Contents and Arrangement

Carbon Copy of Typescript, 1966

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of a typescript copy (carbon) of Hottenstein's Migrant Pennsylvanian, an unpublished autobiography in which he reflects on the changes in transportation, economics, politics, and entertainment which took place during the decades from his birth in 1876 up to 1966. In the course of his reminiscences he discusses the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, the Standard Oil Company, the United Fruit Company, Shell Oil Company, the presidential administrations of Grover Cleveland through Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and World War I, theater and motion picture developments (Julia Marlowe, the film Birth of a Nation, the Metropolitan Opera, etc.), the replacement of the horse and buggy by the automobile, prohibition, and, briefly, World War II.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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:

Carbon Copy of Typescript; "Migrant Pennsylvanian" by Marcus S. Hottenstein, C0454, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1