to 1992. The papers document nearly every stage of Baker's career, including his work on presidential campaigns, his time as White House Chief of Staff for both Reagan and Bush, and his terms as Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan and Secretary of State under Bush.

Mexican Postcards Collection, 1890-2000

RCPXG-5830371-1 25 boxes
Consists of postcards relating to Mexican tourism.

Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records, 1922-1942 (mostly 1939-1942)

MC025 80 boxes 1 folder
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Fight for Freedom, Inc. (FFF), a national citizen's organization established in April 1941, was a leading proponent of full American participation in World War II. Believing that the war was a threat to American freedom and security, FFF boldly and vehemently championed the interventionist cause, advocating that all necessary measures must be taken to insure the defeat of Adolf Hitler and the German Army. In addition, FFF worked to preserve fundamental American freedoms at home. An offshoot of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, FFF was supported by average citizens, as well as prominent educators, labor leaders, authors and playwrights, clergy, stage and screen actors, newspaper men, and politicians. Acting as a clearinghouse for information related to American intervention in World War II, FFF monitored the activities of the leading isolationist organization, the America First Committee, and many of its key individuals such as Charles A. Lindbergh, Burton Wheeler, and Gerald Nye. From its headquarters in New York City, FFF spread its message through an extensive network of state and local branches, as well as through heavy reliance on local newspaper editors supportive of the interventionist cause. Pearl Harbor effectively ended the isolationist-interventionist debate, and by early 1942 FFF had disbanded.

Princeton University Library Collection of Theater Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1726-1978

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

Vuelta Editorial Files, 1972-1998 (mostly 1976-1998)

C1480 17 boxes 7.0 linear feet
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The Vuelta Editorial Files is comprised of the publishing files of Vuelta (1976-1998), the Mexican journal of literature, politics, art, and cultural commentary. Includes author files, correspondence between editors, writers, translators, scholars, and rights publishing companies, and administrative and project files. Includes original and photocopy typescript and handwritten manuscript submissions of articles, interviews, translations, narrative, and poetry. Related research materials such as press clippings and printed material are also found in the author files and correspondence. Included in the files are documents relating to Encuentro Vuelta - El Siglo XX: La Experiencia de la Libertad, a televised conference series program organized by Vuelta in 1990 about the rise of socialism in Eastern Europe. Series 6 includes various booklets and speech materials from the Nobel Prize ceremony in 1990, the year Octavio Paz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Faculty and Professional Staff files, Subgroup 9: L, 1764-2014

AC107-09 219 boxes
Princeton University's Dean of the Faculty is the senior administrator responsible for the quality and well-being of the faculty and professional staff of the university. The collection consists of personnel files for nearly every individual at one time employed as a member of Princeton University's faculty or professional staff.

Philip Wylie Papers, 1920-1984 (mostly 1930-1971)

C0059 304 boxes 162.0 linear feet
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A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Philip Gordon Wylie (Princeton Class of 1924), authored hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. His collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence representing his life work, ranging from Dormitory Ditties, published during his college days (circa 1920), to The End of the Dream, a novel published posthumously in 1972.

James Hugh Keeley, Jr. Papers, 1898-1975 (mostly 1921-1975)

MC191 59 boxes 2 items
The James H. Keeley Jr. papers document Keeley's career in the Foreign Service from 1920 through the 1960s. Over the course of his career, Keeley served in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Canada, Greece, Belgium, and Italy.

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.

William McElwee Miller Collection of Bābī Writings and Other Iranian Texts, 1846-1923

C0723-1-47 47 Volumes
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Consists of 47 bound volumes of chiefly Babi texts in Arabic and Persian composed or copied between 1846 and 1923 and purchased by William McElwee Miller, a Presbyterian clergyman and a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962.
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Nanos Valaōritēs Papers, 1928-2007

C0929 38 boxes 19.65 linear feet
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The Nanos Valaōritēs Papers consists of the writings, notebooks, sketchbooks, correspondence, and printed matter relating to Pali of the Greek poet, novelist, playwright, and editor, Nanos Valaōritēs. There are also wtitings of other people.

Mavis Kalmar Papers, 1917-1946

TC105 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Mavis Kalmar was an English stage actress. Her collection consists of correspondence (1917-1946), two diaries (undated), two sketchbooks, and photographs.

Department of Geosciences Records, 1845-2017

AC139 53 boxes 1 folder 1 websites
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Established in 1904 as the Department of Geology, and later known as the Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, the Department of Geosciences has grown to become the center for the study of Earth, atmospheric, oceanographic, and environmental sciences at Princeton. The records document the department from its 19th-century origins to the recent past with departmental files, faculty files, faculty meeting minutes and visual materials.

