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Princeton Aerial Photographs and Geographic Data 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

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The Princeton University Facilities Organization is a large and diverse group of departments that support the educational mission of Princeton University in material ways. It includes Building Services, Conference and Event Services, Design and Construction, Dining Services, Engineering Department, Finance and Administrative Services, Grounds and Building Maintenance, Housing and Real Estate Services, Life Safety and Security Systems, Office of the Vice President, Office of Sustainability, Real Estate Development, and the University Architect.

The collection consists of aerial photographs and digital maps of the Princeton University campus.

The website for the Princeton University Facilites Organization was used during the preparation of the biographical note in this element.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Box 2 contains CDs and DVDs containing digital files, mostly TIFF images and a smaller number of DWG AutoCAD drawings.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Princeton Aerial Photographs and Geographic Data, 1982, 1999-2006 consists of aerial photographs and digital maps of the Princeton University campus in printed and digital formats.


The materials in Series 1: Princeton Aerial Photographs and Geographic Data, 1982, 1999-2006 have been arranged by format and date.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Aerial Photograph Prints, 2002-2006. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Aerial Photograph Prints, 1982, 1999-2001. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Digital Aerial Photographs and Digital Orthophotos, 1999-2006. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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