Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Committee for the Bicentennial of Nassau Hall Records

    The collection documents the activities of the Committee through correspondence,
    publications, news articles, and press releases. Also included are a sheet of
    commemorative stamps and a resolution issued by the State of New Jersey
    observing the bicentennial event.

  • Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection

    The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.

  • Hedges family papers

    This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, lecture notes, and more belonging to Benjamin van Doren Hedges and his three sons Benjamin Jr., Robert, and John, as well as other friends and family members, including material produced at Princeton and in other locations.

  • American Whig Society Records

    Consists of records of the American Whig Society (1769-1941). The materials document the growth and development of the oldest literary and debating society in the United States, from its inception in 1769, through its rivalry with the other campus literary organization, the Cliosophic Society, to its final merger with Clio in 1941. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, and correspondence of members, as well as committee reports, membership lists, constitutions, and by-laws.

  • President's Program Records

    Consists of regional files containing correspondence with program representatives throughout the nation. The rest of the collection is made up of subject files arranged alphabetically, however the subject files from A-Hu are missing from the run.

  • Donald Worner Griffin Papers

    Consists of the personal correspondence and clippings of Donald Worner Griffin '23. Much of the material pertains to his fundraising efforts among Class of 1923 alumni. Also present are handwritten notes and letters from president Robert F. Goheen and his wife, with whom Griffin was close friends.

  • 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.

  • Office of General Counsel Records

    The Office of General Counsel records document the financial and legal matters
    involving the University and the Office of General Counsel. While the records contain
    information that predates the formation of the office, the majority of the material
    dates from the official inception of the position of University Counsel in 1972. The
    records relate to legal matters involving litigation over estates, trusts, and gifts,

  • Department of Politics Records

    The Department of Politics records document the activities of Princeton University's Department of Politics from the time of its founding until the mid-1960s. The records consist of faculty correspondence and meeting minutes; course materials such as syllabi, exams, and grades; and subject files.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • 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.

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