Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Princeton University Library Records
The Princeton University Library Records consists of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm.
Benjamin Franklin Bunn Papers
This collection contains correspondence, financial reports, papers and memoranda relating to numerous Princeton University associations and organizations. The correspondence is virtually all between Bunn and his classmates, friends, and University officials, though some letters from family members are included. The most voluminous series of papers relate to the Class of 1907, The Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Triangle (the file contains a handwritten letter from F.
Princeton Listening Center Records
The Records of the Princeton Listening Center consist of transcripts of Axis and Allied propaganda broadcasts monitored by the Listening Center staff from November 1939 through May 1941 until the operations of the Center were taken over by the Federal Communications Commission of the United States government. Also included are subject and research files of the organization, as well as reports published by the members.
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Records
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs records document
the founding and development of Princeton University's professional public
policy school. The records contain the correspondence of the various
administrators of the school and its affiliated research sections and centers;
subject files originating from the administrative offices; the school's annual
reports to the President; and records of many of the Public Affairs Conference
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.
Office of the Provost Records
Though the records of the Office of the Provost contain some material that is duplicated in other University record groups (such as those of the Office of the President and the dean of the faculty), there are specific subjects that this collection documents especially well. The provost (rather than the president) has primary responsibility for oversight of the University's affirmative action programs, computing, the University Library, the Art Museum, and the Plasma Physics Lab, which results in extensive documentation of these topics.
War Service Bureau Records
Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau’s office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau’s monthly newsletter.
Washington's Birthday Celebration Records
Consists of collected programs, odes, schedules, and clippings pertaining to the University's commemoration of Washington's birthday throughout its history.
Historical Photograph Collection: Faculty Photographs series
Consists of photographs of Princeton University faculty and some staff, arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name.
- Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
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