Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Department of Near Eastern Studies Records
The Department of Near Eastern Studies Records consist primarily of records dating from the departments existance as the Department of Oriental Studies. Included are correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, course syllabi, and other materials which document the activities of the department which is the forbearer to both the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies.
Society of the Claw Records
Consists of records that describe the brief history of the Society of the Claw. Included are minutes, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, rules and regulations, certificates and a variety of printed materials. The tiger claws owned by the Archives have been removed to the ephemera collection.
Office of the Treasurer Records
The Office of the Treasurer Records document the ongoing activities of Princeton's
administrative office charged with custodianship of the University's finances. The
records contain correspondence, annual reports, budgets, audited statements, and
other materials which are related to the University's assets, investments, cash flow,
and spending practices. The records often delve into minutiae, such as annual budgets
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.
James Magnuson papers
Consists of drafts of five short plays by James Magnuson, as well as clippings, correspondence, and notes.
Princeton University Printed Materials Collection
The Princeton University Printed Materials Collection is made up of programs, small newsletters, brochures, announcements and ephemera that are issued by University offices, departments and programs as well as by student organizations. For the most part, these items arrive at the University Archives through the campus mail on a daily basis throughout the year.
James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs
The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also
Princeton University Publications Collection
The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150
different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as
well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been
cataloged individually. Notable items in the collection include an 1802
newspaper account of the Nassau Hall fire (The Balance), 19th century student
Nadine Taub Collection of Sally Frank Court Documents
The Nadine Taub Collection documents her role as co-counsel for Sally Frank during Frank's thirteen-year legal battle against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, University Cottage Club, and Princeton University. The majority of the collection is comprised of legal documents including legal briefs, motions, orders of the court, notices of hearings, memoranda of law, supporting appendices, affidavits, certifications of service, and depositions, which were submitted by Sally Frank and her co-counsel as well as attorneys Russell H. Beattie Jr. for Ivy Club, Peter W.
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.
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