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Subseries 8B, Manuscripts Relating to the Rittenhouse Orrery consists of letters and documents tracing the search for and restoration of the orrery; exhibition plans, display cards, and publicity releases related to the 1954 exhibition of the orrery; photographs of the Rittenhouse and other orreries; two notebooks, containing a "Documentary History of the Rittenhouse Orrery, 1767-1951" and "18th Century Orreries Before and After David Rittenhouse," with bibliographies; and notes and typescripts for Howard C. Rice's "The Rittenhouse Orrery" (1954), a narrative commentary on the exhibition. Also included are photostats of manuscript material, including letters by Thomas Jefferson and David Rittenhouse, lent to the Library for the exhibition by Elizabeth Sergeant Abbot, and lists of items borrowed from other sources.

Princeton University Library Records, 1734-2017 (mostly 1952-1995)

AC123 635 boxes 5 folders 10 items 87 Volumes 1605 digital files 1 websites
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
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.

Series 1: Subject Files, 1741-1997 (mostly 1870-1994)

6 boxes
The subject files series contains records compiled about specific buildings on the Princeton campus and in the surrounding town, as well as other topics including Princeton's presidents, the architecture of other colleges, individual architects, and benefactors. The files consist of articles, newspaper clippings, copies of documents from the records of the University Archives, and in some cases photographs. In the case of some buildings, there are multiple files dedicated to certain periods in the building's history or to specific aspects of the building, such as the Nassau Hall faculty room and the Chapel organ. Notable among the subject files are a series of records dedicated to houses in the immediate area surrounding Princeton previously owned by University faculty or alumni.
The series contains documents created by Ashbel's father Jacob and various other family and associates. This series contains two subseries: Jacob Green and Others. The Jacob Green subseries contains the writings of Ashbel's father while the Others subseries consists mostly of personal correspondence between family members.