Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Correspondence, 1951-2001

18 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of nearly fifty years of personal and professional correspondence received by Valaōritēs. Correspondents include Mantō Aravantinou, Laura Beausoleil, Sinclair Beiles, Nicolas Calas, Andrei Codrescu, Markos Dragoumēs, Andreas Empeirikos, Cecil Helman, Jan Herman, Jack Hirschman, Alain and Manina Jouffroy, Helenē Karkazē, Michaēl Mētras, Opal and Ellen Nations, Harold Norse, Nicole Ollier, Alexandros Schinas, Nikos Stangos, and Kōstas Tachtsēs. There are also letters written by Valaōritēs, as well as letters between others. Furthermore, the collection contains poetry and prose writings, notebooks, sketchbooks, printed and miscellanea matter.

The following standard abbreviations are used to identify materials in this collection: AMs=autograph manuscript and TMs=typed manuscript.


This series has been organized alphabetically by correspondent or organization, with unknown letters located at the end of the series. Correspondents with four or fewer letters are grouped together in general folders. For each author's folder or author name within a general folder, the letters are organized chronologically, with undated letters at the beginning. At the end of the series, there is also a box of envelopes that do not have corresponding letters.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the collection.

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:

Series 1: Correspondence; Nanos Valaōritēs Papers, C0929, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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