Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 2B: Charles Lindbergh Writings, 1940-1982 (mostly 1964-1974)

12 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this subseries consists of William Jovanovich's editorial drafts of chapters for Charles Lindbergh's Autobiography of Values, including several working versions of each chapter, along with setting copies, outlines, and plans for the book, notes, page proofs, and galley proofs. These materials document the transformation of Lindbergh's fragments into a completed whole heavily mediated by Jovanovich. A much smaller group of drafts, book jacket proofs, notes, and photographs related to the 1970 publication of The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh is also present, as are long essays Lindbergh wrote in response to Kenneth Davis and Walter Ross's books about him and his corrections on John Nance's draft for The Gentle Tasaday, for which he also wrote the forward.


This subseries is arranged by publication or topic.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2015 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in June-August 2015, with assistance from Kristine Gift (GS) and Noga Zaborowski '18. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in August 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not been digitized.

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:

Subseries 2B: Charles Lindbergh Writings; William Jovanovich Papers, C1505, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-000033 to B-000043, B-000045