Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections includes material documenting 5000 years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America.

Our Collections

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs, 1840-1998 (mostly 1870-1915)

Consists of a closed collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s. Subjects include American Indians (especially studio portraits), natural wonders, cities, towns, buildings, and economic activities (mining, railroads, logging, and agriculture). Some photographs relate to the Indigenous populations of Mexico and Central America. The dimensions, physical formats, and photographic processes of the photographs vary widely.
Collection ID: WC064

William Charles Macready Collection, 1810-1866 (mostly 1825-1855)

William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was an English actor and theater manager. The collection consists of selected correspondence, letters written by members of his family, and some letters, articles, and miscellaneous documents about him. A significant number of letters (45) are from Macready's friend, William Frederick Pollock.
Collection ID: TC042

Blaney Melodramas, 1896-1944

Consists mainly of typescripts of melodramas written by American dramatist Charles E. Blaney.
Collection ID: TC005

F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers, 1897-1944

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers (C0187) is a comprehensive literary archive containing the original manuscripts, working drafts, corrected galleys, personal and professional correspondence, autobiographical scrapbooks, photographs, and other original materials of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), Princeton Class of 1917.
Collection ID: C0187

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Papers, 1827-1970 (mostly 1917-1947)

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy was a noted art historian and champion of Ceylonese and Indian culture. This collection covers a broad spectrum of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy's work in the fields of art history, philosophy, religion, and social criticism.
Collection ID: C0038

John Peale Bishop Papers, 1913-2008

John Peale Bishop (Princeton Class of 1917) was a noted author, poet, and editor. This collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, drawings, printed materials, and memorabilia of Bishop.
Collection ID: C0138

Arthur Symons Papers, 1883-1945

Consists of manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, tear sheets, clippings, photographs, watercolors, paintings, and much miscellaneous material of British poet, literary critic, and translator Arthur Symons.
Collection ID: C0182

Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers, 1944-2019 (mostly 1970-2012)

The Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers consists chiefly of manuscripts and correspondence of the Puerto Rican professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University, Arcadio Díaz Quiñones (1940-), as well as a selection of manuscripts by others. The collection focuses on Puerto Rican and Cuban literature, but also provides insight into the literature and politics of other parts of Latin America.
Collection ID: C0014

George Palmer Putnam Collection, 1813-1888 (mostly 1853-1855)

Consists primarily of authors' correspondence, accompanied by related artwork, pertaining to G.P. Putnam Co.'s publishing enterprise from before the Civil War. In addition to the correspondence and a scrapbook of miscellaneous material, the collection contains drafts of articles intended for the anthology Homes of American Authors (1853), as well as manuscript material by George Bethune and Francis Hawks.
Collection ID: C0685

Carl Van Doren Papers, 1900-1950

The collection illustrates the literary career of American author and professor Carl Van Doren, including typescripts and research notes for his Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Benjamin Franklin. The collection also contains various documents, including Van Doren's will, souvenirs, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, and printed material, as well as legal papers and correspondence dealing with his participation in several lawsuits involving copyright infringement.
Collection ID: C0072

Julian Street Papers, 1899-1966 (mostly 1910-1947)

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and notes, both published and unpublished, of American author, journalist, enologist, and gastronome Julian Street, ranging from his early reporter and drama critic days (1900-1910) up to the page of Table Topics he was working on just before his death (1947).
Collection ID: C0036

Janet Camp Troxell Collection of Rossetti Manuscripts, 1832-1965 (mostly 1860-1900)

Contains over 3000 manuscripts relating to the Rossetti's and their friends. While Dante Gabriel is the central figure, his brother and sisters (William Michael, Christina Georgina, Maria Francesca) are also represented, as are several other members of the Polidori/Rossetti families. The material in the collection was acquired by Janet (Camp) Troxell between 1930 and 1965.
Collection ID: C0189

Edgardo Cozarinsky Papers, 1920-2016

Edgardo Cozarinsky is an Argentine-born film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, critic, theater director, and playwright. His papers consist of film scripts, related press, correspondence, photographs, general reference files, and drafts of his writings.
Collection ID: C1532

Archives of Derrydale Press, 1926-1960 (mostly 1928-1942)

Consists of correspondence and business papers of the Derrydale Press, from its foundation in 1926 by Eugene V. Connett III (Princeton Class of 1912) through its liquidation in 1942. There is also a great deal of correspondence by Connett and his staff concerning the acquisition and editing of manuscripts, sales, and distribution, and promotion of the books.
Collection ID: C0070

María Rosa Oliver Papers, 1899-1997 (mostly 1930-1975)

