Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection, 1826-1947

29 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection, 1826-1947 (bulk 1850-1920) consists of printed syllabi and lecture notes that at some point were classified as part of the library's Princetoniana collection under call numbers starting with P435. Almost all of the items were printed specifically for use by students in classes at Princeton, and are based on lectures given by Princeton professors. They cover a broad range of subjects, including subjects no longer taught at Princeton, such as Law.


Materials in Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection, 1826-1947 (bulk 1950-1920) have been arranged in folders by subject, following the call numbers they were assigned under the Richardson classification system. The subject-based folders remain in the same alphabetical order in which the subjects appeared in the classification system. Please see the Special Collections Classed List of 1920 for an outline of this classification system.

Collection History


Additional syllabi and course materials will be added to the collection as accrued by the University Archives.


Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives procedures.

Processing Information

Series 2 was added to the collection and the finding aid updated by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 and Eleanor Wright '14 in October 2011. Series 3 found in repository and added by Phoebe Nobles in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use with the exception of one file in Series 1 (Box 1) that contains student records that are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation. The file is marked as restricted in the inventory below.

Restrictions beyond 30 years are noted in the relevant series or subseries descriptions and in the folder list.

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.

Credit this material:

Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection; Syllabi and Course Materials Collection, AC333, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 3-30; 18A

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Related Materials

Lecture notes are maintained in AC052, Lecture Notes Collection. Copies of course, entrance, and general examinations given at Princeton are maintained in AC054, Course Examinations Collection. Examples of student work are maintained in AC374, Student Academic Work Collection.

Princeton University. Curricula.