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Whiting, Robert Rudd, 1877-1918
Robert Rudd Whiting Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.15 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3


Consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of American journalist Robert Rudd Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901). The collection contains three scrapbooks of correspondence, memorabilia, and printed matter and includes material relating to Ainslee's magazine, of which Whiting was an editor (1911-1918). There are two typescripts, with holograph corrections, by Whiting of his novelette The Golden Idiot, which appeared in Ainslee's in September 1916. The collection includes photographs of Whiting and Booth Tarkington and a letter by Tarkington to him with pencil sketches of both. In addition, there is a checklist of books found in Whiting's personal library.



Collection Creator Biography:

Whiting, Robert Rudd, 1877-1918

Robert Rudd Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901) was a journalist and author, who worked for The New York Sun, Everybody's Magazine, and The Designer before becoming editor of Ainslee's, a position which he held from 1911 to 1918. Whiting also worked for George Creel's Committee on Public Information during World War I.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. William W. Lynch.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

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:

Robert Rudd Whiting Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3