Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Davis International Center records

    The collection documents the Center's programs and events, as well as international student associations and alumni groups. Types of documents include reports, correspondence, publicity materials, and meeting minutes.

  • Joseph Raycroft Papers

    The Joseph E. Raycroft papers document both Raycroft’s personal and professional activities, with the bulk of documentation focusing on Raycroft’s role in developing training camp activities for the army in World War I and the navy in World War II, as well as the fire that destroyed his personal library. Also included is material documenting Raycroft’s involvement in the 1932-1936 Olympic Committees.

  • Broadcast Center Recordings

    The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.

  • Princeton University Balloon Club records

    Consists of a scrapbook documenting the existence of the Princeton University Balloon
    Club. The scrapbook contains pictures, clippings, aircraft registrations, member
    lists, and a heavily used flight manual.

  • War Service Bureau Records

    Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau’s office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau’s monthly newsletter.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series

    The Campus Life series contains photographs documenting aspects of life as
    experienced by students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The photographs
    date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk dating from the 1870s to the
    1960s. The series is divided into four major sections: Academic, Administrative;
    Social and Residential Life; and General.

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • Faculty and Professional Staff files

    This collection consists of individual personnel files for nearly every individual at
    one time employed as a member or Princeton University's faculty or professional
    staff. The files contain a wide range of materials, from published articles to
    correspondence, salary records, and obituaries.

  • Office of the Controller Records

    Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters. Included among these materials are yearly University budgets and financial reports, indirect cost calculations, tax returns, payroll registers, and financial statements of various University organizations. Since the Controller has financial oversight of the entire University, the records provide information on costs and income as related to personnel, operations, facilities, campus organizations, and administration.

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