Contents and Arrangement

Hecht, Ben, Materials, 1942-1962

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Includes various materials, much of which are related to Hecht's book, Perfidy, such as a typed manuscript of the book under the earlier title, Perdidy in Israel, a book review of Perfidy authored by his wife, Rose Caylor, as well as correspondence, printed materials, such as a first edition stageplay and playbill for Hecht's A Flag is Born, and clippings and other ephemera.

Correspondents include: Samuel Tamir, Emil Schram, William Green, S. Ilerbin? of the Institute for Mediterranean and Israel Affairs, Rabbi Dov. B. Warsawski, and Archibald MacLeish.


Acquisitions are arranged alphabetically by author.

Collection History


Purchased from Dan Wyman Books, LLC in 2019. AM 2021-18


No materials were separated from the collection during 2018-2023 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in 2013. Finding aid updated by John Delaney in 2013; Kelly Bolding in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021; Faith Charlton in 2021; and Amy C. Vo in 2023.

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.

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:

Hecht, Ben, Materials; Leonard L. Milberg '53 Collection of Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs, C0962, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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