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Tomkins, Calvin, 1925-
Intermission, by Calvin Tomkins
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of manuscripts of Calvin Tomkins (Princeton Class of 1947) for his first novel, Intermission (1951).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts of Tomkins (Princeton Class of 1947) for his first novel, Intermission (1951), including the original short story version written for R. P. Blackmur's class at Princeton in 1947, holograph and typescript drafts with a working title of ""The Wandering Rocks," and galley proofs.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tomkins, Calvin, 1925-

A graduate of Princeton University (1947), Calvin Tomkins (born 1925) has been an author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

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.

Credit this material:

Intermission, by Calvin Tomkins; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2

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Existence and Location of Copies

Published under same title (New York: Viking Press, 1951).

Subject Terms:
Novelists, American -- 20th century --Manuscripts.
Genre Terms:
Manuscripts -- 20th century.
Princeton University
Princeton University. Class of 1947.