Kaiē Tsitselē Papers, 1898-2001

C0801 17 boxes 7.3 linear feet
Consists of personal papers of Kaiē Tsitselē, Greek author and translator, who contributed to the dissemination of the Modern Greek literature outside Greece. The collection consists of manuscripts of some of Tsitselē's novels, short stories, radio scripts, and book reviews along with her English translations of Greek works. Correspondence with her friends and colleagues completes the collection.
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"Zissimos Lorenzatos: 'The Lost Center and Other Essays in Greek Poetry'", 1983-1989

Includes a notebook, autograph manuscript drafts, and notes of the text "Zissimos Lorenzatos: The Lost Center and other essays in Greek Poetry" (originally given as a lecture in Athens (November 29, 1983) in a series with the same title as the published volume: Nasos Detzōrtzēs et al., Ta keimena apo glōssa se glōssa (Athēna: Hetaireia Spoudōn Neoellēnikou Politismou kai Genikēs Paideias, 1984), 68-87. There is also the program of the Hetaireia, as well as a lunch menu of a Greek restaurant which Tsitselē used as an example of how not to translate from Greek to English (1989).

Alicia Ostriker Papers, 1956-2021

C0910 52 boxes 21 linear feet 1 GB 18,032 digital files
Alicia Ostriker (1937- ) is a Jewish-American feminist literary critic and poet whose work explores themes of family, social justice, Jewish identity, Biblical stories and characters, and the relationship between gender and literature. The collection consists of drafts of her poems, articles, nonfiction books, essays, reviews, and student writings, personal and professional correspondence with fellow poets, family, and friends, teaching and research files, drafts and recordings of lectures and readings, and subject files.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Records, 1907-2015

AC136 135 boxes 3 folders 6 items 1 websites
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The Dean of Undergraduate Students, formerly known as the Dean of Students and the Dean of Student Affairs, is the University's administrative office charged with oversight of undergraduate residential life, extracurricular activities, and student discipline. The Dean of Undergraduate Students records contain correspondence, memos, and meeting minutes, as well as the financial records of student organizations.

Delafield Family Papers, 1393-1985 (mostly 1800-1950)

C0391 164 boxes 1 oversize folder 70 linear feet
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The Delafields were avid collectors of family history and family-related memorabilia in the Hudson River Valley region of New York state. This collection consists of the papers of the Delafield family and related families, most prominently the Livingstons, containing both personal papers and papers collected for their genealogical and historical significance.

Office of Information Technology Records, 1956-2017 (mostly 1980-2008)

AC366 40 boxes 1 folder 16 items 1 websites
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The Office of Information Technology oversees Princeton University's academic and administrative systems and the information technology infrastructure that supports them. It also provides information technology products and services for students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University. The Office of Information Technology Records consists of paper records and electronic media related to the administration and implementation of information technology at Princeton University.

John Q. Stewart Papers, 1907-1970s

C0571 59 boxes 29.8 linear feet
The John Q. Stewart Papers consists of articles, correspondence, conference material, printed material, student papers, and other miscellanea of the American astrophysicist and educator John Quincy Stewart (1894-1972).

G. Edward Pendray papers, 1829-1981 (mostly 1923-1971)

MC105 106 boxes 2 items
G. Edward Pendray was an early proponent of rocket power and space flight and co-founder Pendray and Company, a prominent public relations firm. The G. Edward Pendray Papers consist of correspondence, notes, memoranda, drafts, reports, photographs, and printed material related to Pendray's career in public relations and his life-long interest and involvement in aeronautics and astronautics.

Anne Martindell Papers, 1898-2008 (mostly 1968-1990)

MC203 32 boxes
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Anne Martindell was one of the first three women to serve in the New Jersey State Senate. After her four-year term ended in 1977, she served as director of the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance, and was ambassador to New Zealand and Western Samoa for a two-year term. The papers document her career in politics and civil service, and also contain her unpublished memoirs and personal papers.

George S. McGovern Papers, 1939-1984 (mostly 1968-1979)

MC181 835 boxes 1 folder 22 items
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George Stanley McGovern was a Congressman (1957-1961), a U.S. Senator (1963-1981), and a Democratic presidential nominee known for his strong liberal stance, particularly during the Vietnam War. This collection contains legislation files, campaign materials, correspondence, speech texts, schedules and invitations, travel files, patronage files, subject files, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting McGovern's activities in the House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, as well as his time as Director of Food for Peace.

