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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