Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Syllabi and Course Materials Collection
The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university
archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University.
Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade
books, examinations and similar materials. The collection does not generally
contain examinations, student academic work, or lecture notes, which are
maintained in individual collections.
Office of the Secretary Records
This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the secretaries of the University. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning committee activities. Also included are press releases, discussions pertaining to trustee matters, scholarship information, and biographical files on honorary degree recipients.
John Cleve Green Collection
The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the
life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University. Included are
biographies, obituaries, and genealogical information on the Green family, as well as
portraits of John Cleve Green and one of his relatives, George S. Green. Also in the
collection are copies of Green's will and an appraisal of his estate, as well as
Andrew C. Imbrie Papers
Consists of papers of Imbrie (Princeton Class of 1895), including undergraduate letters sent home (1891-1895), Princeton University records (1906-1942), and an Imbrie family genealogy. Among subjects touched frequently in his student letters to his parents are housing, campus customs, campus organizations, buildings and grounds, the course of study, campus figures, honors, football, and skating on the local canal.
Program in Hellenic Studies Records
The Program in Hellenic Studies Records document the activities and
administration of the Program in Hellenic Studies from its founding in 1979
through 2007. Included are records pertaining to the Program's many fellowship
offerings and public programs, as well as subject files on topics related to the
program and to Hellenic studies and culture in general. The records primarily
consist of correspondence, fellowship applications, reports, and promotional
Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers
The Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers consist of various documents pertaining to Gosnell, a Princeton alumnus, and his efforts to initiate a Princeton University chapter of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps between 1927 and 1930. The plan (which was ultimately turned down by the University) put Gosnell into contact with many administrators and alums. Those exchanges along with the supporting research materials are documented here through correspondence and reports.
Department of Politics Records
The Department of Politics records document the activities of Princeton University's Department of Politics from the time of its founding until the mid-1960s. The records consist of faculty correspondence and meeting minutes; course materials such as syllabi, exams, and grades; and subject files.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
Princeton Music Collection
This is a collection of music written about Princeton University including traditional songs such as \Old Nassau,\ \The Princeton Cannon Song,\ and \The Triple Cheer.\A substantial part of this corpus is a chronological collection of the Carmina Princetonia from its first publication in 1869 until its centennial anniversary in 1969, with only the twelfth and twentieth editions missing.
Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records
The Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records contain correspondence, subject files, drafts, notes, and research materials that were generated and accumulated during the time Gardner Patterson was Chair of the Committee and a member of the subsequently appointed Ad-Hoc Committee. The records also contain one copy of the final report, \The Education of Women at Princeton,\ which was produced by the committee.
Theatre Intime Records
Consists of the records of Princeton’s Theatre Intime, from its beginning in 1919 to the present, including typescripts, production books, photographs, business records, playbills, posters, masks, costume and set designs, and miscellaneous material. The collection also contains a bound manuscript and recordings of interviews conducted for I ALSO SWEPT THE FLOOR (1974), a history of Theatre Intime written by John Kendall as his senior thesis.
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