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Princeton University Archives

Housed within the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, the Princeton University Archives consists of over 15,000 linear feet of materials including both paper and electronic records, as well as photographs and other audiovisual materials that document the history of Princeton University. The University Archives is also the repository for Princeton senior theses and doctoral dissertations.

Collection Strengths

  • To search for items related to academic history we suggest using general search terms in the Finding Aids website.

  • Most records related to the administrative history may be searched by using the

  • The Princeton University Archives has several genealogical resources available to patrons interested in researching family history or tracking ancestors with a Princeton University connection.

  • There are many online databases and finding aids that will assist the researcher in finding information regarding Princeton University's architectural history.

  • The Princeton University Archives consists of over 15,000 linear feet of records including administration records (presidents, provosts, deans, and department records, faculty files, undergraduate and graduate alumni files); photographs and other audiovisual materials; and publications that docum

  • Princeton University student life including extracurricular activities such as athletics, publications, social life, theater and performance groups.