Contents and Arrangement

"A Remembrance by His Son...", 1860-1983

1 item

Collection Overview

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The collection contains seven bound volumes of transcripts of Black's papers, including an unpublished autobiography ( Memoirs, 1888-1955), diaries (1939-1977), correspondence, and miscellaneous material reflecting both his personal and professional life as a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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

"A Remembrance by His Son..."; Floyd H. Black Papers, C0651, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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