- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- J. Wayman Williams Photographs of Princeton University
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 16 boxes
- Storage Note:
- This is stored in multiple locations. ReCAP (rcpph): Box 1-8 Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes S-000109; S-000110; S-000111; S-000112; S-000113; S-000114; S-000115; S-000116
The collection contains photographic negatives and prints of Princeton University campus life, taken by J. Wayman Williams for the Bric-a-Brac yearbook and the Princeton Alumni Weekly during the years 1943-1944 and 1947-1950. The collection is still being processed and the negatives are not available to view in the reading room. The negatives are in a queue for digitization.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains both negatives and prints of Princeton University campus life, taken by J. Wayman Williams for the Bric-a-Brac yearbook and the Princeton Alumni Weekly during the years 1943-1944 and 1947-1950.
The photographs are arranged in folders that correspond to the labels of envelopes of grouped negatives and boxes of prints received by the archives from the creator, J. Wayman Williams.
- Collection Creator Biography:
J. Wayman Willams, Class of 1947, entered Princeton University in summer, 1943. He served in the Army between 1944 and 1947, majored in Civil Engineering and received his BSE in June, 1950. Nicknamed "Flash," Williams was photo editor and later chairman of the Bric-a-Brac, photo editor of the Princeton Engineer, and a member of the Princeton Camera Club. He also worked for the Princeton Picture Service and took freelance photographs for the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Williams was born in 1926 in Webster Groves, Missouri, and died in 2020 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
The negatives and prints were donated by J. Wayman Williams, class of 1947, in August, 2019 (AR.2019.087).
- Processing Information
This collection was processed in June, 2021 and May, 2022 by Phoebe Nobles. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in June, 2021 and May, 2022.
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 by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Negatives are stored offsite. The negatives in this collection are scheduled to be digitized 2022-2023.
- Credit this material:
J. Wayman Williams Photographs of Princeton University; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Separated Materials
Some negatives were found to contain nitrate (Princeton Ice Carnival and 2 x 3 negatives) and were separated from the collection after digitization.
- Subject Terms:
- College campuses -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
College students -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Photographs.
College students -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Social conditions -- Photographs.
- Genre Terms:
- Negatives (photographic) -- 20th century.