- Collection Overview
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- Access & Use
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- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series
- Princeton University Archives
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- 148 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-145
Consists of approximately 2,180 glass plate negatives and prints. Topics most heavily represented within the collection include Princeton University buildings and grounds, and athletics.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of approximately 3500 glass plate negatives and prints containing images of Princeton University, primarily of the campus and buildings
All descriptive information was transcribed from material enclosures. The source of these descriptions is unknown. Due to the unreliability of these transcribed descriptions, no extensive arrangement of the materials has been undertaken. In order to help facilitate search, some descriptions have been grouped by common theme.
This collection has been assembled through multiple accessions
Appraisal information was not recorded at time of accessioning
- Processing Information
Collection is mostly unprocessed, with some minimal processing on numbered negatives and prints.
During a survey of the collection in September and October of 2019, all descriptive information was transcribed from material enclosures by Kimberly McCauley. The original source of these descriptions is unknown. Due to the unreliability of these transcribed descriptions, and the fragility of the materials, no extensive arrangement of the materials has been undertaken. In order to help facilitate search, some descriptions have been grouped by common theme. Any discrepencies between description and corresponding material is a result of prior descriptive work.
In some cases plates are labeled with more then one identifying number. Although these numbers do not correspond to prints within the collection, they have been noted in the items description.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Access to the glass-plate negatives is restricted due to their fragility. Where prints of the negatives are present, the prints are open for research use. Though digitization may not be possible for every negative, researchers may make requests to digitize material according to Mudd Library's policy on digitization of photographs
- 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:
Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series; 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