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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection
Manuscripts Division
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107 boxes and 61.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
This is stored in multiple locations. Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-58; 60-62; 84; 123; B-001555; B-001559; B-001683; B-001584; P-000151; B-001676; B-001562; P-000165; B-001621; P-000150; B-001748; B-001456; B-001185; B-001641; B-001675; P-000148; 25A; B-001225; P-000163; P-000149; B-001718; 43A; B-001552; P-000152; P-000109; P-000147; P-000164; P-000172; B-001761; B-001758; P-000174; B-001838; B-001765; P-000177; B-001836; B-001835; B-001837; B-001834; L-000030; B-001796; B-001845; B-001806; P-000183; P-000185; P-000186; P-000182; P-000184; B-001839; B-001846; B-001852; B-001851; P-000190; P-000187; P-000188; B-001855; B-001872; B-001878 Firestone Library (hsvm): Boxes 59; 63


Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, cards, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents (deeds, wills, bonds, etc.). This miscellaneous collection provides a way of locating small accessions of material that are not part of the Manuscripts Division's provenance-based or topical collections.

The collection includes documents from United States presidents James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Rutherford B. Hayes, Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, William Howard Taft, and Martin Van Buren. The collection also contains original documents of Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Sigmund Freud, Langston Hughes, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, J. P. Morgan, Samuel Morse, Benito Mussolini, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Revere, J. D. Salinger, Jean-Paul Satre, William Tecumseh Sherman, Upton Sinclair, Henry Morton Stanley, John Steinbeck, Bram Stoker, Alexis de Toqueville, Jules Verne, Booker T. Washington, E. B. White, and Virginia Woolf, to name only a few of the most famous.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


The collection has resulted from miscellaneous purchases and gifts of numerous donors over the years.


The collection is open and will continue to grow.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and is regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, and Armando Suárez.

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:

General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Politicians -- United States.
Presidents -- United States.
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