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Historical Subject Files Collection, 1746-2019

AC109 442 boxes 21 folders 8 items
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The Historical Subject Files Collection documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports.
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Series 35. External Views on Princeton, 1664-2004

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The External Views on Princeton series documents the opinions and views of non-Princetonians about Princeton University. Princeton has—almost since its founding—been a favorite subject of writers, artists, and filmmakers. Though it is often portrayed with admiration, it is also sometimes the subject of criticism or parody. This series also includes rankings of universities that include Princeton, things named for Princeton, and lists of Princetonians awarded non-Princeton prizes and awards. A large section of this series consists of newspaper and magazine articles about Princeton (the bulk of which date to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries). Because of the number of these that are oversize, an oversize run is included as part of the series. For media produced at Princeton or by Princetonians on subjects other than Princeton, see Series 24 (Multimedia). For other newspaper and magazine articles about specific time periods in Princeton's history, see the chronological section of Series 1 (General).

New Jersey Miscellaneous Collection, 1671-1956

C1351 9 boxes 5.6 linear feet
Consists of a collection of miscellaneous legal and financial documents, correspondence, and other manuscript materials, assembled from various sources, that relate to New Jersey history or inhabitants of New Jersey from the late 17th century through the mid 20th century.
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Miriam Y. Holden Collection, 1676-1993 (mostly 1930-1969)

C0071 104 boxes 45.0 linear feet
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The Miriam Holden Collection consists of books, periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, cartoons, letters, and other materials about women and their achievements collected by Holden.
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Series 4: Subject Files, 1676-1980

This series, constituting the largest in the collection, aptly demonstrates the effort expended by Miriam Young Holden in her work of researching the history of women as well as her active involvement in contemporary women's rights movements. The vast array of detailed subjects illustrates Holden's passion for discovering the role women have played in not only modern American history, but also in ancient and global history. The large amounts of materials related to contemporary women's issues also point to her work in groups such as the National Woman's Party and the World Center for Women's Archives.

Princeton University Library Collection of Modern Greek Materials, 1677-1967

C0958 3 boxes 4 folders
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Consists of an open collection containing miscellaneous source material related to Modern Greek studies, including letters, documents, artwork, and other unbound manuscript items.
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Ethniko Komitato, 1937-1973

Greek resistance organization archive. Contains material relating to Ethniko Komitato (National Revolutionary Committee of Greece), which operated under the Axis occupation of Greece and fought for the freedom of the homeland and the rights of the Greeks during the World War II. Included are autograph and typed manuscripts, such as requests; certificates regarding Nikolaos Stauropoulos' membership to the National Revolutionary Committee; reports to the Committee by N. Stauropoulos; agendas of the Committee; a list of the board members; the founding document and the National Line of the Committee; two handwritten issues (dated 15 and 18 April, 1945 respectively) of the newspaper "Ethnika Neiata" (National Youth), with crossed out title " Hē ephēmeridoula mas"; four essays by Nikolaos Stauropoulos or Atellanos: "Einai akoma kairos"; "Ho agōnas sta ergostasia"; "Ho proskopismos kai hē agōgē tōn hellēnopaidōn"; and "To noēma tēs ethnikēs antistasēs kai hoi neoi"; an identification card of Nikolaos Stauropoulos; an obituary for Nikos Kollaros; a signed letter by Giōrgos Stauropoulos to his brother Nikolaos; a signed letter to Nikolaos Stauropoulos by Vyrōn (unknown last name); miscellaneous handwritten notes; 72 black-and-white photographs dated 1937-1966; and ephemera. Included also is a pamphlet dated April 6, 1941. The National Revolutionary Committee of Greece worked closely throughout the German occupation with almost all the internal resistance organizations and helped strengthen several rebel groups.
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Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, Letters to May Harrison, 1944-1950

11 signed autograph letters from Lord Dunsany (E. J. M. D. Plunkett) to violinist May Harrison, written from Dunsany Castle, Dunstrall Priory, and Cadogan Square, with a corrected typescript of his poem "To the Children of Greece" and a transcript by May Harrison of the account of a Yugoslav soldier. Harrison had asked Dunsany to write a poem highlighting the desperate condition of Greek children following German occupation, to be read at a charity concert that never took place but appeared in To Awaken Pegasus and Other Poems (1949).

