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D. Hugh Peniston, Class of 1941, Papers
Princeton University Archives
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1936-2013 (mostly 1935-1942)
3 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Boxes S-000259 to S-000261


D. Hugh Peniston graduated from Princeton University in 1941. This collection includes his course notes and coursework along with his letters home during his undergraduate years.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Content Description

The D. Hugh Peniston, Class of 1941, Papers include Peniston's student academic work, examination booklets, lecture notes and syllabi, especially from English courses and others in the humanities; correspondence home during his time as an undergraduate student as well as letters to Peniston from his father; university correspondence; and a few photographs of Peniston and Princeton sites.

Collection Creator Biography:


D. Hugh Peniston was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1941. He was born in 1919 in Rutherford, New Jersey and was raised in California, where he attended Los Gatos Union High School. At Princeton he majored in English. He received a masters degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and later became minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where he served from 1947 to 1979.

Collection History


Donated by D. Hugh Peniston's estate in 2014 (AR.2014.043).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 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

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.

Credit this material:

D. Hugh Peniston, Class of 1941, Papers; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Boxes S-000259 to S-000261