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Princeton University. Graduate School
The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries. Please see "Other Finding Aids" under "Find More" for a list of the five finding aids to the Graduate Alumni Records, divided by time period.
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Princeton University. Graduate School
Included as part of the final gothic design of Princeton's Graduate School was a 173-foot tower, a national memorial to former U.S. President Grover Cleveland who was also chairman of the trustees' graduate school committee. The collection consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.
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Graduate Alumni Records, 1930-1959

AC105-03 114 boxes
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Princeton University. Graduate School
The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries.
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Graduate School Records, 1870-2015 (mostly 1890-1995)

AC127 77 boxes 6511 digital files 1 websites
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Princeton University. Graduate School
The Graduate School at Princeton offers masters and doctorate programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course listings, and information on examinations and fees.
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Humanities Council Records, 1935-2021

AC143 6 boxes 1 websites .03 GB
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Princeton University. Humanities Council.
The Council of the Humanities was founded in 1953 at Princeton University to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange. Consists of materials collected and generated by the Council of the Humanities, including materials pertaining to the Ford Foundation Project.
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Industrial Relations Section Records, 1922-1984 (mostly 1930-1965)

MC231 51 boxes
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Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section
The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University was established in 1922 to enhance and extend the knowledge of industrial relations. The Section serves the university community, industry, and the government and includes a research program, a special library, and aids in instruction at Princeton University. The Section's records document the research and administration of the Section and include financial papers and materials related to its conferences, publications, and research.
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Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Records, 1935-2017

AC448 5 boxes 1 websites
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Princeton University. Institute for International and Regional Studies.
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University's international and regional studies center. The PIIRS Records document the institute's activities and include material from its precursor organizations, the Yale Institute of International Studies and the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.
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Agrarian Issues in Peru, III, 1920-2003

LAE035 2 boxes 1 linear feet
Princeton University. Library
This collection contains pamphlets, bulletins, posters, and other miscellaneous items addressing a variety of agrarian issues in Peru, including farming techniques and practices, environmental concerns, land reform, political-economic aspects of agriculture, and the controversy over coca production.
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Princeton University. Library
This microfilm consists mainly of Catholic religious pamphlets published in Mexico, covering a wide range of subjects such as art, liturgy and catechism, as well as social issues related to women, indigenous groups, youth, and other topics. The bulk of the material was published in the 1980s and after.
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Education in Brazil, 1940-2006

LAE055 4 boxes 2 items 1.7 linear feet
Princeton University. Library
This collection of workbooks, reports, serials, pamphlets, and flyers documents the history of Brazilian educational initiatives and programs over the past six decades, from 1940 to 2006, with an emphasis on materials from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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Politics in Argentina, II, 1943-2004

LAE033 6 boxes 6 linear feet
Princeton University. Library
This collection consists of flyers, pamphlets, and serials concerning the political process and society in Argentina. The material in the elections sections is comprised primarily of propaganda from the 2001 legislative elections and 2003 presidential elections in Argentina.
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Religion in Perú, 1871-2001

LAE079 262 items
Princeton University. Library
This microfilm consists primarily of pamphlets published in Peru relating to church and religion. Themes covered include history, indigenous peoples, internal church affairs, youth, social issues, politics, biographies and art. The bulk of the material was published during the 1990s.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Charles Black Hutchinson Papers primarily include Charles Hutchinson's correspondence and schoolwork from the period 1935 to 1944, when Hutchinson was a student at the Lawrenceville School (1935 to 1939), at Princeton University (1939 to 1943), and serving in the Army's 681st Glider Battalion (beginning in 1943).
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Princeton University Library Records, 1734-2017 (mostly 1952-1995)

AC123 635 boxes 5 folders 10 items 87 Volumes 1605 digital files 1 websites
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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.
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General Manuscripts Collection, 1870-2003 (mostly 1900-1960)

MC230 17.83 linear feet (23 containers)
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The General Manuscripts Collection is largely composed of materials related to United States politics and government, including personal and business correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, pamphlets, and reports. The collection includes the papers of many individuals, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and other United States presidents, government officials, authors and journalists, bankers and businessmen, and Princeton University alumni.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), was a graduate of the Princeton Class of 1908 who served as Secretary of State of the United States for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The John Foster Dulles Collection consists of a small group of materials documenting Dulles' connection to Princeton, including materials on his undergraduate career and the Dulles Library.
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Athletic Programs Collection, 1870-2017

