New Finding Aids for June 2015

“The Town Press,” from the fall 2014 Triangle Club Production of An Inconvenient Sleuth Triangle Club Records, AC122.

“The Town Press,” from the fall 2014 Triangle Club Production of An Inconvenient Sleuth
Triangle Club Records, AC122.

New finding aids include the following:

Chester H. King Diaries (C1510)

Consists of three diaries, two of which chronicle King’s overland journey to the southwestern frontier from Kansas along the Santa Fe Trail from 1881 to 1883.

Claude Henri-Dufour Art Course Materials (C1507)

The collection consists of course planning materials, manuscripts for an illustrated treatise on art and design, speech drafts, and drawings of French professional designer and art teacher Claude-Henri Dufour (1766-1845), dating from the period during and following the French Revolution, related to an art course he developed and taught at l’École Centrale d’Allier in the Auvergne region of central France. Dufour’s writings depict an ardent republican who promoted the value of design education for artists during the Industrial Revolution and early years of industrial design. Course materials cover elements of design and perspective, anatomy and proportion of the human figure, aesthetics, composition, and ornamental design, as well as touch on architecture and natural history.

Edmund Downey Manuscripts of Charles Lever’s Writings (C1509)

Consists of manuscripts for two unrealized publications of selected works of Irish novelist Charles Lever (1806-1872), including “Books, Men, & Affairs; Views and Reviews” and “Harry Lorrequer’s Log” or “Harry Lorrequer’s Log-Book,” both edited by Irish novelist and publisher, Edmund Downey (1856-1937). Also included is an early draft of part of Downey’s book, Charles Lever: His Life in His Letters (1906), and some related bibliographical notes of Lever’s writings.

Louis-Guillaume Otto, comte de Mosloy Letters to Eléonore-François-Elie, marquis de Moustier (C1506)

Consists of 19 letters dating from October 19, 1789 to October 10, 1791, from Germano-French diplomat Louis-Guillaume Otto, comte de Mosloy (1754-1817), who served as Chargé d’affaires ad interim in Philadelphia and New York from 1887 to 1792, to fellow French diplomat Eléonore-François-Elie, marquis de Moustier (1751-1817). Also included is a 10-page letter with the title “Bulletin,” dated January 18, 1790, which was likely intended for publication.

Philip Schuyler Account Book and Letters (C1508)

A ledger of accounts and real estate transactions of the Schuyler family of Schuylerville (formerly Saratoga), New York, in the hand of Philip Schuyler (1788-1865), dating from 1814 to 1825. Also included are two letters relating to Schuyler.

Richard Arndt Papers (MC276)

Richard T. Arndt (1928-) worked in cultural diplomacy for over two decades for the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State. The collection documents Arndt’s commitment to cultural diplomacy and his advocacy of programs like the Fulbright Program in order to cultivate positive international relations. Included are papers written by Arndt and his speeches, article clippings, and correspondence on the topic of cultural diplomacy. Many documents are related to his book The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century. Also of note are translations by Arndt of a French novel and play.

Rita Guibert Collection of Latin American Authors (C1502)

Rita Guibert (1916-2007) was an Argentine American author, journalist, editor, and translator. Guibert is best known for Seven Voices: Seven Latin American Writers Talk to Rita Guibert, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1973. The collection includes audio cassette tapes containing Guibert’s in-depth interviews with Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Manuel Puig, Carlos Fuentes, José Donoso, and others. Other materials include correspondence with authors, photographs, and drafts of articles Guibert wrote for magazines including LIFE en Español, Nuestro, The Paris Review, and Revista Iberoamerica.

Robertson v. Princeton University Case Records (AC403)

The Robertson v. Princeton University lawsuit was a dispute between the university and members of the Robertson family regarding the use of a multi-million dollar endowment given by Marie Robertson, wife of Charles Robertson, a member of the Class of 1926. The collection consists of board meeting materials of the Robertson Foundation, depositions of Princeton University administrators including then university president Shirley Tilghman, expert reports, and other documents pertaining to the Robertson v. Princeton University lawsuit.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

Freeman Matthews Sr. Papers (MC243)

Series 6: 2015 Accession, 1926-1986, is mostly composed of photographs taken at events H. Freeman Matthews attended, namely the Potsdam Conference, the Vienna summit meeting between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and meetings of the Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defense. The series also contains materials related to H. Freeman Matthews’s family, including the daybook kept by his wife, Elizabeth Luke “Frisk” Matthews, and correspondence to H. Freeman and Elizabeth, mostly from Matthews’s mother, Mrs. Henry C. Matthews, and his sister-in-law, Polly.

Triangle Club Records (AC122): Subseries 8T: May 2015 Accession

Subseries 8T: May 2015 Accession, is comprised of entirely born-digital materials that document past shows dating back to 2003, the first issues of the Club’s newsletter (Reader’s Tri-Jest), and production files from the Spring 2015 show A Wrinkle InTime. Also included is the script for the 2015 Reunions Version of An Inconvenient Sleuth, which the Club originally produced in Fall 2014. Digital images from past shows constitute the majority of the subseries.

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