Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator records

    Consists of proposals and surveys compiled by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety in regards to radiation safety measures taken to protect workers and researchers at the Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator, a particle research facility that operated on Forrestal Campus from 1957 to 1971.

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records

    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records document the people, projects,
    events, activities and physical grounds of the laboratory through a span of 49
    years. The records include one binder of digitized historical negatives and four
    binders, one box of PPPL Communications Office Publications, and three boxes of
    materials from the office of Dr. Earl C. Tanner, a long-term employee of the

  • Andrew C. Imbrie Papers

    Consists of papers of Imbrie (Princeton Class of 1895), including undergraduate letters sent home (1891-1895), Princeton University records (1906-1942), and an Imbrie family genealogy. Among subjects touched frequently in his student letters to his parents are housing, campus customs, campus organizations, buildings and grounds, the course of study, campus figures, honors, football, and skating on the local canal.

  • Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Records

    The records of the Vice President for Public Affairs consist of subject files assembled on topics relevant to the office's activities, as well as chronological files containing correspondence and interoffice memoranda. Includes the files of William Weathersby who held the office from 1970-1978 and Robert K. Durkee who held the office from 1978-2003. In 2004 the title of the office was changed to the Director of Public Affairs.

  • 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),

  • Inspector's Records

    For the most part, the records contain reports, vouchers, accounts and other records relating to repairs for damages in students rooms or replacement for lost furnishings. In later years, it appears that the Inspector also oversaw repairs to faculty and administrative homes and offices as well. The typical folder will contain a report to the Trustee Committee of Repairs indicating monies paid to craftsman for repairs and a brief narrative as to the inspector's activities and status of his fund during that term. Receipts for monies paid to the craftsman are generally also present.

  • Nassau Hall Iconography

    The first is a rendering of Nassau Hall by Dawkins, from New American Magazine, published in 1760, four years after the building was completed. This building was later seriously damaged during the American Revolution. Paintings by Peale, Polk and Trumbull depicting George Washington and the Battle of Princeton have Nassau Hall in the backdrop, thus reminding the viewer of Princeton's contribution to the Revolutionary cause and its subsequent sufferings.Nassau Hall was severely damaged by fire several times in the course of the nineteenth century.

  • Steering Committee for the 20th Anniversary of Coeducation Records

    The material in this collection consists largely of correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes that document a fluid exchange of ideas among Steering Committee members and the University community to mark the celebration of the 20th anniversary of coeducation at Princeton.

  • Graduate Alumni Records

    The records consist of the personal files of former graduate students of Princeton
    University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include
    biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries.

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