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Burnham, The Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Virgins, Lead Width in Color, 2000 November
Collection Description & Creator Information
In February 2000, the Office of Physical Planning initiated a project to restore the 27 stained glass windows of the University chapel and some of the exterior sculptures. It was the largest stained glass restoration effort attempted in the United States in a quarter century and the first at the University Chapel since it was built in 1928. The stained glass restoration project was completed in December 2001, and was awarded a Historic Preservation Award by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office.
The collection consists of architectural surveys of the University Chapel with details of the window bays and the exterior facade, as well as photographs, slides, and microfilm documenting the work done on each window and sculpture and day logs recording daily progress. Also in the collection are several boxes of glass fragments from the original windows.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Five boxes of broken stained glass shards were deaccessioned in February 2020.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
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- Credit this material:
Burnham, The Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Virgins, Lead Width in Color; University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration records, AC231, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 45