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Princeton University Class Records, 1798-2023

AC130 502 boxes 9 folders 8 items 3996 digital files 29.1 GB
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.
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Series 5: Writings, 1798-2003

28 boxes
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The majority of the Writings series is composed of materials related to articles and books written by Hirschman, including offprints and drafts of articles, correspondence, reviews, research materials, and notes. The books include Exit, Voice and Loyalty, The Passions and the Interests, and Shifting Involvements. The subject of his writings is predominantly economic development in Latin America and throughout the world, and also includes economic policies, industrialization, inflation, and trade. The series also contains speech materials from Hirschman's tenure as economist for the Federal Reserve Board, papers and correspondence sent to Hirschman by other scholars to solicit his review and some of his reviews of their work, and papers written by Hirschman during his education.
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Box 47
2 boxes of index cards with names of people, books and businesses, orgainzed into the groups "Corresp. Main file"; "Misc. files"; "Corresp. Not in Main File", "Dewey Bibl."' "Sewall Diary"; "Strong Diary"; "Shorter wwritings or compilations"; "Amer. colony"; "Amos Eaton Coll."; "The Gibbs Affair"; and "New York State."
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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1955 (mostly 1880-1919)

C0724 6 boxes 2.3 linear feet
Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Includes items not captured in the inventory but retrieved at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library. Items originate from the living room and attic, respectively, though which item came from which room is no longer known. A wide field of reading interests are represented in this series that may in part represent leisure reading in the Derrida household, including fiction and poetry, exhibit and museum catalogs, a small number of children's books, a variety of serial issues, as well as books relating to Judaism, Mythology, Religion, Literary Criticism, Psychology, World History, Literary History, Political Theory, the University, Architecture, Travel, Art, and others.
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Contains books shelved by Derrida outside the Studio, i.e. in the main house. This includes a main run of largely books received as unsolicited gifts by Jacques and Marguerite as well as, in some instances, Jean, and Pierre, as well as the family's leisure reading and books not considered as central to Derrida's daily work as those shelved in the Studio.
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Living Room and Attic, 1793-2013

390 boxes
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Includes items not captured in the inventory but retrieved at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library. Items originate from the living room and attic, respectively, though which item came from which room is no longer known. A wide field of reading interests are represented in this series that may in part represent leisure reading in the Derrida household, including fiction and poetry, exhibit and museum catalogs, a small number of children's books, a variety of serial issues, as well as books relating to Judaism, Mythology, Religion, Literary Criticism, Psychology, World History, Literary History, Political Theory, the University, Architecture, Travel, Art, and others.
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House, 1793-2013

675 boxes
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Contains books shelved by Derrida outside the Studio, i.e. in the main house. This includes a main run of largely books received as unsolicited gifts by Jacques and Marguerite as well as, in some instances, Jean, and Pierre, as well as the family's leisure reading and books not considered as central to Derrida's daily work as those shelved in the Studio.
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Samuel Stanhope Smith, born in 1751 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the first alumnus to become president of the College of New Jersey. His father, Robert Smith, taught him at the school he headed in Pequea, Pennsylvania until the age of sixteen, when Samuel entered the College of New Jersey as a junior. He graduated with honors in 1769 before returning to Pennsylvania to teach in his father's school. In 1771 he returned to Princeton to tutor and study theology under John Witherspoon. For health reasons, he left Princeton to work as a missionary in Virginia. In 1775 the seminary that later became Hampden-Sydney College was founded, and Smith became its president. Married to Ann Witherspoon, Witherspoon's daughter, Smith returned to Princeton in 1779 as a professor of moral philosophy, and his brother, John Blair Smith, replaced him as president of Hampden-Sydney College. On Witherspoon's death in 1794, Smith, who had become vice president in 1786, assumed the leadership of the College. After the Nassau Hall fire of 1802, he raised enough money not only to reconstruct the landmark but also to add two additional buildings. Unfortunately, a riot in 1807 led to the suspension of 125 students and a growing distrust on the part of trustees. Faculty resignations and a declining student body led to Smith's resignation in 1812.
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Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876
The papers of Prosper Montgomery Wetmore, grandfather of Violetta White Delafield, consist of twelve bound volumes (1818-1874) of correspondence, as well as loose material including letters by Wetmore, genealogical papers, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. The bound volumes contain correspondence between Wetmore and his family, business, policial, civic, and Eleventh Regiment New York State Militia colleagues, also some of his poems and essays, documents, maps, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. Some of the correspondents included in the bound volumes are Townsend Harris, William H. Seward, Benson J. Lossing, William Cullen Bryant, and Martin Van Buren.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century ornithologist, artist, and naturalist who published his illustrations of American birds and quadrupeds. This collection includes several original manuscripts, transcripts and photostats of manuscripts, correspondence of John James and Lucy Bakewell Audubon (originals and copies), and other printed materials related to Audubon, which have been assembled from various sources.
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Archives of Charles Scribner's Sons, 1786-2004 (mostly 1880-1979)

