- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. Athletics Department.
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Princeton Football Films Collection
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1935-2012 (mostly 1935-1990)
- 1 box and 2858 items
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
Princeton University was a participant in the first intercollegiate football game in America in 1869. Since then, the University has maintained a varsity football team, competing each season against other colleges in the Ivy League Athletic Conference, including traditional rival Yale. The collection consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games between 1935 and 1990, as well as video of the 2012 season.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of film reels amd video documenting Princeton varsity football games between 1935 and 2012. Series 1 contains original film reels (1935-1990), stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Series 2 contains video footage of the 2012 varsity football season.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Princeton University was a participant in the first intercollegiate football game in America in 1869. Since then, the University has maintained a varsity football team, competing each season against other colleges in the Ivy League Athletic Conference, including traditional rival Yale.
Complete information on the acquisition of the collection is not available. At least some of the football films were transferred from the Princeton University Athletics Department. The 2012 videos were transferred from the Athletics Department in 2012 (AR.2012.146).
Periodic accruals to the collection may occur.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials have been separated from the collection.
- Processing Information:
The inventory for Series 1 was added by Phoebe Nobles in March, 2018.
Series 3: Princeton Freshman (Frosh) Football Film Reels was added by Kimberly McCauley in September, 2019.
Item Number 580 does not exist.
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:
The film reels are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Most of the film is 16mm or 8mm and has not been transferred to any other format. Early films are fragile and have significant warping, along with other potential preservation issues. Access to both film and dvd follows Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Princeton Football Films Collection; 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