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Collection Overview

Creator:
Clymer, Nat
Title:
Nat Clymer Photographic Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v5700
Dates:
1984-2007
Size:
4 boxes and 4 items
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-4
Language:
English

Abstract

Nat Clymer was as a contract photographer for Princeton University from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. The Nat Clymer Photographic Collection consists of nearly 14,000 images, primarily color 35mm slides and negatives, medium format [6cm X 7cm] color and black & white negatives & color transparencies, black & white contact sheets, as well as digital files.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Nat Clymer Photographic Collection consists of nearly 14,000 images, primarily color 35mm slides and negatives, medium format [6cm X 7cm] color and black & white negatives & color transparencies, black & white contact sheets, as well as digital files. The photographs span Clymer's career as a contract photographer for the university, a period spanning the early portion of the 1980s and running through the early 2000s.

The collection offers a vivid portrayal of the University's campus through portraiture of buildings, faculty, students, and alumni engaged in a wide variety of activities. Many of the photographs in the collection were taken by Clymer on different assignments as a contract photographer, including assignments with the Advanced Technology Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (P.O.E.M.), the Development Office, the Princeton Materials Institute, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly, the latter of which comprises the bulk of the collection.

See series descriptions for more detailed information.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series according to assignment. See series arrangement notes for more information.

Collection Creator Biography:

Clymer, Nat

Nat Clymer was as a contract photographer for Princeton University from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. In his decades documenting different aspects of campus life and culture, Clymer was assigned to many departments and units of the university, most notably the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Clymer began his photography career with the United States Navy and then began work as a staff photographer for various news outlets in Central New Jersey, after which Clymer opened his own private photography business. Outside of his professional work, Clymer also founded of the New Brunswick (N.J.) chapter of Flashes of Hope and lectured part-time at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in the Journalism and Media Studies department.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The University Archives purchased the collection from Nat Clymer in June of 2015 (AR.2015.018).

Appraisal

No materials were separated from the collection at the time of accessioning.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in February of 2016. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in February of 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Commercial use requires permission from the collection creator.

You may contact Special Collections through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains materials, all of which are Digital Negative (.dng) files, that were acquired from an Apple iMac desktop computer running OS X 10.10.3 ("Yosemite"). Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Nat Clymer Photographic Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v5700
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345