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Manuscripts

Manuscripts Division
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Manuscripts
609-258-3186

The Manuscripts Division holds the Carl Van Doren papers, 1900-1950 (C0072), which illustrate the literary career of Van Doren in typescripts, some with author's corrections, and research notes for his biography of Benjamin Franklin (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in American biography), and in typescripts for some of his short stories, articles, lectures, poetry, and radio programs ("Words at War") based on his material. In addition, there are 35 volumes of notebooks and diaries (1901-1950) and 17 boxes of correspondence.