Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 6A: Personal and Family Memorabilia, 1815-1996 (mostly 1939-1996)

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and legal documents regarding personal and family matters. Contents include correspondence with Jovanovich's immediate family, as well as with distant relatives in Yugoslavia and Poland, documents about his father's estate, family photographs, a collection of materials from Serbia and Montenegro and from Jovanovich's service during World War II. Of note is a small group of manuscripts collected by Jovanovich regarding the Vivian family and the Battle of Waterloo.


Files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2015 processing. One linear foot of manuscript and typescript drafts of Charles Augustus Lindbergh's "Autobiography of Values" was deacessioned and transferred to Yale University Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in June-August 2015, with assistance from Kristine Gift (GS) and Noga Zaborowski '18. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in August 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not been digitized.

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:

Subseries 6A: Personal and Family Memorabilia; William Jovanovich Papers, C1505, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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