New Accessions: August and September 2008

The list below includes information on items and collections accessioned in August and September 2008. There were no Public Policy Papers accessioned during this period. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the accessions listed below should contact the library through our general email account.

Princeton University Archives

Autograph Book of Valentine Hummel Berghaus, Class of 1864

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This leather bound and gilt-embossed autograph book belonged to Valentine Hummel Berghaus, Class of 1864. Nearly each page in the book is filled with messages from Berghaus’ classmates. Although the binding of the book is in poor condition, its individual pages are in excellent shape (see the images below). The book will be sent to the conservation lab for repairs and then it will be added to the Autograph Book Collection. Autograph books document student life at Princeton University in the 19th century.

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Additional materials accessioned in August and September 2008 include:

Princeton University Course Syllabi 1960s, and Memorabilia, 1920s

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Historical Postcard Collection Accrual and Letter Written by Joseph Eckley, Class of 1772

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Photographs of the Interior of the Charter Club, circa 1915

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Papers of Former Woodrow Wilson School Faculty Member, Edward Tiryakian,

1961-1962

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“Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and the Tasks of the Russian Novel,” Alumni Studies Lecture by Professor Caryl Emerson, Audio Cassette, 2001

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Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding Records, 1970-2001

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Butler College Student Academic Records, circa 2004-2008

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Wilson College Student Academic Records, circa 2004-2008

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Annual Reports to the President from Academic Departments, 2005-2007

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Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 2007

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Class of 1894 Records, 1890-1949

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Richardson Auditorium Programs, 2007-2008

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Alumni Council Records Accrual, 1970-1998

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Library Records from Technical Services Department, 1915-2004

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Faculty and Professional Staff Files, circa 1994-2003

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Class of 1930 Memorabilia and Princeton Publications, 1926-1970

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Office of Communications Photographs, 1983-2001

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Class of 1953 50th Reunion Yearbook, 2003

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Department of Architecture Senior Theses, 1995-2001

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Office of the President Records Accrual, 1957-1998

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Mudd Library New Accessions, July 2008: More than Meets the Eye

This month’s highlighted accession is a Princeton University flag signed by director Michael Bay, Shia Lebouf, and other cast members of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (accession number: AR.2008.108) . To answer the most commonly asked question about this accession: Optimus Prime was, unfortunately, unavailable for the signing. The flag was obtained by the Communications Office while Transformers was filming in Princeton earlier in the summer and transferred to the University Archives.

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The list below includes information on items and collections accessioned in July 2008. Though they do not relate to future summer blockbusters, their evidential and/or informational value is at least as high as that of the Transformers flag. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the accessions listed below should contact the library through our general email account.

Public Policy Papers

Council on Foreign Relations Records Accrual, 1996-1999

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Princeton University Archives

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Photo-Identification Cards and Photographs, 1993-1997

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Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera and Photographs of Princeton Alumni, 1963-1988

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Constitution and By-Laws of the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, 1966

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“Going Back” Fifty-Two Members of the Class of 1952 Revisit Their Undergraduate Days, undated

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Princeton Summer Theater Brochures and Promotional Correspondence, 2008

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Princeton Summer Theater Promotional Materials and Newspaper Clippings, 2005-2007

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Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Accrual, 1994

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Rockefeller College Student Academic Files, 2004-2008

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Office of Communications Faculty Files, 1948-2008

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Class of 1883, 45th Reunion Buttons and Princeton Lapel Pin, 1928, undated

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Grade and Attendance Book for History 102 Precepts, 1957

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Fifth Year Record of the Class of 1906, 1912

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Student Course Guides, 1978, 1985

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Class of 1970 Alumni Materials and Henry Martin ’48 File, 1945-2001

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Office of Stewardship Scholarship Files for Classes 1909-1922, 1971-2000

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Mathey College Student Academic Files, 1989-2008

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Near Eastern Studies Department Records, 1976-1999

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Theatre Intime Photographs, 1977-2001

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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Publications: “News” and “Hotline,” 1997-2007

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The Progressive Review, Correspondence File of John Oakes, 1982-1983

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Law School of the College of New Jersey Document, 1846

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Autograph Book Belonging to Charles Dunning, Class of 1883, 1883

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Flag Signed by Director and Cast of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2008

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Mudd Library New Accessions: May/June 2008

The list below includes information on items and collections accessioned in May and June 2008. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the accessions listed below should contact the library through our general email account.

Public Policy Papers

John Van Antwerp MacMurray Films, circa 1926-1928

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Allen Macy Dulles Papers, 1940-2007

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United States Senators Photographic Negatives, 1956-1980. Includes images of Howard Alexander Smith ’01, Bill Bradley ’65 and George McGovern.

