Contents and Arrangement

Boater hat belonging to Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr., Princeton Class of 1946, undated

1 box
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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The series is loosely organized by regional group or organization, but largely remains in the order in which it was received.

Collection History


Additional accruals of records are expected from the Alumni Association on a periodic basis.


No information on appraisal is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christie Peterson with assistance from Eleanor Wright '14 in November-December 2010. Substantial portions of the finding aid were written by Christie Peterson in January 2011. Finding aid updated in 2014 and 2016 by Lynn Durgin. Series 9 added in 2022 by Phoebe Nobles.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the presence of personally identifiable information, the directories are closed until 2099. The boater hat and class journal, however, are open for research use immediately.

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.

This collection contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Boater hat belonging to Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr., Princeton Class of 1946; Alumni Association Records, AC048, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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 (mudd): Box 45

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Numerous publications and printed items from the Graduate Council and various Alumni Associations and Clubs have been individually cataloged in the Princeton University Library's main catalog under call numbers beginning with P90. (Princeton, Alumni and Matriculates, General), P902. (Princeton, Alumni, General, Addresses Before Alumni Association), P909. (Princeton, Alumni, Graduate Council), P91. (Princton, Alumni, Local Associations), and P92. (Princeton, Alumni, Clubs). A summary of these materials can be found in the description for the Princetoniana Collection, AC108.


The following materials were consulted during the preparation of the history section: Leitch, Alexander. A Princeton Companion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978. Wertenbaker, Thomas Jefferson. Princeton 1746-1896. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1946. The Alumni Association of Princeton University website.

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