Consists of writings, correspondence, documents, drawings, photographs, papers of others, and printed material of María Rosa Oliver (1898-1977), Argentine essayist, short story writer, literary critic, and translator.
Collection ID: C0829

Roberto González Echevarría Collection on Severo Sarduy and Other Latin American Writers, 1951-2013

Roberto González Echevarría is a Cuban-born critic and Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University. This collection contains his correspondence with Severo Sarduy and other writers and critics including among them Alejo Carpentier, Miguel Barnet, Antonio Benítez Rojo, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Nancy Morejón, Octavio Paz, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Calvin Trilin, J. Wright, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar, Rosario Ferré, and José Donoso. Also in the collection are typescripts, audio recordings, photographs, and printed materials particularly relating to González Echevarría's work on Sarduy.
Collection ID: C1543

Louise Bogan Papers, 1936-1954

Consists primarily of drafts, notes, fragments and final copies of American poet Louise Bogan's critical essays on modern literature, published in prestigious American journals. There are a few poetry manuscripts and even fewer pieces of correspondence.
Collection ID: C0109

Delaware Boundary Case Collection, 1664-1932

Consists of photostats of documents collected by assistant New Jersey attorney general Duane E. Minard regarding a state boundary case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, October term, 1929, in which New Jersey was the plaintiff and Delaware the defendant.
Collection ID: C0419

Howard C. Rice Papers, 1965-1975

Consists of papers relating to the preparation of The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780-1783 (1972), which was translated and edited by Princeton's Special Collections librarian Howard C. Rice and Anne S. K. Brown.
Collection ID: C0519

Frank Jewett Mather Papers, 1906-1948

Consists primarily of correspondence of the American educator, art critic, and museum director Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953).
Collection ID: C0025

Edward T. Cone Papers, 1924-1996 (mostly 1939-1996)

This collection contains the musical manuscripts, musical sketches, and personal papers of Edward T. Cone, a composer and member of the Princeton University faculty.
Collection ID: C1027

Louis Kronenberger Papers, 1939-1980

Louis Kronenberger was an American literary critic, novelist, and biographer. Contains correspondence with notable literary figures as well as editorial requests and drafts of Kronenberger's writings.
Collection ID: C1406

George McLean Harper Papers, 1907-1953

George McLean Harper was a writer and educator in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection consists of papers and manuscripts concerning two of Harper's books William Wordsworth, His Life, Works, and Influence (1916) and Wordsworth's French Daughter (1921). There are also papers relating to Harper's poems, stories, articles and speeches, as well as some correspondence.
Collection ID: C0313

Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection, 1832-1954

Consists of the personal papers of Ernest Cushing Richardson, librarian of Princeton University Library from 1890 till 1925.
Collection ID: C0341

Marius B. Jansen Papers, 1921-01-01/2000-12-31

Consists of personal papers of Marius B. Jansen, a Princeton professor of Japanese history.
Collection ID: C0927

Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday Collection, 1734-1966 (mostly 1890-1949)

Consists primarily of papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday and his son, Nelson, relating to their personal and business relationships with prominent authors and artists published under the Doubleday imprint, such as Joseph Conrad, A. B. Frost, Rudyard Kipling, T. E. Lawrence, and W. Someset Maugham.
Collection ID: C0162

Sir John Grenfell Maxwell Papers, 1824-1940

General Sir John Maxwell served in Egypt during the British Occupation, notably participating in the Battle at Omdurman during the reconquest of the Sudan, and in South Africa during the Boer War. In World War I Maxwell returned to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal and briefly served in Ireland after the Sinn Fein Rebellion. Consists of Maxwell's diaries, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, printed matter and newspaper clippings.
Collection ID: C0583

Félix Candela Papers, 1767-2007 (mostly 1924-1997)

Félix Candela was an influential Spanish-born architect and structural engineer, known for his innovative designs using reinforced thin-shell concrete to create the highly efficient hyperbolic parabaloid shapes used in his construction of many well-known churches, factories, and other buildings, primarily in and around Mexico City in the mid-20th century. The collection consists of professional and personal papers, including photographic files documenting his projects, architectural drawings and designs, drafts of lectures and published papers, correspondence, appointment books, student notebooks and artwork, personal photographs and albums, awards and certificates, architectural reference books and magazines, construction materials catalogs, and clippings on various architecture and design topics and on Candela's own work.
Collection ID: C1455

Joanna Southcott Collection, 1793-1864

Southcott, an English domestic servant, began hearing voices at the age of 42 and believed these to be divine communications prophesying the Second Coming of Christ. She dictated her prophecies primarily to her secretaries, Ann Underwood and Jane Townley, and these were often copied by others and then circulated among the believers. Consists of a collection of manuscripts of Southcott and material related to her. Included are 12 notebooks and 63 pamphlets or loose writings containing copies (1793-1814) in various hands of Southcott's divine communications, letters, poems, and prayers.
Collection ID: C0755

