Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton University Summer Institutes and Cooperative Affiliates Collection

    This collection consists of program materials and reports from summer institutes
    and curriculum development programs based at Princeton University whose goals
    were to improve the education of primary and secondary school students, as well
    as to provide specialized training for scientific researchers. It includes
    materials from the Summer Institue for Chemistry Teachers, the Junion High

  • Football Films Collection

    Consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games. The bulk of the films date from after 1950, however there are a few select films from the 1930s. For many games more than one reel exists, documenting only offense or defensive plays, or specific quarters of the game.

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records

    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records document the people, projects,
    events, activities and physical grounds of the laboratory through a span of 49
    years. The records include one binder of digitized historical negatives and four
    binders, one box of PPPL Communications Office Publications, and three boxes of
    materials from the office of Dr. Earl C. Tanner, a long-term employee of the

  • 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    museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's

  • Department of Biology Records

    The collection primarily consists of the records of the Department of Biology
    assembled during the tenures of Department Chairmen Edwin G. Conklin and Elmer
    Butler. Included are correspondence, general subject files, and records
    pertaining to grants, research endowments, publications, and administrative
    matters such as budgets and staffing. Also includes sponsored research reports
    and student grade cards.

  • “Old Nassau” Collection

    This collection contains early scores and lyrics to Princeton University's alma mater “Old Nassau” as well as information about the song and the men who created it. Included are biographical information pertaining to the lives of the song's composer and lyricist, both before and after 1859. Other materials were assembled by Wilford Conrow (Class of 1901) as research for the publication Old Nassau (1905), a book containing the original song and its variations and several related essays.

  • William S. Dix Papers

    The William S. Dix Papers document Dix's professional life outside of his career as Princeton's University Librarian, with the bulk of the documentation focusing on Dix's service as a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Research Libraries. The papers primarily contain correspondence; however, reports, meeting minutes, and articles are also included.Please see series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding records

    The collection documents the Carl A. Fields Center's programs and administration over a period of thirty years. Materials include program and event announcements, planning materials for events and forums, financial records, facility use records, board meeting minutes, annual reports, student publications and photographs.

  • Lecture Notes Collection

    The lecture notes in this collection represent over 200 years of student efforts
    to record the knowledge and insights presented by Princeton's distinguished
    faculty. Starting with the notes on John Witherspoon's lecture on Moral
    Philosophy in 1772 taken by Thaddeus Dod, Class of 1773, the collection
    concludes with the 1974 notes of Joel Niemi, Class of 1976, for Professor Robert

  • Nassau Hall War Memorial records

    The records document the planning and execution of the memorial to Princeton students of the Second World War, including pictures, preliminary lists of honorees, correspondence with parents and campus groups, and programs from the memorial's unveiling ceremony. Also included is some information about other war memorials in Nassau Hall.

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