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Subseries 4D: Miscellaneous Programs and Events, 1926-2008
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This subseries contains the annual event files of P.E.N. American Center as well as information on various defunct, one-time, or small-scale programs, including questionnaires, advocacy, book fairs, traveling exhibits, panels, radio programs, and readings. The annual files document all events organized by P.E.N., including program events, visits, benefits, parties, and readings. The subseries also includes files on the 1942 author questionnaire, which polled American and European writers on how P.E.N. could be useful during wartime, and 1986 P.E.N. Celebration, a series of eight Sunday evenings through the fall of 1985 at the Booth Theatre, New York held to raise money for the Congress the following January.
Approximately 100 linear feet of material was separated in 2010, including duplicate material, clippings, general administrative and logistical files, general membership files, general reference files, publications (transferred to Firestone Library general collections) and extraneous material.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Jennifer Bowden with the assistance of Jennifer Watkins in 1994. Finding aid written by Jennifer Bowden with the assistance of Jennifer Watkins in 1994.
Reprocessed by Regine Heberlein in 2010.
Original audiovisual media were digitized in 2015-2017 as part of a grant-funded digitization project in collaboration with PEN America. Description of audiovisual materials was enhanced by Kelly Bolding in 2018, using description provided by PEN America.
In 2022, restrictions on the P.E.N. Writers' Fund files were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
Access & Use
- 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.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Online access to most digitized audiovisual media in the collection is available through the PEN America Digital Archive site.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 4D: Miscellaneous Programs and Events; P.E.N. American Center Records, C0760, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Boxes 62-73; 132; 154; 239-258
- PEN America
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985.
Canby, Henry Seidel.
Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976
Fleming, Thomas J.
Flood, Charles Bracelen
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933.
Halsband, Robert, 1914-1989
Isaacs, Julius, 1896-1979
Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885
Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974.
Kosiński, Jerzy 1933-1991
Melcher, Frederic Gershom, 1879-1963
Nathan, Robert Stuart.
Schoenberner, Franz, 1892-1970
Scott, Catherine Amy (Catherine Amy Dawson Scott).
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Tiger, Lionel, 1937-