Biography and History

James Thayer Gerould was librarian of Princeton University Library (1920-1938) and a founder of the Association of Research Libraries.

Source: From the finding aid for C0576

  • Princeton University Library Records. 1734-2016 (inclusive), 1952-1995 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC123

    The Princeton University Library is one of the foremost university libraries in the world. With collections totaling over 12 million volumes, manuscripts, and nonprint items spread across fifteen buildings, the Princeton University Library system serves not only the Princeton University community but the world at large. The Princeton University Library Records consist of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm. The records document the Library's day-to-day operations as well as its involvement with other departments on campus, other college and university libraries, and library users.

  • James Thayer Gerould Papers on Jonathan Edwards. 1931-1937 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0576

    Consists of selected papers of James Thayer Gerould, Princeton librarian (1920-1938), accumulated during the preparation of a bibliography of the works of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Congregational clergyman and Princeton president.

  • Robert Garrett Papers. 1901-1992 (inclusive), 1920-1945 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0627

    The Robert Garrett Papers consists of correspondence and documents primarily concerning the Robert Garrett Collection and other collecting interests of Garrett, Princeton Class of 1897.