Contents and Arrangement

Biographical material, clippings, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 40 letters by various authors to Peter Schwed on the occasion of his retirement in 1982 as editor, publisher, and vice-president (1945-1982) of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Some of these authors whose works were edited by Schwed include Miles Copeland, Donald S. Connery, Evan Hunter, John D. MacDonald, and Sam Levenson. Some letters are by friends or authors not published by Simon and Schuster, Inc., and also pre- or post-date Schwed's retirement, such as Christopher Isherwood, David McCullough, John McPhee, James Thurber, and P. G. Wodehouse. Also present are brief comments on these letters by Schwed and a copy of his self-published Plum to Peter: Letters of P. G. Wodehouse to his Editor Peter Schwed (1996).

Letters to Peter Schwed: * indexed in MASC

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Biographical material, clippings; Peter Schwed Correspondence, C0825, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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