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Walter Livingston Wright Papers

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Wright

A graduate of Princeton in 1921, Walter Livingston Wright became president of the American College for Girls and Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey.

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of Wright (Princeton Class of 1921) relating to his work in Turkey, Princeton, and Washington, D.C. There is extensive correspondence with his father (Princeton Class of 1892) while Wright was president of the American College for Girls and Robert College in Istanbul, and the collection includes sketches of the founders of Robert College and papers on the earthquake that took place in Turkey in 1939. In addition, there are some essays, translations, and correspondence of Wright's father who was president of Lincoln University (Pa.), one of the first American universities for African Americans.

Gift of George C. Wright in 1973 (AM 21224).

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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of the works and correspondence of Walter Livingston Wright, Jr.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two subseries: Works,and Correspondence.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of the works of Walter Livingston Wright, Jr., mainly comprised of work about Turkey and his talks at Robert College.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

1 box

American Relations with Turkey to 1831, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Working draft (with annotations) of a dissertation.

Physical Description

1 folder

Archaeology of Turkey, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderTMss

Articles on Turkish History, circa 1935-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biographies of Robert College founders, 1931-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conditions in U.S. prior to Pearl Harbor attack, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

List of Libraries in Istanbul, 1934. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Money and Banking in Turkey, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ottoman Achievements, 1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Talks at Robert College, 1937-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Talks at Robert College, 1939-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Ottoman State Craft, 1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Turkish Origins: History to 1400, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Turkish translation of Romeo and Juliet, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of the correspondence of Walter Livingston Wright, Jr., largely with his father.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Letters to Father, 1928. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1929. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1930. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1934-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1940. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Letters to Father, 1941. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Letters to Father, 1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1943. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1944. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Father, 1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Father and Son, 1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Father and Son, 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Father and Son, 1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Father and Son, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Father and Son, 1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters regarding Girl's College in Istanbul, 1931-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters regarding Robert College and its Trustees, 1932-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Union Theological Seminary in New York, 1932-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters regarding leaving Princeton for Turkey and return to Princeton, 1937-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with various people, 1929-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Paper clippings, magazines, booklets, 1935-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Earthquake in Turkey, 1939 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Turkish Translation Service Letters, 1934-1941. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of clippings, articles, and letters related to Walter Livingston Wright, Sr.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of material.

Physical Description

1 box

Articles on Black Education in America and WWII, 1936-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Congratulations on the Presidency of Lincoln University, 1925-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

70th Birthday Letters, 1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Certificates, paper clippings, magazines, 1933-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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