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Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection

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Leitch, Alexander, 1900-

Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1936 to 1966. Following his retirement from the University, he assembled A Princeton Companion, a reference work containing 400 articles on Princeton life and traditions.

Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator. The scrapbooks include academic and athletic clippings primarily about Princeton, Harvard and Yale, mostly from New York-based newspapers.

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A container list for this collection was created by Christie Peterson with assistance from Eleanor Wright '14 and Suchi Mandavilli '14 in November 2011. Finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in November 2011.

Publisher
University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Christie Peterson
Finding Aid Date
2007
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Daily Clippings Scrapbooks, 1925-1944 consists of volumes with daily clippings about Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, mostly from the New York Times. Each daily entry consists of two pages, one for "Academic" and one for "Athletic" clippings, and each page is divided into three columns, one each for Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, under wich the day's clippings are pasted.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks in Series 1: Chronological Athletics Scrapbooks, 1925-1944 are arranged by date.

Physical Description

45 boxes

Scrapbook, 1925 October 25 - 1925 November 20. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1925 July 6 - 1925 October 4. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1925 November 21 - 1925 December 16. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1926 May 10 - 1926 July 20. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1926 July 21 - 1926 December 12. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1925 September 25 - 1926 January 4. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1926 December 13 - 1927 April 13. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1926 January 6 - 1926 May 9. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1927 January 19 - 1927 May 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1927 April 14 - 1927 July 29. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1927 September 20 - 1928 January 18. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1928 May 18 - 1928 October 21. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1928 October 22 - 1929 February 21. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1929 February 22 - 1929 June 24. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1929 June 25 - 1930 November 23. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1929 November 24 - 1930 March 24. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1930 March 25 - 1930 September 13. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1930 September 14 - 1931 January 14. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1931 January 15 - 1931 May 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1931 May 18 - 1931 October 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1931 October 18 - 1932 February 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1932 February 18 - 1932 June 12. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1932 June 20 - 1932 November 21. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1932 November 21 - 1933 March 24. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1933 March 24 - 1933 July 30. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1933 July 30 - 1933 December 15. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1933 December 15 - 1934 April 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1934 April 17 - 1934 August 18. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1934 August 18 - 1934 December 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1934 December 31 - 1935 May 6. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1935 May 6 - 1935 October 13. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1935 October 13 - 1936 February 12. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1936 February 12 - 1936 June 14. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1936 June 14 - 1936 November 14. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1936 November 14 - 1937 March 14. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1937 March 14 - 1937 November 22. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1937 November 23 - 1938 September 4. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1938 September 8 - 1939 June 7. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1939 June 9 - 1940 March 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1940 April 2 - 1941 January 27. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1941 July 29 - 1942 February 9. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1941 January 28 - 1941 July 28. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1942 February 11 - 1942 October 27. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1942 October 28 - 1943 August 12. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1943 August 18 - 1944 July 1. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Scrapbooks Organized by Subject, 1926-1945 consists of scrapbooks containing mostly clippings about Harvard, Princeton and Yale, although a few clippings about other schools, such as Cornell and Penn are also occasionally included. Most of the clippings are sports-related, although one book contains general, non-athletic clippings. Most of the clippings are from various New York-based newspapers, although at least one volume features Boston-based clippings.

Arrangement

The clippings in Series 2: Scrapbooks Organized by Subject, 1926-1945 are arranged within the scrapbooks according to their subject, but the scrapbooks themselves are not arranged in any particular order.

Physical Description

10 boxes

Football, 1926-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

General Clippings Related to Princeton, Harvard, and Yale, 1944-1948. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Baseball and Crew, 1938-1945. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cricket, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, 1937-1942. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Football Clippings from Boston Papers, 1926-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Football, 1937-1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Badminton, Boxing, Wrestling, Squash, Fencing, Gymnastics, Polo, Skiing, Chess, 1937-1945. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sailing, Track, 1937-1942. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Basketball, Hockey, Swimming, 1937-1944. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Football, 1940-1945. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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