The Library sits within the Lenapehoking, a part of the traditional homelands of the Lenape peoples.
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.
An examination of the Robeson-Princeton relationship and its evolution throughout his life, using Robeson’s own words
Documentaries about Princeton that can be found in the Princeton Room.
A list of some of the best resources to get you started on your research of Princeton,
A selection of the materials that make up the African American history collection in the Local History neighborhood.
This is a sample of the materials available on African-American genealogy in the Local History collection in the Princeton Room.
See Specifics section of full entry to explore all options for viewing the Princeton Packet and its predecessors.
Guide to the library’s collection of material on the history of Princeton, town and gown, its people and its institutions.
Explore scenic, historical, or cultural Princeton, indoors and out or virtually within walking distance of the library.
Research your roots with these free resources.
Searchable database with citations to selected content from two local newspapers, Princeton Packet and Town Topics.
A digitized collection of historical periodicals from the town of Princeton and Princeton University.
Full-text articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.
See Specifics section of the full entry to explore all options for viewing historical and more recent issues of Town Topics.
Community resource directory of Princeton boards, commissions, and local nonprofits to search for volunteer opportunities