Richard Ludwig, professor, librarian and expert in rare books, dies

May 2, 2003 5:26 p.m.

Richard Ludwig, 82, emeritus professor of English at Princeton University and the former associate University librarian for rare books and special collections died, Monday, April 28, at his home in Princeton.

An authority on American literature, Ludwig is credited with expanding the library's special collections, particularly holdings of significant 20th-century American authors. Under his leadership from 1974 to 1986, the collections grew dramatically, with large and important acquisitions, including works by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Allan Tate, John Keats, Sir Thomas More, Aldus Huxley, Woodrow Wilson, Adlai Stevenson, Allen Dulles and the publishing companies Henry Holt and Scribner and Sons. He managed the expansion of the staff and the department's quarters, including the construction of the Milberg exhibition gallery and the Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library.

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