Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Robert Judson Clark Papers

    The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of research materials compiled by Professor Clark on the history of Princeton University's campus, buildings, and surrounding area. These documents were used by Clark in preparing his courses on Princeton architecture as well as by the Evolution of a Campus project. Much of the material is drawn from the collections of the Princeton University Archives, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; however there is also a significant amount of documentation from other sources such as architectural journals.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Faculty and Professional Staff files

    This collection consists of individual personnel files for nearly every individual at
    one time employed as a member or Princeton University's faculty or professional
    staff. The files contain a wide range of materials, from published articles to
    correspondence, salary records, and obituaries.

  • 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.

  • Nassau Hall War Memorial records

    The records document the planning and execution of the memorial to Princeton students of the Second World War, including pictures, preliminary lists of honorees, correspondence with parents and campus groups, and programs from the memorial's unveiling ceremony. Also included is some information about other war memorials in Nassau Hall.

  • Davis International Center records

    The collection documents the Center's programs and events, as well as international student associations and alumni groups. Types of documents include reports, correspondence, publicity materials, and meeting minutes.

  • University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration records

    Consists of architectural surveys of the University Chapel with details of the window bays and the exterior facade, as well as photographs, slides, and microfilm documenting the work done on each window and sculpture and day logs recording daily progress. Also in the collection are several boxes of glass fragments from the original windows.

  • 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.

  • Broadcast Center Recordings

    The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.

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