Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Albert Mendeloff Papers on the Princeton Camera Club
Consists of correspondence between Albert Mendelhoff and famous photographers of 1938 in regards to a potential exhibit of loaned photographs at the Art and Archaeology Department.
Nassau Hall Iconography
The first is a rendering of Nassau Hall by Dawkins, from New American Magazine, published in 1760, four years after the building was completed. This building was later seriously damaged during the American Revolution. Paintings by Peale, Polk and Trumbull depicting George Washington and the Battle of Princeton have Nassau Hall in the backdrop, thus reminding the viewer of Princeton's contribution to the Revolutionary cause and its subsequent sufferings.Nassau Hall was severely damaged by fire several times in the course of the nineteenth century.
University Research Board Records
Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.
School of Architecture Records
Consists of the records of the School of Architecture and its related research units,
the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and
Environmental Planning. Includes subject files, correspondence, course descriptions,
published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land
use; and financial records of the department, faculty minutes, course descriptions,
Kenneth S. Clark Papers
Consists of the personal papers and music of Kenneth Sherman Clark spanning his time
at Princeton as well as his later career. Included are correspondence, royalty
contracts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles, and sheet music, both handwritten and
published copies of Clark’s own songs, along with a selection of Princeton-related
songs written by others.
Department of French and Italian Records
Consists of the records of the contemporary Department of French and Italian, collected while it was operating as the Department of Modern Languages and later the Department of Romance Languages and Literature. Materials include notes from departmental committee meetings, departmental minutes, course descriptions, departmental examinations, correspondence, and files about French-language Peace Corps training and study abroad programs run through the department.
Princeton University Commencement Records
Consists of programs, bulletins, announcements, and newspaper clippings which
document Princeton University commencement activities from 1748 to the present.
Generally, files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate
series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound
commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recodings of various commencement,
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records document the people, projects,
events, activities and physical grounds of the laboratory through a span of 49
years. The records include one binder of digitized historical negatives and four
binders, one box of PPPL Communications Office Publications, and three boxes of
materials from the office of Dr. Earl C. Tanner, a long-term employee of the
Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series
Consists of approximately 135 glass plate negatives and prints containing images of
Princeton University, primarily of the campus and buildings.
China Famine Relief Fund records
Consists of financial records, receipts for gifts made to the fund, announcements, staff lists, and correspondence with other organizations working towards famine relief in China.
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