Contents and Arrangement

Photographs and Photostats, 1914-1950s

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material of Wade (Princeton Class of 1924, professor of French). The collection contains typescripts, carbons, and galley proofs of four books -- Studies in Voltaire (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1947), Voltaire's Micromegas (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1950), Voltaire and Candide (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1959), Intellectual Origins of the French Enlightenment (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971) -- as well as articles, reports to Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and lecture notes. The bulk of the correspondence is professional, including a letter by Albert Camus, but there is some personal correspondence as well. There are also photographs of Wade and others, research notes in English and French, and photostats of miscellaneous material. In addition, the collection contains some undergraduate papers, graduate dissertations, and papers sent to Wade by former students requesting critical comments.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Photographs and Photostats; Ira Owen Wade Collection, C0374, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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