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Collection Overview

Stein, Aaron Marc, 1906-1985
Aaron Marc Stein Mystery Novels
Manuscripts Division
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30 boxes and 9.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-29; 8a


Contains manuscripts for 47 mystery novels written by American detective fiction writer Aaron Marc Stein.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts and galley proofs of 47 of Aaron Marc Stein's mystery novels written under his own name and pseudonyms "George Bagby" and "Hampton Stone," one typescript and published edition of the short story "Stamped and Self-Addressed," and typescripts/offprints of five articles and one foreword. Also included is the original design for the jacket of the novel Her Body Speaks.


The manuscripts are arranged chronologically by publication date.

Collection Creator Biography:

Stein, Aaron Marc, 1906-1985

A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1927), Aaron Marc Stein was a prolific detective fiction writer who wrote under the pseudonyms of George Bagby (the Inspector Schmidt series) and Hampton Stone (stories about N.Y. Assistant DA Jeremiah Gibson). Under his own name Stein created the archaeologist detectives Timm Mulligan and Elsie Mae Hunt. Stein died in 1985.

Collection History


Gift of the author. Various AM.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

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.

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:

Aaron Marc Stein Mystery 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): Boxes 1-29; 8a