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Bush, Alfred L.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
"Literary Landmarks of Princeton" Exhibition Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1892-1971 (mostly 1967-1968)
5 boxes and 2.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): 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


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 was an American 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

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:

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

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