Osip Mandelʹshtam Papers, 1900-1979 (mostly 1914-1937)

Osip Mandelʹshtam was a Russian poet, novelist, essayist and critic. A member of the Guild of Poets, a radical faction of the acmeist movement in poetry, he criticized the literary conformity demanded by Russia's new communist government. The collection consists of Russian-language works, correspondence, and printed matter of Mandelʹshtam. It contains holograph and typed manuscripts of his poems, reviews, articles, and essays, often in draft form representing different stages of his work, many of which are in the hand of his wife, Nadezhda, who acted as his amanuensis.
Collection ID: C0539

Bruce and Beatrice Blackmar Gould Correspondence, 1909-1969 (mostly 1927-1967)

Bruce and Beatrice Blackmar Gould were co-editors at the Ladies' Home Journal in the mid 20th century. Bruce Gould also worked with the Saturday Evening Post. Their correspondence includes letters between Bruce and Beatrice about their co-editorship and co-authorship, letters with writers for the Ladies' Home Journal, and letters from actresses about the Ladies' Home Journal. Also included is a collection of letters about Marion Crawford's book The Little Princesses, some of Beatrice's speeches, speeches by others, and printed matter.
Collection ID: C0673

Butler Family Papers, 1815-1948 (mostly 1820-1920)

The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.
Collection ID: C0064

Claribel Alegría Papers, 1924-2010

Contains notebooks and drafts of the Nicaraguan-born Salvadoran writer Claribel Alegría's poetry, articles and essays, novels, short stories, speeches, and translations. Also includes correspondence with publishers, family, and such writers as Mario Benedetti, Julio Cortázar, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alfonso Quijada Urías, and Sergio Ramírez. Additionally, the collection contains photographs, audiovisual material, and writings of others on Alegría.
Collection ID: C1363

Edmund Keeley Papers, 1910-2013 (mostly 1960-2011)

Edmund Keeley (1928-) is an author, translator, and Charles Barnwell Straut Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University, best known for his translations and writings on Greek poets C. P. Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytēs and Giannēs Ritsos. The papers consist of Keeley's drafts and proofs of translations, fiction, and nonfiction, including novels, articles, essays, introductions, reviews, and other writings, as well as for works he edited, along with personal and professional correspondence, faculty material, files of the P.E.N. American Center and other institutions with which he was involved, awards and speeches, biographical materials, family papers, scrapbook and other printed materials, manuscripts of others, and photographs.
Collection ID: C0763

Stanley Kunitz Papers, 1900-2006 (mostly 1960-2005)

The Stanley Kunitz Papers consists of the literary and personal papers of Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006). A prominent American poet, Kunitz was also a known editor, translator, essayist, and educator. Kunitz's diverse interests are evident in the collection, which includes manuscripts of his writings, extensive correspondence, special-interest files, teaching materials, travel files, documents, photographs, memorabilia, artwork, calendars, annotated books, audiocassettes, papers of others, and printed material.
Collection ID: C0837

Princeton University Press Records, 1905-2014 (mostly 1940-1999)

The Princeton University Press Records document the business acitivities of Princeton University Press. They include extensive files on works published by the press, as well as staff files, review files, editorial board and board of trustees files, financial information, production files, and publications.
Collection ID: C0728

Lewis Thomas Papers, 1941-1992 (mostly 1973-1983)

The Lewis Thomas papers consist primarily of files from the years (1973-1983) that Thomas (Princeton Class of 1933) spent as president and, later, chancellor, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. These contain general correspondence with doctors, drafts and reprints of his essays and books, files of lectures, presentations, and awards, and files of scientific organizations with which he was involved. There are also drafts and reprints of early scientific papers (which pre-date his years at MSKCC).
Collection ID: C0738

Henry Norris Russell Papers, 1894-1980 (mostly 1894-1956)

Consists of personal papers of American astronomer Henry Norris Russell (Princeton Class of 1897), including notes kept by Russell as a student at Princeton (1894-1898), lecture notes when a professor at Princeton, and working notes on scientific and military problems.
Collection ID: C0045

Barringer Family Papers, 1817-1979 (mostly 1900-1979)

Consists of over 100 cartons and boxes containing correspondence, legal documents, photographs, printed matter, and other material, which document both the careers and personal lives of Princeton graduates Daniel Moreau Barringer and his son, Brandon Barringer. Much of the material about Daniel Moreau Barringer focuses on the Meteor Crater in Arizona, which he spent a large part of his career studying and promoting.
Collection ID: C1250

