Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Admission Office Records

    Consists of a documentary record of Princeton University admission policy divided
    into chronological timeframes and includes material such as entrance exams and
    requirements, press releases, admission booklets, pamphlets, reports, sample
    correspondence and statistics. Series 5, Confidential Reports and Minutes
    (Redacted), 1931-1969, consists of reports and minutes that were selected and

  • Eating Clubs Records

    The Eating Club Records consists of records of individual eating clubs as well as material on Eating Clubs in general. Contained in the records are correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, clippings, newsletters, club membership books, and club histories.

  • Princeton University Class Records

    The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.The most common type of material in the collection is class secretary records consisting of correspondence to individual classmates.

  • Princeton Scientific Expeditions Collection

    The manuscript, printed and photographic materials in the collection are duly
    noted in the folder descriptions. Folders labeled as “Archival description and
    notes” contain information on the expeditions randomly gathered by the compiler
    of this collection, with pertinent xeroxes and relevant correspondence that
    document each expedition. The geological expeditions are most fully represented.
    The journeys of other categories are noted by scant documentation.

  • Department of Classics records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century. Materials include three bound volumes containing the minutes of the graduate classics club, the classical seminary, and departmental reports. Also in the collection are bound senior theses from 1894-1910, and correspondence of the classics department graduate committee.

  • Jonathan Belcher Collection

    The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding
    Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University. The papers
    consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from
    Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere. Topics covered include Belcher's
    contributions to the foundations of the college library, the preservation of the

  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation Records

    The collection consists of the administrative records of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. By far the bulk of the collection includes financial records, correspondence, notes, committee minutes, press releases, research proposals, and awards that document the foundation's activities from its inception and initial fundraising in 1921 through the beginning of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson project in 1963, although the collection also includes a few binders of annual meeting minutes and reports through 1987.

  • University Land Records

    The University Land Records consist of deeds, mortgages, bonds, other legal papers, and maps concerning the acquisition, disposition, or description of University properties. Most of the papers are original though some photocopies are present.

  • Patrick J. Kelleher Papers

    Consists of correspondence, publications, notes, press releases, schedules, and photographs collected by Patrick J. Kelleher over the course of his directorship of the Princeton University Art Museum. Also included are syllabi and course materials from a museology seminar Kelleher taught, and awards received from other museums and institutions.

  • Pennington Satterthwaite Papers

    The Pennington Satterthwaite Papers consists of various documents pertaining to Satterthwaite's early life up to and including his time as an undergraduate at Princeton University (then the College of New Jersey). Included are clippings relating to his participation in the Agassiz Association, a science club of which Satterthwaite was a member. Also notable are a series of photographs depicting Satterthwaite and other members of the Class of 1893 as students. The collection also contains two wooden block stamps depicting what appear to be cartoons of ancient Rome.

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