PUL Library Chronicle

The Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity Library Chron­i­cle is the best intro­duc­tion to the his­tory and holdings of Princeton University Library's Spe­cial Col­lec­tions. The Chron­i­cle is available as an open access title in JSTOR. Three issues in par­tic­u­lar pro­vide a thor­ough intro­duc­tion to the his­tory of the West­ern Americana Collection:

Volume 9, no. 4 (1948) includes several articles honoring Philip Ashton Rollins, Class of 1889, whose gift of the Rollins Collection set the cornerstone of the Western Americana Collection.

Volume 33, no. 1 (1971) provides a summary of activity in and acquisitions to the Western Americana Collection up to the year 1971.

Volume 67, no. 2 (2006) was issued in honor of Alfred L. Bush, Princeton’s first Cura­tor of West­ern Amer­i­cana, celebrating his 40 year curatorial tenure (1962-2002).

Below is a chrono­log­i­cal list of the major arti­cles per­tain­ing to West­ern Amer­i­cana hold­ings at Prince­ton. Doi links provide direct access to the articles. The list does not include “Library Notes & Queries” or “New & Notable” entries. The Chron­i­cle is also key­word search­able via JSTOR.


"Walt Whitman's Notes of His Western Trip." Biblia 1, no. 1 (1930): [3]. doi:26414581 [Digitized item].

BRAYER, HERBERT O. "The Pliny Fisk Collection of Railroad and Corporation Finance." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 6, no. 4 (1945): 171-78. doi:10.2307/26400740.

DODDS, HAROLD W. "Philip Ashton Rollins '89." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 9, no. 4 (1948): 177. doi:10.2307/26400286.

BENTLEY, ESTHER FELT. "A Conversation with Mr. Rollins." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 9, no. 4 (1948): 178-90. doi:10.2307/26400287.

STREETER, THOMAS W. "The Rollins Collection of Western Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 9, no. 4 (1948): 191-204. doi:10.2307/26400288.

CLELAND, ROBERT GLASS. "The Writings of Philip Ashton Rollins." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 9, no. 4 (1948): 205-10. doi:10.2307/26400289.

WAINWRIGHT, ALEXANDER D. "From Columbus to J. C. Adams: Notable Americana in the McCormick Collection." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 10, no. 1 (1948): 41-50. doi:10.2307/26400378.

PENROSE, BOIES. "The Grenville Kane Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 11, no. 1 (1949): 4-25. doi:10.2307/26400446.

BOYD, JULIAN P., et al. "PHILIP ASHTON ROLLINS." [obituary] The Princeton University Library Chronicle 12, no. 2 (1951): 100. doi:10.2307/26402752.

ORTIZ, ALFONSO. "A Uniquely American Legacy." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 30, no. 3 (1969): 147-57. doi:10.2307/26403856.

BUSH, ALFRED L. "The Princeton Collections of Western Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 1-17. doi:10.2307/26409939.

FRANTZ, JOE B. "The Sam Houston Letters A Corner of Texas in Princeton." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 18-29. doi:10.2307/26409940.

BOYD, E. "The First New Mexico Imprint." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 30-40. doi:10.2307/26409941.

ANDREWS, THOMAS F. ""Ho! For Oregon and California!": An Annotated Bibliography of Published Advice to the Emigrant, 1841-47." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 41-64. doi:10.2307/26409942.

"AMERICAN INDIAN PERIODICALS IN THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 65-66. doi:10.2307/26409943.

BRODIE, FAWN M. "New & Notable: A Letter from the Camp of Israel, 1846." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 33, no. 1 (1971): 67-70. doi:10.2307/26409944 [Digitized item].

ROTHROCK, O. J. "The San Francisco of Alfred Pioche and Charles Meryon." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 34, no. 1 (1972): 1-25. doi:10.2307/26403869.

WAYLAND, VIRGINIA. "Princeton's Apache Playing Cards." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 34, no. 3 (1973): 147-57. doi:10.2307/26403919.

JETT, STEPHEN C. "The Journals of George C. Fraser '93: Early Twentieth-Century Travels in the South and Southwest." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 35, no. 3 (1974): 290-308. doi:10.2307/26403890.

