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Principia Archives

Donations to the Principa Archives

The Principia Archives & Special Collections collects donations of Principia-related materials and exceptional artwork to enhance our holdings in the following areas:

  • Mary Kimball Morgan and family - Any material related to the founder of Principia and family members.
  • Early Principia History - Materials about early Principia workers, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Principia-related personal photographs, scrapbooks, documents, and unique memorabilia related to the Principia student life experience.
  • Local and International Fine Art and Cultural Artifacts of museum quality to support our collection.
  • Principia Faculty artists - Artwork or documents about past and current Principia Faculty artists, such as - but not limited to, Kathryn E. Bard Cherry, Frederick Oakes Sylvester, Rudolph Tandler, Dr. G. Stuart Hodge, Glenn Felch, Judith McCreary Felch, Roger Honey, James Green, James Schmidt, Duncan Martin, and all current faculty.
  • Elsah History - Documents, photographs, and information related to early Elsah, IL, and its environs including the estates of Notch Cliff and Eliestoun.
  • Bernard R. Maybeck and his Principia commission documents, drawings, and photographs.
  • Principia Architects - related documents, drawings, and photographs by or about the following architects and their Principia work: Henry H. Gutterson, Kenneth Wischmeyer, Smith and Entzeroth, Risley and Gould, Guy Study, Norman I. Bailey, and landscape architect Butler Sturtevant.
  • Institutional materials created by the Principia administration, faculty, or staff departments.
  • Rare books and manuscripts of unique content and/or binding to add to our College Library and treasured vaulted collections.

Contact the Principia Archivist for questions about donations related to the above collecting areas.

Please first contact the Principia Advancement Office for institutional and financial contributions or when donating items with tax implications.