Office of Government Affairs Records, 1976-2003

AC213 38 boxes
The Office of Government Affairs is Princeton University's primary representative in Washington, D.C., acting as a liaison between University administration and Capitol Hill politicians. The records document the activities of the Office of Government Affairs, and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Freedom House Records, 1933-2017

MC187 196 boxes 1 folder 6 items
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The Freedom House Records document the organization's activities in advocating freedom and democracy throughout the world. The records provide an invaluable insight into an organization that evolved from an answer to Hitler's Braunhaus to a diligent monitor of freedom worldwide.

Leonard L. Milberg '53 Collection of Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs, 1762-2001

C0962 6 boxes 3.4 linear feet
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Consists of an open collection of manuscript material related to print collections of Leonard L. Milberg (Princeton Class of 1953): Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry, Leonard L. Milberg Irish Theater Collection, and the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Jewish-American Writers.
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Zionist Organization of Amerika Press Release of "Plans of Justice Brandeis For Constructive Work in Palestine", 1920 September-October

Carbon copy of the press release with the full memorandum by Louis D. Brandeis regarding immigration to Palestine and a mechanism for raising sufficient funds through investment to facilitate economic development and health improvement.
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Wedding and Funeral Manual, circa 1869-1926

Kohler's personal manual with his name embossed on the front, heavily annotated, with over thirty additional pages of handwritten text interleaved into the existing printed text, which appears to be a combination from various German and English prayerbooks.

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.

Harold B. Hoskins Papers, 1822-1982

MC221 17 boxes
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Harold Boies Hoskins was a businessman, diplomat, and educator working in Middle Eastern affairs. This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, publications, maps, and professional files that document Hoskins' personal and professional activities, as well as the Hoskins family.

Eugene and Jerine Bird Papers, 1932-2012 (mostly 1962-1984)

MC281 15 boxes
Eugene Bird (1925-) is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served primarily in the Middle East. During Eugene Bird's tenure with the State Department, he and his family lived in Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Bombay, New Delhi, and the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah and Dhahran. His wife, Jerine "Jerri" Bird (1926-2012), was an activist who started the nonprofit organization Partners for Peace, which sponsored speaking tours by Israeli and Palestinian women throughout the United States. The collection contains Eugene and Jerine Bird's personal and professional correspondence, subject files on the Middle East, and writings, especially pertaining to Jerine Bird's unpublished manuscript on Saudi Arabian women.

George Segal Papers, 1936-2010 (mostly 1970-1999)

C1303 126 boxes
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Business files, correspondence, photographs, artwork, writings, and clippings of George Segal (1924-2000), 20th-century American sculptor, artist, and photographer active from the late 1950s until 1999. The papers contain photographs taken by and of the artist, correspondence and all business files relating to exhibitions, records of the production of public commissions, writings by and about Segal, audio and visual media, and exhibition catalogs.

American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 1, The Roger Baldwin Years, 1917-1950

MC001-01 22 boxes 46 items 5 Reels 1928 Volumes
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The American Civil Liberties Union Records, The Roger Baldwin years, document the activities of the ACLU from 1917 through 1950. The files contain materials on conscientious objection, freedom of speech, academic freedom, censorship, and labor concerns. The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy, and public policy. Materials include correspondence and newspaper clippings. Subgroup 1 has been digitized in its entirety 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.

Marc Gaede Papers, 1910-1999 (mostly 1971-1999)

C1436 40 boxes 23.4 linear feet
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Marc Gaede (1946- ) is an American photographer, environmental activist, and teacher based in California. The collection consists of Gaede's black-and-white photographs of the American West and Southwest, correspondence, contracts, and other working files primarily related to his books on photography, archaeology, and conservation, and a large group of working files, which include audiovisual and digital materials, for a biography project Gaede collaborated on with Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux activist Robert Sundance (1927-1993).

Franklin Book Programs Records, 1920-1978 (mostly 1952-1977)

MC057 302 boxes 1 folder
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The Records of the Franklin Book Programs document the activities of the organization from its inception in 1952 to its dissolution in 1978. For 26 years, Franklin assisted developing countries in the creation, production, distribution, and use of books and other educational materials. Its efforts were based on the premise that through wider and improved education, underdeveloped nations could better utilize their human resources to help eliminate hunger, poverty, overpopulation, and economic paralysis.

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

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

Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, 1853-2019 (mostly 1901-1985)

AC190 202 boxes 1 folder 12 items 3533 digital files 1 websites
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This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the vice presidents and secretaries of the University. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning committee activities. Also included are press releases, discussions pertaining to trustee matters, scholarship information, and biographical files on honorary degree recipients.

