Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Student Dances collection

    This collection consists of materials documenting dances attended by the students of Princeton University in the late 19th and early 20th century. Included are tickets, invitations, and dance cards (some filled in). Most materials indicate the date and location of the dances, as well as the hosting organization and for events where dance cards are present, the musical selections that were played.

  • Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970

    Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970 consists of photographic negatives and a very few photographic prints of images captured by Alan W. Richards of Princeton University athletes and sports events. Approximately 3/4 of the images are related to Princeton University football. These include shots of individual players, coaches, and staff, as well as action shots of games and activities at Blairstown training camp. The Princeton University varsity, junior varsity, freshman and 150 lb. football teams are represented.

  • Horace and Thomas Meeker Papers on Admission to Princeton University

    The papers document the University's admission processes circa 1925 and 1950. In
    addition, the papers contain a small amount of material pertaining to academics and
    student life at Princeton. Document types include correspondence, examinations, and

  • Program in Dance Records,

    The records primarily consist of photographs of dance at Princeton collected by Professor Ze'eva Cohen. Also included are DVDs \The Best of Princeton: Alumni Choreographer and Dancers in Concert\ and \40 Years of Dance at Princeton: A Tribute to Ze'eva Cohen\; as well as slides of Cohen's dance classes from the 1970s.

  • Princetoniana Collection

    The Princetoniana Collection is a set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected materials relating to Princeton University. Nearly every aspect of the University's life from the time of its founding to the modern era is represented to some degree in the Princetoniana Collection. Historical surveys, biographies, and University releases such as the Official Register and the Nassau Herald are all represented in the Princetoniana Collection.

  • Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records

    The Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project (POHP) Records consist of oral
    history interview transcripts from three separate oral history projects and
    related materials. The first set of transcipts consists of interviews with
    prominent Princeton Alumni assembled for the 1996 book Going Back: An Oral History of Princeton. Also included are
    correspondence pertaining to the project and audio recordings of interviews. The

  • Graduate Alumni Records

    The records consist of the personal files of former graduate students of Princeton
    University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include
    biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries.

  • Department of French and Italian Records

    Consists of the records of the contemporary Department of French and Italian, collected while it was operating as the Department of Modern Languages and later the Department of Romance Languages and Literature. Materials include notes from departmental committee meetings, departmental minutes, course descriptions, departmental examinations, correspondence, and files about French-language Peace Corps training and study abroad programs run through the department.

  • Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup

    The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office. The filing system was shared by Ricardo A. Mestres, Financial Vice-President and Treasurer, and Edgar M. Gemmell, Administrative Vice-President. In addition, Series 18 includes the files of two assistants to the president.

  • 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.



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