Biography and History

Ernest Cushing Richardson was an American librarian and bibliographer who made significant contributions to the field of American librarianship. From 1890 till 1925, he was director of Princeton University Library and professor of bibliography. In 1925, Richardson became consultant to the Library of Congress.

Source: From the finding aid for C0341

Biography and History

Ernest Cushing Richardson (1860-1939) was an American librarian and author.

Source: From the finding aid for C0787

  • Princeton University Library Records. 1734-2015 (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.

  • Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection. 1832-1954 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0341

    Consists of the personal papers of Ernest Cushing Richardson, librarian of Princeton University Library from 1890 till 1925.

  • 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.

  • Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Documents. 1380-1851 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0787

    The Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Documents consists of medieval and renaissance documents and manuscripts collected by Ernest Cushing Richardson, an American librarian and author. Of principal interest are some 350 documents (deeds, bonds, contracts, investitures, wills, and other legal documents), chiefly dating from 1380 to 1550 and written in Milan, Alessandria, Brescia, Cremona, Lodi, and other northern Italian cities.