AC042 22 boxes
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
This collection contains printed athletic programs for football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey and other sports, with football predominant. The programs, especially the earlier ones, provide a sweeping view of Princeton's athletic history, documenting not only team statistics and scores, but the players, the venues in which the teams competed, social aspects of advertising, and the evolution of the various games.
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Memorabilia Collection, 1775-2010 (mostly 1866-1997)

AC053 227 boxes 21 items
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
This collection contains over 1,800 items including mugs, pipes, canes, banners, hatbands, pins, jewelry, and other material collected by many individuals that document reunions, sporting events, student traditions, and other aspects of University life.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series, circa 1726-1989

AC111 121 boxes 3 folders 6 items 328 digital files
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Grounds and Buildings Series of the Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs of the grounds and buildings owned by Princeton University. The photographs date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1870s to the 1940s. Many of these photographs have been digitized and are searchable in Digital PUL.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Historical Subject Files, Grounds and Buildings, 1802-2000

AC110 21 boxes 342 items 20 digital files
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Princeton University Library Collection of Historical Subject Files, Grounds and Buildings contains information relating to the buildings, grounds, and architects of Princeton University. The collection also includes information on the development of the campus and the various chronologies of construction and land acquisition that have been gathered.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Jonathan Belcher, was a merchant and colonial governor of the Provinces of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and was instrumental in the founding of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University and consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series, 1851-1998

AC181 61 boxes 1 folder 6 items
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
This collection contains presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation and expansion of Princeton's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes and recording of features such as fallout shelters, and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations and campus footprints.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Concerts and recitals by Princeton University's many musical clubs and organizations, as well as performers from outside the University have been standard fare on capus since the 19th century. The collection consists of reports, concert programs, posters, articles, schedules, flyers, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to performances of music on the Princeton University campus and performances elsewhere by University-affiliated groups.
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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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Woodrow Wilson Collection, 1837-1986 (mostly 1883-1924)

MC168 17 Volumes 107 boxes 43 folders
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Princeton University.‏ ‎Library.‏ Public Policy Papers
The Woodrow Wilson Collection consists of Wilson holdings which have been acquired by the Princeton University Library Special Collections gradually over many years by purchase and gifts from many sources. The collection is rich in material prior to Wilson's presidential years, although it is not limited to this period; researchers will find materials documenting both the public and private life of Woodrow Wilson. Various types of information written by or about Wilson are present in the collection, including manuscripts, addresses, articles, correspondence, telegrams, legal documents, booklets, pamphlets, photographs, portraits, cartoons, newspapers and scrapbooks.
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Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection, circa 1800-1997 (mostly 1915-1955)

AC121 54 boxes 42 folders
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines.
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New Jersey Documents Collection, 1601-1983 (mostly 1750-1890)

C0522 4 boxes 1.5 linear feet
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Westfield, New Jersey, was part of Elizabethtown from the time it was settled in late 1664 until 1794, when the Township of Westfield was created. The New Jersey Documents Collections, 1601 to 1983, consists of New Jersey legal documents, the bulk of which are from the town of Westfield, Union County, and include land records, financial records, estate records, and court records, many of which were created by various members of the Baker, Downer, Hetfield, Johnson, Miller, Pierson, Ripley, Ross, and Woodruff families. The majority of the collection material dates from 1750 to 1890.
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New Jersey Miscellaneous Collection, 1671-1956

C1351 9 boxes 5.6 linear feet
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Organized competitive athletics appeared on the Princeton campus in the 1850s and 1860s through the formation of intramural and intercollegiate athletics clubs which evolved over the ensuing century into the modern collegiate athletic system. The collection consists of scrapbooks and sets of clippings about sports and athletes at Princeton.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
John Cleve Green was a Princeton-area businessman and investor who was a notable benefactor of Princeton College primarily during the administration of President James McCosh. The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University.
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Lecture Notes Collection, 1772-1990

AC052 80 boxes
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains over 600 sets of student notes taken from lectures given by members of Princeton's faculty. They represent the broad range of courses taught at Princeton University (known as the College of New Jersey prior to 1896) and include the works of numerous famous faculty and students.
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Historical Subject Files Collection, 1746-2019

