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Chase, Edward T. (Edward Tinsley)
Selected Papers of Edward T. Chase
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1904-2002 (mostly 1979-2002)
4 boxes, 1 folder, and 3.67 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of selected papers of Edward T. Chase (1919-2005) including correspondence, manuscripts and other documents relating to Chase's professional career as a book editor at several New York publishing companies spanning the years 1972-1995.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Edward T. Chase, primarily correspondence and editorial files documenting Chase's career as an editor at various publishing companies (1964-1994) and as a freelance writer and editor (until 2002). There is also a small amount of material tracing back to the Chase family's connections to the artist's colony in Woodstock, N.Y., including a 1904 letter containing pen-and-ink drawings by Chase's father, the American painter and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase (1894-1965), to his own mother.


The collection is organized into the following series:

Collection Creator Biography:

Chase, Edward T. (Edward Tinsley)

Edward Tinsley (Ned) Chase (1919-2005), Princeton Class of 1941, was a book editor and writer whose professional career spanned almost 50 years in New York City--at the Hyperion Press (1946-1949), The New Yorker magazine (1949-1952), Cunningham & Walsh (Vice President for Public Affairs, 1953-1964), the New American Library (Editorial Vice President, 1964-1972), G. P. Putnam's Sons and Berkley Books (Vice President, 1972-1978), Times Books (Senior Editorial Vice President, 1978-1983), Macmillan Publishing, and Charles Scribner's Sons (Senior Editor, 1983-1994). Chase was best known for editing books on public affairs and policy.

Collection History


Gift of the Chase family in 2009-2010 (AM2010-61, 2010-137, 2011-21, 2011-27).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu in March 2010. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu in April 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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:

Selected Papers of Edward T. Chase; 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:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4