Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation records

    Consists of clippings and programs about the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program as well as reports, samples of forms and applications, and lists of past recipients.

  • Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection

    Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator. The scrapbooks include academic and athletic clippings primarily about Princeton, Harvard and Yale, mostly from New York-based newspapers.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums

    Consists photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These
    albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives,
    help document the experiences of students, faculty and staff at Princeton
    University. The albums date from 1851 to 1938, although the bulk date from the
    1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.

  • Office of Development Donor Files

    Consists exclusively of donor files created and maintained by Princeton University's Office of Development. No other administrative records are included.

  • Theodore Ziolkowski Papers

    The papers pertain to Ziolkowski's teaching of courses on European Literature and
    include research notes for classes, lectures notes, course syllabi and
    examinations.

  • Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records

    The collection is composed of correspondence with the guest speakers. Most folders contain a letter of invitation to speak at the Gauss Seminars, correspondence concerning presentation dates, lodging, and material for distribution during the presentation. Other items include payment for lectures and correspondence requesting additional lecture dates at other institutions during the speaker's stay in the United States.The final folder contains material from a symposium on the subject of Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.

  • Progressive Review Subject File

    This collection contains flyers, various committee reports and minutes, proposals, clippings, correspondence, judicial proceedings, personal notes, a video, and ephemera. The materials in Series 1, Organizations and Individuals, and Series 2, General, are largely independent from the magazine itself. These records are a compilation from various organizations and people, most unaffiliated with the publication or operating in a different capacity. Series 3, Correspondence File of John G.

  • Department of Grounds and Buildings Technical Correspondence Records

    The collection consists largely of correspondence among architects, contractors, donors, and university officials, as well as inter-office memos concerning the construction, maintenance, and removal of buildings. Although many of the documents are of a desultory nature, in some instances they provide detailed information about the design of a building and the process by which an idea was transformed into concrete reality.

  • Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection

    The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.

  • Class Reunion Books Collection

    The collection consists of class yearbooks that are published to mark class reunions and to provide updates on the lives of alumni. Many classes have more than one book to commemorate reunions, such as the 10th, 25th, etc. Though each reunion book is unique, they generally contain entries for each class member that list current contact information, occupation, marital status, and usually a short biographical entry detailing activities since graduation.

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