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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Historical Postcard Collection
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
circa 1890-1960
5 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-5


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. Many of the postcards have been digitized and are searchable through Digital PUL.

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:

Collection History


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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nanci A. Young in 1996.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Historical Postcard Collection; 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 1-5

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Existence and Location of Copies

Digital images of Series 1-5 are available via the Digital PUL website.

Subject Terms:
Buildings--New Jersey--Princeton
College buildings--New Jersey--Princeton
Genre Terms:
Picture postcards
Princeton (N.J.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Postcards