The series includes a variety of objects of memorabilia and personal belongings that were connected to significant figures and institutions in Princeton's history, as well as other objects whose connection to the university and/or their presence among these items is less clear.
Consists of property documents in Philadelphia, circa 1788, as well as genealogical data for the Kip and Boudinot families, circa 1801. This series also includes articles regarding Elias Boudinot and his contemporaries, written during the years 1894-1916.
Félix Candela was an influential Spanish-born architect and structural engineer, known for his innovative designs using reinforced thin-shell concrete to create the highly efficient hyperbolic parabaloid shapes used in his construction of many well-known churches, factories, and other buildings, primarily in and around Mexico City in the mid-20th century. The collection consists of professional and personal papers, including photographic files documenting his projects, architectural drawings and designs, drafts of lectures and published papers, correspondence, appointment books, student notebooks and artwork, personal photographs and albums, awards and certificates, architectural reference books and magazines, construction materials catalogs, and clippings on various architecture and design topics and on Candela's own work.
This series includes clippings and print materials related to architecture in general, as well as to Candela's own work, that he collected along with his papers as reference materials. After his exile from Spain following the Spanish Civil War, Candela never continued his formal study of architecture. Instead, during his early years in Mexico, he educated himself on the topic of thin-shell construction through independent reading and subscribing to various architectural journals and reviews, some of which he retained and are included in this series.
Includes 7 bound volumes on architecture and related subjects, many of which are signed and notated by Félix Candela. Of note is a 1767 copy of El Arquitecto Práctico by Antonio Plo y Camín and Jean Minguet.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The General Manuscripts Collection consists of manuscripts and small collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history of Princeton University. While most documents in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni or student organizations, there are several documents produced by trustees, faculty, and other members of the University community.
This series contians medals, as well as some coins, related to Princeton University. It is divided into athletic medals, many of which are from Track and Field events; medals relating to Princeton clubs; and other kinds of commemorative medals and coins.