Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance Records
This collection documents both LGBA activities and issues affecting lesbian, gay,
and bisexual people at Princeton and elsewhere. Since the LGBA is generally a
student organization, the completeness of this collection varies according to
student interest in collecting material. The office files since the arrival of
the director are no less incomplete.
Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations
The Mudd Manuscript Library holds most dissertations completed at Princeton since 1877, when the first graduate degree was awarded, and annually receives graduate students' most recent efforts. Of the few degrees awarded by departments originally offering doctoral programs, only about half are preserved in the archives. Because President McCosh supported the creation of the school of science, it is not surprising that a slight majority of the degrees awarded during his tenure are in the sciences.
Historical Photograph Collection, Lake Carnegie Construction Photographs
The collection contains 479 dry gelatin glass plate negatives measuring 5 x 7 inches that document the construction of Lake Carnegie in Princeton, NJ. There are also 314 black and white paper prints developed approximately at the time the photographs were taken. The negatives and prints date from circa 1905 to 1907, with the bulk dating from 1905 to 1906.
Department of Art and Archaeology Records
Consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology. Included are
advisory council minutes; faculty files; records of gifts and endowments to the
Department; correspondence; copies of recommendations written for graduates and
undergraduates; files pertaining to renovation and expansion projects at the Art
Museum and Marquand library; course lists; files on art-related organizations and
museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's
Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records
The Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project (POHP) Records consist of oral
history interview transcripts from three separate oral history projects and
related materials. The first set of transcipts consists of interviews with
prominent Princeton Alumni assembled for the 1996 book Going Back: An Oral History of Princeton. Also included are
correspondence pertaining to the project and audio recordings of interviews. The
Friends of the International Center Records
Consists of the meeting minutes and correspondence of the Friends of the International Center. The collection also includes flyers, posters, mailings, and one audio recording of an interview.
Bureau of Student Placement records
Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.
Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup
The Office of the President Records, Shirley Tilghman Subgroup documents the
administration of Princeton's 19th president, Shirley Tilghman, through
correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Also present are
records documenting Tilghman’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and
various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about
Veterans of Future Wars Collection
Consists of records of the Veterans of Future Wars, founded by Princeton University undergraduates Lewis Gorin (Class of 1936), Jack Turner (Class of 1936), Thomas Riggs (Class of 1937), and Robert Barnes (Class of 1937). The collections consists primarily of correspondence of the National Council members (the founding Princeton students), the organization's nation-wide posts, and its various auxiliary support groups.
Administrative Planning Committee Records
Consists of the monthly meeting minutes and attendance lists of the Administrative Planning Committee for the year 1968-1969.
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