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Unidentified Correspondence, 1945-1964
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists primarily of correspondence of Oates (Princeton Class of 1925) during his tenure as Professor of Classics at Princeton University. Included is correspondence with other classicists, educators, friends, family, and Princeton associates, such as Saxe Commins, Robert F. Goheen, Theodore Tracy, Charles T. Murphy, Reinhold and Ursula Niebuhr, and Frank E. Taplin.
Also present are correspondence with Random House, Inc., and Longmans, Green & Co., publishers of several of Oates' books, a few photographs of Oates, and 13 photographs of the Delphic Games of either 1928 or 1931 in Greece.
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
- 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:
Unidentified Correspondence; Whitney Jennings Oates Correspondence, C0871, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 6