Barringer Family Papers, 1817-1979 (mostly 1900-1979)

C1250 113 boxes 1 folder
Consists of over 100 cartons and boxes containing correspondence, legal documents, photographs, printed matter, and other material, which document both the careers and personal lives of Princeton graduates Daniel Moreau Barringer and his son, Brandon Barringer. Much of the material about Daniel Moreau Barringer focuses on the Meteor Crater in Arizona, which he spent a large part of his career studying and promoting.
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Series 2: Brandon Barringer (b. 1899), 1817-1979

The collection covers a period primarily from 1817 to 1979, and includes a large amount of business and personal correspondence from Brandon Barringer's life and career, along with financial reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and copies of legal documents; plus clippings, periodicals and other printed materials compiled by Barringer regarding his associations with various businesses and scientific and medical organizations (up to 1979). Other materials in the collection such as field notes, maps, manuscripts and clippings reflect Brandon Barringer's various scientific interests, including archaeology. Research materials and correspondence for a book of family history he co-authored with his cousin, L. Wethered Barroll, The Whethered Book is included, along with correspondence, reports, orders and other papers regarding his military career in the Army Air Force Office of Statistical Control (1942-1948). Photographs, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items regarding Brandon Barringer's personal and family matters add to the significant amount of personal correspondence.

James Gould Cozzens Papers, 1878-1978 (mostly 1940-1969)

C0061 50 boxes 22.50 linear feet
The collection illustrates the literary and military careers of James Gould Cozzens in manuscripts, notebooks, diaries (1920-1970), war journals (1911-1945), correspondence (general, family, and business), documents, memorabilia, clippings, and photographs.
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McCaddon Collection of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1871-1907 (mostly 1895-1905)

TC040 85 boxes 9 folders 14 items
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The McCaddon Collection of the Barnum and Bailey Circus consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material collected by business manager Joseph T. McCaddon prior to the 1907 merger of the circus with Ringling Bros.
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Series 3: Miscellaneous Materials, 1683-1988 December 19

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This series contains harmful and offensive descriptions of people that may include racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. Some of the description is original to the donor and/or the creator, and in these instances of creator- and donor-supplied titles, description may be retained to convey contextual/historical information of the materials. Otherwise, descriptions derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.
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Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1849-1968 December 19

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Some of the scrapbooks contain photographic prints which have been described with racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. In cases where scrapbook photographs are not captioned, descriptions in the finding aid derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.
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Non-McCaddon Couriers and Programs, 1870-1956 May 26

This series contains harmful and offensive descriptions of people that may include racist, colonialist, ableist, and dehumanizing language. Some of the description is original to the donor and/or the creator, and in these instances of creator- and donor-supplied titles, description may be retained to convey contextual/historical information of the materials. Otherwise, descriptions derive from a typewritten inventory of the collection that may have been provided by the donor, or may have been created by an archivist.

The Library of Jacques Derrida, Studio Series, 1686-2010

RBD1 327 boxes 1 folder 6 items
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Consists of the personal library of French philosopher Jacques Derrida and members of his household.
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Studio, 1686-2010

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Contains books shelved by Derrida in his Studio, an addition to the house that served as Derrida's principal work environment from the time it was built in 2001 up to his death in 2004. Books are represented here as inventoried in 2011. Also includes books not inventoried in 2011 (hence presumably not shelved in the Studio at the time) but located in the Studio at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library.

The Library of Jacques Derrida, House Series, 1793-2013

RBD1-1 675 boxes 16 items
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Consists of the personal library of French philosopher Jacques Derrida and members of his household.
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Studio, 1686-2010

Contains books shelved by Derrida in his Studio, an addition to the house that served as Derrida's principal work environment from the time it was built in 2001 up to his death in 2004. Books are represented here as inventoried in 2011. Also includes books not inventoried in 2011 (hence presumably not shelved in the Studio at the time) but located in the Studio at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library.

Hyatt and Mayer Collection, 1804-1921

C0076 9 boxes 46 folios 8 Volumes 5.1 linear feet
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The Hyatt and Mayer Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayor (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Also included are eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
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