Contents and Arrangement

Activities I, 1948-1949

27 items

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This activities folder images of sports, ceremonies, a biplane, a bonfire, the Red Cross Headquarters in Palmer Square, the Princeton Playhouse, and various groups of people.


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 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

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:

Activities I; 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
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • : Box 1

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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.