Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton History of New Jersey Series collection

    The collection consists of Thomas J. Wertenbaker's correspondence pertaining to the Princeton History of New Jersey Series, a set of volumes by different historians exploring a different aspect or period in New Jersey's development. Though Wertenbaker himself did not write a volume, he coordinated the efforts of the historians involved and acted as an advisor throughout the project.

  • Department of Public Safety Records

    Consists of the daily public safety blotters compiled by the Department of Public Safety. Each volume lists daily incidents recorded by the Department of Public Safety, with a brief description of the complaint/emergency and the Department's response. Some entries are annotated by Department staff.

  • Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro document the administration of Princeton's eighteenth president, Harold T. Shapiro through correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Topics found in the records include University finances, alumni fundraising, and Princeton’s 250th anniversary celebration. Also present are records documenting Shapiro’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • University Research Board Records

    Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.

  • Concerned Alumni of Princeton records

    The records consists of correspondence, by-laws, and publicity items related to the
    Concerned Alumni of Princeton organization.

  • 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    published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land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,

  • Antioch Excavation Financial Records

    Consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch. Each voucher lists a single expense, its cost, and its purpose. Also included as expenses are purchases of antiquities found during the excavation.

  • James W. Alexander Scrapbooks on Princeton University

    The collection consists of 19 scrapbooks containing clippings about Princeton University from Philadelphia, New York and Princeton newspapers, arranged chronologically with occasional correspondence and ephemera from the University.

  • 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,

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