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New Accessions: April through June 2009

The following materials were accessioned April through June this year. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the new materials should contact the library through our general email account

Accessions Highlight: Whig Clio Records Accrual, circa 1850-1970s (AR.2009.049)

Among our recent accessions are several documents and publications from Princeton’s two original political, literary and debating societies, the Cliosophic Society (1770-1941), and the American Whig Society (1769-1941); as well as some material from the American Whig-Cliosophic Society (1942-present), which was created when the two societies merged.

One item– a letter written in 1870 from John Laird ‘1871 to the members of the American Whig Society– reveals the intense secrecy that enshrouded the two societies prior to their merger. Laird, a member of the Cliosophic Society, wrote to apologize to the Whigs for mistakenly entering Whig Hall rather than Clio Hall on a rainy November day.

He assures the Whigs that

“I saw nothing and could not now describe the appearance of your Hall even of the few feet I entered…I am exceedingly sorry that such a thing occurred and I assure you that not a word of information regarding the interior of even the few feet I entered shall be uttered by me.”

The full letter is pictured below.




For more information on these collections, see the finding aid for the Cliosophic Society Records, 1789-1941; the American Whig Society Records, 1802-1941; and the

American Whig-Cliosophic Society Records,1908-1992.

The following is a listing of all of the materials accessioned from April to June 2009.

Princeton University Archives

Stuart R. Stevenson ’18 Papers, 1915-1964, AR.2009.029

Class of 1954 Photographs, 1954-1989, AR.2009.030

Sheet Music for The Princeton Cannon Song, circa 1934, AR.2009.031

Robertson vs. Princeton Legal Materials, January-April 2006, AR.2009.032

Robertson Foundation Records, 1959-2008, AR.2009.033

Department of Chemistry, U. S. Manhattan Project Records, 1943-1952, AR.2009.034

Lewis Library Architectural Presentation Boards, 2004, AR.2009.035

William Francis Magie Articles, 1896-1995, AR.2009.036

Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr. Article, 1952, AR.2009.037

Princeton Club of Northern California Records, 1995-2009, AR.2009.038

School of Engineering and Applied Science Publications, 1995-2007, AR.2009.039

Class of 1938 Reunions Plaque and Platter, 1939-2004, AR.2009.040

Class of 1916 Materials and Princeton Publications, 1916-1990,


Quipfire! Records, 1992-1995,


David Coffin Autobiographical Manuscript, circa 1990s,


Kenneth Miller Papers, circa 1939-1967,


Daniel M. Sachs Graduating Scholarship Records, 1998-2008, AR.2009.045

Tom Reed 2009 Reunions Illustration, 2009,


Stray Verses by Andrew Fleming West, 1931,


Class of 1951 Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorials Research Files, 1951-2009, AR.2009.048

Whig Clio Records, circa 1850-1970s, AR.2009.049

Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Reunions 2009 T-shirt, 2009,


A World War II Soldier’s Diary, by Jack Raymond ’46, 1999,


Reports, Articles and Other Materials on Sexual Harassment and Gender Issues at Princeton, 1988-2004,


Carmina Princetonia Songbooks and Triangle Club Score, 1876-1906,


Scrapbook of Bruce Bedford Class of 1899, 1895-1899,


Tiger Family Hockey Newsletters, 2007-2009,


School of Engineering and Applied Science Records, James Wei Files, 1992-2000, AR.2009.056

Undergraduate Academic Files from Whitman College 2009, 2005-2009, AR.2009.057

Public Policy Papers

Nathan Kantrowitz Tokyo War Crime Trials Photographs, 1946-1947, ML.2009.006

Nathan Kantrowitz Accrual, 1946-1947, ML.2009.007

Margaret Snyder Papers Accrual, 1975-2004, ML.2009.008

PAW Photographs Collection Accrual, Alumni Photographs in Japan, 1946, ML.2009.009

George McGovern Papers Accrual, 1998-1999, ML.2009.010

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