Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • John D. Davies Collection on Hobey Baker

    Consists of research material collected by Davies (Princeton Class of 1941) for his book The Legend of Hobey Baker (1966). Included are correspondence, research notes, manuscript drafts, photographs, and printed material--all pertaining to Baker’s career as an ice hockey and football athlete at St. Paul’s Preparatory School and Princeton University, and as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

  • Department of Art and Archaeology Records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology. Included are
    advisory council minutes; faculty files; records of gifts and endowments to the
    Department; correspondence; copies of recommendations written for graduates and
    undergraduates; files pertaining to renovation and expansion projects at the Art
    Museum and Marquand library; course lists; files on art-related organizations and
    museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's

  • Princeton Summer Theater Records

    The collection consists of organizational records and promotional materials which
    document the activities of Princeton Summer Theater dating back to its inception as
    Summer Intime. Earlier materials such as the group's charter, board meeting minutes,
    correspondence and financial records primarily document the development of the
    organization, while later materials such as playbills, press packets, photographs and
    posters primarily document the group's theatrical productions.

  • Harry Z. O'Brien Correspondence

    The collection documents student life at Princeton just before the turn of the 20th
    century. The majority of the correspondence is from Harry O'Brien to his sister, Miss
    Annie P. O'Brien, a student at the Marshall Seminary in Philadelphia. Topics covered
    in the letters include classes and examinations, lectures, literary contests, class
    elections and Princeton sports teams.

  • Bureau of Student Placement records

    Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

  • 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.

  • Physics Department Records

    Documents the scientific and teaching activities of Princeton University
    physicists from 1909 to 1962. While routine activities such as the hiring of
    faculty and the education of graduate and undergraduate students are recorded,
    these records also detail the Department’s activities in early studies of
    theoretical physics, as well as its participation in World War II research

  • Donald Marsden Collection on Triangle Club

    The collection consists of Marsden's materials related to his published history of the Triangle Club, The Long Kickline. It includes manuscript drafts, proofs, indices, correspondence, and audio taped interviews with Triangle Club alumni Frederic Fox '39, Howard Menand, Jr. '36, Alfred Wade '30, and Benjamin Franklin \Uncle Ben\ Bunn '07.

  • Administrative Planning Committee Records

    Consists of the monthly meeting minutes and attendance lists of the Administrative Planning Committee for the year 1968-1969.

  • Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews

    The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.

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