Contents and Arrangement

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-1995

1 box
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Photographs are primarily of faculty Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as some photographs of graduate students, field trips, research interests and subjects (plants, animals, microorganisms), diagrams and the occasional campus building. Many seem to have been used for the purposes of printing newsletters and brochures, and are marked up and/or duplicated for such use. The box contains a mix of older material (photographs of faculty of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) and somewhat more recent material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s, with the bulk probably originating in the 1980s-1990s. The box also contains two small cases of metal instruments, one labeled as being John Bonner's.


Photographs arrived without a coherent order, mixed in a box. Many had been stored in interoffice folders, and those were replaced with folders during processing.

Collection History


The photographs had been stored in Henry Horn's office and were transferred from the Biology Department in 2021 (AR.2021.051).

Processing Information

There is no processing information for this collection prior to 2021. Series 5, Photographs, was added in 2021 by Phoebe Nobles. Series 6, Molecular Biology Department Records, was added in 2022 by Phoebe Nobles.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Records are closed for 30 years from the date of their creation. Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open.

Series 4 Grade Cards, are restricted for 75 years from the date of their creation. Series 5, Photographs, are 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.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 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:

Series 5: Photographs; Department of Biology Records, AC142, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 16-17