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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

Princeton University. Facilities Organization.

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.

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

Mudd Library does not have the facilities to view or listen to this material, and obsolete formats will need to be converted to a current format at the patron's expense before a reproduction can be made. Patrons should allow approximately four to six weeks for reproductions, especially if outdated formats are involved.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds a wide range of audiovisual media within its collections, many of which are obsolete or on fragile media or both. To ensure that the information contained within these materials remains accessible, no original media are played for research purposes. Mudd's policy requires that originals be dubbed to a digital medium, checked for copyright at that point a reference copy may be provided to researchers. All costs of transferring are borne by the researcher. Princeton University's Media Services handles most of our digitization for audiovisual materials, which is processed by Mudd Library staff. Media Services may require up to 6 weeks to complete a request and this does not include the 1-2 days that Mudd Library staff require to locate, deliver, retrieve, and send requests. For material that Media Services cannot transfer an appropriate vendor will be contacted but the transfer time required can be as little as several days to as long as several months, with costs of upwards of hundreds of dollars per item required for many of these formats. In a very few instances, the library may already have a dub copy available, saving both time and costs.

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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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