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Series 1: Student Records, 1802-2006

299 boxes
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The Student Records series contains the academic records of individual Princeton University students. The type and amount of information recorded about each student changed frequently from Registrar to Registrar, and as such the Student Records series contains several different forms of student academic data ranging from yearly course grades to attendance records to full academic transcripts. The most common forms of student records include scholastic cards, which contain the courses taken and grades awarded to students by term, and registration cards, which contain basic biographical information at the time of entrance to the University and the results of entrance examinations.
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Series 5: 2014 Accession, 1802-2014

7 boxes
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This series is mostly comprised of materials related to George F. Kennan's family history. The materials were collected by Kennan's daughter, Joan. Some of the materials were consulted by John Lewis Gaddis as part of his research for his biography of Kennan prior to the materials' transfer to the Mudd Library. The materials in this series are occasionally annotated by either Joan Kennan or John Lewis Gaddis.
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Office of the Registrar Records, 1802-2015

AC116 331 boxes
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Princeton University. Office of the Registrar.
The Office of the Registrar is the administrative office of Princeton University responsible for the collection and maintenance of the academic records of the student body, as well as the establishment of course and examination schedules and the collection of fees related to matriculation and registration. The records contain the academic records of individual students, subject files on topics related to admissions and matriculation, statistical reports, and other official documents issued by the Office of the Registrar.
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Series 26. Occasions and Events, 1802-2018

7 boxes
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The Occasions and Events series documents many of the services, events, and festivals that have taken place at Princeton. Many of the events in this series, such as Unity Weekend and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration, document the diversity of the Princeton community. The collection's files on distinguished visitors, found in this series as well, are sorted by name (or, in the case of groups, place of origin).
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Series 7, Memorabilia and Clippings, 1803-1954, relates to the life and work of members of the Van Antwerp and MacMurray families. The memorabilia, chronologically arranged from 1803-1952, includes a family Bible with a marriage, birth, and death record of members of the Van Antwerp and MacMurray families (1829-1894). Newspaper and magazine clippings span the period 1873-1960, and Christmas and calling cards can also be found.
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The Physical Planning Office Series consists of documents related to the management of construction of major structures and alterations to existing structures on the Princeton campus. Major construction projects represented in this series include the construction of Wilson College, the Engineering Quadrangle, and the Cyclotron Building. Documents include correspondence between office administration and contractors and architects, reports and studies of campus, internal memoranda discussing the feasibility of potential projects, and financial documents related to specific projects.
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Department of Facilities Records, 1803-2015 (mostly 1955-1981)

AC041 64 boxes 2 items 1 websites
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Princeton University. Dept. of Facilities.
The Department of Facilities at Princeton University is responsible for the construction, maintenance, renovation, and financial management of the buildings and properties owned by the university. The Department of Facilities records document the daily activities of the department and its numerous divisions through blueprints, photographs, correspondence, memos, sketches, contracts, ledgers, tax returns, incorporation papers, by-laws, annual reports, financial statements, newspaper clippings, booklets, and meeting minutes.
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Cameron Family Papers, 1805-1947 (mostly 1850-1945)

C0355 83 boxes 56 linear feet
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Cameron, Henry C. (Henry Clay), -1906
The Cameron Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence and writings of former Princeton University professors Henry Clay Cameron (1827-1906) and his son, A. Guyot Cameron (1864-1947), with some correspondence relating to Henry C. Cameron's wife, Wilhelmina "Mina" Louise Cécile Chollet (1832-1908). There is also a significant amount of Cameron family photographs as well as some documents, printed matter, and ephemera relating to Princeton University. Famed Swiss-American geologist, geographer, and Princeton professor Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884), a relative of the Cameron family through marriage, is also represented in the collection through classroom maps, correspondence, a journal, and printed articles and lectures by and about Guyot. Most of the materials in the collection are professional in nature.
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M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists, 1806-1958 (mostly 1830-1939)

