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  • William Watson. A Map of the State of New Jersey.  1812

    Sanborn Maps of New Jersey

    The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Approximately 12,000 American cities and towns are chronicled in the company's collection of over one million maps. As a result of its history, the name "Sanborn" has become synonymous with this kind of map. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them. 


  • Vesalius
  • The Munity in India  London: G. Routledge, 1857  (Ex) Item 6363575
  • Curator George M. Peck  shows Princeton's First Folio  in the Treasure Room,  Pyne Library (1938)
  • Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).. Call number Call Number: LC-B2- 3101-9
  • Slavery at Princeton

    Princeton University, in the words of colonial historian Jeff Looney, cannot be said to have had a "glowing history in opposing slavery." He and fellow historian John Murrin both state that John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey from 1768-1794, owned slaves. Indeed, Varnum Lansing Collins notes that the inventory of Witherspoon's possessions taken at his death included "two slaves . . . valued at a hundred dollars each." Neither Murrin or Looney have any reason to believe that the College itself owned slaves, though individual trustees did.

    You may also wish to reference the Princeton and Slavery website created by students in the Spring and Fall of 2013 in the course Princeton and Slavery, HIST 402, as well as the Princeton and Slavery Project Records 2013-2017


  • Joanna Southcott  'Drawn and engraved  from life by Wm. Sharp.' 1812  [(GA) GC106 / GA 2007.02010]
  • Steltzer, Ulli (1923 - )

    Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1923, Ulli Steltzer emigrated to the United States in 1953 with her two children. After teaching music and developing photographs in Massachusetts and New York, Steltzer moved to Princeton in 1957 to accept a job as a professional photographer for the Princeton Packet, whose Tulane Street studio she worked from for much of the next two decades. In addition to taking portraits of many prominent Princeton intellectuals and visitors from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, she also made frequent trips across the United States in her red Volkswagen to photograph and interview African American families in the South, as well as Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo peoples in New Mexico and Arizona. In 1972, Steltzer relocated her studio to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she befriended several prominent Haida artists, including carvers Robert Davidson and Bill Reid, who would become her frequent collaborators. Steltzer documented the art, culture, and traditions of the Haida and other coastal tribes, as well as the Inuit, with whom she lived for several months. Traveling widely throughout the Americas and Asia during her long career, Steltzer also documented life in Southern California, Guatemala, Cuba, China, and India, with a recurrent focus on immigrant communities and native peoples. Her photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and have appeared in at least a dozen photographic books and collaborations.

  • Parrish Collection - Stevenson
  • Student Life

    Princeton University student life including extracurricular activities such as athletics, publications, social life, theater and performance groups.

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  • HMC01.4291.Tableau de l’Empire français [map]  dressé par Brion
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