BENSON, ELIZABETH P. "The Quipu: "Written" Texts in Ancient Peru." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 37, no. 1 (1975): 11-23. doi:10.2307/26403946 [Digital item].

THORINGTON, J. MONROE. "A Cycle of Time." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 37, no. 1 (1975): 29-33. doi:10.2307/26403948.

CRAWLEY, PETER. "Joseph Smith and "A Book of Commandments"." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 42, no. 1 (1980): 18-32. doi:10.2307/26409581.

BUSH, ALFRED L. "A QUORUM CALLED OUT OF THE KINGDOM." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 42, no. 1 (1980): 55-59. doi:10.2307/26409584.

BUSH, ALFRED L. "A FIRST AND SECOND TONGUE." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 44, no. 3 (1983): 252-55. doi:10.2307/26402279.

HEASTON, MICHAEL D. "Double Deception: Lester Hargrett and His Indian Treaties." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 45, no. 1 (1983): 41-49. doi:10.2307/26402312.

DEVERELL, WILLIAM F. "The Return of Blue Lake to the Taos Pueblo." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 49, no. 1 (1987): 57-73. doi:10.2307/26404208.

GUIMOND, JAMES K. "The "Vanishing Red": Photographs of Native Americans at Hampton Institute." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 49, no. 3 (1988): 235-55. doi:10.2307/26404150.

MULDER, WILLIAM. "Denmark and the Mormons: The Jørgen W. Schmidt Collection." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 52, no. 3 (1991): 331-57. doi:10.2307/26404307.

TYLER, RON. "Alfred Jacob Miller's "The Indian Guide"." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 53, no. 3 (1992): 310-20. doi:10.2307/26403770.

SAYRE, GORDON. "“Azakia,” Ouâbi, and Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton: A Romance of the Early American Republic." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 64, no. 2 (2003): 313-32. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.64.2.0313.

JACOBY, KARL. "Of Memory and Massacre: A Soldier's Firsthand Account of the “Affair on Wounded Knee”." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 64, no. 2 (2003): 333-62. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.64.2.0333.

ARON, STEPHEN. "The Western Man in the Eastern Parlor: Alfred Bush the Princeton Collections of Western Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 221-24. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0221.

POHL, JOHN M. D., and URCID SERRANO, JAVIER. "A Zapotec Carved Bone." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 225-36. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0225.

REESE, WILLIAM S. "Brand Books in the Princeton Collections of Western Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 237-51. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0237.

FABIAN, ANN. "A Native Among the Headhunters." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 252-70. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0252.

SANDWEISS, MARTHA A. "A Stereoscopic View of the American West." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 271-89. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0271.

SHANNON, HEATHER A. "Photographs of the 1862 Sioux Revolt: From National Sensation to Ethnographic Documentation." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 290-313. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0290.

GIDLEY, MICK. "The Making of Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 314-29. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0314.

LUCK, OWEN. "A Witness at Wounded Knee, 1973." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 330-58. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0330.

TREUER, ANTON. "Full Circle: From Disintegration to Revitalization of Otterskin Bag Use in Great Lakes Tribal Culture." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 359-65. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0359.

ROSIER, PAUL C. "The Association on American Indian Affairs and the Struggle for Native American Rights, 1948–1955." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 366-91. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0366.

COBB, DANIEL M. "Indian Politics in Cold War America: Parallel and Contradiction." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 392-419. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0392.

BUSH, ALFRED L. "Otterskins, Eagle Feathers, and Native American Alumni at Princeton." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 67, no. 2 (2006): 420-34. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.67.2.0420.

BARBER, IAN. "Dream Mines and Religious Identity in Twentieth-Century Utah: Insights from the Norman C. Pierce Papers." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 70, no. 3 (2009): 433-70. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.70.3.0433.

LOCKLEY, PHILIP. "Washington F. Anderson: Doctor, Gold Rusher, Mormon." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 74, no. 1 (2012): 69-86. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.74.1.0069.

SWIFT, GABRIEL A. "Photography and the Princeton Collections of Western Americana." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 75, no. 2 (2014): 225-47. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.75.2.0225.

FRAGA, SEAN."Native Americans, Military Science, and Ambivalence on the Pacific Railroad Surveys, 1853–1855." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 75, no. 3 (2014): 317-49. doi:10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.75.3.0317