Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee Records

    Documents the organization and activities of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee. Included are correspondence, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material was assembled by committee member James Banner.

  • University Land Records

    The University Land Records consist of deeds, mortgages, bonds, other legal papers, and maps concerning the acquisition, disposition, or description of University properties. Most of the papers are original though some photocopies are present.

  • Music Performance at Princeton Collection

    The collection consists of reports, concert programs, articles, schedules, flyers, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to performances of music on the Princeton University campus and performances elsewhere by University-affiliated groups.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photographers Series

    With the introduction of the Kodak box camera in 1888, many students began to take their own photographs. Princeton students were taking and possibly developing their own photographs on campus as early as the 1870s and early 1880s, perhaps in the darkrooms in the John C. Green School of Science.The photographs in the Student Photographers Series comprise what must be a small proportion of the photographs taken by Princeton students in the late nineteenth century.

  • Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews

    The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.

  • Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records

    The collection is composed of correspondence with the guest speakers. Most folders contain a letter of invitation to speak at the Gauss Seminars, correspondence concerning presentation dates, lodging, and material for distribution during the presentation. Other items include payment for lectures and correspondence requesting additional lecture dates at other institutions during the speaker's stay in the United States.The final folder contains material from a symposium on the subject of Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.

  • Princeton University Class Records

    The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.The most common type of material in the collection is class secretary records consisting of correspondence to individual classmates.

  • Princeton Nassoons Musical Arrangements

    The collection consists of the Princeton Nassoons original musical
    arrangements.

  • Daily Princetonian Photographs Collection

    Consists of images created for use in the Daily Princetonian. Includes both photographs that were printed in the paper and unpublished shots. Series 2: Digital Images, 2002-2004 also contains a small number of digitally-created illustrations.

  • Office of the Treasurer Records

    The Office of the Treasurer Records document the ongoing activities of Princeton's
    administrative office charged with custodianship of the University's finances. The
    records contain correspondence, annual reports, budgets, audited statements, and
    other materials which are related to the University's assets, investments, cash flow,
    and spending practices. The records often delve into minutiae, such as annual budgets

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