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- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
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Administrative Files, 1940-2002 (mostly 1960-1991)
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Administrative files primarily consist of general correspondence, including correspondence with editors, translators, proofreaders, and publishing companies, as well as some financial and legal documents, meeting minutes, interdepartmental communications, and general files related to publicity, sales, distribution, personnel, and operations.
Much, though not all, of the original order of the records had been disrupted before the collection arrived at the library. Processing archivists intellectually organized the collection into two series: Publication Files and Administrative Files, though materials physically remain in the order in which they were received.
Roughly 8 linear feet of newspaper clippings and personnel files were removed during 2019-2020 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding and Faith Charlton in 2019-2020, with assistance from Vicki Principi, Alice Griffin, Matthew Oakland '20, Julia English '19, Carlos Giron '21, Zora Arum '21, Benjamin Roberts '22, Rose Gilbert '20, and Alia Wood '20. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding and Faith Charlton in February 2020.
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:
Administrative Files; Weidenfeld & Nicolson Records, C1615, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Boxes 35-36; 64; 66; 69; 91-94; 96-102; 111-113; 115-118; 120-121; 123; 128; 130-132; 135-136; 138; 191; 216-218; 237; 240; 256-259; 267; 300-304; 308-309; 316; 330-331; 334-335; 337-338; 344-345; 347-348; 350-351; 354-358; 361-362; 367-368; 371-392; 402