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Using the Library during COVID-19

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Contact the Mark Twain Papers & Project

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For information about visiting MTP in person, please see Visiting the Archive.


General Contact Information

e-mail: mtp@library.berkeley.edu
telephone: (510) 642-6480
fax: (510) 642-6349


Please address written correspondence or donation checks to

Mark Twain Papers
University of California at Berkeley
The Bancroft Library, Room 475
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000


Contact the General Editor

Queries to the General Editor should be directed to:

Robert H. Hirst, General Editor
Mark Twain Papers & Project
University of California at Berkeley
The Bancroft Library, Room 475
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000


Assistance for Students

Most general questions about Mark Twain, his writings, the source or authenticity of quotations, etc., can be answered by consulting Mark Twain Project publications or standard reference books at your local library. The Project does not have a reference librarian who can assist with school projects or general questions.  


We recommend also consulting these helpful sites:

Mark Twain Forum, a moderated Internet discussion group for those with an interest in the life and works of Mark Twain. The Forum site includes subscription information and links to book reviews.

Mark Twain in His Times, edited by Stephen Railton, University of Virginia.

Mark Twain Quotations, Newspaper Collections, & web Resources, built by Barbara Schmidt—a highly reliable and comprehensive source of quotations and texts.