Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Steve M. Slaby Papers

    Consists primarily of memoranda and correspondence of Slaby and departmental records (such as annual reports, committee minutes, and conference materials) and course materials (such as lecture notes, examinations, problem sets, and student papers) of Princeton University's Graphics and Engineering Drawing Department. Also included are materials which document Slaby's involvement in political issues of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Committee for the Bicentennial of Nassau Hall Records

    The collection documents the activities of the Committee through correspondence,
    publications, news articles, and press releases. Also included are a sheet of
    commemorative stamps and a resolution issued by the State of New Jersey
    observing the bicentennial event.

  • 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

  • Princeton University Women's Organization Records

    Consists of clippings, correspondence, reports, and studies pertaining to issues such as tenure, staff relations, and student recruitment. Though undergraduates were allowed to be members of PUWO the majority of the material reports on matters affecting University faculty and staff.

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Belcher Collection

    The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding
    Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University. The papers
    consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from
    Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere. Topics covered include Belcher's
    contributions to the foundations of the college library, the preservation of the

  • Princeton University at Exposition Universelle Internationale Records

    The collection includes photographs, graphic charts, and wall labels used in the
    exhibition, as well as an official certificate awarded to Princeton University for
    its exhibition.

  • Historical Audiovisual Collection

    This collection has been divided into 21 broad topics, however, two comprise over
    half of the collection, having 500 items each: Music and
    Lectures/Addresses/Forums/Debates. The musical material is composed of record albums
    and magnetic tapes of performances by the Nassoons, the Princeton Tigertones,
    Tigertown Five, The Triangle Club Jazz Band, undergraduate and graduate composers,
    the Princeton University Orchestra, Glee Club, Chapel Choir, and the Smith-Princeton

  • William S. Dix Papers

    The William S. Dix Papers document Dix's professional life outside of his career as Princeton's University Librarian, with the bulk of the documentation focusing on Dix's service as a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Research Libraries. The papers primarily contain correspondence; however, reports, meeting minutes, and articles are also included.Please see series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • 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.

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