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Norris, Frank, 1907-1967
Frank Norris Novels
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of manuscripts for two works of fiction by American novelist Frank Norris (Princeton Class of 1929).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two works of fiction by Norris (Princeton Class of 1929), including a typescript with holograph corrections and two sets of galley proofs for Nutro 29 (1950), and a typescript with holograph corrections and a bound proof copy for Tower in the West (1957).

Collection Creator Biography:

Norris, Frank, 1907-1967

Frank Norris was an American novelist active during the Progressive Era and writing predominantly in the naturalist genre.

Collection History


Gift of author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Frank Norris Novels; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications by Norris: Nutro 29 (NY: Rinehart, 1950), Tower in the West (NY: Harper, 1957).

Subject Terms:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Drafts (preliminary versions)
Galley Proofs (Printing) -- 20th century.