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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 (rcpxm): 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


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 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:

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 (rcpxm): 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