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.

06. July 2015 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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New Finding Aids for May 2015

The “Lakeside Hotel” set from Sweet and Lowdown (1999), found in the Jessica Lanier Collection of Woody Allen Set Photographs, and described here.

The “Lakeside Hotel” set from Woody Allen’s film Sweet and Lowdown (1999), found in the Jessica Lanier Collection of Woody Allen Set Photographs, and described here.

New finding aids include the following:

Abigail Klionsky Oral History Collection on Jewish Student Life at Princeton (AC424)

Abigail Klionsky is a member of the Princeton University undergraduate Class of 2014 who undertook an oral history project on Jewish student life at Princeton as part of her senior thesis. The collection consists of fifteen transcripts of Klionsky’s interviews with Jewish alumni and also includes a copy of a transcript of Henry Morgenthau III’s interview with David Frisch in 1979.

Charles W. Millard Correspondence with Anthony Caro (C1504)

Consists of correspondence, dating from 2000 to 2011, between the art historian Charles W. Millard and British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013). Also included are a few letters, dating from 1984 to 2000, between Anthony Caro and the Very Reverend Peter R. Baelz (1923-2000), who had collaborated with Caro on The Last Judgement: Sculpture (Museum Würth-Verlag Paul Swiridoff, Künzelsau, 1999).

David L. Aaron Papers (MC275)

The David L. Aaron Papers primarily document Aaron’s service as Deputy National Security Advisor under Jimmy Carter’s administration, although records pertaining to his work for Walter F. Mondale and his activities in the private sector are also present. Aaron’s chronological files, speeches, subject files, and writings from his White House years provide insight into the national security issues that dominated his term, especially U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. Of particular note are briefing papers, speech drafts and talking points, correspondence, and other materials created in the course of Jimmy Carter’s 1980 re-election campaign. Materials that are more administrative in nature are also present in the form of invitations Aaron received, his schedules and appointments, and his telephone memorandums. To a lesser extent, the collection includes records related to Aaron’s work for Walter F. Mondale, both in his position as Mondale’s legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and as a foreign policy advisor for Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign. There is also a small amount of documentation on Aaron’s tenure with Oppenheimer and Company and a number of his speeches and writings that postdate his tenure in the Executive Office, including a typescript of his first novel.

Jessica Lanier Collection of Woody Allen Set Photographs (C1503)

The collection consists of set decorator Jessica Lanier’s set photographs for several of Woody Allen’s films from 1999 to 2001, including Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Small Time Crooks (2000), and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), all of which were shot in various locations across New Jersey and New York. Also present are her copies of the shooting scripts and revisions for Small Time Crooks and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Photographs primarily consist of contemporary color prints and Polaroids, as well as some 35mm film negatives.

Josiah S. Studdiford Family Correspondence (C1495)

Consists of the personal correspondence of Josiah S. Studdiford (1837-1862), documenting his service with the 4th New Jersey Infantry during the U.S. Civil War, including battles in which he was involved; his capture and time as a prisoner of war at Libby Prison (Va.) in the summer of 1862; and his death during the Battle of South Mountain (Md.) on September 14, 1862. Also included is the largely personal correspondence of several of Studdiford’s relatives, including his grandfather, John Neely Simpson (1770-1832); his brother, Peter Augustus Studdiford (1828-1886); and his uncles, James Hervey Simpson (1813-1883) and Josiah Simpson (1815-1874). Many of those represented were Princeton University graduates.

Le loisir d’un solitaire par M. le C.D.S.M. manuscript with authorial revisions by a member of the household of Louis XV, circa 1753-1763 (C0938 No. 684)

Autograph manuscript of Louis Marie, comte de Sainte-Maure (1700-1763) that appears to the author’s attempt at a major revision or enlarged version of a book, which he had published anonymously in 1753 under the title: Delassement du coeur et de L’esprit. Par un solitaire ([Paris], 1753). The date 1753 in the manuscript is presumably that of the printed version, which did not include the author’s concealed identity on the title page (“M. le C.D.S.M.”). Contains frequent textual additions and deletions, many of which are either written between the lines or in the outer margins. 2 volumes bound in 1, armorial binding in calf, gift, with the gold-stamped arms of the comte de Sainte-Maure on the upper and lower covers, as well as the spin.

Princeton and Slavery Course Records (AC422)

Princeton and Slavery, HIST 402, is a course that explores the historical connections between Princeton University and slavery, as well as the relationship between the town and the college as pertains to race relations and slavery, and the town’s African American population. The collection consists of materials created and compiled by students and instructors in the Spring and Fall of 2013 including copies of original documents collected by the students from the New Jersey State Archives, microfilmed sources within Firestone Library, and final papers of the students; the collection also includes correspondence about the course with alumni.

