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Donald A. Marsden was a member of the Princeton class of 1964, a Triangle Club alumnus, and author of the 1968 book The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club.
The collection consists of Marsden's materials related to his published history of the Triangle Club, The Long Kickline, as well as materials documenting his undergraduate experience at Princeton University, and research materials for an unpublished book on F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The collection is arranged by material type.
The first series, Collection on Triangle Club, was previously part of the Theater Collections maintained in Firestone Library.
Series 2 and 3, material on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Donald Marsden's undergraduate material, were donated in 2021 by Gayle Evans Brookfield (AR.2021.058).
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Box 2 contains open-reel audio tapes.
This collection was previously titled "Donald Marsden Collection on Triangle Club." In 2021, additional papers of Marsden's were donated and the previously existing collection became the first series of the Donald Marsden Papers. The additional papers from Marsden's undergraduate years and his research for a book on F. Scott Fitzgerald were added and described by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.
No appraisal information is available for the Collection on Triangle Club. Some materials were separated from the later accession, AR.2021.058, including duplicate Triangle Club programs.
- Bunn, Benjamin Franklin, 1875-1971
- Fox, Frederic E. (Frederic Ewing), 1917-1981
- Marsden, Donald
- Menand, Howard, Jr
- Wade, Alfred M.
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The collection on Triangle Club consists of Marsden's materials related to his published history of the Triangle Club, The Long Kickline. This series includes manuscript drafts, proofs, indices, correspondence, and audio taped interviews with Triangle Club alumni Frederic Fox '39, Howard Menand, Jr. '36, Alfred Wade '30, and Benjamin Franklin "Uncle Ben" Bunn '07.Physical Description
After finishing his work on Princeton's Triangle Club, "The Long Kickline," Marsden drafted a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially the author's involvement in and compositions for the Triangle Club. Marsden solicited reminiscences about Fitzgerald from Triangle Club alumni, and some of their responses are included in this series.Physical Description
Printed copies of the periodical "Fitzgerald Newsletter" published by Matthew Bruccoli and printed first by the University of Virginia Press and later by the Ohio State University Press. Marsden was a contributor and subscriber.Physical Description
Correspondence regarding Marsden's manuscript "The Plays, Poems, Lyrics, and Essays of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1911-1919." Princeton University Press declined to publish the book.Physical Description
In 1967, after finishing his work on "The Long Kickline," Donald Marsden sent letters to Triangle Club alumni, asking for their reminiscences about Fitzgerald. These folders contain responses he received.Physical Description
This series includes Donald Marsden's undergraduate journals, documenting the daily life of his first two years as a student at Princeton, as well as his syllabi and lecture notes from many of the courses he took.
Folders of syllabi, reading lists, examinations, lecture notes, and student work for many undergraduate courses Donald Marden took at Princeton. Courses include those offered by the Spanish, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Sociology, Music, History, Classics, Military Science, Oriental Studies, and Art departments. Also included in the box are two Chemistry notebooks.Physical Description
Journals in spiral notebooks that Donald Marsden kept while an undergraduate at Princeton, beginning with his arrival on campus with his family in September, 1960, and ending in April, 1962. Marsden recorded daily activities, often in the form of brief notes or lists. The journals cover both academic work and social life, including Marsden's involvement in the Triangle Club, other experiences on campus and visits home to Amityville, New York.Physical Description
Plans and poop sheets for Princeton University marching band football halftime shows, many marked "announcer's copy, D. Marsden '64."Physical Description