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Other Correspondence, circa 1990-2015
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Includes some personal correspondence as well as recommendations for colleagues. Some correspondents include, Vera Hauschild, Helen Sword, and Fred Haines.
Paper materials were loosely arranged intellectually and physically into major file groups; otherwise files were maintained as they were received from Freedman's literary executor.
Email files were removed during 2022 processing due to their sensitive nature and because their content was out of scope.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in February-March 2020 and March-April 2022. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in February-March 2020 and March-April 2022.
The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Princeton University Library holds the copyright for materials in this collection that were created by Ralph Freedman. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, 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. 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 a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting 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.
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:
Other Correspondence; Ralph Freedman Correspondence, C1642, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001548
The following resources were used for the biography note: Jamie Saxon, "Ralph Freedman, literary theorist and 'genuine mentor,' dies at 96." Princeton University News. May 16, 2016. https://www.princeton.edu/news/2016/05/16/ralph-freedman-literary-theorist-and-genuine-mentor-dies-96 Accessed February 2020. Ralph Freedman. Obituary. The New York Times. May 15, 2016. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-freedman&pid=179992640. Accessed February 2020.
- Weinberg, Florence