- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Historical Postcard Collection
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 5 boxes
- Storage Note:
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The Historical Postcard Collection documents the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus in the form of picture postcards. Featuring both monochrome and color postcards, the bulk of the collection ranges in date from 1900 through the 1960s. Both unmarked and canceled postcards exist in the collection. Several postcard makers are represented in these materials.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.
The Historical Postcard Collection is organized in five series, with each series arranged alphabetically by building/location name:
These postcards have been donated and collected over time. Information about provenance is available only when the researcher sees an AR# on the reverse side of the card.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Nanci A. Young in 1996.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Historical Postcard Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Alternative Form Available:
Digital images of Series 1-5 are available via the Princeton University Library Digital Collections website.
- Subject Terms:
- Buildings--New Jersey--Princeton
College buildings--New Jersey--Princeton
- Genre Terms:
- Picture postcards
- Princeton (N.J.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Postcards