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Scrapbook of Pell William Foster, Jr., 1917-1919, 1927, 1970 (mostly 1917-1919)
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Pell William Foster's scrapbook contains mostly materials related to his experience as an officer during World War I. It includes photographs of Pell Foster, Battery units, combat exercise drills, local scenery, German POWs, documents issued by the U.S. War Department, discharge letters, a few maps, newspaper clippings, and other materials. It also includes a few newsletters from 1927 and 1970.
Files are grouped by war and arranged alphabetically within. The wars are ordered chronologically. Files pertaining to no specific war have been placed in a general section at the beginning of the series.
Gift of Elisabeth Schuyler Foster in January 2022 (AR 2022-051).
- Custodial History
Varnum Lansing Collins, Class of 1892 and Secretary of Princeton University (1917-1936), created the Historical Subject Files Collection as a reference for his historical writing interests. An author of a history of the University and a guide to the campus and town, Collins collected a wide variety of materials pertaining to these topics. The files were transferred to the University Archives after its establishment in 1959.
As documents deemed appropriate for inclusion in the Historical Subject Files are accessioned by the University Archives, they are added to the collection and finding aid. A major contributor to the collection is the Communications Office, which provides copies of printed materials it produces for various campus offices.
Boxes 34 and 35, material created by the Department of Geosciences, have been removed and placed in AC139, the Department of Geosciences Records.
- Processing Information
Item processed and described by Armando Suárez in August 2022.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- 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 digital materials. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
- Credit this material:
Scrapbook of Pell William Foster, Jr.; Historical Subject Files Collection, AC109, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 444
A portion of the provenance statement was taken from the Grounds and Buildings: Historical Subject Files (AC #110) finding aid, written by Sara Bush '94 in 1994.
- Subject Terms:
- World War, 1914-1918 -- History -- Sources.
- Genre Terms:
- Scrapbooks -- 20th century
photographs -- 20th century.
- Princeton University
Collins, Varnum Lansing, 1870-1936
- United States. Army -- Officers.