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McKenzie, Kenneth, 1870-1949
Kenneth McKenzie Fable Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of papers of Kenneth McKenzie (1870-1949), a former professor of Romance languages at Princeton, relating to fables.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of articles, correspondence, and printed matter of McKenzie, professor of Romance languages at Princeton, relating to fables. The collection contains an article on Italian fables and an article on McKenzie's fable collection which appeared in the June, 1944, issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle. Also included are notes and research material on bestiaries, fables of Italy, England, the United States, and France, and Hebrew fables, as well as specific references to the fables of Aesop and La Fontaine. The printed matter includes offprints of McKenzie's articles and clippings from book catalogues regarding fables. Researchers should be aware that this collection does not contain any fables, only research and notes about fables and McKenzie's fable collection.

Collection Creator Biography:

McKenzie, Kenneth, 1870-1949

Kenneth McKenzie (1870-1949) was a professor of Romance languages at Princeton University.

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:

Kenneth McKenzie Fable Collection; 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 (scarcpxm): Box 1-2

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Related Materials

Kenneth McKenzie, "Some Remarks on a Fable Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle V, 4 (June, 1944) pp. 137-149. Mr. McKenzie's article relates a brief history of the fable, and in doing so reveals information about specific contents of the collection of over 700 volumes of fables he donated to the Special Collections.

Subject Terms:
Fables, American.
Fables, English.
Fables, French.
Fables, Greek.
Fables, Hebrew.
Fables, Italian.
Genre Terms:
La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695