Contents and Arrangement

Philip Herzig '1946 Letters Home from World War II, 1944 May 24 - 1946 May 12

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This file consists of letters sent to and from Philip Herzig, Princeton Class of 1946, during his time in World War II, when he was stationed in Germany for two years near the war's end. These letters are the originals that are published in the book Your Loving Son, Philip: Letters from an American soldier in World War II. Herzig's widow, Helene Phillips Herzig, edited the book, which was published in 2011.


The letters are arranged chronologically.


Many of the items which comprise the Student Correspondence and Writings Collection have been cataloged individually, and are searchable through the Princeton University Library's online catalog . The information presented in the folder list of this finding aid duplicates that found in the online catalog records.

Collection History




Additional student correspondence and writings will be added to the collection as accrued by the University Archives.


Appraisal information was not recorded at time of processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mudd Library Staff. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in March 2009. Description of AR.2014.070 created by Ada Rauch '17. Finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in December 2020. Finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

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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:

Philip Herzig '1946 Letters Home from World War II; Student Correspondence and Writings Collection, AC334, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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AC346, Arthur Eschenlauer Correspondence with Janet Copeland Eschenlauer, 1950-1956

AC363, Joseph Faber email correspondence, 1995-1997

AC370, Hedges Family Papers, 1797-1938 (bulk 1925-1931)

Researchers investigating student life at Princeton should also see AC026, Scrapbook Collection, 1843-1954 (bulk 1860-1920). 19 additional scrapbooks, formerly part of the Princetoniana collection, are individually cataloged in the Princeton University Library online catalog with call numbers beginning P06 (Princeton, Scrapbooks, General).

The Mudd Manuscript Library also holds undergraduate alumni files for many of the authors of these materials.

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