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Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection

AC261

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA
Creator - cre:
Leitch, Alexander, 1900-
Title:
Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1925-1945
Call Number:
AC261
Extent:
15 linear ft. (55 oversize volumes)
Location:
mudd
Language:
English
Abstract:
Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1933 to 1963. Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator.
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Biography/History

Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1933 to 1963. He is also the author of A Princeton Companion, a reference containing 400 articles on Princeton life and traditions.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2007

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2012-05-02T15:51:42.831-04:00

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Harvard University -- Sports -- History.
  • Ivy League (Athletic Conference) -- History.
  • Princeton University. Sports -- History.
  • Yale University -- Sports -- History.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Scrapbooks.
Subject(s)
  • Princeton University

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Daily Clippings Scrapbooks, 1925-1944. 12.27 Linear feet (45 oversize volumes).

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Daily Clippings Scrapbooks, 1925-1944 consists of volumes with daily clippings about Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, mostly from the New York Times. Each daily entry consists of two pages, one for "Academic" and one for "Athletic" clippings, and each page is divided into three columns, one each for Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, under wich the day's clippings are pasted.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks in Series 1: Chronological Athletics Scrapbooks, 1925-1944 are arranged by date.

Scrapbook, 1925 October 25 - 1925 November 20. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1925 July 6 - 1925 October 4. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1925 November 21 - 1925 December 16. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1926 May 10 - 1926 July 20. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1926 July 21 - 1926 December 12. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1925 September 25 - 1926 January 4. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1926 December 13 - 1927 April 13. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1926 January 6 - 1926 May 9. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1927 January 19 - 1927 May 17. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1927 April 14 - 1927 July 29. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1927 September 20 - 1928 January 18. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1928 May 18 - 1928 October 21. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1928 October 22 - 1929 February 21. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1929 February 22 - 1929 June 24. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1929 June 25 - 1930 November 23. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1929 November 24 - 1930 March 24. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1930 March 25 - 1930 September 13. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1930 September 14 - 1931 January 14. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1931 January 15 - 1931 May 17. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1931 May 18 - 1931 October 17. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1931 October 18 - 1932 February 17. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1932 February 18 - 1932 June 12. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1932 June 20 - 1932 Nobember 21. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1932 November 21 - 1933 March 24. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1933 March 24 - 1933 July 30. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1933 July 30 - 1933 December 15. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1933 December 15 - 1934 April 17. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1934 April 17 - 1934 August 18. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1934 August 18 - 1934 December 31. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1934 December 31 - 1935 May 6. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1935 May 6 - 1935 October 13. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1935 October 13 - 1936 February 12. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1936 February 12 - 1936 June 14. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1936 June 14 - 1936 November 14. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1936 November 14 - 1937 March 14. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1937 March 14 - 1937 November 22. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1937 November 23 - 1938 September 4. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1938 September 8 - 1939 June 7. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1939 June 9 - 1940 March 31. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1940 April 2 - 1941 January 27. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1941 July 29 - 1942 February 9. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1941 January 28 - 1941 July 28. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1942 February 11 - 1942 October 27. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1942 October 28 - 1943 August 12. 1 volume.

Scrapbook, 1943 August 18 - 1944 July 1. 1 volume.

Series 2: Scrapbooks Organized by Subject, 1926-1945. 2.73 Linear feet (10 oversize volumes).

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Scrapbooks Organized by Subject, 1926-1945 consists of scrapbooks containing mostly clippings about Harvard, Princeton and Yale, although a few clippings about other schools, such as Cornell and Penn are also occasionally included. Most of the clippings are sports-related, although one book contains general, non-athletic clippings. Most of the clippings are from various New York-based newspapers, although at least one volume features Boston-based clippings.

Arrangement

The clippings in Series 2: Scrapbooks Organized by Subject, 1926-1945 are arranged within the scrapbooks according to their subject, but the scrapbooks themselves are not arranged in any particular order.

Football, 1926-1927. 1 volume.

General Clippings Related to Princeton, Harvard, and Yale, 1944-1948. 1 volume.

Baseball and Crew, 1938-1945. 1 volume.

Cricket, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, 1937-1942. 1 volume.

Football Clippings from Boston Papers, 1926-1927. 1 volume.

Football, 1937-1939. 1 volume.

Badminton, Boxing, Wrestling, Squash, Fencing, Gymnastics, Polo, Skiing, Chess, 1937-1945. 1 volume.

Sailing, Track, 1937-1942. 1 volume.

Basketball, Hockey, Swimming, 1937-1944. 1 volume.

Football, 1940-1945. 10 volumes.