Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton University Architectural Presentation Boards

    Consists of presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation, and expansion of Princeton University's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes, and the recording of features such as fallout shelters and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations, and campus “footprints.” The collection also includes a set of architectural renderings of Whitman College that are not mounted.

  • Charles H. Schultz Collection

    Consists of scripts, sides, photographs, reviews, programs, clippings, and miscellaneous material relating to the University Players, Theatre Intime, and the Triangle Club of Princeton during the years Schultz was a participant in these groups.

  • 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.

  • Princeton Aerial Photographs and Geographic Data Collection

    The collection consists of aerial photographs and digital maps of the Princeton University campus.

  • Albert Mendeloff Papers on the Princeton Camera Club

    Consists of correspondence between Albert Mendelhoff and famous photographers of 1938 in regards to a potential exhibit of loaned photographs at the Art and Archaeology Department.

  • 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.

  • Office of Human Resources Records

    Consists of the records of the Office of Human Resources. Included are policy and procedure manuals, employment studies, administrative salary reviews, pension plan reports, and information on the University's unemployment policy.

  • Triangle Club Records

    The Triangle Club Records can be used not only to document the performances and business activities of one of the oldest college theatre groups in the country, but also to examine an aspect of student life as it relates to politics, social customs, and student mores. In its one-hundred-plus-year history, Triangle has spoofed perennial Princeton topics such as classroom etiquette, examinations, dating, living arrangements, and dining, as well as broader topics such as women's rights, Vietnam, Watergate, and academic trends.

  • General Princeton Theater Collection

    The collection consists of materials gathered about campus theatrical groups that are
    not already represented in dedicated archival collections. The materials include
    posters, programs, photographs, news clippings, a single VHS videocassette, and a
    very small amount of design and planning materials. The collection also contains
    clippings about performances of the Princeton University Program in Theater and

  • Ralph Barton Perry Papers

    The Ralph Barton Perry Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, clippings, and
    other materials documenting Ralph Barton Perry's life as an alumnus of the Class of
    1896. Nearly all of the documents in some way relate to Princeton. Typical topics
    discussed in correspondence include speeches that Perry gave at Princeton or
    contributed to the Princeton Alumni Weekly, as well as upcoming reunions and Barton's
    published work.

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