Contents and Arrangement

Robert Gutman Correspondence, 1949-1999

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This file group contains correspondence between Sonya Rudikoff and her husband, Robert Gutman, throughout their courtship and marriage, as well as Robert Gutman's correspondence regarding his wife after her death in 1997, including condolence letters from friends and family and correspondence related to the posthumous publication of Rudikoff's book.


Correspondence between Sonya Rudikoff and Robert Gutman is followed by Robert Gutman's correspondence regarding Ancestral Houses, with condolences at the end.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection during 2014 processing.

Processing Information

Some of the papers exhibit soot stains around the edges and other minor fire damage from a 1997 fire at the Gutman home, although their legibility is not compromised.

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in December 2014. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in December 2014.

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.

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:

Robert Gutman Correspondence; Sonya Rudikoff Papers, C1493, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 4