Catalogs & Databases

All Search is our new discovery tool that searches our two core databases, the PU Digital Library, the RBSC website, Frequently Asked Questions, and the department blogs.  You may also directy search our core databases and subject-specific databases listed below. 


RBSC Core Databases

  • Books+

    Books+ is the new discovery tool for the Princeton University Library.  

  • Princeton University Library Finding Aids

    Provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections held within the University Library.


RBSC Subject-specific Databases

  • Architectural Presentation Boards

    Architectural Presentation Boards

    Contains descriptive information on over 500 architectural presentation boards. Keyword searching retrieves a listing of boards that meet your criteria. Information returned will include a description of the board and the view depicted, and when available, the architect, architectural firm, and other contractor details. The boards typically include floor plans, artistic renderings, and campus footprints.

  • Catalog of Princeton University Senior Theses

    List of theses starting in 1926 written by seniors at Princeton
    University. Not all departments are represented. Princeton University
    network connected patrons may view most 2014 theses.

  • Physics Department faculty and Albert Einstein

    Faculty and Professional Staff Index, 1764-2006

    Index for Faculty & Professional Research, Technical & Library Personnel files, 1764-2004. Contains the name, death date, departure date, and department for Princeton
    University personnel. (Files for some trustees, administrators, and others may also be found.) Access to personnel files is governed by university policy.

  • Honorary Degrees

    Honorary Degree Index, 1748-2001

    Lists honorary degree recipients for the years 1748-2001, the date the degree was awarded, the date of the individual's death (if known), the degree received, and the existence of an informational folder in the Honorary Degree Records the Mudd Manuscript Library.

  • Manuscripts Division

    MASC: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

    MASC is a legacy database and has not been actively updated since 2002. For the latests catalog records, see the Finding Aids.

    Master author index for more than 1200 archival collections in all units of the Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, with entries for more than 23,000 individuals and corporate bodies. 

  • Nassau Literary Magazine

    Nassau Literary Magazine Index, 1842-1942

    The Nassau Literary Magazine was published on a bi-monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual basis. Its contents include short stories, poems, political opinions, and various whimsical writings. Mudd Manuscript Library holds issues from 1842 to the present. However, this index was created during the magazine's centennial and indexes through 1942 only. Entries are arranged as follows: Name, Author's Class Year, Title, Publication Date, Volume Number, Page Number.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorial Index, 1894-2011

    Covers all alumni for whom obituaries appeared in thePrinceton Alumni Weekly and its predecessor, the Alumni Princetonian, between April 1894 and July 2011. Includes some faculty and honorary class members.

  • Princeton Memorabilia Collection

    This database contains descriptive information on over 1,200 items found within the University Archives Memorabilia Collection. You may conduct a keyword search to retrieve a listing of items that meet your criteria. The database also lists the number of the box in which the item can be found within the Memorabilia Collection here at the Mudd Manuscript Library.

    The Mudd Library would like to acknowledge the Friends of the Princeton University Library for their generous support in making this database web-accessible.

  • Numismatics Database

    Princeton Numismatic Collection database

    Catalog of the coins, medals and tokens, paper money, casts, exonumia in Princeton's Numismatic Collection.  The Princeton University Numismatic Collection database was initiated in 2005 to provide web-based access to the entire collection through a searchable database with photographs of all objects. As most of the records are being written by Princeton University students, the order of cataloguing has depended on the scholarly interests and research skills of the students. Only a small fraction of the more than 60,000 pieces in the collection are currently online.

  • Princeton University Graduate Alumni Index, 1839-1998

    Index of graduate alumni from 1839 to 1998. Provides the name, graduate school class, department, and death date, if any, of alumni, as well as note if photographs of the individual exist. Please note that for more recent graduates, files may not have yet been transferred to the Mudd Manuscript Library and therefore will not be found in this database.

  • Princeton University Historical Audio-Visual Collection

    Contains over 1,500 audio-visual items found within the University Archives.

  • Princeton University Historical Photograph Collection

    This database contains descriptive information on over 20,000 photographs found within the University Archives Historical Photograph Collection. You may conduct a keyword search to retrieve a listing of photographs that meet your criteria. Information returned will include a general description of the photograph along with pertinent details, such as dates, photographer, and image type, as well as the collection, box, and image number.

  • Trustee Index, 1746-2001

    Indexes the names of those who have served on the Princeton University Board of Trustees from 1746-2001. Contains dates and type of service, and Princeton class affiliation, if applicable, for each University trustee. Those trustees labeled as current were serving as of 2001.

  • Trustees Minutes, 1746-1894

    This index lists the general heading, specific subject heading, and the volume and page number for topics which may be found within the first four volumes of the minutes of the Board of Trustees (1746-1894). This information was collected from two volumes of indices created contemporaneously with the meeting minutes. Therefore, 18th and 19th-century spelling, terms, and usage have not been altered.

    The Mudd Manuscript Library would like to acknowledge the Friends of the Princeton University Library for their generous support in making this database web-accessible.

  • Princeton University Reunion

    Undergraduate Alumni Index, 1748-1920

    Index for all undergraduate alumni from the Princeton classes of 1748 to 1920. There is some non-graduate information for individuals through the Class of 1947. Provides the name, class year, and graduation status of alumni, and note if photos or images of the individual exist. It also lists the number of the box in which biographical information can be found within the Undergraduate Alumni Files held at the Mudd Manuscript Library.

  • Undergraduate Alumni Index, 1921-2005

    Index for undergraduate alumni from the classes of 1921 to 2005. Provides the name, class year, type of file available, and relevant box number for records found in the Mudd Manuscript Library. Undergraduate records from this period are kept in 2 series: the Bureau of Alumni Records Public Information Files and the Dean of the College Undergraduate Academic Files.

  • Visuals Database for Graphic Arts

    Includes prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and other non-book objects in the Princeton University Library collections.

  • Princeton's first Army Specialized Training Program graduation

    World War II Memorial Book

    Provides the name, date and place of death, class year, and rank and branch of service for each Princeton student or alumnus who died in service to his country during the Second World War.