Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of Physical Planning Records

    The Office of Physical Planning Records document the activities of Physical Planning, one division of Princeton University's Department of Facilities, and are primarily related to the construction and modification of buildings and other structures on Princeton's campus. The records contain a variety of documents, including correspondence between Physical Planning and contractors/designers, interoffice memoranda describing potential projects, invoices for work completed, and studies and reports pertaining to the campus.

  • Undergraduate Alumni Records

    Consists of individual files of former undergraduate students of Princeton
    University, compiled by the Bureau of Alumni Information. Material in each file
    varies greatly but most include the names of relatives, notable achievements at
    Princeton and post-graduation, news items, address updates, and obituaries.

  • Gifford Princeton Wrestling scrapbooks collection

    Consists of three scrapbooks containing clippings about the Princeton wrestling team.
    Several of the articles specifically focus on the untimely death of wrestler Joe
    Gifford '39, and its effect on the team.

  • 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
    Conservatism.

  • Rector's Aid Society Minutes

    The minute book of the Rector's Aid Society is 6.5 inches by 8 inches and about one
    hundred pages; only seventeen are used. It contains a list of the twenty members plus
    minutes of the monthly meetings, from 15 October 1867 to December 1868, taken by the
    student secretary. The minutes record reports of committees and the Rector, as well
    as the topic of the evening's discussion.

  • Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection

    Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.

  • Princeton University Athletics Scrapbooks and Clippings Collection,

    Princeton University Athletics Scrapbooks and Clippings Collection consists of
    scrapbooks and sets of clippings about sports and athletes at Princeton. It
    includes materials about Hobey Baker, Bill Bradley, and Princeton University
    football.

  • 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.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly Photograph Collection

    This collection contains images used or considered for use by the publication the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The photographs are generally black-white glossy 8x10 prints; however, 5x7 prints are also found within the collection.

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