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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 (mudd): 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


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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us 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

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