Contents and Arrangement

Shields, G. O. (George O.), 1874-1894

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Collection History

Custodial History

Fredericka Strong Albee (b. 1879), George E. Albee's second wife, gave Albee's collection of antique arms to Washington College, Maryland, as a conditional gift in 1930s and '40s. Descendants of Albee, Carey Strong Selby (grandson of Fredericka May Strong's first cousin) and Rose Selby, acquired other parts of the collection from Fredericka, including Albee's personal papers, in the 1950s. The portion of the collection held by Washington College was returned to the Selby's through legal means in 1975 after they discovered the collection had been neglected. Norm Flayderman purchased the arms portion of George E. Albee's collection from the Selby's in 1979 and later, Albee's manuscripts in 1997.


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in April 2017 with assistance from Fiona Bell ('18). Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in April 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Shields, G. O. (George O.), 1846-1925; Norm Flayderman Collection of George E. Albee Materials, C1558, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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