Upcoming exhibition: Credit Line, Please: Photographs by Elizabeth Menzies

Black and white image of Palmer Memorial Stadium from a parking lot lined with cars

The University Archives owe a great deal of our visual evidence of Princeton University in the mid-twentieth century to local photographer, Elizabeth Menzies (1915-2003). Menzies contributed countless photographs of the Princeton campus to Princeton Alumni Weekly magazine starting in 1936, through World War II, and late into the 1960s.

This exhibition of Menzies’ work, curated by Princeton University Library’s Phoebe Nobles, Emma Paradies, and Rosalba Varallo Recchia, celebrates the shrewd composition of her photographs, an eye for architecture both traditional and modern, a dry sense of juxtaposition, and an elegiac glance at sites of change.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, 65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Opens late May 2024.

Published March 28, 2024.

Media contact: Stephanie Oster, Library Publicity Manager