Contents and Arrangement

A Hero's Life Research File, 2006-2010

1 folder
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Materials are arranged alphabetically by book.

Collection History


Regular accruals from the author are expected.


No materials were separated from the collection during 2015-2022 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alyssa Meyers in 2011. Finding aid written by Alyssa Meyers in 2011. Finding aid updated periodically with new accessions by Kelly Bolding in 2015-2022.

Some of the born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note. Other born-digital materials on floppy disks and optical media are unprocessed.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research with the exception of the following:

Correspondence with Joan Didion, Kiki Smith, and Arabella Stuart is restricted for their lifetimes. Correspondence with Michael Arlen, William Chillingworth, Annabel Davis-Goff, Glen Duncan, Joyce Carol Oates, and Shelley Wanger is restricted until 2031. Correspondence containing student records is restricted until 2087 in accordance with FERPA. (All restricted material is housed in Box B-001918.)

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.

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

Credit this material:

A Hero's Life Research File; Susanna Moore Papers, C1381, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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