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Guide to the Fales Manuscript Collection
circa 1700-2000

Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2596

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Tania Friedel, Philip Lauer, Marvin J. Taylor, 1998-2000. Revised by Julia Lloyd, 2007, and Colin Wells, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 11, 2019
Description is in English.

 Updated to include material integrated from accession number 2019.019 by Stacey Flatt  , March 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966
Title: Fales Manuscript Collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1700-2000
Abstract: The Fales Manuscript collection is made up of some 50,000 items, much of which was assembled by DeCoursey Fales from 1908-1966 and donated to NYU. The provenance of the materials is complicated, however. Following Fales' death in 1966, other collections and purchases were added into the Fales Manuscripts collection. We do not have a comprehensive listing of what Fales owned and what the library later purchased after his death. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, realia, ephemera, and other materials primarily about English and American authors from 1700 to the present. There are special strenths in the Victorian, Edwardian, English 1890s, and Transition Period writers.
Quantity: 118 Linear Feet
Call Phrase: MSS.001