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Correspondence with Carey Strong Selby and Rose Selby, 1975-1997
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists of correspondence with Albee's descendants, Carey Strong Selby and Rose Selby, regarding information about George E. Albee's collection of weaponry and personal papers, and Flayderman'a acquisition of both. Inventories of the both portions of the collection at the time they were purchased are included.
- Custodial History
Fredericka Strong Albee (b. 1879), George E. Albee's second wife, gave Albee's collection of antique arms to Washington College, Maryland, as a conditional gift in 1930s and '40s. Descendants of Albee, Carey Strong Selby (grandson of Fredericka May Strong's first cousin) and Rose Selby, acquired other parts of the collection from Fredericka, including Albee's personal papers, in the 1950s. The portion of the collection held by Washington College was returned to the Selby's through legal means in 1975 after they discovered the collection had been neglected. Norm Flayderman purchased the arms portion of George E. Albee's collection from the Selby's in 1979 and later, Albee's manuscripts in 1997.
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in April 2017 with assistance from Fiona Bell ('18). Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in April 2017.
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:
Correspondence with Carey Strong Selby and Rose Selby; Norm Flayderman Collection of George E. Albee Materials, C1558, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-000905