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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
"We Saw It Happen" Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v313x
Dates:
1937
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of the typed manuscripts of We Saw It Happen (1938), edited by Hanson W. Baldwin and Shepard Stone, each chapter contributed by a different correspondent of the New York Times. The work details major news stories chronicled by important journalists of the day.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of the typed manuscripts of the introduction and the twelve chapters of We Saw It Happen (1938), edited by Hanson W. Baldwin and Shepard Stone, each chapter contributed by a different correspondent of the New York Times: Arthur Krock, G. E. R. Gedye, F. Raymond Daniell, Frank Nugent and Douglas Churchill, Elliott V. Bell, Ferdinand Kuhn, Russell Owen, John Kieran, William R. Conklin, Hugh Byas, Brooks Atkinson, and Louis Stark. Most of the manuscripts exist in two versions: one with the author's corrections, the other, "final" version with the proofreader's marks.

Collection History

Custodial History

Originally, this collection formed part of Princeton's Archives of American Literature.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alex Rodgers '2014 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"We Saw It Happen" Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v313x
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications: We Saw It Happen (N.Y.: Simon & Shuster, 1938), edited by Hanson W. Baldwin and Shepard Stone.

Subject Terms:
Reporters and reporting -- United States -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Foreign correspondents -- United States -- 20th century.
Journalists -- United States -- 20th century.
Names:
New York Times company