Princeton University Asian American Students Association Records (AC423)

The Princeton University Asian American Students Association (AASA) was organized in 1971 to address the needs of Asian American students at Princeon through social, cultural, political, and educational programs. The Princeton University Asian American Students Association Records chiefly consist of correspondence, petitions, reports, and proposals that document the campaign for developing an Asian American Studies program at Princeton as well as records that document campus events and activities led and sponsored by the Asian American Student Association.

Princeton University Community House Records (AC416)

The Princeton University Community House is a student-led organization that was established in 1969 by seven undergraduate students to provide academic and social enrichment programming to black youth and adults living in low-income Princeton neighborhoods. The Princeton University Community House Records document the origins and activities of the organization since its inception and through its first three decades.


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

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures Records (AC399)

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures was formed from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in 2001 and offers an undergraduate major in Spanish and/or Portuguese as well as a graduate program in the field. The records consist of undergraduate course syllabi from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures for the academic years 1994/1995 through 2009/2010.

Hudson Review Archives (C1091)

Series 13: 2015 Accession, 1952-2015 (mostly 2002-2014), consists of author files and correspondence, editorial materials, administrative and financial files, circulation and publicity materials, and project files of The Hudson Review, documenting the magazine’s activities from 2006 through 2014, although some materials predate this period. Author files and issue files largely span these years, while financial files largely span from 2002 to 2008. Author, issue, financial, administrative, and publicity files are largely chronological continuations of earlier series. However, files related to special projects and publications of the The Hudson Review are also present in this series, regarding its Writers in the Schools program and its anthologies, Writes of Passage (2008) and Poets Translate Poets (2013). A collection of materials related to founding editor Frederick Morgan (1922-2004) is also present and includes condolence letters, obituaries, and tributes following his death in 2004, printed materials, and signs from his office.

Office of the Dean of the College (AC149)

Subseries 23A, Valerie Smith Emails, documents Smith’s correspondence with executive Dean of the College administrators, University Cabinet officials, and committees, such as the Council of Masters and the Faculty Committees on the Course of Study and Examinations and Standing. A considerable volume of correspondence exists between Dean Smith and Carla Hailey Penn (Executive Assistant and Office Manager), Nancy Kanach (Senior Associate Dean of the College), and Clayton Marsh (Deputy Dean of the College). ODOC offices particularly well documented include the Office of International Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Topics covered range from academic affairs and academic planning to diversity and curriculum development.

Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers (AC103)

Series 1: Public Policy Seminars, 1930-2014 contains the final papers, and sometimes additional course materials, from the eponymous junior and senior level courses that have been a capstone of the undergraduate experience in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy since its founding. The “Creator” names listed below indicate the Professor who taught the seminar.

05. June 2015 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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New Finding Aids for April 2015

Don Oberdorfer ’52, author of Tet! and The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era. Part of the Don Oberdorfer Papers (MC162) and described here.

Don Oberdorfer ’52, author of Tet! and The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era. Part of the Don Oberdorfer Papers (MC162) and described here.

New finding aids include the following:

Robert Fagles Papers (C1499)

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.

François Wahl Collection on Severo Sarduy (C1470)

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, 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.

Revised finding aids:

William Seymour Family Papers (TC011)

Consists primarily of the professional papers of prominent late 19th- and early 20th-century American theatrical stage manager and director William Seymour (1855-1933). The majority of papers include correspondence as well as numerous production-related materials, such as playscripts, promptbooks, and sheet music. Family members, particularly other well-known theater figures, such as Seymour’s sister-in-law Fanny Davenport (1850-1898), are also represented in the collection through correspondence, production materials, ephemera, and newspaper clippings.

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

Don Oberdorfer Papers (MC162)

Series 3: 2015 Accession, 1930-2008 (mostly 1978-2008) is primarily composed of Oberdorfer’s notebooks that document his service as diplomatic correspondent at the Washington Post and his work post-retirement. The notebooks from Oberdorfer’s journalism career are especially significant for their detailed notes and commentary on his travels abroad, including his many trips with Secretary of State George P. Shultz to Asia, the Middle East, and the Soviet Union. Oberdorfer’s additional travels to Korea, Japan, and China after his retirement and his attendance at a variety of domestic and international conferences are also chronicled in his notebooks. To a lesser extent, the collection contains typescript drafts of Oberdorfer’s unpublished autobiography “Beyond the First Taxi Zone: Adventures of a Cold War Correspondent.” Oberdorfer’s general files of research materials and writings, often compiled in the course of conducting research for his autobiography, mostly pertain to the political climates of Japan and Korea, U.S. foreign relations under the Ronald Reagan administration, or to Oberdorfer’s biography of Senator Mike Mansfield.

