Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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A member of the Princeton Class of 1903, Whitney Darrow (1881-1970) was a founder of Princeton University Press (with Charles Scribner) and an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons.
The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials relating to the Friends of the Library Dinner given for the Pulitzer Prize winners, May 4, 1933; the Annual Dinner, April 26, 1934; and the Southern Dinner, April 25, 1935. Among the manuscripts are speeches given at the 1933 dinner by James Truslow Adams, Willa Cather, Henry James, and Elmer Rice. Correspondents with Darrow (Princeton Class of 1903), secretary of the Friends, include Edna Ferber, Robert Frost, Zona Gale, Hamlin Garland, Ira Gershwin, Ellen Glasgow, William Lyon Phelps, and Thornton Wilder.
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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The collection is open for research.
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6 typescripts by J. Harlin O'Connell, Willa Cather, James Truslow Adams, Edward D. Duffield, Henry James, and Elmer Rice.Physical Description
42 pp. typescript.Physical Description
Extracts of speech by Harold W. Dodds. Typecript. Printed menu, seating list. Letters to Darrow expressing gratitude or requesting rooms.Physical Description
Extracts of speech by Douglas Southall Freeman. Typescipt. 4 Ls.S. by Freeman to Darrow, concerning his speech.Physical Description