Ralph E. Pickett Papers
Language of Materials
Ralph Pickett was a professor at NYU at the School of Education, donor to the Library, and the author of numerous works of fiction, most of which remain unpublished. The papers are primarily typewritten manuscripts of Pickett's unpublished fiction.
Ralph Pickett was a professor at NYU at the School of Education and a generous donor to the Bobst Library. He had established in his name a special fund for the purchase of books the library would not normally have acquired, such as the Supplementum Hellenisticum and the full set of Migne's Patrologiae Latinae. He was also the author of numerous works of fiction, most of which remain unpublished, which, as Pickett describes in a letter to Frank Walker, then librarian at Fales, "...indicate the range of my interests and foibles - campus life, oddities in the law, mystery and detective stories, historical novels, and the bizzare, outre, arcane and screwball aspects of fellow humans. Some are pretty grim; one, "The Newest Nation", is bitterly satirical. A few are placid."
The collection is comprised of 6 linear feet of material and is arranged into 2 series - Series I: Unpublished Manuscripts and II: Objects. The manuscripts are grouped by pseudonym and arranged alphabetically by title.
- Series I: Unpublished Manuscripts, Originals and Carbon Copies
- Series II: Sherry Glasses and Boxes
Scope and Content Note
The papers are primarily typewritten manuscripts of Pickett's unpublished fiction. There are also some handwritten notes and outlines which have been interfiled with the fiction to which it refers.
Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596.
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); The Ralph E. Pickett Papers; MSS 052; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.
The papers were donated to the Fales Library by Dean Ralph Pickett in 1982.
There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.