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.

  • 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.

  • William E. Potter Diary

    The diary, a single volume comprised of approximately 100 handwritten pages, is
    inscribed “Diary of Wm E. Potter/Monday Sept. 5, 1859.” The first page of the diary
    contains what appears to be grades most likely from his final year at Harvard. The
    last page contains subjects for prize debates. The diary itself begins with Sept. 5,
    1859 and concludes on June 28, 1862. There are entries for every day between

  • 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,

  • Special Committee on the Structure of the University Records

    Consists primarily of correspondence, memoranda, and reports generated by Stanley Kelley, Chair of the Special Committee on the Structure of the
    University. Background material on student organization, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and numerous facets of college governance rounds out
    the collection.

  • James Magnuson papers

    Consists of drafts of five short plays by James Magnuson, as well as clippings, correspondence, and notes.

  • 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 Includes both photographs that were printed in the paper and unpublished shots.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.

  • Princeton University Rowing Collection

    Consists of photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence and
    posters documenting the history of the Princeton University rowing program. Much
    of the material is oversized.

  • Graduate School Centennial Records

    Consists of materials tjat document the Graduate School's centennial celebration,
    including posters, banners, programs, and video tapes of the centennial lecture

  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee Records

    Documents the organization and activities of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee. Included are correspondence, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material was assembled by committee member James Banner.



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