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Smith, J. G. (James Gerald), 1897-1946
James G. Smith Papers on New Jersey Industry
Manuscripts Division
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11 boxes
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-11


Consists of papers of James G. Smith (Princeton Class of 1920), professor of economics at Princeton, related to New Jersey industrial history.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, notecards, filmstrips, and printed matter of Smith (Princeton Class of 1920), professor of economics at Princeton. The collection contains his two unpublished typed manuscripts, "Origins of Industries in New Jersey" and "History of New Jersey Manufacturing," with research material on such New Jersey industries as glass, textile, pottery and clay products, copper, iron and steel works, leather and shoes, shipbuilding, chemical, rubber, and telecommunications, covering approximately the period from 1750 through 1850. There are photographs and photostats of pictures of maps, early houses, mills, furniture, and machinery.


Arranged in the following order: Box 1: "History of New Jersey Manufacturing," "Origins of Industries in New Jersey"; Box 2: "Origins of Industries in New Jersey," Subject Files, before 1750, 1750-1800; Box 3: Subject Files, 1750-1800, 1800-1850; Box 4: Subject Files, 1800-1850, Miscellaneous; Box 5: Subject Files, Miscellaneous, Film; Boxes 6-8: Index Cards, reference notes & bibliographic notes on various industries and subjects; Boxes 9-11: occupations (names, place, description).

Collection Creator Biography:

Smith, J. G. (James Gerald), 1897-1946

A member of the Princeton Class of 1920, James G. Smith went on to become an economist and Princeton University professor.

Collection History


The papers were received by M. Halsey Thomas, University Archivist, from the History Dept. In 1974 they were transferred to A. Clark at Firestone Library.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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. 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:

James G. Smith Papers on New Jersey Industry; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-11