Ricardo Piglia Papers, 1954-2016

Ricardo Piglia was an Argentine author and professor emeritus of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University. His papers contain handwritten and typewritten drafts of his writings, diaries and journals, notebooks, loose handwritten research notes, teaching files, correspondence, personal photographs, and born-digital materials.
Collection ID: C1513

John Q. Stewart Papers, 1907-1979

The John Q. Stewart Papers consists of articles, correspondence, conference material, printed material, student papers, and other miscellanea of the American astrophysicist and educator John Quincy Stewart (1894-1972).
Collection ID: C0571

Rudolf-Ernest Brünnow Papers, 1876-1897

German Semitic philologist, Rudolf-Ernst Brünnow (1858-1917) was a professor of Semitics at Princeton (post-1910) in Greek, Latin, German, French, Turkish, Assyrian, and English. The collection consists of notes, photographs, inscriptions, tables, and descriptions by Brünnow.
Collection ID: C0396

Quarterly Review of Literature (QRL) Archives, 1943-2000

The Quarterly Review of Literature ( QRL) Archives consists primarily of the issue and correspondence files of the independent literary journal of the same name that was founded in 1943 by Warren Carrier, and co-edited and published from 1944-1999 by the husband and wife team of Theodore (Ted) and Renée Weiss. Theodore Weiss was professor of English and creative writing at Princeton University from 1967 to 1987. Over the course of his career as a poet, educator, and QRL editor, Weiss corresponded with many leading literary figures of the modern era, such as poets Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, and literary theorist/critic Paul De Man, and published their early work in the QRL. Also present in the collection are manuscripts of, and associated material from, eleven of Weiss's thirteen published books of poetry.
Collection ID: C0862

Sir Frank Kermode Papers, 1940-2010

The collection represents the entire extant archive of Sir Frank Kermode, a distinguished British literary critic, and includes writings (reviews, essays, lectures, radio broadcasts), correspondence, photographs, and printed material, as well as material relating to public controversy about the funding for Encounter, which Kermode co-edited.
Collection ID: C1149

Jean Labatut Papers, 1915-1983 (mostly 1920-1979)

The Jean Labatut Papers consists of the professional papers of Jean Labatut (1899-1986), which include correspondence with prominent twentieth-century architects, landscape architects, and designers, the architectural files for his major and minor projects, and the administrative papers and teaching materials that he accumulated while he was the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture at Princeton University (1928-1967), the position for which he is best remembered. Also included are Labatut's family papers, containing albums of photographs compiled by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard, while she helped to operate a convalescence home founded by her husband in France for soldiers in World War I.
Collection ID: C0709

Nanos Valaōritēs Papers, 1928-2007

The Nanos Valaōritēs Papers consists of the writings, notebooks, sketchbooks, correspondence, and printed matter relating to Pali of the Greek poet, novelist, playwright, and editor, Nanos Valaōritēs. There are also wtitings of other people.
Collection ID: C0929

Conrad Richter Papers, 1801-1977

Consists of material relating to the American author Conrad Richter, including manuscripts, writing notebooks, notes, and galley proofs for several of his novels and other writings. Includes a substantial amount of personal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs.
Collection ID: C0216

Caroline Gordon Papers, 1868-1995 (mostly 1926-1979)

Caroline Gordon (1895-1981) was an American author. This collection consists of manuscripts of Gordon's work, including novels, lectures, and poetry. It also includes correspondence with authors and family members, writings of others, and photographs.
Collection ID: C0052

Harrison S. Morris Papers, 1784-1970 (mostly 1895-1935)

Consists of the personal papers of Philadelphia author, businessman, and philanthropist Harrison S. Morris.
Collection ID: C0003

Archives of Harold Ober Associates, 1913-2002 (mostly 1968-2002)

This collection consists of correspondence of the New York City literary agency Harold Ober Associates, Inc. and its three London affiliates. Established by Harold Ober (1881-1959) in the 1920s, the agency quickly grew in size and reputation, and has been considered one of the leading representatives for American and British writers in the world. The correspondence includes letters between the agency or affiliates and clients, editors, publishers, and other agents. Also included are other organizational files, such as date books and financial ledgers.
Collection ID: C0129

Rush Family Papers, 1675-1885 (mostly 1817-1849)

The collection documents the career of Richard Rush (Princeton Class of 1797) as lawyer, statesman, and diplomat, emphasizing diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Great Britain while he was minister to Great Britain (1817-1825) and between the United States and France when he was minister to France (1847-1849), as well as his successful efforts (1836-1838) in securing the Smithsonian bequest, which was used to establish the Smithsonian Institution. The papers of Richard Rush constitute the larger part of the collection; letters of his father, Benjamin Rush, M.D. (Princeton Class of 1760), and papers of his son, Benjamin Rush (Princeton Class of 1829, constitute the other major groups of papers in this family archive.
Collection ID: C0079

