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Series 4: Rare Books and Special Collections Department, 1768-2017 214 boxes 1 folder 1 websites

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This series contains the records of the Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. First organized in 1948-49, the Department has oversight of the Library's holdings of rare books, manuscripts, graphic arts, and numismatics, as well as several other special collections such as the University Archives, the Public Policy papers, and the Cotsen Children's Library. The origins of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections extend nearly to the beginning of the Library, and much of this material predates the official formation of RBSC as a unit. Other records concerning the early Department of Rare Books and Special Collections can be found in Subseries 1D: Julian Parks Boyd. Please see subseries descriptions for further information regarding the individual subseries.
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Student Correspondence and Writings Collection, 1768-2020
AC334
19 boxes 4 digital files

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Student Correspondence and Writings Collection contains original materials from the university archives that document aspects of student life as experienced by students at Princeton University.
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Princeton University. Office of the Controller.
Established in 1920, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements, as well as financial and tax reports to several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service. Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters.
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Series 36. Wars and Princeton, 1769-2017 24 boxes 1 folder

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Series 36 documents Princeton University's involvement in war. From the Revolutionary War's Battle of Princeton, which was fought in part on campus, to the tremendous efforts made by the University during World War II to facilitate training and mobilization, Princeton has been significantly involved in many of America's most momentous wars. Subjects that relate to the military but not necessarily to a particular war, such as the Bronze Memorial Star program, the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and the U.S.S. Princeton series of naval vessels are held in this series as well.
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Box 1, Item 49
Engraving (two copies), 1802, of Aaron Burr; part of a January-February 1958 pamphlet, The Month at Goodspeed's, containing a reference to a document written by Burr as aide to Gen. Israel Putnam, 8 pp.
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Green, Henry Woodhull, 1804-1876
The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.
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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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John Witherspoon arrived in America from Scotland in 1768 having been persuaded by the trustees and then medical student Benjamin Rush to assume the presidency of the College of New Jersey. After declining initially, Witherspoon, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, became one of the most popular and influential presidents in Princeton University's history. Witherspoon served not only Princeton, but also the nascent United States as a member of the Continental Congress. During Witherspoon's tenure the College weathered the turmoil caused by the American Revolution: Nassau Hall sustained heavy damage, enrollment declined, and finances were precarious. In the wake of this conflict, Witherspoon's preaching tours increased enrollment, particularly from the southern United States, and he broadened the curriculum by his emphasis on English grammar and composition. He also obtained needed instruments of instruction such as books for the library and apparatus for scientific study (such as the Rittenhouse Orrery). Witherspoon advocated a well-rounded clergy, emphasizing the liberal education of students, rather than just religious instruction. It was his aspiration to produce men who would not only make exceptional clerics, but also outstanding statesmen. Witherspoon instructed many students who became notable for their contributions to state and federal government, including James Madison, Aaron Burr, Jr., William Smith Livingston, Andrew Kirkpatrick, and Ashbel Green. Part of Witherspoon's popularity and influence with both students and politicians derived from his ability to discuss the merits of contesting views, while using reason to reach an ultimate conclusion.
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The records in this series are of a miscellaneous nature. In addition to a facsimile copy of The Baltimore American of August 20, 1773, the first two folders contain printed materials and memorabilia on various topics, including the Second World War and subsequent peace conferences. Other records in the series are of a personal nature, and include a typescript diary by Frisk Matthews when she visited her husband in Vichy, France, from November 26, 1940 to March 2, 1942. Matthews quotes the pages from February 6 to her departure in his memoirs (pp 462-481).
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Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)
C0230
1 box 0.4 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.
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Matthews, H. Freeman, 1899-1986
Harrison Freeman Matthews Sr. (1899-1986) was a U.S. diplomat and career ambassador. This collection consists of correspondence, a draft of his memoirs, photographs, clippings, films and miscellaneous papers. It includes correspondence with Elizabeth Luke Matthews and a diary she kept during a visit to her husband in Vichy, France in 1940-42.
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Delafield, John Ross
The papers of John Ross Delafield (Class of 1896) comprise the largest segment of the collection. His correspondence and other records reflect his avid interest in genealogy of the Delafield family and local history, his views on the cancellation of Allied war debts from World War I, and his advocacy of military preparedness. General Delafield served as president of the Reserve Officers Association from 1923-1926 and of the Military Order of World War from 1930-1933. His correspondents include family members, military officers, political figures, and members of the upper echelon of New York and Hudson River Valley society. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with his classmate and long-time friend, Robert McElroy, who was a professor at Princeton.
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Subseries 10A: General Materials, 1774-1997 [bulk: 1855-1886], is arranged topically and contains indices; correspondence from former Secretary of the University Varnum Lansing Collins, notably between Collins and Agnes Maclean, Maclean's niece, on the subject of her uncle's papers; biographical information; gift descriptions; and financial records from Maclean's time. Of special interest in the biographical folder are the reprinted diary of a sophomore and the account of two students who saw President Lincoln in 1861, also in reprinted form. There is also a very brief and informal autobiography by Maclean that was written at the request of Professor Edward Duffield. This subseries also contains a letter referring to Maclean's inauguration, indentures, and post-mortem articles about Maclean's life and accomplishments. In addition, there is his wallet, his checkbook, containing stubs and a few blank checks, two scrolled genealogies of the Maclean and Bainbridge families, "The Clan Maclean" book, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles and letters to the editor referring to temperance from Maclean and other professors. Photographs of Maclean have been grouped with other presidential images and can be found in boxes 234 and 235.
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This series is arranged topically and contains biographical and genealogical information, correspondence, and financial records. The correspondence folder contains two items in Carnahan's hand: the first is his acceptance of the presidency in 1823; the second is a report on the state of College in 1852. Also to be found is a letter from John Quincy Adams declining an invitation to attend the College's centennial celebrations, as well as various letters sent to Carnahan. Financial materials include treasurer's and president's vouchers and checks. Among the images in this series is a photograph of a portrait of Carnahan's wife, Mary Vandyke.
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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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Series 5: Papers of Other Persons, 1775-2999 19 boxes

