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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Historical Photograph Collection: Alumni Photographs series
Princeton University Archives
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99 boxes, 1 folder, and 2 items
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes SP1; MP1; MP2; MP3; MP4; MP5; MP6; AD01; AD02; MP7; AD03; AD14; AD05; AD13; AD06; AD04; AD10; AD11; AD12; MP8; MP9; MP10; MP11; MP12; MP13; MP14; MP15; MP16; MP17; MP18; MP19; AD07; LP01; MP20; MP21; MP22; SP2; MP23; MP24; MP25; MP26; MP27; MP28; MP29; MP30; mp31; SP3; SP4; MP32; SP5; SP6; MP33; SP7; SP8; SP9; SP10; MP34; SP11; MP35; SP12; SP13; SP14; SP15; MP36; SP16; SP17; MP37; MP38; MP39; SP18; AD08; MP40; MP41; SP19; MP 41; MP42; MP43; SP20; MP44; MP45; SP21; MP46; SP22; MP47; SP23; MP48; MP49; SP24; SP25; MP50; AD09; MP51; MP52; MP53; SP26; SP27


The Historical Photograph Collection: Alumni Series consists of formal portraits of Princeton University alumni arranged chronologically by class year.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of formal portraits of Princeton University alumni. Images of students from the 18th century through the mid-19th century are mainly copies or prints from engravings, while images of students from the mid-19th century and 20th century are mainly photographic prints. Dates listed reflect the student's class year, rather than the year that the photograph was taken. In most, but not all cases, the photographs were taken during the time that the individuals were students.


The collection is arranged by class year and within class year, largely alphabetically.

Box AD07, AD08, and AD09 were formerly numbered AD019, AD020, and AD021, respectively.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Processing information for this collection is not currently available. Finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in February 2018. Inventory added and finding aid updated by Lynn Durgin in June 2018.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Fragile cased images may be used with an archivist's supervision.

For a general guide to access restrictions, please see the Access Policy for Princeton University Archives Collections

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 Photograph Collection: Alumni Photographs series; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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