Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Pyne-Henry Collection

    The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and Trustee Minutes.

  • Lecture Notes Collection

    The lecture notes in this collection represent over 200 years of student efforts
    to record the knowledge and insights presented by Princeton's distinguished
    faculty. Starting with the notes on John Witherspoon's lecture on Moral
    Philosophy in 1772 taken by Thaddeus Dod, Class of 1773, the collection
    concludes with the 1974 notes of Joel Niemi, Class of 1976, for Professor Robert

  • Princeton University 250th Anniversary Celebration Collection

    Consists of the records of the office in charge of organizing all 250th anniversary celebration activities, as well as examples of the many publications, event programs, invitations, posters, audio and visual recordings, and commemorative artifacts created in conjunction with those activities.

  • Davis International Center records

    The collection documents the Center's programs and events, as well as international student associations and alumni groups. Types of documents include reports, correspondence, publicity materials, and meeting minutes.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Individuals series

    Consists of photographs of notable visitors to Princeton University. Also included are some images of staff.

  • President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women Records

    Consists of the records of the committee including correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, subject files, and the records of the separate task forces that have operated under the auspices of the committee.

  • Broadcast Center Recordings

    The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.

  • Frederick H. Osborn Papers

    The files relate exclusively to Princeton. They include correspondence and reports
    related to Osborn's service as a charter trustee and member of various advisory
    committees, during which time one major project was the commissioning of a
    Carnegie-funded “Study of Education at Princeton University.” Also detailed is
    Osborn's later work on the computerization of the University data files for the
    improvement of the admissions process.

  • Office of Government Affairs Records

    The records document the activities of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

  • Triangle Club Board of Trustee Records

    The collection documents the governance of the Triangle Club by its graduate Board of Trustees, particularly under the chairmanship of John Ball '52 (1973-1985), and includes bylaws, correspondence, reports and meeting agendas and minutes. The materials cover the pivotal period in the late 1960s and early 1970s during which Princeton University and the Triangle Club became coeducational institutions. The collection also includes minutes of the board of trustees meetings for 1983-1992 and 2006-2011.



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