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Mandy, Arthur J.
Arthur and Sylvia Mandy Collection of Philip Wylie
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of material by and about Philip Wylie collected by Arthur and Sylvia Mandy during the course of their friendship with the American writer.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts of three essays by Philip Wylie, correspondence between the Wylies and Arthur and Sylvia Mandy, two manuscripts by Arthur Mandy, and clippings.

Collection Creator Biography:

Mandy, Arthur J.

Arthur J. Mandy was a doctor of psychiatry who lived and practiced in Baltimore, Maryland. He and his wife, Sylvia, maintained a close friendship with writer Philip Wylie during the 1940s-1950s.

Prolific author of both fiction and nonfiction, Philip Wylie is best remembered for his science fiction which partially inspired the comic book character Superman, his social criticism ( Generation of Vipers, 1942), and his interest in marine biology.

Collection History


Gift of Sarah M. Kern in 2007 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Danielle Ford on February 6, 2007. Finding aid written by Danielle Ford on February 6, 2007.

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:

Arthur and Sylvia Mandy Collection of Philip Wylie; 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 (scamss): Box 1