Archives of Henry Holt and Company, 1859-1981 (mostly 1890-1943)

Henry Holt was a prominent publisher in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of authors published by the company, various bookkeeping records, and a collection of photographs, publicity materials, and clippings about Robert Frost.
Collection ID: C0100

Archives of John Day Company, 1926-1969

The collection consists of editorial correspondence and some business material of the American publisher.
Collection ID: C0123

F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers, 1909-2013

Since 1950, the Princeton University Library has been successful in acquiring additional manuscripts and related materials to complement the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers (C0187). The F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers (C0188) is comprised of Fitzgerald manuscripts (including his published juvenilia), letters, documents, photographs, tape recordings, memorabilia, and other materials donated by the author's family, friends, and publishers.
Collection ID: C0188

Samuel L. Southard Papers, 1783-1893 (mostly 1802-1846)

This collection consists of papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, presenting a rather comprehensive view of Southard's personal and professional life, as well as the state of American politics and the law profession during the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a significant amount of Southard's personal and professional correspondence and notebooks. Also contained in this collection are printed materials from Southard's library, other printed documents, and papers generated by family members and associates.
Collection ID: C0250

George Cruikshank Collection, 1782-1894 (mostly 1825-1878)

The collection integrates numerous accessions of English artist and caricaturist George Cruikshank material, including large amounts of correspondence as well as original drawings and sketches.
Collection ID: C0256

Edward Livingston Papers, 1683-1877 (mostly 1764-1836)

The Edward Livingston Papers document the career of American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, and legal theorist Edward Livingston. The collection also contains domestic, financial, and property records of some three dozen others, mostly members of the Livingston/Beekman branch of the Hudson River Valley Livingstons and the Montgomery, Davezac, Barton, and Hunt families; the family surveyor/agent John Cox, Jr.; and an Albany-area merchant Benjamin French, whose forfeited estate ended up in Edward Livingston's hands for debt collection.
Collection ID: C0280

Otto H. Kahn Papers, 1908-1934 (mostly 1920-1933)

The Otto H. Kahn Papers consists primarily of the correspondence of Otto H. Kahn (1867-1934), international banker, philanthropist, and patron of the arts and music, but also includes printed copies of addresses, talks, opinions, and speeches that Kahn gave on a variety of political and fiscal topics, as well as press clippings, letterbooks, and some photographs.
Collection ID: TC032

Robert Fagles Papers, 1951-2010

Robert Fagles (1933-2008) was an American professor, poet, and academic, best known for his contemporary translations of ancient Greek and Latin classics, especially his acclaimed translations of the epic poems of Homer. The papers consist of professional and publishing correspondence, along with manuscript and typescript drafts, corrected proofs and galleys, notes, revisions, and other files regarding his English translations of ancient Greek and Latin texts, including Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophocles's Three Theban Plays, as well as poems by Bacchylides and Pindar.
Collection ID: C1499

Ulli Steltzer Papers, 1957-2008

Contact sheets, negatives, prints, notebooks, research files, manuscripts, and correspondence of Ulli Steltzer, a German-born photographer residing in the United States and Canada since 1953. Materials relate to a number of published and unpublished photography projects spanning Steltzer's career from 1957 until 2008, including her portraits of prominent Princeton intellectuals and her wide-ranging documentary work, featuring American Indian artists of the Pacific Northwest, black communities in the American South, social conditions for migrant laborers and immigrants throughout the United States, and many other rural and tribal communities throughout the Americas and Asia.
Collection ID: C1454

John Butler Yeats Collection, 1909-1978 (mostly 1911-1922)

Consists of original manuscripts, drawings, correspondence, miscellaneous materials, photographs and portraits, articles, clippings, and other printed material by and related to the Irish portrait painter John Butler Yeats.
Collection ID: C0672

Julian P. Boyd Papers, 1935-1980

Consists of works, correspondence, documents, notes, photographs, and printed matter of Julian Boyd, Princeton University Librarian (1940-1952) and professor of history, and the founding editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson publishing project.
Collection ID: C0392

Cameron Family Papers, 1805-1947 (mostly 1850-1945)

The Cameron Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence and writings of former Princeton University professors Henry Clay Cameron (1827-1906) and his son, A. Guyot Cameron (1864-1947), with some correspondence relating to Henry C. Cameron's wife, Wilhelmina "Mina" Louise Cécile Chollet (1832-1908). There is also a significant amount of Cameron family photographs as well as some documents, printed matter, and ephemera relating to Princeton University. Famed Swiss-American geologist, geographer, and Princeton professor Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884), a relative of the Cameron family through marriage, is also represented in the collection through classroom maps, correspondence, a journal, and printed articles and lectures by and about Guyot. Most of the materials in the collection are professional in nature.
Collection ID: C0355

