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Relating to Rainer Maria Rilke, circa 1970-2015
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection primarily includes files of correspondence of scholar and author Ralph Freedman (1920-2016). Most of the correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers, and literary agencies, is professional in nature and relates to Freedman's writings and publications, projects, and professional associations, particularly those related to Rainer Maria Rilker; though some of the letters are personal. Freedman's files also document his work and activities related to the study of Hermann Hesse, other writings and publications, and teaching. Materials include email printouts as well as some digital records of writings as well as photographs and videos of conferences and other prodessional events.
Some files were created by Florence Weinberg, Freedman's literary executor.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Email files were removed during 2022 processing due to their sensitive nature and because their content was out of scope.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.
- Credit this material:
Relating to Rainer Maria Rilke; Ralph Freedman Correspondence, C1642, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001547 to B-001548
- Weinberg, Florence