Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Daily Princetonian General records

    Consists of subject files from the editorial offices of the Daily Princetonian covering topics such as award banquets, journalism seminars, managerial records and by-laws of the paper. Also included are some financial records and stock certificates, and several special issues and fund-raising books published by the paper. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s through 1970s, representing only one portion of the newspaper's long history. A small amount of material from the late 1980s through the early 2000s is also present.

  • Fund for Reunion records

    The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, website captures, and other items
    related to the activities of Fund for Reunion.

  • 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.

  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee Records

    Documents the organization and activities of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee. Included are correspondence, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material was assembled by committee member James Banner.

  • Princeton Artwork Collection

    This collection comprises paintings, drawings, prints, cartoons, and other original artwork and reproductions representing the Princeton campus, its dezinens, sporting and other events, and symbols of the school. This collection does not include images of Nassau Hall or photographs, both which are maintained in dedicated collections.

  • Office of Research and Project Administration Records

    The collection consists of annual reports, board minutes, policies, and interoffice correspondence of ORPA. Additionally, it contains files assembled for large-scale university research projects such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as on research-related issues such as the use of human subjects and biosafety. Also included in the collection are research proposals submitted to ORPA from academic departments in both the sciences and the humanities. Series 2 contains research proposals that have been transferred as electronic records.

  • Undergraduate Alumni Records

    Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

  • Master's Theses Collection

    This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University. While Princeton students who write doctoral dissertations and senior theses are required to deposit copies of their work with the University Library, a student who completes a master's thesis may choose whether or not to deposit it with the library. Therefore, this collection does not represent all master's theses written at Princeton University.

  • Richardson Auditorium programs

    The collection consists of programs for performances and other events held at Richardson Auditorium.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photographers Series

    With the introduction of the Kodak box camera in 1888, many students began to take their own photographs. Princeton students were taking and possibly developing their own photographs on campus as early as the 1870s and early 1880s, perhaps in the darkrooms in the John C. Green School of Science.The photographs in the Student Photographers Series comprise what must be a small proportion of the photographs taken by Princeton students in the late nineteenth century.

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