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Collection Overview

Howard, Joseph, 1833-1908
Joseph Howard Scrapbooks
Manuscripts Division
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14 boxes and 16.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-14


The Joseph Howard Scrapbooks collection consists of journalist Joseph Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings and articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings of articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers -- The Sun, The New York Herald, The New York Recorder, and The Star -- often writing under the heading "Howard's Column," Howard's Letter," and "Howard's Gossip," or under the byline "Jugg." The scrapbooks include some letters, photographs, and memorabilia.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Howard, Joseph, 1833-1908

Joseph Howard's career as a journalist was long and distinguished. As war correspondent for the New York Times during the Civil War, he was present at the 1st Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Ball's Bluff. He was arrested and imprisoned for 14 weeks in 1864 as a result of a journalistic burlesque known as the "Bogus Proclamation." He was later appointed official military recorder, reporting the trials of Confederate spies. Howard covered many famous events of the 19th century, including the trial and execution of Charles Guiteau, the death and funeral of Ulysses S. Grant and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Collection History


AM 14721, AM 17519


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

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. For instances beyond Fair Use, 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.

Credit this material:

Joseph Howard Scrapbooks; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-14