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Powell, Richard, 1908-1999.
Richard Powell Novels
Manuscripts Division
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12 boxes
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-12


Consists of manuscript notes, typescripts with autograph corrections, and galley proofs to eight novels by Richard Powell (Princeton Class of 1930).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscript notes, typescripts with autograph corrections, and galley proofs to eight novels of Richard Powell (Princeton Class of 1930)-- Daily and Sunday, Don Quixote, U.S.A., I Take This Land, The Philadelphian, Pioneer, Go Home, The Soldier, Tickets to the Devil, and Whom the Gods Would Destroy--and the art work and cover layouts for four of them.

Collection Creator Biography:

Powell, Richard, 1908-1999.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Powell graduated from Princeton University in 1930 and then worked at the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger newspaper. After ten years, he joined the advertising agency N. W. Ayer & Son. Following service on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff during World War II, he returned to N.W. Ayer, where he rose to vice president of information services in 1952. In the 1940s, Powell began writing fiction and in 1958 was able to devote himself to writing full time. His first published books were Inner Sanctum Mysteries, published from 1943 to 1955. His major publishing debut, The Philadelphian in 1957, spent more than six months on the bestseller list. Richard Powell died on December 8, 1999 in Fort Myers, Florida. [from Wikipedia]

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Mr. Richard Powell in 1965 with an additional gift of Mr. Richard Powell in 1971.

AM 16418 and AM 18477


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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:

Richard Powell Novels; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-12