Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton History of New Jersey Series collection

    The collection consists of Thomas J. Wertenbaker's correspondence pertaining to the Princeton History of New Jersey Series, a set of volumes by different historians exploring a different aspect or period in New Jersey's development. Though Wertenbaker himself did not write a volume, he coordinated the efforts of the historians involved and acted as an advisor throughout the project.

  • Department of Art and Archaeology Records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology. Included are
    advisory council minutes; faculty files; records of gifts and endowments to the
    Department; correspondence; copies of recommendations written for graduates and
    undergraduates; files pertaining to renovation and expansion projects at the Art
    Museum and Marquand library; course lists; files on art-related organizations and
    museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's

  • Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers

    Consists of the final reports, as well as some syllabi and course materials from undergraduate policy conferences of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as well from a graduate-level summer seminar held in the 1960s. Conference materials from the period 1930 to 1989 are in bound volumes, while conference materials from 1990 to the present are housed in archival boxes. The reports reflect at length on contemporary public policy issues, and represent the work of Princeton students under the guidance of faculty advisors.

  • James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs

    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
    of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
    collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
    Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
    on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also

  • Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro document the administration of Princeton's eighteenth president, Harold T. Shapiro through correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Topics found in the records include University finances, alumni fundraising, and Princeton’s 250th anniversary celebration. Also present are records documenting Shapiro’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Bureau of Student Placement records

    Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

  • Graduate School Records

    The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,
    writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course
    listings, and information on examinations and fees. The Deans' subject files
    make up a large part of the collection. Dean Andrew Fleming West's records,
    including his writings, correspondence, and in particular his scrapbooks, make
    up a substantial portion of this collection as well.

  • Undergraduate Student Government Records

    The collection consists of records and publications of the Undergraduate Student Government from 1982 to 1997. Campaign and publicity materials from the Princeton University Democrats, and student activism files from the office of Professor Stanley Kelley are included in the collection as well as the records of Jeffrey Siegel '98, who served on the Undergraduate Student Government for four years.

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

  • Princetoniana Collection

    The Princetoniana Collection is a set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected materials relating to Princeton University. Nearly every aspect of the University's life from the time of its founding to the modern era is represented to some degree in the Princetoniana Collection. Historical surveys, biographies, and University releases such as the Official Register and the Nassau Herald are all represented in the Princetoniana Collection.

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