Contents and Arrangement

Writings by Kahler, 1915-1962

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs of Kahler, with some papers of other persons. Included are an extensive range (1904-1931) of Kahler's letters to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Kahler, detailing his personal and professional life; photographs of James Boyd, Kenneth Roberts, Booth Tarkington, and others, as well as photographs taken by Kahler of the 1924 Princeton-Harvard football game; and Joseph Hergesheimer's holograph manuscript "The Triumph of George Royer" (1916), which he inscribed to Kahler. Kahler's own writings include the outline, notes, and various incomplete drafts of an unpublished novel, Joy in Heaven, seven typed installments of Life is Like That, typescripts of two short stories and an article on Princeton University football.

An addition to the papers consists of 115 tearsheets of Kahler's short stories and serialized works (1914-1944) removed from such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Collier's, and The Country Gentlemen. Many of the stories are accompanied by explanatory notes by Kahler. Also included are letters by George H. Lorimer of the Saturday Evening Post, William Chenery, Bruce Gould, Booth Tarkington, and others, fan mail, and lists of published stories.

A further addition to the papers consists of 57 letters of Kahler, written while he was an undergraduate at Princeton University to his parents, describing his life as a student at Princeton.

The following standard abbreviation is used to identify materials in this collection: TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Writings by Kahler; Hugh MacNair Kahler Papers, C0042, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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