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Collection Overview

Daily Princetonian
Daily Princetonian General records
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
6 boxes, 6 items, 594 digital files, and 6 websites
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-6


The Daily Princetonian is the newspaper of Princeton University. The records consist of subject files from the editorial offices of The Prince covering topics such as awards, events, journalism seminars, and by-laws of the paper, as well as booklets published by the Daily Princetonian corporation.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of subject files from the editorial offices of the Daily Princetonian covering topics such as award banquets, journalism seminars, managerial records and by-laws of the paper. Also included are some financial records and stock certificates, and several special issues and fund-raising books published by the paper, as well as an early scrapbook compiled by William Libbey, Jr., class of 1877. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s through 1970s, representing only one portion of the newspaper's long history. A small amount of material from the late 1980s through the early 2000s is also present. Email messages, found in Series 5, document the news operation of the organization in the mid 2010's.

Collection Creator Biography:

Daily Princetonian

The Daily Princetonian is the independent student newspaper of Princeton University. Published daily since 1892, it is the second oldest running publication of its kind in the United States and has a readership of over 8,000. Staffed primarily by students, The Prince covers campus news as well as national headlines.

Collection History


Series 5 of the collection was transferred to the University Archives in 2016 as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative (AR.2016.020).

The Daily Princetonian scrapbook compiled by William Libbey, Jr. was transferred to these records from the Special Collections. Series 7: Daily Princetonian Logotype was donated by Steven N. Orso '72 *78 in 2021 (AR.2021.007).


One email folder, entitled "Labor," was deleted from Series 5 due to the presence of legally protected information.

Processing Information

Container list created by Eleanor Wright '14 in December 2011 and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in February 2012. Series 7 added and finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in 2022. Project websites added by Valencia Johnson in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use, with the exception of Series 5, which is closed until 2024.

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:

Daily Princetonian General records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-6

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Related Materials

Images, mostly photographs, created by the staff of the Daily Princetonian can be found in AC286, Daily Princetonian Photographs Collection, 1967-2004.

Digitized copies of all Daily Princetonian issues can be found online at The Daily Princetonian Larry DuPraz Digial Archives.

Subject Terms:
College student newspapers and periodicals.
Journalism, College.
Newspapers -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Daily Princetonian
Princeton University