Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Memorabilia Collection

    The clothing group includes handkerchiefs, hatbands, and neckties. Dishware includes plates, mugs, beer cans, and bottles, as well as ashtrays, cigarette cases, and class day pipes. The grounds and building memorabilia contains pieces of buildings, keys, and bells. Sports is comprised of tickets, trophies, awards, and cups. (Some of the larger silver cups listed on the item list are stored in the vault. These are designated with a V in the box category.) Series E has medals, patches, and pins, ribbons. Series F includes stamps, pins, a plaque and an umbrella.

  • Princeton at the World's Columbian Exhibition Records

    Consists of three certificates from the U.S. Congress honoring Princeton for the exhibit, three copies of a photograph of Dr. and Mrs. McCosh seated in the exhibit booth, a written proposal for the exhibit, layout plans for the exhibit, and two bound registers containing the autographs and home cities of visitors to the exhibit.

  • Consortium for Assistance to the University of Petroleum and Minerals records

    Consists of financial materials, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and a copy of the Consortium agreement.

  • Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews

    The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.

  • School of Architecture Records

    Consists of the records of the School of Architecture and its related research units,
    the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and
    Environmental Planning. Includes subject files, correspondence, course descriptions,
    published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land
    use; and financial records of the department, faculty minutes, course descriptions,

  • Historic American Buildings Survey of the Princeton Branch Railroad and Station (Dinky)

    The Historic American Buildings Survey of the Princeton Branch Railroad and Station (Dinky) contains the agency's report and supporting photographs; digital copies of the documents and photographs can be found on one CD and one DVD. The collection's materials, which were generated in 2013 in partnership with New Jersey Transit, describe the history and architecture of the Dinky station, which was constructed in 1917.

  • Office of the Dean of the College Records

    The Princeton University Office of the Dean of the College Records consists of the files of the dean and the office staff. Materials in the record group include correspondence, clippings, minutes, press releases, syllabi, student files, committee records, reports, proposals, statistics, and printed material. The records document the office’s involvement with other administrative offices on campus, students, trustees, and entities outside of the University.There is a significant amount of overlap among the series.

  • Arthur Eschenlauer Correspondence with Janet Copeland Eschenlauer

    The collection consists of correspondence from Eschenlauer to his girlfriend and future wife, Janet Copeland, during his time at Princeton. The letters document student life at Princeton in the 1950s, pertaining to academics as well as to extra-curricular activities. Eschenlauer writes about his experiences as a member of the marching band, concert band, and the Cloister Inn. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence to Eschenlauer's parents, and a copy of his valedictory address.

  • Princeton University Commencement Records

    Consists of programs, bulletins, announcements, and newspaper clippings which
    document Princeton University commencement activities from 1748 to the present.
    Generally, files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate
    series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound
    commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recodings of various commencement,

  • George A. Vaughn, Jr. papers

    The collection consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, photographs, filmed interviews, an autobiographical manuscript and other materials that document the life and aeronautical career of George Vaughn. The autobiographical manuscript chronicles the development of the Princeton School of Military Aeronautics. The collection also contains a copy Vaughn's \War Flying in France.\

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