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Princeton University Archives Collection on Princeton Wrestling
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This collection includes a video and a booklet produced by the Friends of Princeton Wrestling to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966-1967 Ivy League Championship.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Princeton University Wrestling team's first match took place in 1905, the founding year of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The team has won 11 Ivy titles, including the first official Ivy League championship in 1956, and three EIWA titles (in 1911, 1941, and 1978). Jimmy Reed was coach from 1934 to 1964. John Johnston was coach from 1964 to 1994. The Friends of Princeton Wrestling is an alumni group that led the effort to save Princeton Wrestling in the early 1990s. H. Clay McEldowney, Class of 1969, chaired the Friends of Princeton Wrestling during the 1990s and distributed the 50th Anniversary materials in 2017.

The Princeton University Archives Collection on Wrestling includes a video and a booklet produced by the Friends of Princeton Wrestling to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966-1967 Ivy League Championship.

The booklet includes background information compiled by Jim Bedell, Class of 1968, and photocopies of the "Princeton Wrestling News" from the 1966-67 season, as well as copies of meet results and team photos.

The compiled video includes photos, some clips of matches taken from super 8 film, and interviews.


The order in which these materials came to Princeton has been maintained.

Collection History


This collection was transferred from the Princeton University Department of Athletics. The accession number associated with this collection is AR.2017.102.


No materials were separated from this accession.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2017. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software. An access copy of digital files may be provided upon request.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Archives Collection on Princeton Wrestling; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1