Virginia Card Papers, 1893-2002

WC033 17 boxes 7.1 linear feet
Virginia Card is a Native American of Delaware and Creek descent. Consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, and audio-visual material. The collection is especially noteworthy for Virginia Card's extensive documentation of the activities of Native American communities in California.

Graduate School Records, 1870-2015 (mostly 1890-1995)

AC127 77 boxes 6511 digital files 1 websites
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The Graduate School at Princeton offers masters and doctorate programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course listings, and information on examinations and fees.

Eugene Paul Wigner Papers, 1930s-1980s (mostly 1940-1979)

C0742 119 boxes 49.7 linear feet
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Consists of the papers of Hungarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner, and includes correspondence, subject files, writings, and offprints reflecting his long career in physics.

Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (mostly 1830-1869)

AC117 271 boxes
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This collection contains records relating to Princeton University presidents from Jonathan Dickinson, who served in this capacity from 1746 to 1747, to Harold W. Dodds, whose tenure spanned the period from 1933 to 1957. It brings together both primary and secondary materials pertaining to individual presidents as well as the office of the president itself. The Princeton University Presidents' Records document the lives and accomplishments of each president with varying completeness, as well as the functions of their office.

President's Program Records, 1920-1961 (mostly 1935-1949)

AC210 9 boxes
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The President's Program was a fundraising drive initiated by Princeton President Harold W. Dodds in 1936. Targeting alumni, the program had an ultimate goal of raising over 7 million dollars, to be distributed across three major projects; the construction of a new library, the developement of the school of public and international affairs, and increased scholarship funds. Consists of regional files containing correspondence with program representatives throughout the nation.

John Peale Bishop Papers, 1913-2008

C0138 26 boxes 11.6 linear feet
John Peale Bishop (Princeton Class of 1917) was a noted author, poet, and editor. This collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, drawings, printed materials, and memorabilia of Bishop.

Archives of Harold Ober Associates, 1913-2002 (mostly 1968-2002)

C0129 856 boxes 400 linear feet
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This collection consists of correspondence of the New York City literary agency Harold Ober Associates, Inc. and its three London affiliates. Established by Harold Ober (1881-1959) in the 1920s, the agency quickly grew in size and reputation, and has been considered one of the leading representatives for American and British writers in the world. The correspondence includes letters between the agency or affiliates and clients, editors, publishers, and other agents. Also included are other organizational files, such as date books and financial ledgers.

James Ramsey Ullman Papers, 1915-1971 (mostly 1935-1970)

C0268 111 boxes 37.03 linear feet
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Consists of the extant papers of James Ramsey Ullman (Princeton Class of 1929), American novelist, theatrical producer, world traveler, and mountain climber. Included are manuscripts of most of his major works, many shorter works, correspondence, and subject files.

T. S. Matthews Papers, 1910-1991 (mostly 1940-1991)

C1131 57 boxes 8 items 22.9 linear feet
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Consists of writings, notebooks, correspondence, files from Time magazine, subject files, legal and financial correspondence, photographs, and printed material of T. S. Matthews, an author and editor of Time magazine.

H. Alexander Smith Papers, 1897-1966 (mostly 1920-1966)

MC120 665 boxes 13 items
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H. Alexander Smith served as the executive secretary of Princeton University and was later elected to the United States Senate representing New Jersey. Smith made contributions to United States foreign policy while serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bulk of documentation focuses on his tenure in the Senate and the period immediately after his retirement; reports, correspondence, and printed material from his work at Princeton are also included. The papers contain diaries, correspondence, speeches, notes, photographs, and memorabilia.

Blue Wind Press Records, 1967-2016 (mostly 1970-1993)

C1616 21 boxes
Consists of production files, correspondence, and administrative and financial records of Blue Wind Press and George Mattingly Design, mostly relating to books and literary journals published in the 1970s and early 1980s. Authors represented include William S. Burroughs, Ted Berrigan, Anselm Hollo, and others associated with the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Actualist poetry movement.

Undergraduate Academic Files, Series 1, 1921-1929

AC198-01 12 boxes
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This collection consists of the individual academic files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. The files contain grades, transcripts, and other information relating to the subject's academic career.

Charles F. W. McClure Papers, 1852-1947 (mostly 1891-1929)

C0488 11 boxes
Charles F. W. McClure (Princeton Class of 1888) was a professor in the Princeton University Department of Biology. His papers consist of letters from numerous biologists and anatomists. Also included are some of McClure's writings, research and teaching files, diaries, and photographs.