Contents and Arrangement

Lecture Notes--Howell, undated

1 box
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The files are arranged physically in the order in which they were received from the department. For the purposes of this finding aid, the archivist grouped multiple files on individual faculty members.

Collection History


Duplicates and published volumes available elsewhere have been separated from the records. Grades from summer field courses during the years 1955-1990 have been separated from the records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin in October 2010. Finding aid written by Lynn Durgin in October 2010. After significant accessions, the finding aid was revised by Phoebe Nobles in 2018. Materials were added from Accession AR.2019.043 by Kimberly McCauley in July 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Series 4 is open for research, with some exceptions. Access to faculty meeting minutes is restricted for 75 years from the date of their creation. Due to the presence of personnel information, access to certain files is restricted at the folder level as noted.

Access to glass-plate negatives is restricted due to their fragility. Where prints of the negatives are present, the prints are open for research use. Though digitization may not be possible for every negative, researchers may make requests to digitize material according to Mudd Library's policy on digitization of photographs.

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:

Lecture Notes--Howell; Department of Geosciences Records, AC139, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 33

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Related Materials

Researchers interested in these materials may also wish to consult the Princeton Scientific Expeditions Collection (AC012), Series 2: Geological Expeditions. In addition, the Special Collections at Firestone Library holds the William Berryman Scott Papers (C0265); a collection of William Libbey Correspondence (C0872); the Charles Henry Smyth Journals (C0823); the Arnold Guyot Collection (C1095); and the Arthur Buddington Lantern Slides of Russia (C1448).

Other Finding Aids

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In the composition of this finding aid's organizational history, the history section of the Department of Geosciences' website ( and Alexander Leitch's A Princeton Companion were consulted.

Princeton University. Dept. of Geological and Geophysical Sciences.
Princeton University. Dept. of Geology
Princeton University. Dept. of Geology.
Princeton University. Faculty.
Princeton University. Natural History Museum
Field, R. M. (Richard Montgomery), 1834-1902
Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884
Hess, Harry Hammond, 1906-1969
Jepsen, Glenn L. (Glenn Lowell), 1904-1974
Scott, William Berryman, 1858-1947
Smyth, Charles Henry, 1866-1937
Thom, W. T. (William Taylor), 1891-1979