Housed at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, the Princetoniana Collection is a
set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected
materials relating to
The purpose of this collection guide is to familiarize the
researcher with the resources available in the Princetoniana Collection. As the Mudd Library is a
closed-stack library, the type of visual browsing which facilitates the use of
other book collections is not possible with the P Collection. Therefore this document has been prepared in
hopes of making the collection’s content and organization more clear to
researchers of all levels. While the collection’s size and sometimes complex arrangement scheme makes it nearly impossible to illustrate every single item
within it, efforts have been made to group describe the major groups within the collection, and then list these groups according to the research topics to which they are relevant. Please use the tabs above to navigate the guide. Note that many individual items can be found in more than one topical group.
All titles within the Princetoniana Collection have been assigned a call number (identified by the P or PRIN prefix) and can be found in the Library's main catalog. Since the Mudd Library is a closed-stack library wherein materials must be paged to the researcher, these call numbers are essential for obtaining items. It is worth noting that copies of many of the most frequently used titles such as the Nassau Herald, the Bric-A-Brac, the General Catalogue, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly are easily accessible in the Library's reference room.
Additional information regarding the collections of the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library and conducting research can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/mudd. Specific questions regarding the Princetoniana Collection, or other University Archives collections can be addressed via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.