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- Collection Description & Creator Information
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Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Contains corresponence with James Madison, Dolley Madison, Winfield Scott, and Jared Sparks.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed in 1994. Finding aid written in 1994.
Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.
In 2022, restrictions on three Thomas Jefferson letters where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
In 2023, Adrienne Rusinko enhanced metadata to prepare materials for digitization, including updates focused on improving description of formerly enslaved people.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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.
- 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:
1832; Edward Coles Papers, C0037, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1