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Hine, Al
Al Hine Novels
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3


Consists of manuscripts for three novels by American novelist and children's writer Al Hine.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts for three novels by Hine (Princeton Class of 1938): corrected typescripts of An Unfound Door (1951) and The Birthday Boy (1959) and corrected typescripts and galley proofs of Lord Love a Duck (1961).


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hine, Al

Al Hine was an American novelist and children's writer. He died in 1974.

Collection History


This collection was a gift from Al Hine in 1964.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory by Allyse Terrell 2014 in 2013.

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:

Al Hine Novels; 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 1-3

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications by Hine: An Unfound Door (Boston: Little, Brown, 1951), The Birthday Boy (New York: Scribner's, 1959), Lord Love a Duck (New York: Atheneum, 1961).

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