Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Records and Exhibition Materials, 1940-1995

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of two LP records: a WPRB singing station break recording and a WPRU-produced album, which was featured in exhibit. It also includes other materials used in a WPRB exhibit, inluding a letter from H. Grant Theis, photographs, a WPRB contour map, and broadcast programs. Some of the original exhibit descriptions are included with the materials.


No arrangement scheme has been imposed on these records.

Collection History


AR.2010.120, AR.2016.061, AR.2016.057, AR.2018.031


No material has been separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan and Nicholas Cox '10 in July, 2008. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in July, 2008. Finding aid updated by Lynn Durgin in February, 2016. 2018 additions processed by Annalise Berdini in May, 2018. Series 5 added to the finding aid by Phoebe Nobles in February, 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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.

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.

The two records in Series 3, WPRU Recordings were treated for mold in 2017. However, materials may still be fragile and exhibit signs of damage. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Credit this material:

Series 2: Records and Exhibition Materials; WPRB Records, AC306, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 14-15

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Related Materials

Several folders of clippings and other materials related to WPRB can be found in the Historical Subject Files collection (Box 202). There are also materials relating to WPRB in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Records.


A Princeton Companion by Alexander Leitch and the WPRB web site were consulted during preparation of the organizational history.

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