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Collection Overview

Creator:
Priest, George Madison, 1873-1947
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
George Madison Priest Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4b29b6045
Dates:
1917-1941
Size:
9 boxes and 6.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-8
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 9
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of papers of American literary historian George Madison Priest

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a translation by Priest (Princeton Class of 1894) of Goethe's Faust (1932) and the typescript of his Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature (1934), as well as a revision of W. P. Andrew's translation of Faust (1929) by Priest and K. E. Weston. Also included are Priest's lectures in German literature on Klopstock, Lessing, von Scheffel, and Sudermann, a speech, and a report for the FBI regarding suspected German sympathizers in 1917. Miscellaneous additional material includes some of Priest's correspondence, an original pastel drawing of Goethe by Sebbers, a pencil sketch of Priest, and printed material.

Arrangement

Organized in this order: translations of Goethe's Faust, a typescript of Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature, lectures, miscellaneous papers, correspondence, drawings, and printed material.

Collection Creator Biography:

Priest, George Madison, 1873-1947

A graduate of Princeton in 1894, George Madison Priest was an American literary historian, educator, and author.

Collection History

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

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:

George Madison Priest Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4b29b6045
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-8
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 9