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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.