Richard Halliburton Papers, 1900-1973 (mostly 1903-1940)

Richard Halliburton traveled extensively in the first part of twentieth century after graduating from Princeton University in 1921. The collection contains autograph and typescript drafts of seven of Halliburton's books, short stories, essays, school notes, and other travel memorabilia, as well as Halliburton's correspondence with his parents and others, research materials about Rupert Brooke, and a significant group of photographs documenting his travels throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Collection ID: C0247

Joseph Frank Correspondence, 1930-2013 (mostly 1950-1987)

Joseph Frank (1918-2013) was an American literary scholar best known for his five-volume biography of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which he began in the early 1970s and completed in 2002. The collection consists of his personal and professional correspondence, including with Elizabeth Bishop, Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Bourdieu, Ralph Ellison, Carlos Fuentes, Irving Howe, James Laughlin, Richard W. B. Lewis, Mary McCarthy, Allen Tate, and other writers, artists, and academics, as well as some family correspondence, writings, personal documents, and printed materials.
Collection ID: C1515

Margo Glantz Papers, 1956-2009 (mostly 1976-2003)

Consists of the writings, correspondence, and audiovisual recordings of the Mexican novelist, essayist, and literary scholar Margo Glantz (1930- ).
Collection ID: C1358

John Hinsdale Scheide Collection of Three Centuries of French History, 1510-1816

Collection consists of 386 letters and documents of royalty, nobility, statesmen, and other celebrities of France, from the reign of Louis XII to the commencement of the French Revolution.
Collection ID: C0710

François Wahl Collection on Severo Sarduy, 1939-2013

The collection contains edited typescripts and copies of Cuban writer Severo Sarduy's poems, essays, and translations, along with writings about Sarduy, interviews, notes, clippings, photographs, and other printed materials. Correspondence includes a group of postcards sent to Severo Sarduy and his partner François Wahl in the 1960s and 1970s from various European and Latin American writers and philosophers, including Roland Barthes, Alain Badiou, Reinaldo Arenas, Octavio Paz, and Jacques Lacan, and additional correspondence of French editor and structuralist François Wahl.
Collection ID: C1470

Vuelta Editorial Files, 1972-1998 (mostly 1976-1998)

The Vuelta Editorial Files is comprised of the publishing files of Vuelta (1976-1998), the Mexican journal of literature, politics, art, and cultural commentary. Includes author files, correspondence between editors, writers, translators, scholars, and rights publishing companies, and administrative and project files. Includes original and photocopy typescript and handwritten manuscript submissions of articles, interviews, translations, narrative, and poetry. Related research materials such as press clippings and printed material are also found in the author files and correspondence. Included in the files are documents relating to Encuentro Vuelta - El Siglo XX: La Experiencia de la Libertad, a televised conference series program organized by Vuelta in 1990 about the rise of socialism in Eastern Europe. Series 6 includes various booklets and speech materials from the Nobel Prize ceremony in 1990, the year Octavio Paz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Collection ID: C1480

Manuel Mujica Láinez Papers, 1901-1984 (mostly 1918-1983)

The Manuel Mujica Láinez Papers consists of the papers of the Argentinian novelist, short story writer, biographer, and essayist Manuel Mujica Láinez (1910-1984). These papers primarily contain correspondence he received from Argentinian and Spanish writers, as well as family correspondence. Also included are a few manuscripts by Mujica Láinez, several poems and nonfiction manuscripts by others, and a small amount of photocopied or printed material.
Collection ID: C0819

Harold Nicolson Papers, 1884-1962 (mostly 1925-1961)

The Harold Nicolson Papers consists of papers of the English diplomat, journalist, and biographer Harold Nicolson (1886-1968). These papers primarily contain correspondence received by Nicolson, but there is also a large series of letters written by Nicolson to Richard Rumbold, as well as a few to others. Also included in the collection are manuscripts and/or working notes for four of Nicolson's published works. Furthermore, there is a small amount of papers of others, chiefly correspondence by and to Nicolson's wife, "Vita" (Victoria) Sackville-West.
Collection ID: C0913

Reinaldo Arenas Papers, 1959-1990 (mostly 1980-1990)

The Reinaldo Arenas Papers consists of typescripts and manuscripts of novels and novellas, short stories, plays and screenplays, poetry, nonfiction, correspondence, and miscellaneous and printed material.
Collection ID: C0232

