Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WPRB Records

    The records consist of various materials which document the origins and development
    of WPRB, including constitutions, by-laws, photographs, membership lists, clipped
    articles, board minutes, correspondence, and financial reports.The records are especially illustrative in their documentation of the station's
    beginnings. Nearly every piece of correspondence from station member H. Grant Theis
    is preserved, often with his own retrospective commentary attached. There are also

  • 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.

  • Lecture Notes Collection

    The lecture notes in this collection represent over 200 years of student efforts
    to record the knowledge and insights presented by Princeton's distinguished
    faculty. Starting with the notes on John Witherspoon's lecture on Moral
    Philosophy in 1772 taken by Thaddeus Dod, Class of 1773, the collection
    concludes with the 1974 notes of Joel Niemi, Class of 1976, for Professor Robert

  • Princeton in Africa Records

    Consists of newsletters, bulletins, invitations to annual benefit, publications, news
    releases, promotional materials, and fundraising materials.

  • Daily Princetonian Photographs Collection

    Consists of images created for use in the Daily Princetonian. Includes both photographs that were printed in the paper and unpublished shots. Series 2: Digital Images, 2002-2004 also contains a small number of digitally-created illustrations.

  • 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.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Individuals series

    Consists of photographs of notable visitors to Princeton University. Also included are some images of staff.

  • Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records, Shirley Tilghman Subgroup documents the
    administration of Princeton's 19th president, Shirley Tilghman, through
    correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Also present are
    records documenting Tilghman’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and
    various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about
    individual series.

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