Contents and Arrangement

Miscellaneous and Loose Negatives, 1943-1950

2 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous negatives were found loose, outside of the envelopes labeled by J. Wayman Williams. Some of these negatives may have belonged with the "Activities" or "Public Relations" groups. They imclude images of laboratory equipment, maps of Princeton's main campus, cartoon tigers with a "P", Williams' Christmas greetings for 1948, a dance in front of a bandstand reading "Prince Tiger"; various groups of people, airplanes flying in formation, people at a stadium, football players posing, ice skaters in skirts, graduation ceremonies, tennis courts, and more.


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 History

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. During processing, the preservation department checked each negative. 20 nitrate negatives (9 from Princeton Ice Carnival and 11 from 2 x 3 negatives) were destroyed after digitization. The remaining negatives were printed on "safety film." As of summer, 2023, Boxes 1-8 (negatives) are offsite for digitization. These boxes are not requestable during the digitization process.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Negatives are stored offsite. The negatives in this collection are scheduled to be digitized in 2023 and may not be requested.

Credit this material:

Miscellaneous and Loose Negatives; J. Wayman Williams Photographs of Princeton University, AC483, 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:
  • : Box 7

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Related Materials

Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series, AC112

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.