- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. Department of Classics
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Department of Classics Records
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1894-2017 (mostly 1894-1935)
- 3 boxes, 3 Volumes, and 1 websites
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-3
The Department of Classics at Princeton University offers courses, both in English and in the original languages, that treat the whole range of ancient culture, from its mythology to its philosophy, law, and literature. Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century. Materials include three bound volumes containing the minutes of the graduate classics club, the classical seminary, and departmental reports. Also in the collection are bound senior theses from 1894-1910, and correspondence of the classics department graduate committee.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The Department of Classics at Princeton University offers courses, both in English and in the original languages, that treat the whole range of ancient culture, from its mythology to its philosophy, law, and literature. The long history of the study of classics at the University owes much to the nature of higher education in the 18th and 19th centuries. In this time the study of the ancient world was considered so integral to any education that admission to the University called required a prerequisite of four years of latin with a fifth to be completed in the freshman year, a condition that was finally lifted in 1930. Many of Princeton's most notable names have been associated with the Department of Classics. Andrew Fleming West came to the college as Professor of Latin in 1883 and Robert F. Goheen was appointed to the faculty in 1948. Princeton remains a center for classical studies, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- Processing Information:
Container list created by Eleanor Wright '14 in December 2011 and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in February 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Correspondence of the Department of Classics graduate committee is restricted. The rest of 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.
- Other Finding Aids:
Full text searching of this collection's archived website is available through the Archive-It interface.
- Credit this material:
Department of Classics Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345