Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Department of Facilities Records

    The Department of Facilities records document the daily activities of the department and its numerous divisions, including real estate, grounds and buildings, and physical planning. Documents include blueprints, photographs, correspondence, memos, sketches, contracts, ledgers, tax returns, incorporation papers, by-laws, annual reports, financial statements, newspaper clippings, booklets, and meeting minutes. The history of new building construction and building renovation on campus in the mid-20th century is well represented.

  • Seminar on Research in Progress Papers

    The collection consists of papers produced by department faculty and doctoral
    candidates as part of the Department of Economics' Seminar on Research in Progress.
    The papers typically combine theoretical approaches to economics with statistical
    analysis and practical research. A contributor on several of the papers is Harold T.
    Shapiro, who would in later years go on to become president of the University.

  • Lottery Records

    Box one contains twentieth-century articles about the lotteries, as well as materials from a 1954 University Library exhibit on the lotteries. Boxes two and three contain eighteenth-century lottery documents about the following five lotteries: the Philadelphia Lottery (1749-1750), the Connecticut Lottery (1753-1754), the New Jersey College Lottery (1761), the New Jersey College Lottery (1763-1764), and the Delaware Lottery (1772-1774). All drawings were held in the locations specified except the New Jersey College Lottery of 1761, which was held in Philadelphia.

  • Charles E. Fehon Papers

    The Charles E. Fehon Papers consist primarily of original artwork created by Fehon during the process of designing sets and costumes for Princeton theater groups including Theatre Intime, University Players, and the Triangle Club. It also contains a small amount of scripts and notes related to his theatrical design work.

  • Princeton University Federal Credit Union Records

    Consists of the organizational records of the Princeton University Federal Credit Union including meeting minutes, financial audits, memos, policies, and committee reports.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums

    Consists photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These
    albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives,
    help document the experiences of students, faculty and staff at Princeton
    University. The albums date from 1851 to 1938, although the bulk date from the
    1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.

  • 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.

  • Princeton Inn Records

    The collection consists primarily of the minute books of the Princeton Inn Company,
    which generally discuss the financial state of the Inn, and cover both the Inn
    Company's incorporation (and Alumni appeal for funding) as well as the final sale of
    the Inn and its assets to the University. It also includes an oversized form book
    containing examples of various forms and vouchers used at the hotel.

  • Fund for Reunion records

    The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, website captures, and other items
    related to the activities of Fund for Reunion.

  • Visiting Fellow and Incidental Student Records

    These records consist of files of incidental students who earned less than a full
    semester's worth of credits, as well as the records of visiting fellows.

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