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Alfred Eisenstaedt Photographs of the Class of 1973


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.

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The collection consists of 338 black and white prints made from digital copies of photographs taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for LIFE Magazine in September, 1969, when women undergraduates admitted as part of the first fully coeducational Class of 1973 arrived on campus. The photo story "Lady into Tiger" ran in the September 19, 1969 issue of LIFE, featuring six photographs.

Not all of the people who appear in the photographs have been identified for description. People identified at the time of processing who appear in the photographs include: Beth Rom, Beverly Cayford, Elaine Chan, John Sease, Julia O'Brien, June Fletcher, Kathleen Molony, Lisa Dorota (Tebbe), Lisa Halaby (Noor Al Hussein), Lizabeth (Liz) Cohen, Marcia Boraas, Maureen Ferguson, Melissa Hines, Robin Herman, and Sylvia Morris. The Blair Hall Arch and Pyne Hall, the dormitory where the women undergraduates were housed, appear in many of the photographs, all of which were taken outdoors on the Princeton campus.

The photographs were printed in 2022 by Meredith Operations Corporation (Dotdash Meredith) from digital versions held by the LIFE Picture Collection. The Princeton University Library does not have information about the existence of original negatives or prints.

Donated by M. Robin Krasny '1973 and C.W. (Peter) Flynn '1973 in 2022 (AR.2022.062) in commemoration of their 50th reunion.

An incomplete inventory of images including names of people in the photographs is available upon request. Contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection processed and finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.

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Phoebe Nobles
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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright to Alfred Eisenstaedt's photographs of women undergraduates at Princeton is held by the LIFE Picture Collection. The images may be used for Princeton University research and campus display. High-resolution digital images may be requested for campus use only. Any commercial use or use outside of Princeton University must be cleared through the LIFE Picture Collection / Time-Life Archives. Email requests to, or fill out an inquiry form at If you have a question, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Thumbnail images of Alfred Eisenstaedt photographs, 2022. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Materials Viewable Online
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Prints, Alfred Eisenstaedt photographs of the Class of 1973.

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