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Beach, George R. (George Raimes), 1903-1990
George R. Beach Travel Journals
Manuscripts Division
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22 items, 2 Volumes, and 5.6 linear feet


Consists of bound, typed transcripts of journals kept by George R. Beach (Princeton Class of 1926) on his travels around the world with family and friends, spanning the years from 1956 to 1988.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of bound, typed transcripts of journals kept by Beach (Princeton Class of 1926) on his travels around the world with family and friends, spanning the years from 1956 to 1988. During the 32 years covered by these 39 volumes, the Beaches visited many countries, including Spain, France, South America, Mexico, India, Iran, Africa, Thailand, Tahiti, Australia, Scandinavia, and England. Several of the journals are accompanied by volumes of photographs, and many volumes are bound in such exotic materials as fur, bark, fabric, and leathers from elephant, ostrich, and various reptiles.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Beach, George R. (George Raimes), 1903-1990

George R. Beach was an American businessman, traveler, and civic leader. Beach was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1926.

Collection History


This collection was bequested to the University by George R. Beach's estate in 1992.

AM 1993-49


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:

George R. Beach Travel Journals; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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