Contents and Arrangement

Notebook from Time at Harvard, 1978

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Notes run to around 40 pages with a lengthy passage on the Saul Friedlander seminar (April 17, 1978) detailing the Jewish scholar's thinking about Hiroshima and the application of "millennial imagery" with the need to "imagine nuclear destruction." There are careful reading notes to Colin Roberts' Manuscript Society and Belief and Charles H. Talbert's What is a Gospel. Notes also touch on Ovid, florilegia, Augustan poetry, Shakespeare, Dilthey and Carnac with book lists, phone numbers, and occasional calculations.


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Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on December 20, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on January 11, 2007 and updated by Sylvia Yu in April 2011. Additions were made in June 2009 (AM 2009-77) and April 2011 (AM 2011-66).

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

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Credit this material:

Notebook from Time at Harvard; Sir Frank Kermode Papers, C1149, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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