Contents and Arrangement

Story File: O,P,Q, 1948-1953

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection has been arranged primarily in alphabetical series by author, with approximately 30 boxes containing the Burnetts' personal papers and manuscripts not directly related to Story. The 44 boxes of 1989-1999 Story author files are arranged alphabetically by author and story title.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu and Heather Shannon in 2000. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu and Heather Shannon in 2000.

The collection title was updated in 2022 by Faith Charlton to be closer in alignment with DACS. Although multiple parties are associated with the collection's provenance, technically making this an assembled collection, the bulk of the collection is from the creator; thus Princeton Univeristy Library was not included in the title as the creator. PUL as a corporate body was added as the collector.

In 2022, restrictions on Ernest Hemingway and J. D. Salinger materials where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

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:

Story File: O,P,Q; Story Magazine and Story Press Records, C0104, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box 58

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Related Materials

Burnett, Whit. The Literary Life and the Hell with It (Harper, 1939).


Wallace Stevens' letters were published in the Glenn MacLeod article "A New Version of Wallace Stevens," Princeton University Library Chronicle, XLI(1):22-29, Autumn 1979.

Most of the information in the historical note is summarized and compiled from "What's STORY magazine? - A Brief History," published on the Writer's Digest website at:,as well as from the Gale Literary Databases and the Story collection files.

Story Press