Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 2B: Daily Diaries, circa 1921-1938

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Daily Diaries subseries contains notebooks Twitchell used to record brief notes regarding daily meetings and occurrences, the weather and routine memos while working on projects abroad.


Arranged chronologically.

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.


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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy E. Armstrong in July 2007. Finding aid written by Amy E. Armstrong in July 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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.

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:

Subseries 2B: Daily Diaries; Karl S. Twitchell Papers, MC171, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 8

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The following sources were consulted for preparation of the biography: Materials from Karl S. Twitchell Papers. "Karl S. Twitchell: An Interview." Mining Engineering, September 1965.

Princeton University
Princeton university press
Crane, Charles Richard, 1858-1939
Twitchell, K. S. (Karl Saben), 1885-1968