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Allen W. Dulles Papers Accrual, 1926-1968. Consists of correspondence between Allen Welsh Dulles and George Gaevernitz regarding the making of a film about Operation Sunrise in World War II. Also includes a document purported to be a forged Bank of England twenty pound note produced in a World War II era concentration camp. (see image below.) ML.2008.019 banknote_sm

Marten Van Heuven Speaking Notes, 2007-2008

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Margaret Snyder Papers Accrual, 1977-2005

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Princeton University Archives

Clarence Porter Cowles and Woodrow Wilson Digital Images, 2008

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Class of 1873 Student Photograph Album, 1873

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John Archibald Wheeler Digital Images, undated

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Michelle Obama Digital Image, circa 1985

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Princeton Tiger Editorial Board Photograph, 1947

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Class of 1909 Ceramic Mugs, undated

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Class of 1945 Mini-Reunion Trip Photographs and Letter, 2008

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Photographs by Marie Bellis, 1969-1975

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John Cobb Cooper Papers, 1917-1966

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Physics Notebook of Robert H. Dicke, Class of 1939, circa 1935-1939

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Princeton University Library Records Cotsen Children’s Library Accrual, circa 2003-2004

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Class of 1971 Twenty-fifth Reunion Survey Materials, 1990-1996

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Stuart R. Stevenson Letter and Charter Club Document, 1917, 1943

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Photocopied sources on James West Clark, Class of 1779, 1762-1996

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Princeton University Store Bookmark, circa 1988

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Digital Video Recording of Opening Reception for Robert Goheen Library Exhibit, 2006

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Robert F. Goheen Memorial Service Programs and Audio Recordings, 2008

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Opening Reception Program for Exhibition: The Alternative is Not Possible to Contemplate, Eleanor Roosevelt and a Vision of Freedom and Peace, 1985

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Subject Index of the Library of Industrial Relations Section and J. Douglas Brown, A Record of Service Booklet, 1951-1959

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Commencement Publications and Reunion Photograph, 1932-1946

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Tom Reed Graphic Illustration: Dragons and Tigers and Dreams, Oh Yes! 2008

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Reunions 2008 Program, Fan and Alumni Council Meeting Agenda, 2008

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John Maclean, Jr. Papers Accrual, 1790-1890

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Class of 1973, 35th Reunion Women’s Bandana, 2008

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Chronicle of News Coverage On the Planning and Opening of Whitman College, 2008

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George A. Vaughn, Jr. Papers, 1941-1991

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Class of 1978, 30th Reunion Potato Chip Bags, 2008

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Princeton School Committee Slide Show, 1967-1975

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Admissions Materials, 1940-1944

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Programs for the Princeton’s 16th Annual Summer Carillon Series, 2008

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Digital Video Recordings of Reunion Activities and Lacrosse Game, 1927-1934

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The Princeton Connection, A Century of Princetonians in Greensboro, Vermont, 1996-1999

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Princeton Association of Northern Ohio Records, 2003-2007

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Alumni Association Accrual, 1961-2008

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Princeton University Library Records Cotsen Children’s Library Accrual, 1996-2007

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Dean of the College Student Academic Files and Tulane University Visiting Student Files, 1943-2008

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Dean of the College Student Academic Files from Whitman College, circa 2004-2008

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Dean of the College Student Academic Files from Forbes College, 2004-2008

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Office of the Treasurer Finance Committee Meeting Materials, 1999-2003

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New Accessions at the Mudd Library: April 2008

As mentioned last month, Mudd staff will post lists of new accessions to the Princeton University Archives and Public Policy Papers each month. The list below includes information on items and collections accessioned in April 2008. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the accessions listed below should contact the library through our general email account.

Public Policy Papers

David A. Morse Papers Accrual, 1949-1972
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Edwin S. Corwin Papers, Series 3, Professional Correspondence, Digital Files, 2008
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Jessie Wilson Sayre Papers Digital Files, 2008
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Charles Woodruff Yost Papers Accrual, 1933-1974
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Princeton University Archives

Class of 1936 60th Reunion Planning Materials for George Washington Program; Our Side of Paradise Manuscript by Gail Tirone; and a Class of 1871 Ribbon.
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Nassau Literary Magazine of October 1870; Record Books of the Class of 1871, Issues 10-15; and Photocopied Sources on Thomas Harvey Skinner Class of 1809 and Benjamin Skinner Lassiter Class of 1871.
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Campus Club Records, 1909-1976
Consists of drafts of the Campus Club Constitution as amended in 1976, a 1924 Certificate of Incorporation, and several financial documents relating to the mortgage of the Campus Club property.
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Campus Club Deed

