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Princeton University Diploma Collection

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Princeton University Office of the Registrar.

Since its first class of six graduates and one honoree in 1748, Princeton University has awarded over 80,000 diplomas.

Consists of 213 original diplomas and photostats, including executed diplomas as well as blank, sample or spoiled diplomas.

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This finding aid was created by Christie Peterson with the assistance of Suchi Mandavilli '14 in November 2010.

Publisher
University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Christie Peterson
Finding Aid Date
2010
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Diplomas from the Princeton University Archives Oversize Collection, 1749-1998 (bulk 1749-1926) consists of 183 original diplomas and photostats, as well as a small number of blank, sample or spoiled diplomas.

Arrangement

The materials in Series 1: Diplomas from the Princeton University Archives Oversize Collection, 1749-1998 (bulk 1749-1926) are arranged by size and by date.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Brown, John, 1749. 1 box.
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1 box

Clinton, Alexander, 1750. 1 box.
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1 box

Scudder, Nathaniel, 1751. 1 box.
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1 box

Ross, Robert, 1751. 1 box.
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1 box

Duffield, George, 1752. 1 box.
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1 box

Woodruff, Joseph, 1753. 1 box.
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1 box

Wadhams, Noah, 1754. 1 box.
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1 box

Bradner, Benoni, 1755. 1 box.
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1 box

Crawford, William, 1755. 1 box.
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1 box

Wells, Abner, 1757. 1 box.
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1 box

Wiggin, Thomas (Honorary Masters), 1758. 1 box.
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1 box

Paterson, William, 1763. 1 box.
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1 box

Woodhull, William, 1764. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, Joseph, 1764. 1 box.
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1 box

Ogden, Robert, 1765. 1 box.
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1 box

Bacon, John, 1765. 1 box.
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1 box

Haley, John, 1766. 1 box.
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1 box

Hasbrouck, Joseph, 1766. 1 box.
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1 box

Hasbrouck, Jacob I., 1767. 1 box.
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1 box

Beatty, John, 1769. 1 box.
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1 box

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Beatty, John, 1769. 1 box.
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1 box

Luckey, George, 1772. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, William Richmond, 1773. 1 box.
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1 box

Imlay, William Eugene, 1773. 1 box.
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1 box

Linn, John, 1773. 1 box.
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1 box

Daggett, Napthali (Honorary D.D.), 1774. 1 box.
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1 box

Springer, John, 1775. 1 box.
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1 box

Rodgers, John Richardson Bayard, 1775. 1 box.
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1 box

Finley, Joseph Lewis, 1775. 1 box.
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1 box

Beatty, Charles Clinton, 1775. 1 box.
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1 box

Fithian, Philip Vickers (Honorary Masters), 1775. 1 box.
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1 box

McAllister, Matthew, 1779. 1 box.
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1 box

Green, Ashbel, 1783. 1 box.
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1 box

Goodrich, Elizur (Honorary D.D.), 1783. 1 box.
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1 box

Whaley, Hercules, 1785. 1 box.
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1 box

Henry, John Vernor, 1785. 1 box.
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1 box

Clarkson, Joseph (Honorary Masters), 1785. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, Charles, 1786. 1 box.
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1 box

Madison, James (Honorary LL.D.), 1787. 1 box.
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1 box

Thompson, Smith, 1788. 1 box.
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1 box

Pierson, Isaac, 1789. 1 box.
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1 box

Wood, Silas, 1789. 1 box.
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1 box

Moody, John, 1796. 1 box.
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1 box

Morford, Edmund, 1797. 1 box.
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1 box

Frazer, William C., 1797. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

American Whig Society diploma.

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1 box

Meason, Isaac, 1799. 1 box.
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1 box

Ellmaker, Elias E., 1801. 1 box.
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1 box

Six Unidentified Diplomas, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Potts, Richard, 1804. 1 box.
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1 box

Potts, William, 1805. 1 box.
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1 box

Cooley, Eli Field, 1806. 1 box.
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1 box

Pierson, Charles Edwin, 1807. 1 box.
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1 box

Van Der Veer, Henry, 1811. 1 box.
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1 box

Kollock, Shepard K., 1812. 1 box.
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1 box

Williams, Melancthon Brown, 1814. 1 box.
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1 box

Hodge, Charles, 1815. 1 box.
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1 box

Pierson, William, 1816. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, David, 1817. 1 box.
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1 box

Black, Charles Clarke, 1818. 1 box.
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1 box

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Rutgers, Antony, 1819. 1 box.
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1 box

Aikman, Alexander, 1821. 1 box.
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1 box

Holstein, Samuel, 1822. 1 box.
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1 box

Latimer, James, 1823. 1 box.
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1 box

Jackson, Stephen, 1824. 1 box.
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1 box

