To begin studying Princeton history, the following titles will be helpful:

Axtell, James. The Making of Princeton University: from Woodrow Wilson to the Present. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006

Breese, Gerald William. Footprints on Edgehill Street : Glimpses of Princeton Life, 1684-1990. Princeton: Darwin Press, 1991

Escher, Constance K. She Calls Herself Betsey Stockton: The Illustrated Odyssey of a Princeton Slave. Eugene: Resource Publications, 2022

Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration of the State of New Jersey. Old Princeton’s Neighbors. Princeton: Graphic Arts Press, 1947.

Greenwald, Alice M. Old Traditions, New Beginnings: Two Hundred Fifty Years of Princeton Jewish History. Princeton: Historical Society of Princeton, 2002

Greiff, Constance M. and Wanda S. Gunning. Morven: Memory, Myth & Reality. Princeton: Historic Morven, Inc., 2004

Greiff, Constance M., Mary W. Gibbons, and Elizabeth G.C. Menzies. Princeton Architecture: a Pictorial History of Town and Campus. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967

Hageman, John F. History of Princeton and its Institutions. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1877

Hobler, Randy and Jeanne Silvester. Princeton: On the Streets Where We Live, Revisited. Princeton, 2003

Kidder, William L. Revolutionary Princeton, 1776-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War. New York: Knox Press, 2021

Leitch, Alexander. A Princeton Companion. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978

Martens, Wiebke and Jennifer Jang. Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours. Atglen: Schiffer, 2017

Nobles, Gregory. The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Rhinehart, Raymond P. Princeton University. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999

Smith, Richard D. Princeton. Dover: Arcadia, 1997

Smith, Richard D. Princeton University. Charleston: Arcadia, 2005

Washington, Jack. The Long Journey Home: a Bicentennial History of the Black Community of Princeton, New Jersey 1776-1976. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2005

Watterson, Kathryn. I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017

Papers of Princeton newspaper database. 

Princeton & Slavery Project.

Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society Heritage Tour.

Researchers can supplement their work at the Historical Society by contacting other local institutions, including the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University Library