Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Records
The records of the Vice President for Public Affairs consist of subject files assembled on topics relevant to the office's activities, as well as chronological files containing correspondence and interoffice memoranda. Includes the files of William Weathersby who held the office from 1970-1978 and Robert K. Durkee who held the office from 1978-2003. In 2004 the title of the office was changed to the Director of Public Affairs.
Antioch Excavation Financial Records
Consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch. Each voucher lists a single expense, its cost, and its purpose. Also included as expenses are purchases of antiquities found during the excavation.
Special Committee on Sponsored Research Records
This collection contains chairman Thomas Kuhn's personal papers relating to his committee work; administrative files of the committee, including its minutes, budget, membership files, and memos; a collection of documents produced by the committee and its members; is a compilation of material about the influence of the federal government and national special interest groups on sponsored research collected during a trip to Washington involving a few of the committee members in August 1970; documents about sponsored research and research policy at Princeton University that was open to committe
Nassau Hall Iconography
The first is a rendering of Nassau Hall by Dawkins, from New American Magazine, published in 1760, four years after the building was completed. This building was later seriously damaged during the American Revolution. Paintings by Peale, Polk and Trumbull depicting George Washington and the Battle of Princeton have Nassau Hall in the backdrop, thus reminding the viewer of Princeton's contribution to the Revolutionary cause and its subsequent sufferings.Nassau Hall was severely damaged by fire several times in the course of the nineteenth century.
Princeton University Publications Collection
The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150
different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as
well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been
cataloged individually. Notable items in the collection include an 1802
newspaper account of the Nassau Hall fire (The Balance), 19th century student
Department of Public Safety Records
Consists of the daily public safety blotters compiled by the Department of Public Safety. Each volume lists daily incidents recorded by the Department of Public Safety, with a brief description of the complaint/emergency and the Department's response. Some entries are annotated by Department staff.
James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs
The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also
James Penrose Harland papers
From the time he was 15 years old until several years before his death in 1973, James Penrose Harland maintained a diary, journal, or daily log in which he recorded a few notes about each day's events. These yearly volumes, written in his own hand, comprise the bulk of the collection. Also included are clippings, photographs, postcards, and some correspondence.
Princeton Playgoers, Inc. records
Consists of financial records, correspondence, records of ticket sales,
advertisements, contracts, and other materials documenting the planning and
production of plays at McCarter Theatre in the summer of 1942.
Consortium for Assistance to the University of Petroleum and Minerals records
Consists of financial materials, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and a copy of the Consortium agreement.
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