Princeton Publishing Company Records
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The Princeton Publishing Company was incorporated in 1900 to oversee the printing of the Alumni Princetonian, a weekly alumni supplement to the Daily Princetonian that had no clear organization or support. The name of the publication was soon changed to the Princeton Alumni Weekly and shares of stock were sold to interested alumni to fund the periodical. Notable stockholders included the company's incorporator Andrew Fleming West, Professor Allan Marquand, and Charles Scribner, who eventually became the company's director. In 1919 it was decided by a vote of the stockholders to transfer control of the Princeton Alumni Weekly to Princeton University Press, and the Princeton Publishing Company was dissolved.
Consists of records which document the activities of the Princeton Publishing Company. The bulk of the material is related to finance, and includes stock certificates, ledger books, deeds, and bills of sales. A complete set of annual meeting minutes is also included; these too pertain primarily to financial matters.
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