Contents and Arrangement

W, 1938-1960

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Karl S. Twitchell papers contain correspondence, journals, notes, reports, writings, topical files, photographs, and maps documenting his career in mining and interest in the Middle East. The bulk of the professional documentation focuses on specific mining projects, principally in Yemen and Saudi Arabia between the late 1920s and 1950s. Particularly well-documented is Twitchell's participation in the Saudi Arabian Mining Syndicate (SAMS).

Also contained are personal documents comprised mostly of correspondence with his wife and other family members, professional acquaintances, and philanthropic organizations.

Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

Collection History

Custodial History:

These papers were originally donated to Professor L. Carl Brown of Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies in September 1986 and were housed in Princeton University Library's Manuscript Division beginning in January 1987. The papers were then transferred to Mudd Manuscript Library's Public Policy Papers Collection in August 1991.

Archival Appraisal Information:

Duplicate materials were separated from the collection and destroyed. Several Arabian coins were transferred to the Numismatics Department. A US general survey map of the Arab peninsula in Arabic (1958) was transferred to the Map and Geospatial Information Center.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Special Requirements for Access:

Some letters in Series 1 have water damage and may be illegible, however, photocopies have been made and are housed in the folder following the original letters.

Credit this material:

W; Karl S. Twitchell Papers, MC171, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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