Watkins, James Henry, 1826. 1 box.
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1 box

Pepper, George Seckel, 1827. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, Jonathan Bayard H., 1829. 1 box.
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1 box

Hart, John Seeley, 1830. 1 box.
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1 box

Miller, Edward M., 1831. 1 box.
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1 box

Guild, Charles Beatty Green, 1832. 1 box.
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1 box

Miller, Samuel, 1833. 1 box.
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1 box

Brewster, Benjamin Harris, 1834. 1 box.
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1 box

Miller, John, 1836. 1 box.
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1 box

Davis, Joseph Holmes, 1838. 1 box.
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1 box

Hamilton, Morris Robeson, 1839. 1 box.
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1 box

McClery, Morven Ierne, 1843. 1 box.
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1 box

Hodge, Archibald A., 1844. 1 box.
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1 box

Martin, Andrew R., 1844. 1 box.
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1 box

Higgins, William Morris, 1845. 1 box.
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1 box

Tallmadge, Theodore Wood, 1846. 1 box.
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1 box

Banks, Robert Lenox, 1848. 1 box.
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1 box

Price, John Sanderson, 1849. 1 box.
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1 box

Tallmadge, Theodore Wood, 1849. 1 box.
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1 box

Baker, William Elliott, 1850. 1 box.
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1 box

Rhoads, Joshua, 1851. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, William J., 1852. 1 box.
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1 box

Lee, James, 1853. 1 box.
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1 box

Wadhams, Calvin, 1854. 1 box.
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1 box

Roberston, Albert, 1855. 1 box.
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1 box

Wood, Edward Payson, 1856. 1 box.
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1 box

Maccauley, Joseph Tagert, 1857. 1 box.
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1 box

Clark, James H., 1858. 1 box.
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1 box

Beattie, Hamlin (Master's Diploma), 1859. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, David, Jr., 1859. 1 box.
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1 box

Kimberley, Henry Dickinson, 1860. 1 box.
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1 box

Irhie, William Muirhead, 1861. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John (Master's Diploma), 1861. 1 box.
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1 box

Brewster, Edward Payson, 1862. 1 box.
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1 box

Brown, Charles L. (Honorary D.D. Diploma), 1863. 1 box.
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1 box

Conover, Edwin Degraw (Master's Diploma), 1863. 1 box.
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1 box

Nassau, William B. (Master's Diploma), 1863. 1 box.
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1 box

Smythe, Hugh, 1863. 1 box.
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1 box

Gardner, Samuel M., 1864. 1 box.
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1 box

Schanck, James Robbins, 1865. 1 box.
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1 box

Paulison, John C., 1866. 1 box.
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1 box

Ogilvie, Charles Benjamin, 1867. 1 box.
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1 box

Dorrance, Benjamin Ford, 1868. 1 box.
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1 box

Brakeley, Jonas T., 1869. 1 box.
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1 box

Sharp, Jerome E., 1870. 1 box.
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1 box

Mixsell, David, 1871. 1 box.
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1 box

Chambers, Jacob, 1872. 1 box.
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1 box

Funk, Nevin Ursinus, 1874. 1 box.
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1 box

Edwards, Richard Arthur, 1876. 1 box.
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1 box

Chapin, Henry D. (BS Diploma Written in English), 1877. 1 box.
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1 box

Millard, William E. (BA Diploma Written in Latin), 1877. 1 box.
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1 box

Wigton, Francis, 1877. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, William F., 1879. 1 box.
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1 box

Harlow, Samuel A., 1879. 1 box.
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1 box

Lee, Blair, 1880. 1 box.
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1 box

Hibben, John Grier, 1882. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, William F. (Master's Diploma), 1882. 1 box.
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1 box

Ordway, Smith, 1884. 1 box.
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1 box

Barr, John Watson, 1885. 1 box.
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1 box

Harris, Walter Butler (Civic Engineering Diploma Written in English), 1886. 1 box.
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1 box

Kelley, Alford (Diploma in Latin), 1886. 1 box.
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1 box

Duncan, George Stuart (Master's Diploma), 1887. 1 box.
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1 box

Mason, Robert W., 1887. 1 box.
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1 box

Blackwell, Stephen W., 1888. 1 box.
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1 box

Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1888. 1 box.
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1 box

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Ordway, Smith (Reissued Diploma, 1903), 1888. 1 box.
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1 box

Lytle, William Harvey, 1890. 1 box.
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1 box

Gibney, Ernest Carson, 1891. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, Charles H. (Master's Diploma), 1891. 1 box.
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1 box

Butler, Howard Crosby (Master's Diploma), 1892. 1 box.
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1 box

Prentice, William Kelly, 1892. 1 box.
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1 box

Collins, Addison Berg (Master's Diploma), 1893. 1 box.
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1 box

