Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Helen Muchnic, 1948

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of approximately 197 letters, mostly handwritten, by Wilson to Helen Muchnic. A large portion of the content focuses upon Wilson's longstanding fascination with Russia, its history and literature, as well as on the evolution of Muchnic's career as an author and professor of Russian literature at Smith College. Included are two Wilson manuscripts: "A Little Museum of Russian Language..." (TMs, carbon, 10 pp.) and "Notes on Pushkin" (TMs, carbon, 19 pp.).

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

Letters to Helen Muchnic; Edmund Wilson Letters to Helen Muchnic, C0316, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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