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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 (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


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

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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 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:

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

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

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Existence and Location of Copies

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

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