Contents and Arrangement

Material related to "An exhibition of Booth Tarkington's works in the Treasure Room of the Princeton University Library", 1937-1946

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains miscellaneous letters and memorabilia of American novelist and dramatist Booth Tarkington (1869-1946). Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Purdue University, and Princeton University. He won Pulitzer Prizes for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. Tarkington was also known for his books about adolescents, such as Penrod and Seventeen.

Included are letters to Grace Elliston, Robert Underwood Johnson, a "Mr. Gibson," a "Mr. Phillips," and a "Mrs. Dwight;" a drawing of a boy and a dog; a printed announcement for the production of the Country Cousin by Tarkington and Julian Street; and three photographs. Also present is a file of letters, 1938-1947, to Earle J. Bernheimer by Booth Tarkington, Susannah Tarkington, Elizabeth Trotter, Julian P. Boyd, and Julie Hudson related to "An Exhibition of Booth Tarkington's Works in the Treasure Room of the Princeton University Library" in March of 1946.

Collection History

Custodial History:

This is an open collection for the addition of miscellaneous, small accessions related to Booth Tarkington. It was begun with material previously placed in the Manuscripts Division's General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Material related to "An exhibition of Booth Tarkington's works in the Treasure Room of the Princeton University Library"; Princeton University Library Collection of Booth Tarkington Materials, C0717, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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