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Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008
Jonathan Williams Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters by Jonathan Williams (or under the name of his poet's press, Jargon Society) to author and philanthropist Barnabas McHenry.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of letters by Williams (or under the name of his poet's press, Jargon Society) to author and philanthropist Barnabas McHenry. Some of the letters are promotional, often soliciting funds for the Jargon Society. There is also one card by "Tom" to McHenry.


Organized as follows: Correspondence, Miscellaneous.The correspondence files are arranged chronologically, with undated material at the beginning.

Collection Creator Biography:

Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008

Jonathan Williams (Princeton Class of 1951) founded the Jargon Society, a poet's press, in 1951 and has served as its editorial director, publisher, and designer.

Collection History


The materials in this collection were a gift to the University from Barnabas McHenry.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Jonathan Williams 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 (mss): Box 1