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Thielen, Benedict, 1902-1965
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Benedict Thielen Papers
Manuscripts Division
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10 boxes
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ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-10


Consists of selected correspondence and drafts and/or corrected typescripts of short stories, articles, and five novels of American novelist Benedict Thielen.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains various drafts and/or corrected typescripts of short stories, articles, and five novels of Thielen (Princeton Class of 1923): Women in the Sun , Deep Streets, Deep Streets, Stevie, The Lost Men, and Friday at Noon. Included also is Thielen's correspondence with Gregory Mason, Ruth Fitch Mason, and Eliot Fitch Bartlett.

Additions to the collection include correspondence of Thielen, 1920s-1960s; manuscripts of early, unpublished novels and a play; part of a journal; drafts of unpublished, and copies of published, stories and articles; issues of Holiday magazine (1957-1966) containing Thielen pieces.


Series: I. Works--novels, short stories, articles; II. Correspondence; III. Unprocessed Additions.

Collection Creator Biography:

Thielen, Benedict, 1902-1965

An American novelist, Thielen was the author of such works as Deep Streets (1932), Dinosaur Tracks and Other Stories (1937), and Friday at Noon (1947).

Collection History


The additions were the gift of Eric W. Carlson in 2009 .

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

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:

Benedict Thielen Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-10

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications: Women in the Sun (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1933), Deep Streets (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934), Stevie (New York: Dial Press, 1941), The Lost Men (New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc., 1946), Friday at Noon (Henry Holt and Co., 1947)

Subject Terms:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Genre Terms:
Fiction --20th century.
Manuscripts (for publication) -- 20th century
Novelists, American -- 20th century.