C0171 108 boxes 161 items 12 Volumes 72.9 linear feet
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Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944.
The Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists, consisting of the library of books, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and ephemera as collected by Morris Longstreth Parrish, Class of 1888, came to Princeton University in 1944 as a bequest. This finding aid focuses on Parrish's original collection of manuscripts, both bound and unbound, and includes his correspondence (related to his collecting activities) and letters both to and from many of the Victorian authors, as well as the manuscript and related (non-book) items given to and/or acquired for the collection by the Princeton University Library in subsequent years.
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Subseries 14A: Subject Files, 1806-1986 [bulk: 1912-1933], is organized by topic and contains biographical, familial, and testimonial material, particularly in regard to Hibben's inauguration and retirement, as well as his accidental death. Other folders document his long career at Princeton University. This subseries also contains a folder of philosophy lectures and notes and a folder of prayers, reflecting Hibben's professional duality.
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Series 14: John Grier Hibben Records, 1806-1986

22 boxes
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Born in Peoria, Illinois April 19, 1861, John Grier Hibben was the son of the Rev. Samuel Hibben, a Union chaplain in the Civil War who died when John Grier Hibben was one year old, and Elizabeth Grier Hibben. Hibben graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1882. As a student, he was a junior orator, editor of the Bric-a- Brac, winner of the mathematical prize, sophomore honor prize, and the Class of 1861 prize. He was also valedictorian, class president, and received the J.S.K. fellowship in mathematics. Having completed a one-year post-graduate course at the University of Berlin, he attended the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1883 to 1886. During this time he temporarily took the place of Henry B. Fine, Class of 1880, as instructor in mathematics at the College of New Jersey, and he briefly taught French and German at the Lawrenceville School. Hibben was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1887 and married Jenny Davidson of Elizabeth, New Jersey the same year. They had one daughter.
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Series 3: Post-2003 Additions, 1806-1990

8 boxes
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Series 3: Post-2003 Additions contains materials that were added to the collection after it was processed in 2003. Most of these materials were already in the possession of Mudd Manuscript Library prior to 2003, but they had not yet been described or associated with this collection. When known, the student who recorded the notes is listed as the creator and the instructor's name is recorded in the title.
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Though primarily correspondence, some documents, such as deeds and indentures, financial papers, such as receipts, invoices, and inventories, are interspersed throughout, especially in earlier correspondence. Also included are a few ephemeral materials as well as writings by various family members, including those of Chester W. Burton and Clarissa Harris, both of whom wrote articles for publication in local newspapers and journals.
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Burton, Chester W., 1831-1916
Consists mostly of correspondence along with some financial records, legal documents, such as deeds and land indentures, ephemera, and photographs dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries that relate to Chester W. Burton, a farmer from Chautauqua County, New York, and his family. Among other topics, the collection documents aspects of the Civil War and early settlement and gold mining in the west.
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Series 2: Correspondence, 1810-1992

17 Volumes 34 boxes
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The Correspondence Series includes letters, notes, and telegrams from a variety of individuals, usually to or from Woodrow Wilson (although some correspondence is between others and is related to Wilson). Perhaps the most notable portion of this series is the Wilson family correspondence, including letters between Wilson and his first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson, from their courtship through the end of her life in 1914, as well as correspondence to and from his daughters Jessie and Margaret, and his brother-in-law Stockton Axson. This series also includes a "Special Correspondence Collections" section, which contains shorthand notebooks of Wilson letters recorded by his secretary, Gilbert Close, as well as correspondence collections of other individuls close to Wilson, including Lawrence Woods, David Huston, and Mary Hulbert, as well as the Thackwell collection of correspondence between Woodrow family members and especially between Woodrow Wilson and his cousin, Harriet Woodrow. These collections include letters to and from Wilson and others. The final section of the Correspondence Series includes copies of letters in other collections.
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White, Violetta Susan Elizabeth, 1875-1949
The papers of Violetta Susan Elizabeth White Delafield, consist of her writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and miscellaneous material. Her writings and notes deal with her research in mycology and horticulture, and much of the correspondence reflects these topics. In addition, there is correspondence with family members such as her sister and brother, Lucy A. White Morris and Alain C. White. The documents contain papers of the White family as well as correspondence bearing on their estate. Material regarding the annual meetings of the Garden Club of America makes up the bulk of the miscellaneous material series.
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
The personal papers of Edward Julian Nally, an American radio industrialist, trace the development of his career in the communications industry, from his earliest days with the Western Union Telegraph Co. (1875-1890), through his tenure with the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. (1890-1913), to his years with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America (1913-1919); the bulk of the collection, however, covers his years with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), for which he served as first president (1919-1923) and director.
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Butler Family Papers, 1815-1948 (mostly 1820-1920)