05. May 2015 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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New Finding Aids for March 2015


T.H. McAllister lantern slide that reads: “Utes: Pee Viggi and squaw,” circa 1900. Part of Western Americana Photographs Collection (WC064) and found here.

T.H. McAllister lantern slide that reads: “Utes: Pee Viggi and squaw,” circa 1900. Part of Western Americana Photographs Collection (WC064) and found here.

New finding aids include the following:

Western Americana Photographs Collection (WC064)

An open 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 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. Most of the photographs in this collection are available in the Princeton University Digital Library.

Medical Commonplace Book, Italy (Florence, Tuscany?), late 16th century (Princeton MS. 232)

Anonymous Italian medical commonplace book, kept in Latin by one or more Italian medical practitioners, who lived in Tuscany, possibly in Florence, in the period 1580-1600. Comprised of individual entries for particular words or terms, each is written in majuscule, followed by a definition written in cursive. Entries were written over time in imperfect alphabetical order in sections that each begins with a capital letter, from “A” (“Asparagi”) to V (“Veneria”).

German prayer book, early 16th century (Princeton MS. 231)

Prayers written almost entirely in the Upper Rhenish Dialect of German, with occasional Latin rubrics. Includes Pseudo-St. Bridget, of Sweden (approx. 1303-1373) “Fünfzehn Gebete zum Leiden Christi” (the “Fifteen Oes”), Marian Rosary, and other Marian prayers, indulgenced prayers, and instructions in German, many of which had been translated from Latin. Particular prayers are related to the confraternity of the rosary founded in Cologne (1475) by the Dominican Jakob Sprenger (d. 1495), and a prayer is to Philipp von Zell (d. ca. 750), venerated in the central Rhenish area. Also includes the “Pater Noster für die Toten” and other prayers for warding off a problematic death; as well as prayers of supplication to Christ.

Ambassador Achilleas Antoniades Files on Cyprus (C1476)

Achilleas Antoniades (1947-) is a career diplomat who served as Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus to the Czech Republic from 2007 to 2009. The files consist of his documents, notes, minutes of meetings, analytical reports, and maps, regarding the political situation in Cyprus from the late 1950s through 2009.


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

American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 4 (MC001.04)

Series 5: March 2015 Accession, 1920-2007 (mostly 1970-2002), represents a broad range of the ACLU’s activities in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. In particular, this series documents the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and AIDS Project; National Prison Project; Racial Justice Program; Reproductive Freedom Project; and Women’s Rights Project. To a lesser extent, this series includes ACLU publications and administrative records from the offices of the Executive Director and Director of Communications.

Robert F. Goheen Papers (MC204)

Series 7: 2015 Accession, 1941-2007, mostly documents Robert Goheen’s activities after his tenure as president of Princeton University. The series is mostly composed of what Goheen identified as both his personal and general correspondence, as well as correspondence and other records pertaining to Goheen’s leadership positions in various organizations. Some of the notable organizations include the American University of Beirut, Council on Foundations, and National Humanities Center. To a lesser extent, this series includes typescripts of some of Goheen’s speeches and scholarly papers, mainly related to Princeton anniversaries and memorials or to the topics of international affairs education, India, or nuclear proliferation. Goheen’s subject files are also included, which pertain to eulogies for various individuals or to Princeton and academia more broadly. Photographs of Goheen in this series mostly postdate his Princeton presidency, though there are a few taken before his tenure.

06. April 2015 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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New Finding Aids for January and February 2015

Production photograph from the Princeton Triangle Club’s production of An Inconvenient Sleuth. Triangle Club Records (AC122).

Production photograph from the Princeton Triangle Club’s production of An Inconvenient Sleuth. Triangle Club Records (AC122).

The following finding aids for newly cataloged collections were added since the beginning of the year:

Archives of Form Magazine C1489

Form was an international magazine focused on concrete poetry and kinetic art. Three Cambridge-educated academics, Philip Steadman, Mike Weaver, and Stephen Bann, edited the magazine and produced ten issues from 1966 to 1969. The collection includes extensive correspondence between editors, subscribers, and contributors, along with editorial, financial, and administrative files spanning the entire existence of the magazine.

