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- Black, Floyd H. (Floyd Henson), 1888-1983
- Floyd H. Black Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1860-1983 (mostly 1939-1977)
- 3 items, 4 Volumes, and 1.6 linear feet
Contains seven bound volumes of transcripts of Floyd H. Black's papers, including an unpublished autobiography, diaries, and correspondence.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains seven bound volumes of transcripts of Black's papers, including an unpublished autobiography ( Memoirs, 1888-1955), diaries (1939-1977), correspondence, and miscellaneous material reflecting both his personal and professional life as a teacher (1911-1925) at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and later as its president (1944-1955), and as president (1926-1942) of the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition, there is a package of material containing an account book (1860) listing the expenses of the Boys' School in Plovdiv which later was incorporated into the American College of Sofia, and a chronological account of Black's life by his son, Cyril E. Black. The collection also provides political commentary on World War II, during which Black served as special assistant to the United States consul in Istanbul.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Black, Floyd H. (Floyd Henson), 1888-1983
Floyd H. Black taught at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey (1911-1925), and eventually served as its president (1944-1955). Prior to World War II, Black was president of the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria (1926-1942), and during the war served as special assistant to the United States consul in Istanbul.
This collection was the gift of Professor and Mrs. Cyril E. Black in 1989.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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- 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:
Floyd H. Black Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- College presidents -- Bulgaria -- 20th century -- Diaries.
College presidents -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Education, Higher -- Bulgaria -- 20th century.
Education, Higher -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century.
Educators -- Bulgaria -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Educators -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
- Genre Terms:
- Account books -- Bulgaria -- 19th century.
Diaries -- 20th century.
- Robert College (Istanbul, Turkey)