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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Class Reunion Books Collection
Princeton University Archives
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2759 items


The collection consists of class yearbooks that are published to mark class reunions and to provide updates on the lives of alumni.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of class yearbooks that are published to mark class reunions and to provide updates on the lives of alumni. Many classes have more than one book to commemorate reunions, such as the 10th, 25th, etc. Though each reunion book is unique, they generally contain entries for each class member that list current contact information, occupation, marital status, and usually a short biographical entry detailing activities since graduation. The books sometimes contain additional information, such as a necrology listing deceased class members, a foreword written by the class president, photographs or statistics. The earliest class represented in the collection is the Class of 1847 with book of brief biographies of the class in 1907, while the oldest volume is the Class of 1863's "Records of the Class" printed in 1867.


The collection has been split into series for ease of navigation; the reunion books are organized chronologically by class year within the series.

Collection History

Processing Information:

The finding aid was updated and an inventory added by Lynn Durgin in May 2013; processing assistance was provided by Jeremy Russell'12 and Dylan Stevens'15.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The 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.

Credit this material:

Class Reunion Books Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

Class directories (lists of class members and their contact information) are found in the Princeton University Class Records Collection AC130.

Public information on individual alumni can be found in the Undergraduate Alumni Records, AC199.

Subject Terms:
Class reunions -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Princeton university