Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • University Hotel Records

    Consists of three volumes of guest registers from the University Hotel.

  • Hikoichi Orita Diary

    The diary is photocopied in two volumes. The first volume dates from January 1, 1872 to December 31, 1873 and the second, from January 1, 1874 to December 31, 1876. The handwritten entries are for the most part quite legible and written in English, but the memoranda, which are placed at the end of each year, are written in Japanese. There are also listings of bills and accounts by month.Generally, the entries are brief.

  • Office of the Recording Secretary Records

    The files from the Office of the Recording Secretary consist of records of gifts donated to Princeton, organized according to their location on campus. The bulk of the records are correspondence with donors consisting of official acknowledgements and gift updates, however some architectural drawings and financial files are also included as well as bound yearly gift reports and card indexes of donors.

  • Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives

    The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arnold S. Breitbart Collection on Moe Berg

    Consists of Berg baseball cards, newspaper clippings relating to his baseball career, photographs of Berg, one U.S. Army memo, Berg's declassified OSS file, and one exhibition poster.

  • Department of English Records

    The Papers of Princeton University’s English Department document the many varied aspects of one of Princeton’s largest academic departments.

  • Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence

    The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence. The correspondence relates to routine matters such as subscriptions, advertising, and printing.

  • Charles E. Fehon Papers

    The Charles E. Fehon Papers consist primarily of original artwork created by Fehon during the process of designing sets and costumes for Princeton theater groups including Theatre Intime, University Players, and the Triangle Club. It also contains a small amount of scripts and notes related to his theatrical design work.

  • Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970

    Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970 consists of photographic negatives and a very few photographic prints of images captured by Alan W. Richards of Princeton University athletes and sports events. Approximately 3/4 of the images are related to Princeton University football. These include shots of individual players, coaches, and staff, as well as action shots of games and activities at Blairstown training camp. The Princeton University varsity, junior varsity, freshman and 150 lb. football teams are represented.

  • Jonathan Belcher Collection

    The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding
    Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University. The papers
    consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from
    Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere. Topics covered include Belcher's
    contributions to the foundations of the college library, the preservation of the

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