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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