Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection
The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.
Kenneth S. Clark Papers
Consists of the personal papers and music of Kenneth Sherman Clark spanning his time
at Princeton as well as his later career. Included are correspondence, royalty
contracts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles, and sheet music, both handwritten and
published copies of Clark’s own songs, along with a selection of Princeton-related
songs written by others.
Department of Grounds and Buildings Subject Files
The series consists primarily of photocopies from university publications (most notably The Nassau Lit, The Daily Princetonian, The Princeton College Bulletin, The Princeton Weekly Bulletin, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly) and regional newspapers (including The New York Times, The Princeton Herald, The Princeton Packet, and Town Topics) about University buildings, grounds, and architects of Princeton University. Other printed materials include insurance surveys, press releases from the Department of Public Information, and programs from dedication ceremonies.
President's Program Records
Consists of regional files containing correspondence with program representatives throughout the nation. The rest of the collection is made up of subject files arranged alphabetically, however the subject files from A-Hu are missing from the run.
Historical Photograph Collection: Faculty Photographs series
Consists of photographs of Princeton University faculty and some staff, arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name.
Class of 1969 Community Service Fund Records
The records document the fund's internship programs and include applications for and evaluations of internships.
Office of General Counsel Records
The Office of General Counsel records document the financial and legal matters
involving the University and the Office of General Counsel. While the records contain
information that predates the formation of the office, the majority of the material
dates from the official inception of the position of University Counsel in 1972. The
records relate to legal matters involving litigation over estates, trusts, and gifts,
Firestone Library Architectural Drawings Collection
The collection includes architectural drawings, plans and photographs of
Firestone Library (1948) and the later addition of the John Foster Dulles
Library of Diplomatic History (1962). Most of the materials are attributable to
the R. B. O'Connor and W. H. Kilham, Jr. architecture firm. The collection also
contains a senior thesis and architectural drawing of Ides van Waterschoot van
der Gracht, Princeton Class of 1923.
Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection
Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator. The scrapbooks include academic and athletic clippings primarily about Princeton, Harvard and Yale, mostly from New York-based newspapers.
Syllabi and Course Materials Collection
The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university
archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University.
Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade
books, examinations and similar materials. The collection does not generally
contain examinations, student academic work, or lecture notes, which are
maintained in individual collections.
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