- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Daily Princetonian
- Daily Princetonian General records
- Princeton University Archives
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- 6 boxes, 6 items, and 594 digital files
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): 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
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:
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.
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.
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 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:
Daily Princetonian General 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