The Elizabeth R. Boyd Historical Collection on Rutgers University, 1795-1956.


The Elizabeth R. Boyd Historical Collection on Rutgers University, 1795-1956.

This collection primarily consists of Rutgers University documents and notes and printed material relating to Rutgers. Many of the original Rutgers University documents were housed in the Rutgers University Archives for a number of years. Then they became separated. At some point, perhaps in the 1950s, these documents came into the possession of Elizabeth R. Boyd, who worked in the Rutgers University Library in the 1930s through the 1950s and was the first curator of the Rutgersensia collection, which was a collection of historical information on Rutgers. Other information regarding painters and paintings was compiled by Alexander Stuart Graham who worked in the Rutgers University Library in the 1920s and 1930s. Although some of the materials were originally housed in different collections, their collation into the Boyd collection has been maintained, with some exceptions.

1 cubic ft. (3 manuscript boxes; 1 oversize box)


SNAC Resource ID: 6935762

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