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Creator:
Hedges family
Title:
Hedges family papers
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/3x816m698
Dates:
1797-1938 (mostly 1925-1931)
Size:
28 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-28
Language:
English

Abstract

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Collection History

Appraisal

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

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Hedges family papers; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/3x816m698
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 1-28