C0101 1492 boxes 66 items 151 Volumes 750 linear feet
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Charles Scribner's Sons.
This collection consists of virtually all of the surviving records of Scribners (1846-1984), the New York City publisher, and reflect aspects of all of its publishing functions (soliciting and acquiring books, editing manuscripts, printing and manufacturing books, advertising and publicizing publications) and business concerns (book and magazine publisher, retail bookstore, subscription books department, educational books department, printing press and bindery, rare books department). Included are files of editorial correspondence with authors, manufacturing records about book production, advertising records, author contracts, a collection of dust jackets, book catalogs, ledgers, and photographs. While there are gaps in most of the series or record groups, there are records representative of all of the firm's former permutations: Baker & Scribner, Charles Scribner & Co., Scribner, Armstrong & Co., Scribner, Armstrong & Welford, Scribner & Co., Charles Scribner's Sons. The bulk of the material (1880s-1970s), however, dates from the period when the publisher bore its most familiar name, "Charles Scribner's Sons." There is also material related to early publishers' organizations and international copyright.
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Labouisse, Henry R. (1904-1987)
Henry R. Labouisse (1904-1987) was a distinguished American diplomat and international public servant. He served as director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) from 1954 to 1958 and as executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) from 1965 to 1979. He also served as a United States government official working on the formation and implementation of foreign economic policies during World War II and the 1960s. Labouisse's papers document his career with the United Nations and with the State Department and include correspondence, speeches and publications, as well as biographical and genealogical material.
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The Genealogy subseries includes the notes of Labouisse and his family on his genealogy, as well as correspondence, family trees, copies of personal documents of family members, and a handwritten history of part of the family. The materials cover both French and American branches of the family. The subseries also includes notes from a professional appraiser regarding the genealogy and history of family members, as well as translations of documents written in French.
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Series 6. Awards, 1784-2019

8 boxes
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The Awards series documents awards given by the University to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For information on awards sponsored by a particular department, office, or center, the researcher should also check the relevant file in Series 2, 3, or 8 (Academics; Administration; and Centers, Institutes, and Research, respectively).
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Includes files of the activities of the Deal and Walmer Handelian Society, founded by Hall in 1946, arranged by event, followed by files on other such societies, including one in Brisbane, Australia. Following the files on Handel societies is material on East German Handel festivals. At the end of the series is a box of commemorative medals, minted for various anniversaries and festivals in honor of the composer.
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Subseries 3B: Others, 1783-1958

4 linear feet 1 box
This subseries consists of material created by family and colleagues of Ashbel Green. The bulk of the material relates to Ashbel's children, wives, and in-laws. Much of the correspondence between family is personal in nature. Since the material covers numerous members of the Green and McCulloh families, the dates range from before the birth of Ashbel to well after his death.
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Ashbel Green was born in 1762 in Hanover, New Jersey, the son of Jacob Green, a Presbyterian minister and a trustee of the College of New Jersey. Green studied under his father until the age of sixteen, before becoming a revolutionary soldier in 1778. He returned home in 1781 to prepare for college, and the following year he entered the junior class of the College of New Jersey. He graduated in 1783, delivering his class' valedictory before George Washington and other members of the Continental Congress. He remained at the College as a tutor and then as a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy until he received his license to preach in 1786, whereupon he assumed the role of junior pastor at the Second Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. The year before he had married Elizabeth Stockton, a member of one of Princeton's most prominent families. In 1792 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by the University of Pennsylvania and was elected chaplain to the United States Congress. He was re-elected to this position several times until 1800, when Congress moved to Washington, D.C. Green returned to the College of New Jersey as its president in 1812 and held office until 1822, emphasizing religion and discipline. During his tenure, he was part of the planning committee for the Princeton Theological Seminary, and he remained closely associated with the Seminary until his death in 1848. He resigned the presidency in 1822 over differences with the Board of Trustees, returning to Philadelphia to become editor of the Christian Advocate.
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Walter E. Edge Papers, 1782-1968 (mostly 1905-1956)

