Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
The Princeton Tiger records
Consists of the administrative records of The Princeton Tiger. The bulk of the material is related to the magazine's finances and includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial statements. Also in the collection are correspondence, clippings, and some oversized drawings, as well as two audiocassettes of board meetings.
Henry Burling Thompson Papers
On the letterpress copy books (1889-1911): The chief interest of these letters, aside from Princeton matters, is in the volumes for 1895-1904 and 1904-1906, when Thompson was deeply involved in Delaware politics; and in Wilmington local history. Although there are company and business letters in nearly all the books, they are comparatively few in number and embody nothing like a history of Thompson's Bancroft Company. Except to a biographer the family and personal letters are of scant interest.
Antioch Excavation Financial Records
Consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch. Each voucher lists a single expense, its cost, and its purpose. Also included as expenses are purchases of antiquities found during the excavation.
William K. Selden Collection on Eating Clubs
The collection contains primarily clippings, arranged chronologically, from The Daily Princetonian as well as clippings from Princeton Alumni Weekly and Princeton Weekly Bulletin documenting the activities of Princeton University's Eating Clubs. Topics found within this collection include the University's Bicker policy and women's rights in the Eating Club system. Relevant reports, such as the Report on Undergraduate Residential Life, and personal correspondence are also found.
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.
Sprint Football VHS Tapes Collection
The collection consists of 196 videotapes (VHS format) of Sprint Football games and
one video transfer of a 1947 varsity football game film. Each tape is labeled with
the date of the game, the opponent, and in some instances the final score.
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,
Office of Government Affairs Records
The records document the activities of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Department of Sociology Records
This collection consists of seven research reports written by faculty members in the 1960s. Research subjects include family life in modern Turkey, phrase structure grammar, econimic cooperation and the mining industry in Liberia, and antisemitism in Wetstern Europe.
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