Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • McCarter Theatre Records

    The McCarter Theatre records document the history of the McCarter Theatre, including administration, performances and productions, and the building itself. Documents related to productions include annotated scripts, programs, set and costume designs, drafts, sheet music, photographs of performances, and promotional material. Documents related to McCarter Theatre administration include memoranda, correspondence, reports, and financial material. Blueprints, plans, reports, and photographs document the construction and maintenance of the building.

  • 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.

  • Historical Postcard Collection

    The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.

  • Department of History records

    Consists of subject and faculty files, correspondence, departmental budgets, and
    course syllabi. Also included in the collection are statistical forms of 19th
    century Princeton alumni compiled for a research project by the Shelby Cullom
    Davis Center for Historical Studies, records from the NDEA Institute for
    Advanced Studies in History, and records from a 1996 conference on American
    Conservatism.

  • Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records

    The Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project (POHP) Records consist of oral
    history interview transcripts from three separate oral history projects and
    related materials. The first set of transcipts consists of interviews with
    prominent Princeton Alumni assembled for the 1996 book Going Back: An Oral History of Princeton. Also included are
    correspondence pertaining to the project and audio recordings of interviews. The

  • 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

  • General Manuscripts Collection

    The General Manuscripts Collection consists of individual manuscripts and small
    collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history,
    students, and alumni of Princeton University. The vast majority of the documents
    in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni, although there
    are several exceptions such as trustees or other members of the University

  • Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection

    Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.

  • Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup

    The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office. The filing system was shared by Ricardo A. Mestres, Financial Vice-President and Treasurer, and Edgar M. Gemmell, Administrative Vice-President. In addition, Series 18 includes the files of two assistants to the president.

  • Alumni Organization records

    Consists primarily of administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, notebooks and reports belonging to both national and regional associations and their committees, most from the first half of the 20th century. Also contains newsletters, alumni directories, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials documenting reunions and alumni organization activities from the late 19th century forward.

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