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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Shenstone, Molly, d. 1967
Molly Shenstone Collection on Thomas Mann
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 2.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3


Consists of correspondence, photographs, souvenirs, printed material, and other miscellanea collected by Molly Shenstone about her friend Thomas Mann (1875-1955), the German novelist, essayist, playwright, and lecturer in the humanities at Princeton University.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of assorted material collected by Molly Shenstone that relates to Thomas Mann. Included are notes concerning Mann, text of two radio broadcasts made by Mann (December 1940), a hate letter directed to Mann while at Princeton (1939), a small selection of photographs of Mann and his family, the preface to the 1939 edition of Royal Highness, and printed material featuring Mann. There is also correspondence between Shenstone and others, such as Katharina Pringsheim Mann [Mann's wife] and Caroline Newton, concerning Mann.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Shenstone, Molly, d. 1967

Molly Shenstone was a friend of Thomas Mann (1875-1955), who was a German novelist, essayist, playwright, and lecturer in the humanities at Princeton University.

Collection History


Gift of Prof. Allen G. Shenstone, 1969 (AM 20184)

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2004.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Molly Shenstone Collection on Thomas Mann; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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