Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of the Provost Records

    Though the records of the Office of the Provost contain some material that is duplicated in other University record groups (such as those of the Office of the President and the dean of the faculty), there are specific subjects that this collection documents especially well. The provost (rather than the president) has primary responsibility for oversight of the University's affirmative action programs, computing, the University Library, the Art Museum, and the Plasma Physics Lab, which results in extensive documentation of these topics.

  • War Service Bureau Records

    Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau’s office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau’s monthly newsletter.

  • Consortium for Assistance to the University of Petroleum and Minerals records

    Consists of financial materials, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and a copy of the Consortium agreement.

  • Copybook Collection

    The Copybook Collection brings together original materials from the university archives. Copybooks document individual students' work and interests; they may contain penmanship exercises, handwritten excerpts of poems, and/or literary translations.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • Arthur Eschenlauer Correspondence with Janet Copeland Eschenlauer

    The collection consists of correspondence from Eschenlauer to his girlfriend and future wife, Janet Copeland, during his time at Princeton. The letters document student life at Princeton in the 1950s, pertaining to academics as well as to extra-curricular activities. Eschenlauer writes about his experiences as a member of the marching band, concert band, and the Cloister Inn. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence to Eschenlauer's parents, and a copy of his valedictory address.

  • Princeton University Presidents Oral History Collection

    Consists of taped interviews with former Princeton President Robert F. Goheen and
    William G. Bowen and accompanying transcripts, as well as a video retrospective
    titled 'Reflections of a President' produced for a 2006 Princeton University Library
    exhibit. In the interviews Goheen discusses many notable aspects of his presidency
    including the advent of coeducation at Princeton and the establishment of the Council

  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation records

    Consists of clippings and programs about the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program as well as reports, samples of forms and applications, and lists of past recipients.

  • 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.

  • Princeton Mime Company Records

    Consists of programs, flyers, reviews (largely from the Daily Princetonian), photographs, rehearsal schedules, and correspondence of the Princeton Mime Company.

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