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P.E.N. American Center Records, 1922-2008 (mostly 1930-1989)

C0760 294 boxes 130 linear feet
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Consists of files created by P.E.N. American Center as part of its regular business operations since its founding in 1922. Includes material on governance and policies, programs, awards, and financial aid granted to authors, and the center's involvement with International P.E.N. and other P.E.N. organizations worldwide. The collection is especially notable for its extensive author correspondence and occasional original manuscripts, as well as audio and video recordings of P.E.N. programs and events.
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V.I.P. Letters and Autographs, 1928-1978

Two folders of routine correspondence with well-known literary figures, including Edward Albee, Maxwell Aley, Woody Allen, Sherwood Anderson, Sholem Asch, Louis Auchincloss, W. H. Auden, Paul Auster, Saul Bellow, Richard Bennett, Naomi Bliven, Vance Bourjaily, Joy Chute, Joan Crowell, Malcolm Cowley, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Jimmy Carter, John Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Goldsmith, Nadine Gordimer, Lillian Hellman, John Hersey, Chang Hon-Hai, Langston Hughes, Clifford Irving, John Irving, Edward Kennedy, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Mann, Somerset Maugham, Carson McCullers, Arthur Miller, Alva Myrdal, Gunnar Myrdal, Anaïs Nin, Grace Paley, Octavio Paz, Katherine Anne Porter, James Purdy, Mario Puzo, Ann Reiss, Elmer Rice, Muriel Rukeyser, Grace Schulman, Harrison Salisbury, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Adlai E. Stevenson, William Styron, James Thurber, Barbara Tuchman, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Aileen Ward, Robert Penn Warren, Alec Waugh, Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Patrick White, Thornton Wilder, Richard Wright, and Arnold Zweig.

Julian P. Boyd Papers, 1935-1980

C0392 73 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, notes, photographs, and printed matter of Julian Boyd, Princeton University Librarian (1940-1952) and professor of history, and the founding editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson publishing project.

Ridgely Torrence Papers, 1833-1952 (mostly 1890-1951)

C0172 123 boxes 2 items 50 linear feet
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Ridgely Torrence was an American poet, playwright, and editor of The New Republic, and his papers document the literary activity and relationship of a large group of American writers between the years 1890 and 1950. Particularly well-represented are American poets William Vaughn Moody and Edwin Arlington Robinson.

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

MC222 9 boxes
Tristan E. Beplat (1912-1997) was a New York banking executive with expertise in international banking. He had a significant role in the economic reconstruction of postwar Japan through his work in the Finance Division of the Economic and Scientific Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Beplat's papers document his service in Japan and include memoranda, papers, and reports on the banks and economy of Japan from 1945 to 1948.
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Tristan E. Beplat Papers, 1936-1953 (mostly 1945-1948)

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

Karl S. Twitchell Papers, 1911-1967

MC171 33 boxes 1 folder
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Karl S. Twitchell was an American mining engineer who conducted extensive surveys in the Middle East, Europe, and South America between 1915 and the 1950s. His papers document the span of his career, particularly his interest in the Middle East, and include correspondence, journals, notes, reports, writings, topical files, photographs, and maps. Personal documents and correspondence with family and associates are also contained.

Antōnēs Dekavalles Papers, 1935-2008

C0833 30 boxes 4 items
This collection consists of papers of Antōnēs Dekavalles, a Greek poet, professor at Fairleigh Dickenson University, and editor of The Charioteer, A Review of Modern Greek Culture. Included are: correspondence, autograph manuscripts and typescripts, drafts, miscellaneous notes, and files related to his affiliated organizations.
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Sylvia Beach Papers, 1872-1999

C0108 180 boxes 1 item 78.3 linear feet
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This collection documents the life and activities of Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), the American author, publisher, and owner of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Company, the Paris bookshop that was a meeting-point for French, English, Irish and American writers during the 1920's and 1930's. The collection consists largely of files relating to Shakespeare & Company; Beach's writings and translations, in particular her memoir Shakespeare & Company ; and files relating to the circle of artists and writers surrounding her throughout her life. Included are family, personal, and business correspondence; business records of Shakespeare & Company; personal and family records; manuscripts and artwork by members of her circle; photographs; and memorabilia.

Max Gordon Papers, 1908-1971 (mostly 1950-1965)

TC024 37 boxes
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Max Gordon (1892-1978) was an American theatrical producer. His collection contains personal correspondence with theater and film notables spanning the years 1942-1971. Also included are production materials, such as correspondence, contracts, summaries of earnings, financial sheets, and miscellaneous notes of plays Gordon produced, including Born Yesterday, The Solid Gold Cadillac, My Sister Eileen, and the film, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as well as letters and script reports relating to Columbia Pictures.

Yeandle Collection of Film Star Photographs, 1918-1949 (mostly 1932-1947)

TC079 2 items 91 Volumes 13.95 linear feet
consists of scrapbooks of publicity photographs of American motion-picture actors and actresses, mainly of the 1930s and 1940s, collected by Mrs. A. M. Yeandle.
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Peyton Houston Papers, 1925-1994 (mostly 1950-1990)

C0831 60 boxes 2 items
Peyton Houston (Princeton Class of 1932) worked with the New York investment company Equity Corporation for forty years, while pursuing a career in poetry and freelance writing on the side. His papers include some of his poetry notebooks and drafts and manuscripts of his published works. The collection also contains his correspondence with family and friends, writers and publishers, and photocopied correspondence with Peter Yates. Some drafts of Yates' work and some personal memorabilia of Houston's complete the collection.
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