Contents and Arrangement

Writings and Publisher Files, 1955-2000

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of some manuscripts by Irving, including a setting copy of Contemporary American-Jewish Literature: Critical Essays, and print versions of book reviews by Irving as well as reviews about Irving's publications. There are also some publisher files that primarily include financial and legal documents as well as some correspondence. A smattering of research materials is also included.

Collection History

Custodial History

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller acquired the collection from Irving Malin's wife, Ruth Lief Malin, after her husband's death.


A couple of official faculty-related records for Irving were removed from the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in December 2017 with assistance from Julia English '19, Fiona Bell '18, and Matthew Oakland '20. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in December 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Writings and Publisher Files; Irving Malin Papers, C1587, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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