Office of the Treasurer Accrual, 1986-2006
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Reunion Magnets, 1992-2006
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Michelle L. (Robinson) Obama ’85 Public Information File, 1985
Materials document Obama’s participation in various campus activities during her undergraduate years at Princeton.
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Office of Communications Records, 1963-2008
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Year Book of the Cannon Club, 1951
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Princeton Sterling Silver Spoon, circa 1930s
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Antonin Scalia Talk, “The Role of the Courts in a Liberal Democracy,” March 7, 2008
Talk given on the occasion of having been granted the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s 2008 James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service. [Closed during Scalia’s lifetime.]
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Center for Research on World Political Institutions Files, 1952-1958
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Maclean Papers Acquired With Support of Princetoniana Committee Members

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A significant collection of John Maclean, Jr. Papers has been acquired by the University Archives, thanks to the generosity of 11 Princetoniana Committee members. Maclean, President of the College of New Jersey from 1854-1868, saw the College through trying times such as the Nassau Hall fire of 1855 and the Civil War years. At the heart of the new collection are scores of letters written to Maclean during his tenure as President. The content of the letters ranges from official business of the President to personal matters of individual students. The collection also includes materials pertaining to Maclean’s parents and extended family, such as an 1814 inventory of the possessions of Maclean’s late father, the College’s first chemistry professor [See image of John Maclean Sr.’s inventory of possessions, top].

The papers complement Maclean material already held in the University Archives in the Office of President Records. “These papers represent a significant addition to our holdings on John Maclean, both in quantity and quality,” said University Archivist Dan Linke. “Maclean was an important figure in Princeton’s history, serving on its faculty and as an administrator for over 50 years. I am pleased that members of the Princetoniana Committee recognize this acquisition’s significance and that they continue their generosity in support of the Archives.”

Those who supported the acquisition are Steven Brown ’77, Dave Cleaves ’78, Scott Clemons ’90, Donald Farren ’58, Jan Kubik ’70, Gregg Lange ’70, Sev Onyshkevych ’83, Cynthia Penney ’83, Robert Rodgers ’56, Jonathan Sapan ’04, Paul Sittenfeld ’69 and Frank Sloat ’55.

A preliminary finding aid for the papers is available online. Mudd staff will process the collection this spring and a full description of the collection will be available by the summer.

Visit here or here for more information on John Maclean Jr.

Related Collections:

Office of the President Records, 1746-1999 (bulk 1830-1869, 1933-1957) Finding Aid (AC117)

John Maclean Letters and Papers, circa 1750-1890 Finding Aid (CO342)

New Accessions at the Mudd Library

The Mudd Manuscript Library typically adds between 100 and 150 items or collections to its holdings each year. As part of our commitment to publicly providing information about our collections, we will be including a monthly listing of new accessions on our blog. Anyone interested in additional information about the accessions listed below should contact the library through our general email account.

In addition to the monthly listings here, an rss feed on newly cataloged resources at Mudd is available via the Princeton University Library webpage (be sure to select Seeley G. Mudd Library from the “location” drop down menu). We are also, as part of our efforts to revamp our accessioning processes, creating, updating, and posting finding aids on the library’s EAD website within several weeks of the accession’s arrival at the library.

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Alumni give 1836 Copybook to University Archives

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A wonderful end of the year gift came to the Princeton University Archives through the generosity of eight alumni who serve on the Princetoniana Committee. The item, a copybook from Class of 1836 graduate Samuel Humes Porter, was for sale on eBay. Dave Cleaves ’78, the organizer of “pBay”–a group of alumni who collect Princetoniana–noted the item’s availability on Sunday, December 16, and by week’s end, led by Sev Onyshkevych ’83 and joined by Steven Brown ’77, Cleaves, Scott Clemons ’90, Donald Farren ’58, Cynthia Penney ’83, Jonathan Sapan ’04, and Frank Sloat ’55, the copybook was on its way to the Archives.

Though small in size (3″ x 5.25″), the book’s importance is due to its scarcity. The University Archives has very little documentation prior to 1855 due to the Nassau Hall fire that year, and next to nothing that documents individual students’ work. University Archivist Dan Linke reports that this is the first copybook from that era. The book includes lines of poems from Coleridge, Sidney, Spenser and Pope, as well as translations from Latin and Greek, all written in an exceptionally crisp hand. Porter’s penmanship was so fine that he worked several government clerkships before becoming a lawyer.

Due to extended deterioration of its binding, the book is currently being treated by the Preservation Lab and is unavailable for review, but it should be available in the Spring.