WEB SITE: http://www.prin.edu/archives/
The Principia Archives
Marshall Brooks Library
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, Illinois 62028
Kris Impastato, Archivist
Please contact Archivist to arrange an appointment.
ACCESS AND USE:
Researchers are welcome. Access restrictions exist on certain collections.
GENERAL SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
The Principia Archives maintains the institutional archives for The Principia, a private educational institution serving preschool through college students, located in St. Louis, Missouri, and Elsah, Illinois. In addition to the institutional records, there are a few special collections.
- Alumni Book Collection - books written by Principia faculty, staff, and alumni.
- Edwins S. Leonard Jr. papers - materials and drafts of the history of Principia written by Edwin S. Leonard Jr.
- Paul O. Williams papers - relating to the writing of the Pelbar series by Paul O. Williams.
- Maybeck Collection - letters, field reports, photographs, blueprints, tissues, drawings, pastels, vendor files, and other material related to the building of Principia College by Bernard Maybeck.
- Percival Robertson papers - materials collected and drafts of "Gleaning".
- Scrapbook Collection - class scrapbooks from 1920 to 1960.
- Charles B. Hosmer Jr. papers - materials collected by Charles B. Hosmer Jr. during his teaching career related to Principia buildings and student research regarding this geographical area.
- Ernest Vogel papers - letters written regarding the special letter collection in the Marshall Brooks Library. This collection is under the jurisdiction of the Director of the Marshall Brooks Library and in storage in the Archives.
Finding aids can be searched on the Principia Archives website.
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