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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Rowing Association.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Rowing Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/j3860695p
Dates:
1874-2003
Size:
27 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-27
Language:
English

Abstract

Princeton has participated in intercollegiate rowing contests since 1874. The collection consists of photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence and posters documenting the history of the Princeton University rowing program.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence and posters documenting the history of the Princeton University rowing program. Much of the material is oversized.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton has participated in intercollegiate rowing contests since 1874. However, early victories were few and far between due to inadequate practice space. Until the construction of Lake Carnegie, all rowing took place on the crowded Delaware and Raritan canal, a body of water ill-suited for the sport. Following the completion of the lake in 1906, rowing was limited to practice and intrateam competition until 1911, when Princeton began hosting races. Lightweight rowing was introduced in 1920, and the first women's crew team competed in 1972. In late 2000 the C. Bernard Shea Rowing Center was dedicated, providing the men's and women's crew teams with a state of the art boathouse and training facility.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The materials in Series 1: 2003 Accession of Princeton Rowing Materials, 1874-2003 were received in March 2003 from William H. Walton '74.

The materials in Series 2: C.S. Titus Materials, circa 1907, 1998 were received in November 2004 from Joan Titus and in November 2017 from her estate.

The materials in Series 3: 1992 Accession of Albridge C. Smith, III Collection of Rowing Photographs and Clippings, circa 1916-1939 were received in April 1992 from Wells Drorbaugh, Jr. '43.

The materials in Series 4: 2014 Accession of Princeton University Rowing Fundraising Correspondence in January 2014 from Willis M. Rivinus '50.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 in April 2011 and Eleanor Wright '14 in January 2012. Finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in June 2011 and February 2012. Series 3 added and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in May 2012. Series 4 added and finding aid updated by Lynn Durgin in January 2014 Digital materials in Series 1 was processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in June 2015. Series 2 and finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in March 2018.

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.

Special Requirements for Access:

This collection contains materials acquired from an Apple iMac desktop computer. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Rowing Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/j3860695p
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Publication Note:

Many of the items in Series 1: 2003 Accession of Princeton Rowing Materials, 1874-2003 were referenced or reproduced in Rowing at Princeton: celebrating 4500 Princetonians who have strained and gained from their rowing experience for 130 years.

Subject Terms:
Rowing -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Names:
Princeton university
Titus, C. S. (Constance Sutton), 1873-1967