Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Syllabi and Course Materials Collection

    The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university
    archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University.
    Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade
    books, examinations and similar materials. The collection does not generally
    contain examinations, student academic work, or lecture notes, which are
    maintained in individual collections.

  • Donald Worner Griffin Papers

    Consists of the personal correspondence and clippings of Donald Worner Griffin '23. Much of the material pertains to his fundraising efforts among Class of 1923 alumni. Also present are handwritten notes and letters from president Robert F. Goheen and his wife, with whom Griffin was close friends.

  • Department of Art and Archaeology Records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology. Included are
    advisory council minutes; faculty files; records of gifts and endowments to the
    Department; correspondence; copies of recommendations written for graduates and
    undergraduates; files pertaining to renovation and expansion projects at the Art
    Museum and Marquand library; course lists; files on art-related organizations and
    museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's

  • Office of General Counsel Records

    The Office of General Counsel records document the financial and legal matters
    involving the University and the Office of General Counsel. While the records contain
    information that predates the formation of the office, the majority of the material
    dates from the official inception of the position of University Counsel in 1972. The
    records relate to legal matters involving litigation over estates, trusts, and gifts,

  • Program in Hellenic Studies Records

    The Program in Hellenic Studies Records document the activities and
    administration of the Program in Hellenic Studies from its founding in 1979
    through 2007. Included are records pertaining to the Program's many fellowship
    offerings and public programs, as well as subject files on topics related to the
    program and to Hellenic studies and culture in general. The records primarily
    consist of correspondence, fellowship applications, reports, and promotional

  • Bureau of Student Placement records

    Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

  • John Maclean, Jr. Papers

    The John Maclean Jr. Papers consist of letters to and from John Maclean, his family and his associates documenting the history of the College of New Jersey during his time there, as well as family matters. Papers also include financial documents, notably the 1814 inventory of the estate of John Maclean, Sr., commencement programs, a photograph of the 20th reunion of the class of 1876, and other Princeton University memorabilia.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • The Princeton Tiger records

    Consists of the administrative records of The Princeton Tiger. The bulk of the material is related to the magazine's finances and includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial statements. Also in the collection are correspondence, clippings, and some oversized drawings, as well as two audiocassettes of board meetings.

  • Henry Burling Thompson Papers

    On the letterpress copy books (1889-1911): The chief interest of these letters, aside from Princeton matters, is in the volumes for 1895-1904 and 1904-1906, when Thompson was deeply involved in Delaware politics; and in Wilmington local history. Although there are company and business letters in nearly all the books, they are comparatively few in number and embody nothing like a history of Thompson's Bancroft Company. Except to a biographer the family and personal letters are of scant interest.

  • President's Program Records

    Consists of regional files containing correspondence with program representatives throughout the nation. The rest of the collection is made up of subject files arranged alphabetically, however the subject files from A-Hu are missing from the run.

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