Biography and History

Thomas J. Wertenbaker was a professor of history at Princeton from 1910 to 1936, serving as department chairman from 1928-1936. Wertenbaker published several highly regarded works on colonial American history, and was a popular teacher among students. His eventual appointment as president of the American Historical Association underscored his deserved reputation as one of the nation's eminent historical scholars and even after his retirement from Princeton he continued to publish extensively and garner appointments from other universities.

Source: From the finding aid for AC224

Biography and History

An American historian, Wertenbaker taught at Princeton from 1910 to 1947. He was internationally recognized and wrote a number of important historical works. In 1947, he was president of the American Historical Association.

Source: From the finding aid for C0359

Occupations

  • Historians -- United States -- 20th century..
  • Lecture Notes Collection. 1772-1990 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC052

    This collection contains over 600 sets of student notes taken from lectures given by members of Princeton's faculty. They represent the broad range of courses taught at Princeton University (known as the College of New Jersey prior to 1896) and include the works of numerous famous faculty and students.

  • Princeton History of New Jersey Series collection. 1929-1960 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC224

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker was a professor of history at Princeton from 1910 to 1936, serving as department chairman from 1928-1936.

  • Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker Papers. 1910-1959 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0359

    Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker was an American historian who taught at Princeton from 1910 to 1947. He was internationally recognized and wrote a number of important historical works. In 1947, he was president of the American Historical Association. His papers consist of Wertenbaker’s works, correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed matter.