You are here

Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
609-258-9942

Princeton is becoming a major center for material relating to Thomas Mann. Though the collection is especially strong in letters, there is also a notable collection of books.

Some 350 volumes are in the General Rare Books Collection (Ex). This includes various editions, including many first editions of Mann's works.

An exhibit of Thomas Mann works was held in 1975, in honor of which the Friends of the Library published a volume of essays by Stanley Corngold, Victor Lange, and Theodore Ziolkowski.

Most of the Mann collection is the gift of Miss Caroline Newton. For some details see: "Preface" by Richard M. Ludwig in Thomas Mann 1875-1955 [a collection of essays by Stanley Corngold, Victor Lange, and Theodore Ziolkowski]. (Princeton, 1975). See also: The Letters of Thomas Mann to Caroline Newton with a Foreword by Robert F. Goheen. [(Princeton), 1971].