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The Princetoniana Collection is a set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected materials relating to Princeton University. Nearly every aspect of the University's life from the time of its founding to the modern era is represented to some degree in the Princetoniana Collection. In conjunction with the Mudd Library's archival collections, the Princetoniana Collection is an indispensable resource for any researcher studying the students, alumni, faculty, or administration of Princeton University.

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Princetoniana Site: The Princetoniana Committee preserves and disseminates the University's history, lore and traditions. Committee activities encompass a wide variety of projects, from welcoming freshmen at the Pre-rade to arranging exhibitions and tours at Reunions. The committee also works with the University Archives to document Princeton's history by collecting material objects, manuscripts and oral histories.

  • Location designator: P

    An old collection (evidently organized about the turn of the 20th century) that was originally designed to gather books, bound manuscripts, photograph albums and other material either about Princeton, or originating in the University, or written by Princetonians. By 1981, the collection was fragmented as various parts were stored in various libraries or they had been lost altogether.

    In 2003-2004, the General Rare Books Department updated the holdings of the "P" books in their collections. The records are in the Library's online catalogue. Generally, Mudd Library holds items with numbers, P00-P92. The Rare Books Dept. holds books formerly in the 18th Century Room at Firestone, together with other materials. Some "P" items have been transferred to the "bound mss" section of the Manuscripts Division. The remainder are at the Annex Library.

    A list of the contents of the Princetoniana Collection as of 1920 is available in Princeton University Library Classed List vol. 6 (Special Collections) (Princeton, 1920) [(ExB) 0639.7373.5]. [full text]



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