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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

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Selected Papers of Edward T. Chase; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4