Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Records

    The collection consists of publications, bulletins, course materials, and manuals pertaining to the Navy ROTC program at Princeton. Also included is a short written history of Navy activities at Princeton.

  • American Whig Society Records

    Consists of records of the American Whig Society (1769-1941). The materials document the growth and development of the oldest literary and debating society in the United States, from its inception in 1769, through its rivalry with the other campus literary organization, the Cliosophic Society, to its final merger with Clio in 1941. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, and correspondence of members, as well as committee reports, membership lists, constitutions, and by-laws.

  • Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration records

    The collection documents the activities of three consecutive administrators who held
    the position of vice presidents for finance, either solely or in combination with the
    roles of treasurer and vice president for administration: Paul B. Firstenberg
    (1972-1976), Carl W. Schafer (1976-1987), and Richard R. Spies (1988-2001). Also
    included are the records of Laurel B. Harvey, who served as assistant vice president

  • William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University

    The documents include virtually all annual reports of the health service and the ladies' auxiliary, as well as copies of many clippings and other reports relevant to the history of the health service. The more recent material also includes much information on employees, budgets and health-related materials provided to students.

  • Nassau Hall Bible Society Records

    These materials record the Society's work during both phases of its existence. Bound volumes contain minutes of the Society's annual meetings–including reports from its managers (during the early years)–and of its board (1864-1866). Several pamphlets recount the semi-annual meeting of the Society; others give the reports of the Nassau Hall Bible, Tract, and Education Societies. The remainder consists of ledgers, donation records, and receipts from the Society's earliest years. A few historical notes conclude the collection.

  • Statistical Unit records

    Consists of research reports and administrative bulletins of the Statistical Unit. The research reports are on topics related to student academic and social life at Princeton in 1962-1963, while the administrative bulletins detail the Statistical Unit's methods of data collection and analysis and outline future projects.

  • Holland Donan, Class of 1951, Papers

    Consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to Donan’s football career at Princeton and his 1984 induction into the National Football Hall of Fame. Also included is a Princeton Varsity mug inscribed with Donan’s name.

  • Department of Near Eastern Studies Records

    The Department of Near Eastern Studies Records consist primarily of records dating from the departments existance as the Department of Oriental Studies. Included are correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, course syllabi, and other materials which document the activities of the department which is the forbearer to both the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies.

  • Princeton University Student Clubs Records

    Princeton University Student Clubs Records, 1821-1926 consists of bound volumes
    including minute books, financial ledgers, and other record books from
    student-organized campus clubs including the Nassau Hall Education Society
    (1821-1839), Literary Sharpshooters (1887-1888), the Philosophical Club
    (1889-1894), the Hill Club (1900-1904), and the Internaional Polity Club
    (1914-1926).

  • George R. Beach Princeton Football Scrapbooks Collection

    Consists of bound scrapbooks assembled by George R. Beach documenting Princeton's
    football team. The scrapbooks contain game programs as well as articles from the
    Princeton Alumni Weekly and other local papers. Each
    scrapbook is arranged chronologically and covers a period of 1 to 3 seasons.

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