Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Arthur J. Horton Collection on Coeducation

    Since these are the records of one member of the committee–a member with a particular perspective–this collection will not give an unbiased view of the coeducation debate at Princeton. Since Horton wrote many letters and saved them all, the collection clearly presents his participation in the committee's work and his opposition to coeducation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • 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,

  • 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

  • John Cleve Green Collection

    The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the
    life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University. Included are
    biographies, obituaries, and genealogical information on the Green family, as well as
    portraits of John Cleve Green and one of his relatives, George S. Green. Also in the
    collection are copies of Green's will and an appraisal of his estate, as well as

  • Council of the Humanities records

    Consists of materials collected and generated by the Council of the Humanities. Much of these materals pertains to the Ford Foundation Project, including grant reports, manuscripts, and correspondence with the various authors and scholars involved. Also included are collected student academic records pre-dating the formation of the Council; Council minutes; and numerous drafts of the Council's 10-year plan from 1965.

  • Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers

    The Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers consist of various documents pertaining to Gosnell, a Princeton alumnus, and his efforts to initiate a Princeton University chapter of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps between 1927 and 1930. The plan (which was ultimately turned down by the University) put Gosnell into contact with many administrators and alums. Those exchanges along with the supporting research materials are documented here through correspondence and reports.

  • 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.

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