Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
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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