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Shenstone, Molly, d. 1967
Molly Shenstone Collection on Thomas Mann
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 2.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): 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

Scope and Contents

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)


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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Molly Shenstone Collection on Thomas Mann; 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:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3