Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
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
School of Architecture Records
Consists of the records of the School of Architecture and its related research units,
the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and
Environmental Planning. Includes subject files, correspondence, course descriptions,
published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land
use; and financial records of the department, faculty minutes, course descriptions,
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.
Historical Photograph Collection: Alumni Photographs series
Consists of formal portraits of Princeton University alumni arranged chronologically by class year.
Princeton University Commencement Records
Consists of programs, bulletins, announcements, and newspaper clippings which
document Princeton University commencement activities from 1748 to the present.
Generally, files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate
series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound
commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recodings of various commencement,
Department of French and Italian Records
Consists of the records of the contemporary Department of French and Italian, collected while it was operating as the Department of Modern Languages and later the Department of Romance Languages and Literature. Materials include notes from departmental committee meetings, departmental minutes, course descriptions, departmental examinations, correspondence, and files about French-language Peace Corps training and study abroad programs run through the department.
Edwin Mortimer Hopkins Papers
The collection documents the undergraduate and graduate career of Edwin Mortimer Hopkins at Princeton, and consists primarily of orations, poetry, and literary essays. Notable are an essay describing his experiences at the University's Sesquicentennial Celebration as well as a card signed by president James McCosh identifying Hopkins as the recipient of the Class of '61 Prize.
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.
University Research Board Records
Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.
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.
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