Stamo Papadaki Papers, 1922-1990 (mostly 1930-1970)

Consists of papers of architect, poet, editor, and author Stamo Papadaki. Included is correspondence (1922-1990) with many architects from the United States, Europe, Greece, and Brazil, as well as correspondence with organizations, artists, friends, and family. Also included are various manuscripts, articles, blueprints and plans, printed matter, photographs, and subject files on Papadaki's works.
Collection ID: C0845

Noël Riley Fitch Papers, 1858-2012 (mostly 1965-1995)

Consists of the writings, correspondence, interviews, printed works, and other additional papers of the American educator and author Noël Riley Fitch (1937- ). Also included are a selection of Sylvia Beach papers that Fitch consulted for her book Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties (1983).
Collection ID: C0841

Blue Wind Press Records, 1967-2016 (mostly 1970-1993)

Consists of production files, correspondence, and administrative and financial records of Blue Wind Press and George Mattingly Design, mostly relating to books and literary journals published in the 1970s and early 1980s. Authors represented include William S. Burroughs, Ted Berrigan, Anselm Hollo, and others associated with the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Actualist poetry movement.
Collection ID: C1616

Jorge Díaz - Papeles, 1910-2017 (mostly 1960-2007)

La colección consiste de manuscritos de las obras literarias de Jorge Díaz (particularmente obras teatrales, pero también incluye narrativa y poesía), guiones de radio y televisión, traducciones, correspondencia, fotografías, archivos digitales, documentos personales, y material impreso relacionado a su trabajo.
Collection ID: C1643

Jorge Edwards Collection, 1953-1982

Jorge Edwards is a writer and former diplomat whose critical stance on oppressive dictatorships in Latin America has sparked controversy. This collection contains drafts of some of his novels, short stories, essays, and articles, as well as notebooks and correspondence with literary figures, politicians, and his extensive family.
Collection ID: C0069

Iturbe e Iraeta Papers, 1754-1878 (mostly 1781-1845)

Consists of records of three successive generations of the Iturbe e Iraeta, a prominent, Mexican merchant family of Basque origin, active in Mexican colonial and interregional trade from the 1760s to the 1840s.
Collection ID: C0074

Eugene Paul Wigner Papers, 1930-1989 (mostly 1940-1979)

Consists of the papers of Hungarian-born, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner, and includes correspondence, subject files, writings, and offprints reflecting his long career in physics.
Collection ID: C0742

David Lewis Papers, 1956-2014 (mostly 1960-2001)

David Kellogg Lewis (1941-2001) was an American philosopher who taught at Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles and contributed to metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, decision theory, epistemology, meta-ethics, and aesthetics. Lewis's papers include over four decades of his correspondence with other philosophers and scholars, including David M. Armstrong, J. J. C. Smart, Frank Jackson, D. H. Mellor, M. J. Cresswell, Allen Hazen, John Bigelow, and others, as well as drafts of his articles, books, reviews, and unpublished writings with related correspondence, his undergraduate and graduate student papers and class notes, research materials from his time at the Hudson Institute, photographs of Lewis with friends and fellow philosophers, and a group of files kept by the Australian philosopher David M. Armstrong regarding Lewis.
Collection ID: C1520

Neil Goldstein Collection of Working Files on Moe Berg, 1921-1995

Neil Goldstein (b. 1950) and Jerry Feldman (b. 1947) were filmmakers who made a documentary regarding Morris "Moe" Berg (1902-1972), a professional baseball player who also served in the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) during World War II. This collection, dating from 1921 to 1995, consists of Neil Goldstein's working files, including production files for the film and audio and video segments and masters of the documentary; and research on Moe Berg, including hours of oral histories and photocopies of Moe Berg's documents, particularly those created during World War II.
Collection ID: C1449

Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, 1897-1952

An ardent evolutionist, Edwin Grant Conklin specialized in embryology and cytology and was Chairman of the biology department at Princeton from 1908-1933. His collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, documents, manuscripts and notes of articles, lectures, and speeches, many of which reflect his life-long interest in three organisms, crepidula, cynthia (styla), and amphioxus, as well as Darwinism, and heredity and environment.
Collection ID: C0322

Hyatt and Mayer Collection, 1804-1921

The Hyatt and Mayer Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayor (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Also included are eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Collection ID: C0076

T. S. Matthews Papers, 1910-1991 (mostly 1940-1991)

Consists of writings, notebooks, correspondence, files from Time magazine, subject files, legal and financial correspondence, photographs, and printed material of T. S. Matthews, an author and editor of Time magazine.
Collection ID: C1131

