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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John Koenig, an amateur actor during his time as a student, began his career as a Broadway set designer and later became designer and assistant director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings of Koenig's life, from his involvement in theatrical productions as a student, through his career as a Broadway set designer, including his later years as a designer and assistant director of the Viriginia Museum of the Fine Arts. Part of the collection covers his tour of duty in the army during World War II when he worked on Irving Berlin's show, "This Is the Army."
Arranged in this order: academic training, Broadway theater, World War II and "This Is the Army," Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts.
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 Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
- 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.