Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Undergraduate Academic Files

    Consists of individual files of former and current undergraduate students of
    Princeton University, containing grades, transcripts, and other information relating
    to the subject's academic career.

  • Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records, Shirley Tilghman Subgroup documents the
    administration of Princeton's 19th president, Shirley Tilghman, through
    correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Also present are
    records documenting Tilghman’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and
    various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about
    individual series.

  • General Princeton Theater Collection

    The collection consists of materials gathered about campus theatrical groups that are
    not already represented in dedicated archival collections. The materials include
    posters, programs, photographs, news clippings, a single VHS videocassette, and a
    very small amount of design and planning materials. The collection also contains
    clippings about performances of the Princeton University Program in Theater and

  • Ralph Barton Perry Papers

    The Ralph Barton Perry Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, clippings, and
    other materials documenting Ralph Barton Perry's life as an alumnus of the Class of
    1896. Nearly all of the documents in some way relate to Princeton. Typical topics
    discussed in correspondence include speeches that Perry gave at Princeton or
    contributed to the Princeton Alumni Weekly, as well as upcoming reunions and Barton's
    published work.

  • Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences Records

    The records document the department from its 19th century origins to the recent past with departmental files, faculty files, faculty meeting minutes and visual materials. In Series 2, a variety of materials document significant figures in the department such as Arnold Guyot, Richard Field, and William B. Scott, as well as curriculum development and related matters. A consistent run of faculty meeting minutes in Series 4 provides a detailed picture of the department’s development over the course of the 20th century.

  • Class of 1969 Community Service Fund Records

    The records document the fund's internship programs and include applications for and evaluations of internships.

  • Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers

    Consists of the final reports, as well as some syllabi and course materials from undergraduate policy conferences of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as well from a graduate-level summer seminar held in the 1960s. Conference materials from the period 1930 to 1989 are in bound volumes, while conference materials from 1990 to the present are housed in archival boxes. The reports reflect at length on contemporary public policy issues, and represent the work of Princeton students under the guidance of faculty advisors.

  • 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.

  • Princeton Inn Records

    The collection consists primarily of the minute books of the Princeton Inn Company,
    which generally discuss the financial state of the Inn, and cover both the Inn
    Company's incorporation (and Alumni appeal for funding) as well as the final sale of
    the Inn and its assets to the University. It also includes an oversized form book
    containing examples of various forms and vouchers used at the hotel.

  • Historic American Buildings Survey of the Princeton Branch Railroad and Station (Dinky)

    The Historic American Buildings Survey of the Princeton Branch Railroad and Station (Dinky) contains the agency's report and supporting photographs; digital copies of the documents and photographs can be found on one CD and one DVD. The collection's materials, which were generated in 2013 in partnership with New Jersey Transit, describe the history and architecture of the Dinky station, which was constructed in 1917.

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