Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator records
Consists of proposals and surveys compiled by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety in regards to radiation safety measures taken to protect workers and researchers at the Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator, a particle research facility that operated on Forrestal Campus from 1957 to 1971.
Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series
Consists of approximately 135 glass plate negatives and prints containing images of
Princeton University, primarily of the campus and buildings.
W. Beaumont Whitney Collection on A Princeton Companion
Consists mainly of Whitney's correspondence with potential donors, contributors, and with author Alexander Leitch. Also included are edited manuscripts of select articles for the book, news clippings about the project, and some promotional materials.
Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration records
The collection documents the activities of three consecutive administrators who held
the position of vice presidents for finance, either solely or in combination with the
roles of treasurer and vice president for administration: Paul B. Firstenberg
(1972-1976), Carl W. Schafer (1976-1987), and Richard R. Spies (1988-2001). Also
included are the records of Laurel B. Harvey, who served as assistant vice president
Food Services Manager's Staff Meeting Minutes
Consists of one bound volume containing the detailed minutes of the Manager's Staff
of the Chancellor Green Student Center from 1963-1964. Topics discussed in the
meetingminutes include changes to the student center's facilities and policies, the
hiring and firing of student workers, and pay rates for staff.
Department of Grounds and Buildings Technical Correspondence Records
The collection consists largely of correspondence among architects, contractors, donors, and university officials, as well as inter-office memos concerning the construction, maintenance, and removal of buildings. Although many of the documents are of a desultory nature, in some instances they provide detailed information about the design of a building and the process by which an idea was transformed into concrete reality.
Society of the Claw Records
Consists of records that describe the brief history of the Society of the Claw. Included are minutes, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, rules and regulations, certificates and a variety of printed materials. The tiger claws owned by the Archives have been removed to the ephemera collection.
Nassau Hall Bible Society Records
These materials record the Society's work during both phases of its existence. Bound volumes contain minutes of the Society's annual meetings–including reports from its managers (during the early years)–and of its board (1864-1866). Several pamphlets recount the semi-annual meeting of the Society; others give the reports of the Nassau Hall Bible, Tract, and Education Societies. The remainder consists of ledgers, donation records, and receipts from the Society's earliest years. A few historical notes conclude the collection.
Class Reunion Books Collection
The collection consists of class yearbooks that are published to mark class reunions and to provide updates on the lives of alumni. Many classes have more than one book to commemorate reunions, such as the 10th, 25th, etc. Though each reunion book is unique, they generally contain entries for each class member that list current contact information, occupation, marital status, and usually a short biographical entry detailing activities since graduation.
Princeton University Printed Materials Collection
The Princeton University Printed Materials Collection is made up of programs, small newsletters, brochures, announcements and ephemera that are issued by University offices, departments and programs as well as by student organizations. For the most part, these items arrive at the University Archives through the campus mail on a daily basis throughout the year.
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