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Collection Overview

Bush, Alfred L.
"Literary Landmarks of Princeton" Exhibition Collection
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1892-1971 (mostly 1967-1968)
5 boxes and 2.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5


The "Literary Landmarks of Princeton" Exhibition Collection consists of author files and miscellaneous materials related to the "Literary Landmarks of Princeton" exhibition curated by Alfred L. Bush in 1967. The exhibition chronicled works of fiction, drama, and poetry written in Princeton by over 100 authors from the early 18th century to the mid-1960s.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collectino consists primarily of author files related to the "Literary Landmarks of Princeton" exhibition curated by Alfred L. Bush in 1967, which include his correspondence with and about "Princeton" authors, information about the authors, and some photographs of the authors or their homes in Princeton. The correspondence often provides unusual anecdotes about the authors, or their reaction to the exhibition and catalogue. There is also a small series of files for authors not included in the exhibition, and miscellaneous files that contain general notes and information associated with the production of the exhibition and the printed exhibition catalogue.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bush, Alfred L.

Alfred L. Bush is a retired curator of Western Americana and Historic Maps at Princeton University Library.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2003. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2003.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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.

Credit this material:

"Literary Landmarks of Princeton" Exhibition Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5