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Special Collections and University Archives: Photographs and Prints

A guide to photographs and prints held by Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.


The repository's stereographs (stereo photographic views) are also stored together and not interfiled into the general pictorial collection. Over 600 stereo views comprise the collection, of which approximately one-third depict New Jersey, with the Passaic Falls and vicinity in Paterson most heavily documented. Approximately 100 other views depict areas of the United States outside New Jersey and the remainder depict foreign countries (primarily Europe as it would have appeared to U.S. citizens making the "grand tour" in the late nineteenth century). The images are all paper-based, including a few lithographic examples, and date mainly from the 1860s to the 1880s.

A list of stereographs is available at the New Jersey Room reference desk, or by contacting


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