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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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Joseph Raycroft Papers, 1888-1953, 1992

AC146 7 boxes
Joseph Edward Raycroft was Princeton University's Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, press-releases, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Raycroft's personal life and career. Also included are library catalog lists and other material related to Raycrofts Library of memorabilia
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Series 4: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1911-1952

The Photographs and Memorabilia series contains tourist photographs of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, including images of Adolph Hitler and American athlete Jesse Owens with German athlete Lutz Long. The series also includes the 1936 Berlin Olympic medal worn by Raycroft during the games, postcards of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and various photographs of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Memorabilia including photostats of William Yarrow's Mural located in Dillon Gymnasium, a metal plaque presented to Dr. Raycroft for outstanding service by the University of Chicago, and a photo album of the Athens Olympics in 1896 which was given to the Raycroft Library by Charles Caldwell in 1950, is also present in the series.
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Series 2: Library, 1924-1953, 1992

The Library series consists of general correspondence, newspaper clippings, catalog lists, and press-releases about Raycroft's Library as well as condolence letters sent to him after the 1944 fire that destroyed the library. Donations made by friends of Raycroft, Princeton alumni, academic institutions, and associations which helped rebuild Raycroft's library in Dillon Gym are documented in the series. Of note is a letter written by Robert Garrett documenting his donation of memorabilia from the first Olympics including two 'original' discuses to the Raycroft collection. Also of interest is material related to photostat copies of the William Yarrow mural produced for the walls outside the restored Raycroft library in Dillon Gymnasium. (The photostat copies can be found in series 4.) Some correspondence regarding the fire can be located in the correspondence section of series 1.

Willard Thorp and Margaret Farrand Thorp Papers, 1886-1981 (mostly 1930-1970)

C0292 33 boxes 14.1 linear feet
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Consists of material which reflects the long careers of American educators, authors, and literary critics Willard and Margaret Thorp. Willard's papers (1923-1981) include correspondence, writings, class lecture notes, documents, journals and diaries, printed matter, photographs, and papers of others during his writing and teaching years at Princeton University. Margaret's papers (1917-1960) include writings, correspondence, journals, notebooks, and family sketchbooks and photographs.
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Willard Thorp and Margaret Farrand Thorp Papers, 1886-1981 (mostly 1930-1970)

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Consists of material which reflects the long careers of American educators, authors, and literary critics Willard and Margaret Thorp. Willard's papers (1923-1981) include correspondence, writings, class lecture notes, documents, journals and diaries, printed matter, photographs, and papers of others during his writing and teaching years at Princeton University. Margaret's papers (1917-1960) include writings, correspondence, journals, notebooks, and family sketchbooks and photographs.

Milton Halsey Thomas Papers, 1796-1977 (mostly 1930-1960)

C0706 47 boxes 2 items 20.2 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous research material of librarian/archivist Milton Halsey Thomas, including research material for several of his historical publications.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Records, 1935-2017

AC448 5 boxes 1 websites
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The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University's international and regional studies center. The PIIRS Records document the institute's activities and include material from its precursor organizations, the Yale Institute of International Studies and the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.
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Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Records, 1935-2017

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The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University's international and regional studies center. The PIIRS Records document the institute's activities and include material from its precursor organizations, the Yale Institute of International Studies and the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.