Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • University Hotel Records

    Consists of three volumes of guest registers from the University Hotel.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series

    The Historical Photographs Collection -- Grounds and Buildings Photographs documents the enormous growth and change of the face of Princeton University's campus from the late 1850s to the present. Even the face of college campuses is fluid--buildings do not always stand permanently, nor remain in the same location.

  • Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection

    Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.

  • Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives

    The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

  • Football Films Collection

    Consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games. The bulk of the films date from after 1950, however there are a few select films from the 1930s. For many games more than one reel exists, documenting only offense or defensive plays, or specific quarters of the game.

  • Alumni Organization records

    Consists primarily of administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, notebooks and reports belonging to both national and regional associations and their committees, most from the first half of the 20th century. Also contains newsletters, alumni directories, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials documenting reunions and alumni organization activities from the late 19th century forward.

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence

    The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence. The correspondence relates to routine matters such as subscriptions, advertising, and printing.

  • 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.

  • Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records

    The Dean of the Chapel records document the activities of the Office and the
    Chapel and include former dean files, historical material, minutes, and
    marriage, birth, baptism, and death records as well as adminsitrative files and
    programs of services and concerts. Series 1 materials include files for the
    tenure of Dean Robert Russell Wicks (1928-1947), Assistant Deans of the Chapel
    Laurence Fenninger (1930-1946), Burton MacLean (1946-1948), H. Keith Beebe

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