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Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Most of the correspondence is with Brown's close friend, Guy Davenport. Correspondence with W. S. Merwin is primarily about their collaborative translation work: Osip Mandelstam: Selected Poems (1974) and includes translations of Osip Mandelstam's poetry. Letters with Nadezhda Mandelstam relate to her memoir, Hope Against Hope.
Other correspondents include former Princeton professor of Slavic languages and literatures, Charles Townsend, Boris Filippov, and Vladimir Nabokov, among others.
The organization of the correspondence that existed at the time of acquisition was maintained.
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in September 2017 with assistance from Julia English '19. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in September 2017.
Some photographic negatives were treated during 2017 processing.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Open for research. Student coursework is restricted until 2044 or 75 years from the date of creation (1969) (housed in box B-001080).
- 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; Clarence Brown Papers, C1571, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001076 to B-001078