- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series consists of Alicia Ostriker's personal and professional correspondence with fellow poets and scholars, friends, family, and others.
This series is arranged into three subseries by type of correspondence.
No materials were separated from the collection during 2016 or 2021 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Lisa Dunkley in 2002. Finding aid written by Lisa Dunkley in 2002.
2010-2016 additions were processed and integrated into the existing finding aid by Kelly Bolding in June 2016, with assistance from Kristine Gift (GS). Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in June 2016.
2018-2021 additions were minimally processed and added to the existing finding aid as a separate Additional Papers series by Kelly Bolding in July 2021. Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in July, August, and December 2021. Born-digital materials were processed by Kelly Bolding in December 2021.
The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use. Several folders (housed in Box B-000710) are closed until the death of the collection creator due to the presence of personally identifiable information.
- 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
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.
This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.
- Credit this material:
Correspondence; Alicia Ostriker Papers, C0910, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 11, 22, 37, B-000702 to B-000704