Throop and Martin Family Papers, 1693-1951

Contains manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs concerning the Throop and Throop Martin families of New Jersey. In addition to the family correspondence, there is an autograph collection and other miscellaneous items.
Collection ID: C0055

Martin Schwarzschild Papers, 1939-1994

Consists of selected correspondence and scientific papers of Martin Schwarzchild, a German-American astronomer and Princeton professor who pioneered the use of balloon-mounted instruments to study stellar structure and evolution.
Collection ID: C0373

Milton Halsey Thomas Papers, 1796-1977 (mostly 1930-1960)

Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous research material of librarian/archivist Milton Halsey Thomas, including research material for several of his historical publications.
Collection ID: C0706

Charles Carroll Marden Collection of Spanish Documents, 1347-1887 (mostly 1505-1637)

The Charles Carroll Marden Collection of Spanish Documents consists of 637 Spanish documents, collected by philologist and university professor Charles Carroll Marden. The documents are divided into two groups: documents originating from the town of Burgos and several towns around Soria and documents from the town of Alarcon. Later additions to the collection include the earliest document in the collection, dated 1347.
Collection ID: C0279

Film Stills Collection, 1908-1986

The Film Stills Collection consists of stills and publicity portraits of actors and actresses in the American film industry.
Collection ID: TC021

James Alexander Papers, 1688-1756

James Alexander was a lawyer in New Jersey and New York during the eighteenth century. This collection consists of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts of James Alexander, the bulk of which relate to the allocation and ownership of land, primarily in New Jersey and New York.
Collection ID: C0024

Archives of George Braziller, Inc, 1960-1995

George Braziller, Inc., is an independent publishing firm founded by George Braziller in 1955. This collection consists of the firm's records, including press releases, reviews, correspondence and business files.
Collection ID: C0795

Paul Elmer More Papers, 1888-1949

The Paul Elmer More Papers reflect on More's life and career as an author, editor of The Nation (1909-1914), and lecturer at Princeton University (1918-1933) in philosophy and classics.
Collection ID: C0054

Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Documents, 1380-1851

The Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Documents consists of medieval and renaissance documents and manuscripts collected by Ernest Cushing Richardson, an American librarian and author. Of principal interest are some 350 documents (deeds, bonds, contracts, investitures, wills, and other legal documents), chiefly dating from 1380 to 1550 and written in Milan, Alessandria, Brescia, Cremona, Lodi, and other northern Italian cities.
Collection ID: C0787

Augusto Monterroso Papers, 1921-2003 (mostly 1972-1996)

This collection contains the manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and other papers of twentieth-century Guatemalan author Augusto Monterroso, who spent most of his life as a writer in Mexico.
Collection ID: C1109

Alejandro Rossi Papers, 1812-2010 (mostly 1955-2009)

The Alejandro Rossi Papers consist of personal notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence with writers, academics, editors and artists, and printed material of the writer.
Collection ID: C1422

Richard K. Korn Papers, 1937-1981 (mostly 1959-1968)

Richard K. Korn was a clarinetist, conductor, and founder of the Orchestra of America. He was also involved in the American Council for Judaism. His papers include correspondence with composers, photographs, and correspondence with other members of the American Council for Judaism.
Collection ID: C0275

Clement Heaton Collection on Stained Glass, 1917-1932

Clement Heaton (1861-1940) was an artist, stained glass painter, sculptor, and mosaicist. His collection consists of material concerning the making and history of stained glass compiled by Heaton. Included are files of original artwork and photographs of stained glass and monuments, many notes, articles, and some correspondence on general studies in Medieval and Gothic art, craftmanship, glassmaking, and cathedrals.
Collection ID: C0556

Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums, 1800-1809

The Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums consists of several hundred photographs and numerous portraits of prominent 19th-century artists and literary, political, and historical figures, compiled by editor and essayist Laurence Hutton.
Collection ID: C0937

Herbert Cecil Potter Papers, 1892-1955 (mostly 1893-1919)

Potter was a lifelong British military officer who attained the rank of brigadier-general. He served in Ireland (1898), South Africa (1901-1902), Egypt and Sudan (1903-1913), and World War I (1914-1918); he retired in 1927. Consists primarily of Potter's lengthy correspondence with his mother and future wife while stationed abroad, often during significant British military operations, including censor-stamped envelopes.
Collection ID: C1409

Carlos Baker Collection of Ernest Hemingway, 1800-1987 (mostly 1918-1967)

Consists primarily of Carlos Baker's working papers and biographical files used in preparation of his biography Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969). This was the fourth book on Hemingway written or edited by Baker (1909-1987), a Princeton professor and author. Also present are manuscripts for a novel and book of poetry by Baker, unrelated to his work on Hemingway.
Collection ID: C0365