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Love, Kennett
Kennett Love Papers
Public Policy Papers
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The Kennett Love Papers contain correspondence, subject files, writings, tape recordings and other material relating to the career of Love as a writer and journalist. Most of the material deals with Love's book, Suez: The Twice Fought War.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, tape recordings, and other material relating to the career of Love (Princeton Class of 1946) as a writer and journalist. Most of the material deals with his book Suez -- The Twice-Fought War: A History (1969).

Collection Creator Biography:

Love, Kennett

Kennett Love was born on August 17, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. He served from 1943- 1946 as a United States Navy pilot during World War II. Like many GIs, Love returned to school after the war and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1948. He began his career as a writer and a journalist in 1948 by working as a reporter for the Hudson Dispatch, in Union City, New Jersey. Love served as foreign correspondent for the New York Times, between 1948 and 1962. His assignments included coverage of activities in the Middle East, East Africa, West Africa and Europe. Love was an eight-time winner of the Publisher's Writing Prize. He served in Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia and training centers in the United States as a PlannerEvaluator for the Peace Corps between 1963 and 1964. Love was an associate professor at Princeton University's School of Oriental Studies from 1964 to 1968. Between 1971-1973 he was a professor of journalism at the American University in Cairo, and served as a Cairo correspondent for ABC News. In 1974 Love began to pursue a career as a free lance writer, editor and photographer. For the past two years he has engaged in research and interviews for a history of the 1953 coup in Iran. Love's major published work is the Suez: The Twice Fought War. He has produced many articles, reviews, broadcasts and taken photographs which have appeared nationally and internationally.

Collection History


Gift from Kennet Love on March 1, 1992 . Blair Seagram donated a subsequent addition (accession number: ML.2011.025 ) in June 2011.


No information about appraisal is available for the initial collection. For the June 2011 accession, a file of personal correspondence was returned to the donor and books were sent to Firestone library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Monica Ruscil in 1993. Finding aid written by Monica Ruscil in 1993. The finding aid was updated in June 2011 by Maureen Callahan in order to incorporate materials from the June 2011 accession.

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.

Credit this material:

Kennett Love Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-15