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University Archives


Transfer Or Donate Records To Mudd Library
Mudd's Digital Archivist processing a collection of digital records.

The Princeton University Archives is the official repository for collections of abiding historical value in the areas of University administration, academics, research, and student experience. The University Archives’ staff serves to identify, acquire, preserve, and, as appropriate, provide access to these historical materials.

The University Archives are built, one by one, from transfers of records from administrative offices and academic departments, as well as from donations by student groups, alumni, and other individuals.

On the left, you will see links to detailed instructions on how to transfer records to the University Archives, as well as information on the types of materials typically transferred by University Offices and Departments, Student Groups, and Alumni, Individual, and Outside Organization Donors. Regardless of the donor category, formats of materials transferred to the University Archives may include paper documents, audio-visual materials, photographs, and digital records. 

To discuss a potential transfer or donation of materials to the University Archives, please contact us via email.

For guidance on the management of active University records, please contact the University Records Manager, Anne Marie Phillips (609-258-3213), or visit the Princeton University Records Management website