- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
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Reviews, circa 1924-1960
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Includes reviews of work by Mortimer J. Adler, Arthur Leonard Bacon, Witter Brynner, Lauro de Bosis, Edward Dors, John Dos Passos, Richard Eberhardt, Dudley Fitts, John Gould Fletcher, Ford Maddox Ford, Horace Gregory, Harold G. Henderson, Aldous Huxley, Vincente Blasco Ibañez, Edgar Johnson, Joseph Kallinikov, Wyndham Lewis, Harper Lee, F.L. Lucas, and Archibald MacLeish.
This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. Authors and poets who Blackmur wrote frequently on are listed by the last name of the author. Unfinished essays can be found at the end of the subseries.
Personal checks for routine domestic payments were discarded.
- Processing Information
Processed by Jenna Marrone in 2012.
Pages 30-91 of the 91-page transcription of Blackmur's notes on Erich Auerbach's seminars 1-5 (1949) that had been mixed with materials relating to seminar 6 were filed with the rest of the transcript (pages 1-29) in 2018.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The majority of the collection is open for research.
Student papers in Boxes 39-43 are restricted in compliance with FERPA regulations until 75 years following the date of creation.
For preservation reasons, physical access to original audio and visual media in a variety of magnetic and optic formats is restricted. The Special Collections does not have playback equipment and facilities, and all original media, especially in obsolete formats, must be digitally remastered or converted in accordance with prevailing preservation standards in order to be safely accessed. Subject to staffial approval, patrons may request duplicates of such original media, but will be responsible for both the cost of digital conversion and the cost of the duplicate, payable in advance. Public Services staff handles all such requests. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project.
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. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Public Services staff.
- 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.
Blackmur's literary rights in the papers were transferred to the Trustees of Princeton University by Blackmur's residual legatee in 1985. When copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from Firestone Library.
- 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:
Reviews; R. P. Blackmur Papers, C0227, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 8