Contents and Arrangement

Series 4: Princeton Alumni Weekly, 1985-2000

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Princeton Alumni Weekly series reflects Clymer's assignment as a photographer assigned to various campus events that hosted or featured Princeton alumni. This series contains photographs from the 1980's and 1990's during which time Clymer was an independent contractor with the University working on various projects, one of which included the Princeton Alumni Weekly. This series comprises the bulk of the collection, and it includes photographs that the magazine printed as well as those that it did not make it to print. Folders are dated by the date on which they were taken, not by the date in which they appeared in the PAW.

Topics covered in the series include student activities (especially dance and athletics), alumni reunions and commencement, and a run of photographs documenting the dinners held in recognition of the Howard T. Behrman Awards, which are awarded annually to selected faculty members of Princeton's humanities departments, in recognition of research, publication, teaching, or other distinguished service to the University community. Coverage of the Behrman Awards can also be found in Series 3: General.


The Princeton Alumni Weekly series follows a chronological arrangement by year. The folders are grouped according to the rough title of the story that was later published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Collection History


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

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.

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:

Series 4: Princeton Alumni Weekly; Nat Clymer Photographic Collection, AC425, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-4

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