MC042 26 boxes
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Edge, Walter E. (Walter Evans), 1873-1956
Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956) was a notable New Jersey businessman and politician, serving New Jersey as Governor from 1917-1919 and 1944-1947 and as a United States Senator from 1919-1929. The Walter E. Edge Papers document Edge's personal and professional life through correspondence, speeches, government documents, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks.
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Series 3: Documents and Printed Matter, 1782-1961

6 boxes
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The Documents and Printed Matter Series includes political documents, financial material, Edge family papers, and publications. Political documents include material collected by Edge while he the United States Ambassador to France and documents created during Edge's second term as Governor of New Jersey. Personal documents include financial records, deeds, and various assorted documents pertaining to Edge's Georgia retreat, Sunny Hill Plantation. The history of Morven, the former New Jersey Governor's Mansion, is also well-documented in this series.
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Office of Dean of the Faculty Records, 1781-2016

AC118 159 boxes 1 folder 4 items 45 Volumes 444 digital files
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Princeton University. Office of the Dean of Faculty
Princeton University's dean of the faculty is the senior administrator responsible for the quality and well-being of the faculty and professional staffs of the university. In the past, the office has been responsible for matters ranging from student discipline to undergraduate academic life and the curriculum. This record group consists of the files of the faculty, the dean, the office, and its staff. In addition to the office's subject files, the collection includes the records of faculty meetings, faculty and University committees, and the personnel files of faculty, senior staff, and trustees.
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Series 29. Princeton Area, 1781-2014

34 boxes 1 folder
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The Princeton Area series documents subjects related more to the town of Princeton, or the surrounding area, than to Princeton University. Files related to the municipal governments in Princeton; University-town relations; other Princeton institutions; and Princeton homes, businesses, and organizations are represented here particularly well. Because documents in all other series in this collection are assumed to be directly related to the University, files on subjects that are related to the Princeton area instead of the University are nearly always filed in this series regardless of topic.
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Subseries 1A: Complete and Final Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1781-2010

2 boxes 45 Volumes
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The Complete and Final Minutes subseries groups together the faculty minutes in their bound, final form. The eighteenth and nineteenth century minutes consist mostly of entries written carefully in minutes books; the minutes from the twentieth century to the present also include printed reports and documents from various committees. Minutes from the later half of the twentieth century to the present include an agenda for the next meeting. Beginning in 1968 and ending in 1984, abstracts (or summaries) were created in the interest of transparency. These abstracts form subseries 1B and, from June 1970 to June 1984, are not restricted. Since 1984, the clerk of the faculty no longer wrote up an abstract in addition to minutes, and simply wrote abstracts as if they were the actual minutes. For this reason, the minutes of the faculty from 1984 to the present are not restricted. Clerks of the faculty changed frequently, and they each put their own stamp on the format and content of the minutes.
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Series 1: Faculty Meetings and Minutes, 1781-2010

20 boxes 45 Volumes
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The Faculty Meetings and Minutes series consists of minutes and other materials related to the meetings of the full Princeton University faculty from 1781 until the present. The minutes, their drafts, and their appendices have been compiled over the years by the Clerk of the Faculty (a professor appointed by the faculty), with secretarial assistance from the Dean of the Faculty's office.
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Series 3: Author Portraits, 1780-1995

3 boxes 18 items
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Consists of individual author folders containing photographs (carte-de-visite and cabinet; some autographed) and postcards of, and article clippings relating to, the authors, as well as miscellaneous ephemera. Arranged alphabetically by author.