Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
War Service Bureau Records
Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau’s office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau’s monthly newsletter.
Office of the Provost Records
Though the records of the Office of the Provost contain some material that is duplicated in other University record groups (such as those of the Office of the President and the dean of the faculty), there are specific subjects that this collection documents especially well. The provost (rather than the president) has primary responsibility for oversight of the University's affirmative action programs, computing, the University Library, the Art Museum, and the Plasma Physics Lab, which results in extensive documentation of these topics.
Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences Records
The records document the department from its 19th century origins to the recent past with departmental files, faculty files, faculty meeting minutes and visual materials. In Series 2, a variety of materials document significant figures in the department such as Arnold Guyot, Richard Field, and William B. Scott, as well as curriculum development and related matters. A consistent run of faculty meeting minutes in Series 4 provides a detailed picture of the department’s development over the course of the 20th century.
Senior Thesis Collection
The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates. Not every senior thesis completed by a Princeton student is represented in this collection, as some science-related theses are held at the Lewis Library. Most of the senior theses remain in their original format, however select volumes have been converted to microfiche.
Master's Theses Collection
This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University. While Princeton students who write doctoral dissertations and senior theses are required to deposit copies of their work with the University Library, a student who completes a master's thesis may choose whether or not to deposit it with the library. Therefore, this collection does not represent all master's theses written at Princeton University.
China Famine Relief Fund records
Consists of financial records, receipts for gifts made to the fund, announcements, staff lists, and correspondence with other organizations working towards famine relief in China.
Princeton University Library Records
The Princeton University Library Records consists of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm.
Princeton University Presidents Oral History Collection
Consists of taped interviews with former Princeton President Robert F. Goheen and
William G. Bowen and accompanying transcripts, as well as a video retrospective
titled 'Reflections of a President' produced for a 2006 Princeton University Library
exhibit. In the interviews Goheen discusses many notable aspects of his presidency
including the advent of coeducation at Princeton and the establishment of the Council
Historical Postcard Collection
The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.
Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection
Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator. The scrapbooks include academic and athletic clippings primarily about Princeton, Harvard and Yale, mostly from New York-based newspapers.
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