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Street, Julian, 1879-1947
Julian Street Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1899-1966 (mostly 1910-1947)
89 boxes and 4 items
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-89


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and notes, both published and unpublished, of American author, journalist, enologist, and gastronome Julian Street, ranging from his early reporter and drama critic days (1900-1910) up to the page of Table Topics he was working on just before his death (1947).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and notes, both published and unpublished, of Julian Street, ranging from his early reporter and drama critic days (1900-1910) up to the page of Table Topics he was working on just before his death (1947). Included are typescripts, manuscript notes, and proofs for 6 nonfiction works, 4 novels, 21 scripts, approximately 88 articles, plus the series of articles for Table Topics (which was a publication of Bellows & Co.), approximately 58 short stories, speeches, poems, and anecdotes and memoirs saved for a biography which was never written. Most notable are American Adventures, Table Topics, When We Were Rather Young, The Country Cousin, Rita Coventry, and "Mr. Bisbee's Princess."

The large body of correspondence includes many authors and prominent people of the period, such as Willa Cather, Clarence Darrow, Maude Howe Elliot, Edna Ferber, W.C. Fields, several Roosevelts, and Booth Tarkington. Letters of family and friends include Margaret Kennedy Davies, Robert Sawyer, Francis Marshall, and Kenneth Whistler Street. In addition, there is an extensive subject file of material in the form of notes, clippings, pamphlets, etc., relating to Street's writings, as well as journals, wine-tasting scrapbooks, photographs, documents, tearsheets of his works, and printed matter about food and wine with menus and wine lists. Also mentionable are Street's diploma from the "Legion of Honor" in France and photographs of the Streets, George Ade, Jerome Kern, Theodore Roosevelt, Booth Tarkington, and others.

Papers of other persons consist of Margot Street's correspondence after 1947 and the works and letters of Ellis P. Butler, Irvin Cobb, Matthew P. Andrews, Karen Aptakin (author of the senior thesis Change and Constancy: A Literary Biography of Julian Street and Booth Tarkington), Auguste Escoffier, caricatures by James Montgomery Flagg, Hubert Osborne's dramatization of Street's comedy Rita Coventry, and others.

A lantern slide projector with glass slides taken by Street on a trip to Japan (ca. 1920) have been transferred to the Visual Materials Division.

Collection Creator Biography:

Street, Julian, 1879-1947

Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. Julian Street with additions.


Glass Slides re: Japan (circa 1920): Transferred to Visual Materials 12/01/1993.

Slide Projector: Transferred to Visual Materials Division, 12/01/1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Barbara Volz in 1984. Finding aid written by Barbara Volz in 1984; updated by Valerie Addonizio in 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Julian Street Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-89