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Jonathan Williams Collection


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.

Overview and metadata sections

Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008

Jonathan Williams (Princeton Class of 1951) founded the Jargon Society, a poet's press, in 1951 and has served as its editorial director, publisher, and designer.

The collection consists primarily of letters by Williams (or under the name of his poet's press, Jargon Society) to author and philanthropist Barnabas McHenry. Some of the letters are promotional, often soliciting funds for the Jargon Society. There is also one card by "Tom" to McHenry.

Organized as follows: Correspondence, Miscellaneous.The correspondence files are arranged chronologically, with undated material at the beginning.

The materials in this collection were a gift to the University from Barnabas McHenry.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1980-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1990-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

ACS by Tom [?] to Barnabas McHenry, 9 September 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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