Contents and Arrangement

Gruen, Edgar Maxwell, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence of Naumburg (Princeton Class of 1924) as well as author files relating to his collecting interests. There is a substantial amount of correspondence (1949-1961) with Elmer Adler relating to the Graphic Arts Collection of the Princeton University Library, of which Adler was curator (1940-1952). Reports of the Collection (1949-1951), fundraising activities, and other related printed material are provided. Also present are letters by Francis Comstock, Aaron Copland, Lawrence Heyl, Arthur C. Holden, Kenneth H. Rockey, among others. Included are photographs of Thomas Wolfe and Asheville (N.C.) locales featured in Look Homeward, Angel, photographs of Joseph Conrad and his English residences, and an original, signed etching of the sailing ship named for him. A reprint of Naumburg's article "My Favorite Bookseller" ( Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol. XLVIII, Number 2, Winter 1987), which describes his relationship with Alfred F. Goldsmith, is also included, as well as Goldsmith's original drawings which were used to illustrate the article. Furthermore, there is a small selection of correspondence regarding Naumburg's article "A Seventeenth Century Book-label Problem," together with two off-prints, and a related photograph.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Gruen, Edgar Maxwell; Selected Papers of Edward Naumburg, C0561, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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