Dodd, Samuel T. (Electrical Engineering Diploma), 1893. 1 box.
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1 box

Dodd, William H., 1893. 1 box.
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1 box

Reichner, Louis Irving, 1894. 1 box.
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1 box

Harris, Robert Patterson, 1895. 1 box.
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1 box

McMillan, Henry Lyndon, 1895. 1 box.
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1 box

Vredenburgh, Peter (Master's Diploma), 1895. 1 box.
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1 box

Hale, Henry Ewing (Master's Diploma), 1896. 1 box.
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1 box

Priest, George M. (Master's Diploma), 1896. 1 box.
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1 box

Hutton, Lawrence (Honorary Master's Diploma), 1897. 1 box.
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1 box

Magie, David, Jr., 1897. 1 box.
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1 box

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Halsey, Charles Woodruff, 1898. 1 box.
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1 box

Chidester, John Hartfor, 1899. 1 box.
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1 box

Gibney, Ernest Carson (Master's Diploma), 1899. 1 box.
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1 box

Le Boutiller, Philipp, 1900. 1 box.
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1 box

Emery, John Runkle (Honorary LL.D. Diploma), 1901. 1 box.
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1 box

Priest, George Madison (Master's Diploma), 1901. 1 box.
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1 box

Chambers, Robert Newton, 1904. 1 box.
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1 box

Rogers, Lawrence Harrison, 1904. 1 box.
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1 box

Malcolm, George Hoag, 1905. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, J. Henly, 1905. 1 box.
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1 box

McCosh, Andrew Jacob (Honorary Degree), 1905. 1 box.
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1 box

Stewart, George B., 1906. 1 box.
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1 box

Martin, John L., 1906. 1 box.
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1 box

Jones, Leonard C., 1907. 1 box.
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1 box

Rankin, Edward Elmendorf, 1909. 1 box.
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1 box

Hildebrant, Walter G. (Civil Engineering Diploma), 1909. 1 box.
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1 box

Livingston, Robert R. (Diploma Dated 04/13/1911), 1910. 1 box.
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1 box

Rankin, Herbert Edward (Master's Diploma), 1910. 1 box.
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1 box

Tregloan, James H. (Civil Engineering Diploma), 1910. 1 box.
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1 box

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Minch, Robert Francis, 1911. 1 box.
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1 box

Wigton, Robert W., 1912. 1 box.
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1 box

Hastings, Warren, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Hampton, Robert, Jr., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Dickinson, Hamilton Maynard (Non-Graduate of Class of 1919 Special Diploma), 1918. 1 box.
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1 box

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Dodd, Samuel T., Jr., 1920. 1 box.
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1 box

Wood, Clinton Tyler, Jr., 1921. 1 box.
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1 box

Herben, Stephen Joseph, Jr. (Master's Diploma), 1921. 1 box.
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1 box

Cooke, George Joseph, Jr., 1922. 1 box.
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1 box

Rankin, James B., 1923. 1 box.
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1 box

Herben, Stephen Joseph, Jr. (PhD Diploma), 1924. 1 box.
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1 box

Loeb, Arthur Ferdinand, 1925. 1 box.
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1 box

Fox, Lewis, 1926. 1 box.
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1 box

Deignan, Herbert Girton, 1928. 1 box.
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1 box

Sloat, Leslie, 1929. 1 box.
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1 box

Bannerman, Charles Scott (Princeton University Swimming and Life Saving Club Diploma), 1934. 1 box.
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1 box

Selden, William K. (AB Diploma and WWSPLA Certificate), 1934. 1 box.
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1 box

Wainwright, Alexander D., 1939. 1 box.
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1 box

Van Syckel, Francis Phineas Rue (Honorary Degree), 1939. 1 box.
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1 box

Eisenhart, Edward, 1942. 1 box.
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1 box

Rogers, Fred Baker, 1947. 1 box.
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1 box

Gregory, Charles William, 1955. 1 box.
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1 box

Armstrong, Hamilton Fish (Honorary Degree), 1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Braney, W. Todd, 1980. 1 box.
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1 box

Samples of BA, BS, Master's, and PhD Diplomas, 1998. 1 box.
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1 box

Blank Diplomas, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Spoiled Diplomas, 1870-1877. 1 box.
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1 box

Series 2: Blank and Unused Diplomas, 1863-1916. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Series 2: Blank and Unused Diplomas, 1863-1916, contains approximately 30 diplomas. Some of the diplomas are signed by president John Maclean, one is signed by president James Carnahan, and many are signed by trustees. None of the diplomas are filled out with students' names. A few of the diplomas appear to be drafts. The series also includes one sheet of instructions for preparing diplomas for engineering students (1916).

Arrangement

No order has been imposed on the materials in Series 2; they remain in the order in which they arrived at the time of transfer.

Physical Description

1 box

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