Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Wainwright, Alexander D.
Title:
Alexander D. Wainwright Collection of Thomas Wolfe
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/w9505049v
Dates:
1924-1989
Size:
13 boxes and 4 items
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-13
Language:
English

Abstract

Alexander D. Wainwright (Princeton Class of 1939) was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, serving as assistant university librarian for collection development and as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. His collection consists of of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of Wainwright's collection of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter. The collection contains a selection of Wolfe's papers (writings, correspondence, documents, and drawings), adaptations by others of some of his works, papers relating to Wolfe, and correspondence of Wainwright concerning the collection.

Collection Creator Biography:

A member of the Princeton Class of 1939, Wainwright was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, retiring in 1982 as assistant university librarian for collection development. He continued working part-time for the rest of his life in the Dept. of Special Collections as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Alexander D. Wainwright and niece Christine Wainwright.

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:

Alexander D. Wainwright Collection of Thomas Wolfe; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/w9505049v
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184