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McCormick Hall, 1922, 1965
Collection Description & Creator Information
Photographs in Series 1: Grounds and Buildings are arranged first according to size of photograph: Small photographs are those that measure 5"x7" or smaller; Medium photographs are those that measure 11"x14" or smaller; and Large photographs are those that measure 16"x20" or smaller. Within each of these sizes the photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of building and ground. Photographs have then been placed in as close to chronological order as possible.
Photographs of buildings and grounds may be located by using the formal, or proper, name of the building. For example, photographs of Henry Hall or 1904 Hall will not be found under the headings Henry Hall or 1904 Hall, but will be found under the entry of "Class of 1904-Henry Hall."
Change of name and function: Buildings have been arranged in the collection according to their most recent name. For example, photographs of Pyne Library will be found under the heading of East Pyne. (A name authority list exists on paper in Mudd Library.)
Dates: The dates given after the name of a building are the original dates of construction. If a building was altered or additions were made, those dates are given after the construction date. In some cases, dates are given in parentheses. This indicates the date span of a function of a building or ground. For example, dates given after all of the Eating Clubs are in parentheses. These dates refer to the period in which the Eating Club was in existence, not the dates of the building. (We don't know all of the dates for the different buildings, and many Eating Clubs have had more than one building.) The various sources that can be consulted on the history of buildings at Princeton University often provide contradictory information for the original date of many buildings. In most cases, the variation in dating can be attributed to the difference of opinion over whether it is the date of construction, dedication, or occupation which constitutes the original date of the building. In the case of some older buildings acquired by the University the date of construction is not known [i.e. Faculty Housing -- 31 Nassau St. (Guyot (Arnold) House, 1901 acquired by PU; 1901 sold to Mrs. Horatio W. Turner and moved to 8 Greenholm)].
Types of buildings or grounds: Most photographs of buildings and grounds appear under the name of the individual building and ground. Exceptions are those buildings, or groups of buildings, and grounds that fall under certain categories. These include: Boat Houses, Chapels, Faculty Housing, Gymnasiums, Libraries, Observatories, Sculpture, and Tennis Courts. Another category of photographs is identified as "Campus Views." These photographs are comprised of photographs that show more than one building on campus, and thus provide a "view." The "Campus Views" have been divided into different geographical areas: Front Campus; Middle Campus; South Campus; West Campus; and Storm Pictures.
Maps which represent the campus at different periods of time may be found in the General Catalogue of Princeton University (located in the reference room), the Historical Subject Files -- Grounds and Buildings Collection [AC110], the book Princeton University Land, 1756-1984 (1986) by Gerald Breese, Princeton Architecture (1967) by Constance Grieff, and in the Archives' Map Collection (AC113).
Negatives have not been separated, and may be found in all three size boxes.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Melissa Johnson in 1994-1995, with the assistance of Morgan Russo in 1994. Finding aid written by Melissa Johnson in 1994-1995.
Some photographs in this finding aid are housed in Boxes AD42, AD46, and AD52. These are unprocessed boxes which may not be available for review in the reading room.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- 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.
- 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.
- Credit this material:
McCormick Hall; Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series, AC111, 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): Boxes SP5; MP64
- Existence and Location of Copies
Many of these photographs have been digitized and are searchable in Digital PUL.
- Other Finding Aids
Many images in AC111: Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series have been scanned and may be searched, browsed and viewed online through the Digital PUL. The contents of the Princeton University Historical Photograph collection can also be searched in the Historical Photograph Collection database.
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