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Creator:
Rose Photography Studio.
Title:
Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/41687h52f
Dates:
circa 1880-1920
Size:
98 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-98
Language:
English

Abstract

The Rose Photography Studio of Princeton, New Jersey was founded in 1873 by Royal Hill Rose, and was operated by successive generations of the Rose family until 1951. The studio provided photography services for the Princeton community as well as Princeton University. The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

All information regarding the content and the number of plates in the collection was transcribed from existing box labels. Any discrepancies between this list and the contents of the collection are the result of the original labels. Though most of the plates lacked accompanying dates, by and large the majority of the class photos were taken at reunions.

Collection Creator Biography:

Rose Photography Studio.

The Rose Photography Studio of Princeton, New Jersey was founded in 1873 by Royal Hill Rose, and was operated by successive generations of the Rose family until 1951. The studio provided photography services for the Princeton community as well as Princeton University.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The glass-plate negatives which comprise the Rose Photography Studio Collection were once part of a larger collection of approximately 8000 Rose Studio negatives held at Firestone Library. In 1992 that collection was gifted to the Historical Society of Princeton, however in June of 1995 a group of approximately 700 negative plates which depicted University activities were transferred to the University Archives in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, forming this collection.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan in March 2009. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in March 2009.

All information regarding the content and the number of plates in the collection was transcribed from existing box labels. Any discrepancies between this list and the contents of the collection are the result of the original labels. Though most of the plates lacked accompanying dates, by and large the majority of the class photos were taken at reunions.

All glass plate negatives in the Rose Photography Studio Collection were rehoused in July and August of 2019. Due to this rehousing the number of boxes within the collection expanded. Any discrepancies between topic and correspondng box number were not reconciled at the time of rehousing.

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 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.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 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:

Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/41687h52f
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-98

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Related Materials

In addition to the Rose Photography Studio Collection at the Historical Society of Princeton, several prints of other images from the Rose Photography Studio can be found in the library's Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series

Other Finding Aids

This collection can also be found under call number AC317. The materials described here are the same as those described in AC317, Series 1, Boxes 1-71.

Bibliography

The written remembrances of Frances Virginia Rose Himson, a descendent of the Rose family, were consulted in preparation of the Historical Note. A copy of this document can be found in the Library's collection file.

Genre Terms:
Negatives (photographic).
Names:
Rose Photography Studio.
Princeton University