Contents and Arrangement

O'Faolain, Sean, 1952-1961

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Organized into the following series:

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the lecturer. Box 1, Folder 1 contains an index with each lecturer's name and topic of discussion. Topics are varied and cover many different subjects in the humanities such as metaphysics, political thought, and existential theme. Other topics examine a specific genre such as poetry, romanticism, and science fiction.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carol Burke in January 2003. Finding aid written by Carol Burke in January 2003.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

O'Faolain, Sean; Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records, AC178, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 4

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