Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton Print Club records

    Consists of financial records, correspondence, and pamphlets which document the activities and membership of the Princeton Print Club. Particularly illustrative of the group's dedication to its mission is a folder of letters to prominent artists requesting donations of prints at low costs. These are often accompanied by enthusiastic personal responses, including a handwritten note from Thomas Hart Benton.

  • Graduate School Records

    The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,
    writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course
    listings, and information on examinations and fees. The Deans' subject files
    make up a large part of the collection. Dean Andrew Fleming West's records,
    including his writings, correspondence, and in particular his scrapbooks, make
    up a substantial portion of this collection as well.

  • Arthur Cort Holden Papers

    Consists of personal papers and correspondence of Arthur Cort Holden. The bulk of the
    material is non-professional in nature and is related to personal financial matters
    such as insurance and investments. Also included are printing invoices and
    correspondence pertaining to several of Holden's works including SONNETS FOR MY CITY
    (1965) and AT THE ROOTS OF THE URBAN CRISIS (1970).

  • Organization of Women Leaders records

    Consists of organizational materials documenting the inaugural year of the Organization of Women Leaders, including newsletters, event flyers, meeting notes, conference materials, and a scrapbook with clippings and photographs.

  • Non-Graduate Records

    Consists of an alphabetical card index of Princeton undergraduate students who
    attended the University for at least one year, but never graduated. Occasionally it
    also includes students who did not graduate with their class, but completed their
    degrees at a later time. The level of information offered by the cards is
    inconsistent, but they generally list the student's full name, freshman class year,
    hometown, and a brief reason for their leaving such as death or disciplinary

  • University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration records

    Consists of architectural surveys of the University Chapel with details of the window bays and the exterior facade, as well as photographs, slides, and microfilm documenting the work done on each window and sculpture and day logs recording daily progress. Also in the collection are several boxes of glass fragments from the original windows.

  • Department of Sociology Records

    This collection consists of seven research reports written by faculty members in the 1960s. Research subjects include family life in modern Turkey, phrase structure grammar, econimic cooperation and the mining industry in Liberia, and antisemitism in Wetstern Europe.

  • James Penrose Harland papers

    From the time he was 15 years old until several years before his death in 1973, James Penrose Harland maintained a diary, journal, or daily log in which he recorded a few notes about each day's events. These yearly volumes, written in his own hand, comprise the bulk of the collection. Also included are clippings, photographs, postcards, and some correspondence.

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

  • 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.

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