Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series

    The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.

  • Program in Hellenic Studies Records

    The Program in Hellenic Studies Records document the activities and
    administration of the Program in Hellenic Studies from its founding in 1979
    through 2007. Included are records pertaining to the Program's many fellowship
    offerings and public programs, as well as subject files on topics related to the
    program and to Hellenic studies and culture in general. The records primarily
    consist of correspondence, fellowship applications, reports, and promotional

  • Class of 1969 Community Service Fund Records

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

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Conference papers

    Consists of twelve papers on the FBI presented at a conference sponsored by the
    Committee for Public Justice and held at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public
    and International Affairs in October 1971.

  • Princeton Student Aid Association records

    Consists of the minutes, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence of the
    Princeton Student Aid Association and its predecessor, the Princeton Charitable
    Institution.

  • Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection

    This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines. While the offprints of many of Princeton's notable alumni and professors are found within this collection, a sizable number by Henry Fairfield Osborn, A. F. Buddington, Gerhard Fankhauser, Harold R. Medina, Whitney J. Oates, and William J.

  • Phi Beta Kappa Records

    This collection contains reports, constitutions, by-laws, minutes, lists of
    members, and correspondence of the Princeton chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The
    correspondence relates mostly to administrative matters – replacement of lost
    keys, membership enquiries, and invitations to various organizational
    functions.

  • Keeper of Princetoniana Records

    The collection consists of Fox's correspondence with alumni, faculty, and administrators during his tenure as Keeper of Princetoniana. Also included are a position description and assessment in which Fox outlines his duties, newspaper clippings, photographs, yearly budget files, and a cassette tape recording of Fox's memorial service.

  • Office of Development Communications Records

    Consists of photographs, promotional materials and VHS tapes created for fundraising activities and publications. Most of the photographs are from development-related events such as the 1995 kickoff celebration of the Anniversary Campaign. Some are reproductions of photographs found in other collections held by the Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Promotional materials document the initiation of the Aspire campaign and several building dedications.

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