- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Hedges family
- Hedges family papers
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1797-1938 (mostly 1925-1931)
- 28 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-28
The Hedges family produced three Princetonians in two generations: Benjamin van Doren Hedges (1866-1930, Princeton class of 1888) and his sons Benjamin van Doren Hedges (1907-1969, Princeton class of 1930) and Robert W. Hedges (1908-1950, Princeton class of 1931). This collection contains scrapbooks, to all three Hedges family Princetonians, as well as several other family members, including materials produced at Princeton and elsewhere.
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, lecture notes, and more belonging to Benjamin van Doren Hedges and his three sons Benjamin Jr., Robert, and John, as well as other friends and family members, including material produced at Princeton and in other locations.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The Hedges family produced three Princetonians in two generations: Benjamin van Doren Hedges (1866-1930, Princeton class of 1888) and his sons Benjamin van Doren Hedges (1907-1969, Princeton class of 1930) and Robert W. Hedges (1908-1950, Princeton class of 1931). The elder Benjamin van Doren Hedges was a member of the Philadelphian Society, the Student Conference Committee and Clio Hall while at Princeton, and went on to become a prominent New Jersey physician. While at Princeton, the younger Benjamin van Doren Hedges competed in the 1928 Olymics, was elected class president and chair of the Undergraduate Council, and was president of the Glee Club. Later, he worked extensivly with the national Big Brother movement, becoming National Director and Vice President of the organization. Robert W. Hedges was active in musical performance and acting at Princeton, including with Theatre Intime and Triangle Club, for which he helped write The Tiger Smiles. Credited as R.W. Hedges, he also wrote the musical score for The Golden Dog, which was performed at the opening of McCarter Theater. He later attended Cornell medical school and practiced medicine in New York. See series-level descriptions below for additional biographical information about the individual Hedges.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by John DeLooper in February-April 2011. Finding aid written by John DeLooper and Christie Peterson in February-May 2011.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Hedges family papers; 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
- Subject Terms:
- College musicals -- 20th century.
College theater -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century.
Princeton University -- Students -- 19th century.
Princeton University -- Students -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Princeton University. Theatre Intime.
Princeton University. Triangle Club
Hedges, B. van D. (Benjamin van Doren), 1866-
Hedges, Benjamin van Doren, 1907-1969
Hedges, R. W. (Robert W.)