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 History records
Consists of subject and faculty files, correspondence, departmental budgets, and
course syllabi. Also included in the collection are statistical forms of 19th
century Princeton alumni compiled for a research project by the Shelby Cullom
Davis Center for Historical Studies, records from the NDEA Institute for
Advanced Studies in History, and records from a 1996 conference on American
Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence
The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence. The correspondence relates to routine matters such as subscriptions, advertising, and printing.
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.
Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection
Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.
John D. Davies Collection on Hobey Baker
Consists of research material collected by Davies (Princeton Class of 1941) for his book The Legend of Hobey Baker (1966). Included are correspondence, research notes, manuscript drafts, photographs, and printed material--all pertaining to Baker’s career as an ice hockey and football athlete at St. Paul’s Preparatory School and Princeton University, and as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.
Alumni Organization records
Consists primarily of administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, notebooks and reports belonging to both national and regional associations and their committees, most from the first half of the 20th century. Also contains newsletters, alumni directories, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials documenting reunions and alumni organization activities from the late 19th century forward.
University Hotel Records
Consists of three volumes of guest registers from the University Hotel.
Harry Z. O'Brien Correspondence
The collection documents student life at Princeton just before the turn of the 20th
century. The majority of the correspondence is from Harry O'Brien to his sister, Miss
Annie P. O'Brien, a student at the Marshall Seminary in Philadelphia. Topics covered
in the letters include classes and examinations, lectures, literary contests, class
elections and Princeton sports teams.
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