Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of Research and Project Administration Records

    The collection consists of annual reports, board minutes, policies, and interoffice correspondence of ORPA. Additionally, it contains files assembled for large-scale university research projects such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as on research-related issues such as the use of human subjects and biosafety. Also included in the collection are research proposals submitted to ORPA from academic departments in both the sciences and the humanities. Series 2 contains research proposals that have been transferred as electronic records.

  • Undergraduate Alumni Records

    Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

  • Bicentennial Celebration Records

    The Bicentennial Celebration Records contain material documenting the planning
    and organization of the yearlong festivities by the Bicentennial Committees, as
    well as material relating to the conferences, convocations, and other events
    that were held in honor of Princeton’s 200th anniversary. The records contain
    correspondence, writings, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings,

  • John W. H. Simpson Photograph Collection

    Consists of negatives, contact sheets, and slides of John W. H. Simpson's photographs of Princeton.

  • Robert Judson Clark Papers

    The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of research materials compiled by Professor Clark on the history of Princeton University's campus, buildings, and surrounding area. These documents were used by Clark in preparing his courses on Princeton architecture as well as by the Evolution of a Campus project. Much of the material is drawn from the collections of the Princeton University Archives, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; however there is also a significant amount of documentation from other sources such as architectural journals.

  • Hikoichi Orita Diary

    The diary is photocopied in two volumes. The first volume dates from January 1, 1872 to December 31, 1873 and the second, from January 1, 1874 to December 31, 1876. The handwritten entries are for the most part quite legible and written in English, but the memoranda, which are placed at the end of each year, are written in Japanese. There are also listings of bills and accounts by month.Generally, the entries are brief.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arnold S. Breitbart Collection on Moe Berg

    Consists of Berg baseball cards, newspaper clippings relating to his baseball career, photographs of Berg, one U.S. Army memo, Berg's declassified OSS file, and one exhibition poster.

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Daily Princetonian General records

    Consists of subject files from the editorial offices of the Daily Princetonian covering topics such as award banquets, journalism seminars, managerial records and by-laws of the paper. Also included are some financial records and stock certificates, and several special issues and fund-raising books published by the paper. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s through 1970s, representing only one portion of the newspaper's long history. A small amount of material from the late 1980s through the early 2000s is also present.

  • Office of the Controller Records

    Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters. Included among these materials are yearly University budgets and financial reports, indirect cost calculations, tax returns, payroll registers, and financial statements of various University organizations. Since the Controller has financial oversight of the entire University, the records provide information on costs and income as related to personnel, operations, facilities, campus organizations, and administration.

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