Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Benjamin Franklin Bunn Papers

    This collection contains correspondence, financial reports, papers and memoranda relating to numerous Princeton University associations and organizations. The correspondence is virtually all between Bunn and his classmates, friends, and University officials, though some letters from family members are included. The most voluminous series of papers relate to the Class of 1907, The Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Triangle (the file contains a handwritten letter from F.

  • 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.

  • John Cobb Cooper papers

    The collection is composed of correspondence and other materials pertaining to Cooper's activities as Curator of Class Records and as an active member of the Friends of the Library and the Graduate Council. In particular, the materials document the collection development efforts of the Friends of the Library Maps Committee; the proceedings of the Graduate Council's Executive Committee and the Committee on Departmental Advisory Councils; and Cooper's participation in university fundraising efforts and in the establishment of the Industrial Relations Section.

  • Princeton University Summer Institutes and Cooperative Affiliates Collection

    This collection consists of program materials and reports from summer institutes
    and curriculum development programs based at Princeton University whose goals
    were to improve the education of primary and secondary school students, as well
    as to provide specialized training for scientific researchers. It includes
    materials from the Summer Institue for Chemistry Teachers, the Junion High

  • Harry Z. O'Brien Correspondence

    The collection documents student life at Princeton just before the turn of the 20th
    century. The majority of the correspondence is from Harry O'Brien to his sister, Miss
    Annie P. O'Brien, a student at the Marshall Seminary in Philadelphia. Topics covered
    in the letters include classes and examinations, lectures, literary contests, class
    elections and Princeton sports teams.

  • Princeton History of New Jersey Series collection

    The collection consists of Thomas J. Wertenbaker's correspondence pertaining to the Princeton History of New Jersey Series, a set of volumes by different historians exploring a different aspect or period in New Jersey's development. Though Wertenbaker himself did not write a volume, he coordinated the efforts of the historians involved and acted as an advisor throughout the project.

  • Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro document the administration of Princeton's eighteenth president, Harold T. Shapiro through correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Topics found in the records include University finances, alumni fundraising, and Princeton’s 250th anniversary celebration. Also present are records documenting Shapiro’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Daily Princetonian General records

    Consists of subject files from the editorial offices of the Daily Princetonian covering topics such as award banquets, journalism seminars, managerial records and by-laws of the paper. Also included are some financial records and stock certificates, and several special issues and fund-raising books published by the paper. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s through 1970s, representing only one portion of the newspaper's long history. A small amount of material from the late 1980s through the early 2000s is also present.

  • William R. Weeks Papers

    The files contain research Weeks did on the earliest beginnings of the College of New
    Jersey, now known as Princeton University, with particular attention to the College's
    first endowment. This research includes typewritten copies of New Jersey Archives
    relating to the College, typewritten reprints of various editions of The First
    History of the College (published in 1752-4) and The Diary of Samuel Davies (1753-5),

  • Bicentennial Celebration Records

    The Bicentennial Celebration Records contain material documenting the planning
    and organization of the yearlong festivities by the Bicentennial Committees, as
    well as material relating to the conferences, convocations, and other events
    that were held in honor of Princeton’s 200th anniversary. The records contain
    correspondence, writings, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings,

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