Research Subject: Princeton & Local History

To begin your research into Princeton’s rich history, start with the Princeton and Local History: A Resource Guide which explains in detail what the library has to offer. Use the additional resource, from local newspapers to books lists, plus lists of print and digital maps and more, to learn more about the history of Princeton, town and gown, its institutions and its people. Also find sightseeing information for what to see and do while visiting, including walking tours and historic sites.

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African-American Genealogy

This is a sample of the materials available on African-American genealogy in the Local History collection in the Princeton Room.

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Local Newspaper Index

Searchable database with citations to selected content from two local newspapers, Princeton Packet and Town Topics.

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Papers of Princeton

A digitized collection of historical periodicals from the town of Princeton and Princeton University.

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Town Topics Archives & Index

See Specifics section of the full entry to explore all options for viewing historical and more recent issues of Town Topics.

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Engage Princeton

Community resource directory of Princeton boards, commissions, and local nonprofits to search for volunteer opportunities

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