Contents and Arrangement

Miscellaneous Notes and Handwritten Music, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists chiefly of some correspondence of Strunk, lecture notes for his Princeton classes (Music 302, 402), and other notes about music and opera. Included are thirty-seven letters by Strunk to his friend Mrs. Rosamond McGuinness, some of which refers to his father's 1918 book The Elements of Style; eighteen letters to Strunk from Paul Hindemith, in both English and German; and one photograph of Strunk with Louis Bagger.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

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:

Miscellaneous Notes and Handwritten Music; William Oliver Strunk Collection, C1081, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 2