Antonio Pace Correspondence with Princetonians C1497

Consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Antonio Pace (1914-2004), a professor of Romance Languages at Syracuse University and the University of Washington, from Princeton faculty, particularly those in the fields of language and cultural studies, as well as from former Princeton classmates (*43). Other notable scholars are also represented. Some correspondents include: Gilbert Chinard (1881-1972), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009), Julian P. Boyd (1903-1980), Kenneth McKenzie (1870-1949), Theodore Fred Kuper (1886-1981), and Giuliano Bonfante (1904-2005).

Alexander von Enke Horoscopes C1500

Collection consists of three horoscopes, circa 1678, in German and some Latin, all prepared for Baron Alexander von Enke (1650-1687), who served in the army of the Electorate of Saxony and fought against the Ottoman Turks during the Great Turkish War (1683-1699). Astronomer, astrologer, and almanac-compiler Johann Henrich Voigt (1613-1691) prepared two of the volumes. The author of the third is unknown.

Charles Ruas Papers C1372

Charles Ruas is an American author, interviewer, editor, literary and art critic, and French translator, who served as the Director of the Drama and Literature Department for New York’s Pacifica radio station WBAI-FM in the late 1970s and interviewed writers for radio broadcast and print, including Toni Morrison, Michel Foucault, Carlos Fuentes, Eudora Welty, Susan Sontag, Truman Capote, Buckminster Fuller, Andy Warhol, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others. The papers include transcripts and audiocassette tapes of Ruas’s interviews with authors and artists, as well as typescripts and galleys of work by writers Ruas edited, including Marguerite Young, and some related photographs, notes, and correspondence.

De Christianissima Regina Galliae Maria Medicis In Gallias Properante manuscript, circa 1600 C0938 (No. 682)

Anonymous poem of Italian origin celebrating the marriage of King Henri IV of France (1553-1610) and Marie de’ Medici (1573-1642) in 1600.

French manuscript on childbirth, circa 1600 C0938 (No. 681)

Fols. 1r-3v: “Pour aider à accoucher la femme” offer practical advice on childbirth. Fols. 3v-4v include pharmaceutical recipes, in part derived from François Rousset (1535?-1590?) and Laurent Joubert (1529-1582), two of the leading French physicians of the 16th century.

Makoto Yasuda Papers on Private Investment Company for Asia MC274

Makoto Yasuda is the former chairman of Private Investment Company for Asia (PICA), an association of 243 North American, European, Japanese, Australian, and Canadian companies and banks. Based in Singapore, PICA funded new and existing private businesses throughout Asia, specifically in countries with tiger economies. The collection is comprised of PICA’s annual and quarterly reports, investment proposals and reports on investment projects, and Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes and correspondence.

Miscellany containing Latin works on rhetoric and philosophy, Béziers(?), France, 1636 C0938 (No. 680)

Possibly kept by a certain Millié, who was a professor at the Collège de Béziers, a Jesuit college in southern France, and/or by a student named Malbosius or Malbois at the same college. Contents include:  pp. 1-80: Artis rhetoricae epitome (The 2 pages after p. 49 are marked “translata obmissa” and Millié’ in a later hand) dated 1636 at the end and signed “Malbosius trans[or 17 ans?],” followed by an unpaginated leaf signed “Malbois” with a paraph and several ownership notes; pp. 1-20: Methodus sive ratio studendi. Contains a syllabus and reading list on the teaching of subjects in an academic course of philosophy, including rhetoric, logic, metaphysics, physics, mathematics, and medicine. (Signed at the end “Malbosius,” with his paraph, monogram ‘MALB’ and [undeciphered] ad: XV Calendes decembris anno christi 1636. “Joannes De Croy fecit”); pp. 21-29: Index auctorum, divisionum, et scientiarum, qua hoc in libro scripta sunt. Contains list of authors and titles of books mentioned in the Methodus, with recommended authors indicated. Index gives folio numbers, though the manuscript is paginated. Dated 1636 at the end and signed Malbosius” with his paraph.

Robert H. Barton Family Correspondence C1498

Consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Robert H. Barton (1811-1898) of Providence, Rhode Island, from his family that begins in the winter of 1849 when Barton left his wife and four children to head to the California gold fields. The 70 plus letters, which continue until the early 1870s, are from various family members and friends all with the common theme of “come home.” Also included are a few letters from Barton; some family photographs; and Barton’s account statement from Gregory & Waite Groceries & Provisions (Nevada City).

