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Princetoniana Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Princetoniana Collection is a set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected materials relating to Princeton University. Nearly every aspect of the University's life from the time of its founding to the modern era is represented to some degree in the Princetoniana Collection. Historical surveys, biographies, and University releases such as the Official Register and the Nassau Herald are all represented in the Princetoniana Collection.

Each volume or set of volumes in the Princetoniania Collection is represented in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog, which is searchable by title, author, or call number.

Materials which fit the scope of the collection are added periodically.

The core group of items which formed the basis of the Princetoniana Collection were originally housed in the Princetoniana Room (later known as the Robert Taylor Room) in Firestone Library. In 1972 the Princetoniana books were transferred to the Fine Hall Annex library.

The items which formed the basis of the Princetoniana Collection were previously held in Firestone Library's Princetoniana Room. In 1972, the bulk of this collection was moved from this space and transferred to the Library Annex in Fine Hall while certain items remained in the Department of Rare Books. In 1977, books in call number range P00-P93 were transferred to Mudd Library. In 1991, Princeton-related items from the remaining P94-P999 books were picked from the Annex location and brought to Mudd.

In addition to the Princeton University Main catalog, a LibGuide to the collection describing major topical areas and specific volumes is available online.

This collection was processed by Dan Brennan in May 2009. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in September 2009.

Numerous duplicates of University publications have been removed from the main collection, but are still held onsite at Mudd Library.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

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