Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Graduate School Centennial Records
Consists of materials tjat document the Graduate School's centennial celebration,
including posters, banners, programs, and video tapes of the centennial lecture
Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection
The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.
Broadcast Center Recordings
The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.
Physics Department Records
Documents the scientific and teaching activities of Princeton University
physicists from 1909 to 1962. While routine activities such as the hiring of
faculty and the education of graduate and undergraduate students are recorded,
these records also detail the Department’s activities in early studies of
theoretical physics, as well as its participation in World War II research
Student Dances collection
This collection consists of materials documenting dances attended by the students of Princeton University in the late 19th and early 20th century. Included are tickets, invitations, and dance cards (some filled in). Most materials indicate the date and location of the dances, as well as the hosting organization and for events where dance cards are present, the musical selections that were played.
Office of Development Records
The collection consists of general files of the Princeton University Office of
Development documenting several major fundraising campaigns including the 1919
Endowment Campaign and the \53 Million Campaign\ of the late 1950s. The files
contain correspondence, interoffice memos, committee meeting minutes, and
research and promotional materials. An accrual in 2008 from the Office of
Program in Dance Records,
The records primarily consist of photographs of dance at Princeton collected by Professor Ze'eva Cohen. Also included are DVDs \The Best of Princeton: Alumni Choreographer and Dancers in Concert\ and \40 Years of Dance at Princeton: A Tribute to Ze'eva Cohen\; as well as slides of Cohen's dance classes from the 1970s.
James Magnuson papers
Consists of drafts of five short plays by James Magnuson, as well as clippings, correspondence, and notes.
Davis Spencer Papers on Princeton's 150-Pound Crew Team
The papers document Princeton's varsity 150-pound crew team as competitors and
victors of the 1948 Royal Henley Regatta. The papers contain a scrapbook,
photographs, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and other materials. Topics
documented include fundraising efforts, trip expenses, the journey abroad, crew team
members, and the Princeton University community's response to the victory.
Graduate School Records
The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,
writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course
listings, and information on examinations and fees. The Deans' subject files
make up a large part of the collection. Dean Andrew Fleming West's records,
including his writings, correspondence, and in particular his scrapbooks, make
up a substantial portion of this collection as well.
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