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Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc.
Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. Editor's Records
Princeton University Archives
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12 boxes and 1 folder
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  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-12


The PAW is successor to the Alumni Princetonian, a weekly publication of the Daily Princetonian. In 1919 the Princeton Printing Company dissolved and printing of the PAW was taken over by the Princeton University Press. The PAW was a weekly magazine during the school year until changing to its current bi-weekly format in 1977. The magazine is now published during the academic year for alumni and professional staff of the University.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The material consists of correspondence, largely related to university and alumni affairs, manuscripts submitted for publication and some subject files. The principal subjects covered by the correspondence include events in the lives of individual alumni, information on various classes and regional alumni groups, comments on university events and architecture (including architects and contractors), presidential administrations, eating clubs and athletics.

This series, consisting mostly of correspondence, represents the working files of the various editors of the publication. The following is a list of editors:

Jesse Lynch Williams, 1900-1904

Edwin Mark Norris, 1905-1924

W. Irving Harris, 1925

Asa S. Bushnell, 1926-1930

Edmund S. DeLong, 1930-1931

Datus C. Smith, 1931-1940

Douglas E. Stuart, 1940-1942

Frederick S. Osborne, 1942-1946

Ernest T. Stewart, 1946-1951

Philip W. Quigg, 1951-1955

John D. Davies, 1955-1969

Landon Y. Jones, 1969-1974

Charles L. Creesy, 1975-1986

Michelle P. Preston, 1986-1988

John I. Merritt, 1989-


The records in this collection are arranged by editor and thereunder remain in their original order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc.

Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. is a non-profit organization which since 1900 has published the Princeton Alumni Weekly, an independent alumni magazine with a circulation of 60,000.

Collection History


Two accessions currently form this series, AM 20138 and AR 1991-60, the latter the gift of the Alumni Weekly. The series includes the records of editors Edwin M. Norris (1905-1924) and Asa Bushnell (1926-1930). Maurice D. Lee Jr. (Princeton Class of 1946) donated Series 4 of this collection in 2015 (AR.2015.059).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. Editor's Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-12