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Collection Overview

Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring Third World Center and Black Collegiate Life Photographs
Princeton University Archives
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1 box and 204 digital files
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1


This collection provides a photographic glimpse of Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring's time at Princeton. These images consist of events and programs produced by the Third World Center, now the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, and a general snapshot of black life at Princeton in the 1970s.

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection contains photographs, negatives, and digitized images collected or produced by Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring. The images were taken during Waring's time at Princeton, 1973-1977, and show unidentified events and programs produced by the Third World Center and black collegiate life at Princeton.


There are four series: Candid Photos, Events, Portraits, and Physical Copies. The arrangement of the physical material has been kept. The original arrangement of the digital collection was one folder and the files were in alphabetical order. The original titles of the files reflected their digitization and not the content or orgin of the image in most cases. The present arrangement groups the images by their content. Overall, the file titles have been changed to reflect their content. In some cases, the description of the images within a series produced repetitive titles thus the original file names were kept.

Collection Creator Biography:

Waring, Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson

Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring attended Princeton University graduating with the Class of 1977. She received her BA in Political Economy along with a teacher certification, and a certification in African American studies. In 1992, Waring earned her juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law. After several years, she opened her own practice, The Waring Law Firm, LLC in Savanah, Georgia.

Collection History


Gift of Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring, March-April 2017 .


Materials separated from this collection during processing in 2017 include duplicate digital files and a button.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valencia L. Johnson in 2017. Finding aid written by Valencia L. Johnson in October 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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 through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring Third World Center and Black Collegiate Life Photographs; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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