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University Archives


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.

Please Note: Due to a renovation of the Mudd Library and temporary staff reassignments, we are requesting donors to postpone sending any material to the University Archives. We will resume accepting transfers when we are situated in our temporary space and can properly address them, most likely in the summer of 2020. Visit our website for the latest information on the renovation.

The University Archives is 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.

At 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 call 609-258-6345 or 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