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Howard, Joseph, 1833-1908
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Joseph Howard Scrapbooks
Manuscripts Division
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14 boxes and 16.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): 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


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

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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