Sonya Rudikoff Papers C1493

Sonya Rudikoff (1927-1997) was a writer, literary critic, and independent scholar, active from the 1950s through the 1990s, who wrote primarily on Victorian literature, feminism, and Virginia Woolf. The papers include Rudikoff’s professional and personal correspondence, including five decades of extensive correspondence from second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler; typescripts of Rudikoff’s unpublished fiction and lectures; notebooks, papers, and diaries from her time at Bennington College in the late 1940s; along with a curriculum vitae and bibliography of her work and some related materials.

Todd S. Purdum Papers MC270

Todd S. Purdum (1959-) is a political journalist whose work has appeared in a number of publications, including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and POLITICO. The collection mostly consists of Purdum’s research materials on various political and cultural figures created for his work with Vanity Fair. Other noteworthy materials in the collection relate to Purdum’s senior thesis written for Princeton University’s History Department on the Eisenhower-era State Department’s Loyalty-Security Program.


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

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Records MC185

Series 5, the 2015 Accession, 1990-2013, is largely comprised of minutes, memorandums, correspondence, financial and departmental reports, legislative updates, and other materials related to the meetings of the Board of Trustees and the National Advisory Council (NAC). To a lesser extent, it includes the records of select committees, especially the bylaws committee.

Eugene M. Becker Papers MC125

Series 6, Ireland House Project, 2001-2013, contains unpublished notes and working documents related to the production of New Perspectives in Managing Ireland’s Economy for the Country to Thrive in the Turbulence of World Markets, Volumes I and II. Becker co-authored these volumes and Volume II’s insert adjustment, which were a project of the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.

Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series, Butler Apartments AC111

The Grounds and Buildings Series of the Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs of the grounds and buildings owned by Princeton University. The photographs date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1870s to the 1940s.

Historical Subject Files, Radcliffe Heermance Letter to Bruce M. Wright Regarding Princeton and Race AC109

The Historical Subject Files Collection documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports.

James A. Baker III Oral History Collection MC212

The James A. Baker III Oral History Project is a joint project run by the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Princeton University and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. The collection consists of transcripts and audio files of interviews with individuals who knew and worked closely with James A. Baker III during his career in politics and public service. New interviews or transcripts of previous interviews with Stewart Addison Baker, E. William Barnett, Addison Baker Duncan, Edward Watson Kelley Jr., Preston Moore Jr., Edward Randall III, Patricia Schutts, the Sims brothers, Walter Smith, G. Irvin Terrell, Francita Ulmer, Robert Weatherall, Wallace Wilson, and Jim Cicconi have recently been added to the collection.

Office of the Treasurer Records AC128

Series 8: Christopher McCrudden Files, 1973-2006, consists of the chronological files of Christopher McCrudden. The files were created over the course of 23 years as McCrudden served in a variety of capacities in the Office of the Treasurer (now the Office of Finance and Treasury), beginning with his role as assistant controller for budget and long-range planning, and culminating in his role as university treasurer and vice president for finance. The files are composed of correspondence and memoranda and they document a broad spectrum of topics related to university finances.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records AC332

Series 2: Publications consists of back issues of serials produced by the PPPL Communications Office. The serials include: PPPL Hotline, which is published irregularly and features stories about the Laboratory’s employees, projects, events, and activities; PPPL News, which is generally published monthly as a summary of recent events and activities;PPPL Weekly, which contains a weekly overview of laboratory highlights; Fact Sheets, produced periodically and written for the general public and broader scientific community; and This Week at PPPL, which is a digital display in the Lab’s lobby that previews the upcoming week’s events.

School of Engineering and Applied Science Records AC162

Series 10: Guggenheim Laboratory Time Capsule Materials, circa 1964, includes photographs of the lab building and personnel; a press release from the cornerstone laying ceremony; a list of Princeton University Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences Guggenheim Laboratory theses and dissertations; a 1964 laboratories annual report; and related materials.

Triangle Club Records AC122

Subseries 8S: February 2015 Accession, Scores, Scripts, Set Photographs, and Videos documents shows that were produced between Fall 2013 and Fall 2014. The subseries contains a mix of original scripts, musical scores, still images, audio, and videos from the following productions: Zero Gravitas (2014 reunions version), Waiting for Guyot,Must Be ’18 or Older to Enter, and An Inconvenient Sleuth. It also includes video footage of the Triangle Disney Cabaret, a one-time special production held in December 2014, and blog posts narrating the Club’s 2015 tour.

10. March 2015 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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