Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Master's Theses Collection
This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University. While Princeton students who write doctoral dissertations and senior theses are required to deposit copies of their work with the University Library, a student who completes a master's thesis may choose whether or not to deposit it with the library. Therefore, this collection does not represent all master's theses written at Princeton University.
Design in America Conference Records
Consists of one bound volume containing the program schedule of the Design in America
Conference, lists of those who participated, and a copy of each paper presented at
President's Program Records
Consists of regional files containing correspondence with program representatives throughout the nation. The rest of the collection is made up of subject files arranged alphabetically, however the subject files from A-Hu are missing from the run.
Historical Postcard Collection
The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.
Council of the Humanities records
Consists of materials collected and generated by the Council of the Humanities. Much of these materals pertains to the Ford Foundation Project, including grant reports, manuscripts, and correspondence with the various authors and scholars involved. Also included are collected student academic records pre-dating the formation of the Council; Council minutes; and numerous drafts of the Council's 10-year plan from 1965.
Office of General Counsel Records
The Office of General Counsel records document the financial and legal matters
involving the University and the Office of General Counsel. While the records contain
information that predates the formation of the office, the majority of the material
dates from the official inception of the position of University Counsel in 1972. The
records relate to legal matters involving litigation over estates, trusts, and gifts,
General Manuscripts Collection
The General Manuscripts Collection consists of individual manuscripts and small
collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history,
students, and alumni of Princeton University. The vast majority of the documents
in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni, although there
are several exceptions such as trustees or other members of the University
Astrophysical Sciences Department Records
Consists of correspondence, observational record books, astrophysical texts,
oversized telescopic observations, glass plates, and a small number of photographs.
The collection documents both the scientific achievements and academic program of the
Astrophysical Sciences Department, formerly the Astronomy Department, and its
faculty. Included is the departmental correspondence of such notable faculty members
Syllabi and Course Materials Collection
The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university
archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University.
Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade
books, examinations and similar materials. The collection does not generally
contain examinations, student academic work, or lecture notes, which are
maintained in individual collections.
Program in Hellenic Studies Records
The Program in Hellenic Studies Records document the activities and
administration of the Program in Hellenic Studies from its founding in 1979
through 2007. Included are records pertaining to the Program's many fellowship
offerings and public programs, as well as subject files on topics related to the
program and to Hellenic studies and culture in general. The records primarily
consist of correspondence, fellowship applications, reports, and promotional
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