- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1851-1995, bulk 1860/1920
- 208 boxes
- Storage Note:
Mudd Library collections are unavailable until further notice due to a renovation. See our webpage for the most current information.
The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
The Historical Photograph Collection's Student Photograph Albums Series is arranged chronologically by the student's class year or by the year of creation if the student's identity is unknown. Sometimes only an approximate date of creation can be determined. Please look to the end of the series for more recent additions, not in exact chronological order.
The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection is an artificial collection assembled over a period of several decades from many sources. The majority of the albums were sent to the University by alumni or relatives of alumni; some have been removed from other collections in the University Archives.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Melissa Johnson in 2001. Finding aid written by Melissa Johnson in 2001. Finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in February 2018 and by Phoebe Nobles in 2019.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Many of the albums in this collection are extremely fragile. Some of the bindings have broken, pages may be loose, and in some cases photographs have become loose. Researchers should use great care when examining them. Please examine only one album at a time, take the albums out of the boxes to look at them, and use padded cushions to support the albums on the desk. Please do not flip through an album; turn pages carefully and one at a time.
- Other Finding Aids:
Each album in this series has been catalogued into a database that is searchable on the web at Princeton University Historical Photograph Database. Choose "Albums" under "Division" to limit your search to only this collection.
- Credit this material:
Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums; 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
- Subject Terms:
- Class reunions -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
College students -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Photographs.
Dormitories -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Schools.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Schools.
- Genre Terms:
- Albumen prints.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photograph albums -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
- Olympic Games én (1st : 1896 : Athens, Greece)
- Princeton (N.J.) -- Social life and customs.