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Book Drafts and Reviews, 1948-1962
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection consists of correspondence, articles, papers, and book reviews by Melvin Tumin. Included are typed and handwritten letters, typescripts, offprints, journals, and programs, among others. Also included are research notes, photographs, and a draft of Tumin's dissertation, "San Luis Jilotepeque: A Study in Social Relations" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1944) as well as a draft of Tumin's last, unpublished book, "Freedom, Fairness and Wealth." The collection is especially notable for Tumin's correspondence with writers Saul Bellow, Iris Murdoch, and Philip Roth.
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- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Book Drafts and Reviews; Melvin M. Tumin Papers, C1396, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 2-3