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Consists of papers (primarily correspondence) of individuals such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Mackenzie Bell, Alice Boyd, Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), William Gladstone, the Hogarth Club, William Holman Hunt, Jane Morris, William Morris, Elizabeth Siddal Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Thomas Woolner. This series comprises the correspondence of many members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood during Victorian England.
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John Lott Phillips Collection, 1776-1987
C1290
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Phillips, John Lott, 1744-1802
Consists of material by and about John Lott Phillips, a graduate of Princeton (1774), a clergyman of the Church of England, and a loyalist to the British Crown.
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Ryskamp, Charles, 1928-
Consists of Xerox copies of works and correspondence by William Cowper collected by Princeton professor and scholar Charles Ryskamp, as well as correspondence, notebooks, and miscellaneous material of Neilson Campbell Hannay, another Cowper scholar and collector.
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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.
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Gerald Breese Research Materials, 1781-1992 18 digital files 1 box

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Box 5
Contains scanned and photocopied materials that Professor Gerald Breese consulted in the writing of his book Princeton University Land, 1752-1984 (1986). Includes maps, development plans, and photographs of sites on the University's campus and surrounding communities.
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Charles Thomson Letters, 1783-1988
C0892
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
Consists of letters and miscellanea of the educator, merchant, and first secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson (1729-1824).
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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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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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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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The Personal and Family Records series includes materials about Labouisse's personal life and education, as well as materials from his father and extended family. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.
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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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Series 23. Minorities at Princeton, 1785-2005 5 boxes

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The Minorities at Princeton series documents the lives of, and issues that have affected, various racial and ethnic groups at Princeton. While these materials mostly concern students, some also pertain to minority faculty, staff, and administrators.