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The Clarence Herbert New and Robert Warrington New Papers finding aid is now available online!

Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:53 pm

Special Collections and and Archives is thrilled to announce that the Clarence Herbert New and Robert Warrington New papers have been processed! You are able to access the finding aid online and explore the extensive and varied collecting habits of both Clarence and his son Robert. The Clarence Herbert New collection of Theater actor cabinet cards is a large portion of the digital project  Theater Actor Prints and Photograph Collection. In addition to cabinet photographs, C.H. and Robert New collectively contributed over 120 boxes (over 100 linear feet) of materials consisting of manuscripts, film posters, travel photographs, maps, scrapbooks, research materials, correspondence, art, and prints. It is well worth taking a look at the finding aid to simply read the biographical note on C.H. New. He led a very interesting life that included around the world travel, shipwrecks, and losing his arm to a bear in a New York City zoo! Not to mention his fame as the writer of “Diplomatic Free Lance,” which some critics have called the longest novel ever written. This is a tremendously interesting collection and we hope that researchers find the New’s appreciation for collecting and asset to their research.


  1. This will be an exciting collection to see our patrons and ZSR use!
    Great work processing a large and complex collection.

  2. Congratulations! I know you are happy to complete the processing of this wonderful collection.

  3. It looks wonderful — congratulations! What an accomplishment! Our friend Clarence is finally being exposed for all the world to see…just as he would have wanted it!

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