Biography and History

Jacob Netwon Beam was a member of the Princeton Class of 1896 and served as professor of German from 1899-1927.

Source: From the finding aid for MC029

  • Jacob Newton Beam Papers. 1914-1950 (inclusive), 1940-1950 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC029

    The collection contains correspondence pertaining to Princeton University and personal correspondence of Jacob Newton Beam (Princeton Class of 1896, professor of German, 1899-1927). Of particular note is a file of letters from his son, Jacob Dyneley Beam (Princeton Class of 1929), written while he was serving at the American embassies in London, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Indonesia. The collection also includes Jacob N. Beam's lectures notes and publications.