AC109 442 boxes 21 folders 8 items
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Grover Cleveland was the twenty-second (1885-1889) and twenty-fourth (1893-1897) president of the United States. After leaving the White House he retired to Princeton, N.J where he was a Trustee of Princeton University. The Grover Cleveland Papers consist of collected research materials regarding Grover Cleveland, his life in Princeton, and his relation to the University.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a closed collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s, largely from the perspective of white photographers and settlers. Subjects include American Indians (especially studio portraits), natural wonders, cities, towns, buildings, and economic activities (mining, railroads, logging, and agriculture). Some photographs relate to the Indigenous populations of Mexico and Central America. The dimensions, physical formats, and photographic processes of the photographs vary widely.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Files include correspondence about the founding of Princeton University Libray's William Seymour Theatre Collection, the gala dinner opening night, efforts to enlarge the collection in the 1940 to 1960s, and descriptive writings about the collection by the various curators.
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William Faulkner Collection, 1932-1961

C0211 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts and letters of American novelist and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner and related materials, including manuscripts of Maurice Coindreau's translation into French of four Faulkner novels.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers of Lawrance Thompson, including manuscripts for his books on Robert Frost and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lecture typescripts, and a small amount of correspondence (1936-1942) from the time he was Princeton University Library's Curator of Manuscripts and editor of the Princeton University Library Chronicle.
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General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, 1502-2012

C0140 121 boxes 68.2 linear feet
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a closed collection of miscellaneous single-item acquisitions that span multiple collecting areas, topics, genres, and time periods. Many materials relate to United States literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents due to the type of materials that were initially added to the collection.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Princeton University Materials, 1746-1983

C1352 6 boxes 2 linear feet
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts related to Princeton University, its students, and its employees, some in an official capacity and others as personal or family records of those associated with Princeton University, or the College of New Jersey as it was known prior to the end of the 19th century. Materials span from the 1740s until the 1980s, though most pertain to the mid-18th through early 20th century.
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Eating Clubs Records, 1874-2010

AC019 53 boxes 1 folder 2 items
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Eating Club Records consist of manuscript and printed material from almost all the clubs. The records of individual eating clubs have been combined with material on Eating Clubs in general. This material includes correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, and miscellaneous records. Printed material in the records consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, club membership books, and club histories.
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Historical Audiovisual Collection, 1912-2012 (mostly 1945-1996)

AC047 241 boxes 9 items 1 digital file 1.5 GB
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains more than 2,300 items, including film, videotapes, compact discs, audio cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tape, and record albums and covers a broad range of topics including classical music, alumni reunions, lectures, and interviews.
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Historical Postcard Collection, circa 1890-1960

AC045 5 boxes
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Historical Postcard Collection documents the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus in the form of picture postcards. Featuring both monochrome and color postcards, the bulk of the collection ranges in date from 1900 through the 1960s. Many of the postcards have been digitized and are searchable through Digital PUL.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains various songbooks printed for Princeton University including bound volumes and small booklets. Among the former is a nearly complete series of the Carmina Princetonia. There is also a second series dedicated to sheet music comprising various songs written for Princeton University, including many pieces written by alumni.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
There are several well-known Princeton theatrical groups, but students and faculty have also organized many smaller groups over the decades, both short-term and long-lived. The collection consists of posters, programs, photographs, news clippings, and a very small amount of design and planning materials gathered about campus theatrical groups that are not already represented in dedicated archival collections.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 14 negatives (8x10 inches) of the Lacandón Maya by Giles G. Healey made at the same time he discovered the Maya murals at Bonampak while on assignment from The United Fruit Company in 1946, and approximately 1,500 negatives (120 format, 6 centimeters) of the Tzeltal and Lacandón Maya of the Chiapas Highlands taken by Ralph Hilt from approximately 1960 to 1964.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Early Photographs of Greece, circa 1852-1999

C0908 6 boxes 12.8 linear feet 1 oversize folders
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Early Photographs of Greece Collection is an open collection for general photographs of sites and subjects in Greece. Included are panoramic photographs of the Parthenon, Athens, and Smyrna, along with other photographs of Greece.