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Historical Subject Files Collection

The Historical Subject Files documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports. Because documents are continually added to each series, the date range for each series and the entire collection is listed simply as “present.”All series refer to the subject’s relationship or association with Princeton University except for Series 29 (Princeton Area) which refers to subjects associated mostly (or only) with the communities surrounding the University. For example, Series 26 (Occasions and Events) refers to Princeton University occasions and events. Material on a town-sponsored July Fourth celebration, because it has little to do with the University, is filed in Series 29 (Princeton Area).Photographs have been removed from all series in this collection except for Series 29 (Princeton Area) and added to the Historical Photograph Collection (AC 112 and others). Oversized materials from each series have been replaced by a cross-reference form and moved to larger folders at the end of the collection for Subseries 37A (Oversized Boxes) and in the Mudd Library basement for Subseries 37B (Oversized Cabinets).Please see series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.