Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Faculty and Professional Staff files

    This collection consists of individual personnel files for nearly every individual at
    one time employed as a member or Princeton University's faculty or professional
    staff. The files contain a wide range of materials, from published articles to
    correspondence, salary records, and obituaries.

  • Undergraduate Student Government Records

    The collection consists of records and publications of the Undergraduate Student Government from 1982 to 1997. Campaign and publicity materials from the Princeton University Democrats, and student activism files from the office of Professor Stanley Kelley are included in the collection as well as the records of Jeffrey Siegel '98, who served on the Undergraduate Student Government for four years.

  • Office of the Controller Records

    Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters. Included among these materials are yearly University budgets and financial reports, indirect cost calculations, tax returns, payroll registers, and financial statements of various University organizations. Since the Controller has financial oversight of the entire University, the records provide information on costs and income as related to personnel, operations, facilities, campus organizations, and administration.

  • Davis Spencer Papers on Princeton's 150-Pound Crew Team

    The papers document Princeton's varsity 150-pound crew team as competitors and
    victors of the 1948 Royal Henley Regatta. The papers contain a scrapbook,
    photographs, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and other materials. Topics
    documented include fundraising efforts, trip expenses, the journey abroad, crew team
    members, and the Princeton University community's response to the victory.

  • Robert Judson Clark Papers

    The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of research materials compiled by Professor Clark on the history of Princeton University's campus, buildings, and surrounding area. These documents were used by Clark in preparing his courses on Princeton architecture as well as by the Evolution of a Campus project. Much of the material is drawn from the collections of the Princeton University Archives, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; however there is also a significant amount of documentation from other sources such as architectural journals.

  • Junior and Senior Orations Collection

    Consists of programs for orations given at commencement, oration contests held by the American Whig and Cliosophic Societies, and other orations given on campus. The programs generally contain the date of the orations, lists of participants, and the subjects to be covered.

  • Brooks Bowman Papers

    The Brooks Bowman Papers consist of correspondence and photographs that document his school years and his foray into the music industry. The bulk of the papers consist of Bowman's correspondence with his mother, sister, and numerous friends. The papers also contain a small amount of material on Bowman collected by Frederic Fox '39.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series

    The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.

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