Digital Database

Click here to access HSP’s online database.

The Historical Society of Princeton provides access to nearly 4,000 photographs from its Photo Archives collection. This online database allows for keyword and advanced searching of the collection. Users will find photographs of Princeton landmarks, people, institutions, and events. Please note: only a small portion of HSP’s extensive collection is searchable online. If you do not find what you need, please contact


If you have questions about how to search the online database, review the “Help” section in the database or email Please note that the “Click & Search” feature will provide you with all available search terms in the database.

Photographic Reproductions

Users who wish to order photographic reproductions of original photographs they see in the online database may click here. Please note that reproduction of any photographs, images, or text without the express written approval of the Historical Society of Princeton is prohibited.

Digitized Historical Newspapers

Search digitized local newspapers and periodicals on the Papers of Princeton database at Princeton University. Publications include the Daily Princetonian (1876-2015), the Local Express (1935-1939), the Nassau Literary Review (1842-2015), the Princeton Herald (1928-1966), the Princeton Recollector (1975-1986), Princeton University Weekly Bulletin (1911-1910), and the Town Topics (1946-2013).

The Historical Society of Princeton received funding for this digitization project from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.