C0064 48 boxes 15.65 linear feet
Butler, William Allen, 1825-1902
The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.
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This subseries consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and legal documents regarding personal and family matters. Contents include correspondence with Jovanovich's immediate family, as well as with distant relatives in Yugoslavia and Poland, documents about his father's estate, family photographs, a collection of materials from Serbia and Montenegro and from Jovanovich's service during World War II. Of note is a small group of manuscripts collected by Jovanovich regarding the Vivian family and the Battle of Waterloo.
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This series documents William Jovanovich's personal and family life and career history. Transcriptions and recordings of interviews with Jovanovich, articles focusing on his biography and career trajectory, publicity materials, and correspondence related to his many honorary degrees and awards reflect Jovanovich's public life, while personal and family memorabilia, correspondence, and a collection of materials related to Serbia and Montenegro document his private interests, collecting habits, and family history.
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William Jovanovich Papers, 1815-2006 (mostly 1950-1996)

C1505 61 boxes 32.8 linear feet
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Jovanovich, William.
William Jovanovich (1920-2001) was an American publisher, author, and businessman, who led the publishing firm Harcourt Brace Jovanovich from 1954 to 1991, as president and later as chief executive officer. The collection consists of Jovanovich's author and publisher files, including an extensive file on Charles A. Lindbergh, along with correspondence, writings, personal and family papers, memorabilia, and other files documenting his career as a major American publisher in the 20th century, his creative pursuits in fiction and nonfiction, and his interest in Yugoslav literature and textbook publishing.
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The collection covers a period primarily from 1817 to 1979, and includes a large amount of business and personal correspondence from Brandon Barringer's life and career, along with financial reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and copies of legal documents; plus clippings, periodicals and other printed materials compiled by Barringer regarding his associations with various businesses and scientific and medical organizations (up to 1979). Other materials in the collection such as field notes, maps, manuscripts and clippings reflect Brandon Barringer's various scientific interests, including archaeology. Research materials and correspondence for a book of family history he co-authored with his cousin, L. Wethered Barroll, The Whethered Book is included, along with correspondence, reports, orders and other papers regarding his military career in the Army Air Force Office of Statistical Control (1942-1948). Photographs, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items regarding Brandon Barringer's personal and family matters add to the significant amount of personal correspondence.
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Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1860-1928
Consists of over 100 cartons and boxes containing correspondence, legal documents, photographs, printed matter, and other material, which document both the careers and personal lives of Princeton graduates Daniel Moreau Barringer and his son, Brandon Barringer. Much of the material about Daniel Moreau Barringer focuses on the Meteor Crater in Arizona, which he spent a large part of his career studying and promoting.
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Consists of Margaret's writings and lectures, including drafts of Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875 and Female Persuasion: Six Strong-Minded Women, notes of her subjects' lives, articles in various journals, magazines, and newspapers (1919-1924), such as The Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the Christian Science Monitor, Scribner's Magazine, and the New York Evening Post, and lectures on her writings, such as "The Lily and the Bloomer."
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Warner, Arthur Cyrus, 1918-2007
Arthur Cyrus Warner (1918-2007) was an activist in the gay liberation movement, focusing his efforts on legal reform to protect the civil liberties of the gay community. Warner's papers document his involvement in legal reform and other issues pertaining to gay rights. The papers largely consist of legislative and court documents about cases affecting gay civil liberties, and related memoranda, correspondence, and writings.
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Series 2. Academics, 1819-2011

58 boxes 2 items
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The bulk of the Academics series consists of material on particular academic departments, programs, and schools. Departments, programs, and schools whose names have changed or that have become defunct are nevertheless filed in this series; departments with more than one successive name (or departments that have split or merged) may have more than one folder -- one for each official name. The general section at the beginning of the series holds other academic topics such as the honor system, the preceptorial system, and grading.