Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Department of English Records

    The Papers of Princeton University’s English Department document the many varied aspects of one of Princeton’s largest academic departments.

  • Princeton University Architectural Presentation Boards

    Consists of presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation, and expansion of Princeton University's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes, and the recording of features such as fallout shelters and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations, and campus “footprints.” The collection also includes a set of architectural renderings of Whitman College that are not mounted.

  • Hikoichi Orita Diary

    The diary is photocopied in two volumes. The first volume dates from January 1, 1872 to December 31, 1873 and the second, from January 1, 1874 to December 31, 1876. The handwritten entries are for the most part quite legible and written in English, but the memoranda, which are placed at the end of each year, are written in Japanese. There are also listings of bills and accounts by month.Generally, the entries are brief.

  • Charles E. Fehon Papers

    The Charles E. Fehon Papers consist primarily of original artwork created by Fehon during the process of designing sets and costumes for Princeton theater groups including Theatre Intime, University Players, and the Triangle Club. It also contains a small amount of scripts and notes related to his theatrical design work.

  • Veterans of Future Wars Collection

    Consists of records of the Veterans of Future Wars, founded by Princeton University undergraduates Lewis Gorin (Class of 1936), Jack Turner (Class of 1936), Thomas Riggs (Class of 1937), and Robert Barnes (Class of 1937). The collections consists primarily of correspondence of the National Council members (the founding Princeton students), the organization's nation-wide posts, and its various auxiliary support groups.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly Oral History Project Records

    The collection consists of interviews of eleven members of the Class of 1962 during their 50th reunion in May and June of 2012. The alumni converse about Princeton during their time on campus including its social life, academics and student activities. The collection includes transcripts (Microsoft Word documents and PDFs); videos (on DVD) and audio files (on DVD) of the interviews. All interviews were conducted by Princeton Alumni Weekly staff member Brett Tomlinson.

  • Eating Clubs Records

    The Eating Club Records consists of records of individual eating clubs as well as material on Eating Clubs in general. Contained in the records are correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, clippings, newsletters, club membership books, and club histories.

  • Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970

    Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970 consists of photographic negatives and a very few photographic prints of images captured by Alan W. Richards of Princeton University athletes and sports events. Approximately 3/4 of the images are related to Princeton University football. These include shots of individual players, coaches, and staff, as well as action shots of games and activities at Blairstown training camp. The Princeton University varsity, junior varsity, freshman and 150 lb. football teams are represented.

  • Seminar on Research in Progress Papers

    The collection consists of papers produced by department faculty and doctoral
    candidates as part of the Department of Economics' Seminar on Research in Progress.
    The papers typically combine theoretical approaches to economics with statistical
    analysis and practical research. A contributor on several of the papers is Harold T.
    Shapiro, who would in later years go on to become president of the University.

  • Office of Information Technology Records

    The Office of Information Technology Records consists of papers and multimedia
    related to the administration and implementation of information technology at
    Princeton University. Key components of the collection include annual reports,
    priorities committee reports, correspondence, brochures, user and systems
    manuals, surveys and questionnaires on faculty and student computer usage,
    research material on the history of computing at Princeton, slides and

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