Contents and Arrangement

Series 11: 2013-2014 Accessions, 1910-2013

64 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains a large group of additional papers received from Edmund Keeley in 2013-2014, including continuations of several existing series, as well as family papers, a large collection of family and travel photographs, and biographical materials. Writings include drafts, galleys, notes, and correspondence for Keeley's books Albanian Journal, the Road to Elbasan, Borderlines, A Memoir, "The Grand Tour" (unpublished), On Translation: Reflections and Conversations, The Salonika Bay Murder, Cold War Politics and the Polk Affair, School for Pagan Lovers, and Some Wine for Remembrance, as well as for his translations and writings on poets Constantine P. Cavafy, Odysseus Elytēs, Giannēs Ritsos, and George Seferis, and for anthologies he edited, including A Century of Greek Poetry, 1900-2000 and W. W. Norton's The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present. Additional personal, family, and professional correspondence, files on Keeley's lectures, grants, and work with various international organizations, writings by fellow poets and translators, personal documents and memorabilia, and printed materials are also present.


This series is arranged into eight subseries: Writings, Correspondence, Family Papers, Professional Activities, Writings by Others, Biographical Materials, Photographs, and Printed Materials.

Collection History


Materials in this series were packed and transported from Keeley's home in several installments in 2013-2014 (AM 2013-75 and AM 2013-121) by Kalliopi Balatsouka.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The first part of the collection was processed by Jennifer Bowden and Paul Koepp in 1996. Finding Aid written by Jennifer Bowden and Paul Koepp in 1996. Series 11 was processed and added to the Finding Aid by Kelly Bolding in 2015, with assistance from Fiona Bell '18, Isabella Litke (GS), and Sophia Alvarez '18. Due to the complexity and size of later accessions, materials received after the original accession were arranged by accession in Series 10 and 11. New materials received and they were processed and arranged by accession in Series 12, and were added to the Finding Aid by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2018-2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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:

Series 11: 2013-2014 Accessions; Edmund Keeley Papers, C0763, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 217-265
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-000067 to B-000081