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The Failure of Democracy, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of some books ( Along These Streets (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942), The Delectable Mountains (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927), Diary of a Dude-Wrangler (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924), Ink & Blood (NY: The Heritage Press, 1946), Philadelphia: Holy Experiment (NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1945), Powder River: Let 'Er Buck (NY: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., 1938)), plays, short stories, essays, and poems ( War Songs (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942), When I Grew Up To Middle Age (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925)) of Burt (Class of 1904), as well as notebooks containing his ideas for stories, novels, and articles. The collection also includes correspondence from editors, friends, and associates, notably Max Perkins, James Boyd, and other Princetonians, and signed copies of an author's manifesto, written by Burt in 1941 and circulated to well-known American authors, urging U.S. aid to England. The main family members represented in the correspondence are Julia Burt, Nathaniel Burt, Katharine Newlin Burt, and Alice Burt Riley.
Among various documents in the collection are wills, contracts, awards, and approximately 100 photographs (ranging in size from 25x20 cm. to 5x8 cm. and representing a number of print processes including albumen and silver gelatin prints as well as one daguerreotype) and 15 negatives of Burt and his family, as well as genealogical material about the Burt, Farmer, and Lehman families, mainly gathered by Mary Theodora Burt. A large sheet featuring the portraits of a number of Native Americans is also present. The collection also houses three boxes of tear sheets and magazines, some of Katharine Newlin Burt's manuscripts, typescripts (mainly of her short stories), and notebooks, plus small collections of the papers of Jean Brooke Burt, Nathaniel Burt, and others. Included is a reverse glass painting of William Onderdonk, a family member.
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Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
The Failure of Democracy; Struthers Burt Papers, C0039, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 11