Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Horace and Thomas Meeker Papers on Admission to Princeton University

    The papers document the University's admission processes circa 1925 and 1950. In
    addition, the papers contain a small amount of material pertaining to academics and
    student life at Princeton. Document types include correspondence, examinations, and
    ephemera.

  • Office of Development Communications Records

    Consists of photographs, promotional materials and VHS tapes created for fundraising activities and publications. Most of the photographs are from development-related events such as the 1995 kickoff celebration of the Anniversary Campaign. Some are reproductions of photographs found in other collections held by the Princeton University Library's Department of Special Collections. Promotional materials document the initiation of the Aspire campaign and several building dedications.

  • Gordon Alexander Craig Papers

    The Gordon Alexander Craig Papers document several projects the historian was involved with while a professor at Princeton. These include the Marine Corps History Project for which Craig served as chairman of the editorial board, and which resulted in the 600 page volume The U.S. Marines and Amphibious War (1951).Also included in the collection are a set of correspondence and clippings relating to the loyalty oath controversy at the University of California in 1950-1951.

  • U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection

    Consists of research materials for the book Carrier Down: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (1990), co-authored by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marsha L. Clark.

  • Princeton Student Aid Association records

    Consists of the minutes, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence of the
    Princeton Student Aid Association and its predecessor, the Princeton Charitable
    Institution.

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Records

    The School of Engineering and Applied Science Records document Princeton University's engineering program from its origins in the Departments of Civil and Electrical Engineering to the present day. The bulk of the records are those of the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; however, all of the major Departments save Computer Science and Operations Research and Financial Engineering are represented as well. Also included in this collection are the records of the Princeton Engineering Association, the school's main alumni organization.

  • Cyrus Fogg Brackett Lectureship Records

    The lecturer files contain correspondence, lecture manuscripts, and published lectures–although rarely all three. The other materials include lecture schedules, a biography of Professor Brackett, lists and directories of the lecturers, a scrapbook of clippings, and histories of the lectureship.

  • Philip Ober papers

    The papers contain color photographs of Ober, his wife, and Elizabeth Taylor;
    newspaper clippings describing Ober's work to free American prisoners in a Mexican
    jail; and obituaries and letters of condolences sent to his wife.

  • Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations

    The Mudd Manuscript Library holds most dissertations completed at Princeton since 1877, when the first graduate degree was awarded, and annually receives graduate students' most recent efforts. Of the few degrees awarded by departments originally offering doctoral programs, only about half are preserved in the archives. Because President McCosh supported the creation of the school of science, it is not surprising that a slight majority of the degrees awarded during his tenure are in the sciences.

  • Bicentennial Celebration Records

    The Bicentennial Celebration Records contain material documenting the planning
    and organization of the yearlong festivities by the Bicentennial Committees, as
    well as material relating to the conferences, convocations, and other events
    that were held in honor of Princeton’s 200th anniversary. The records contain
    correspondence, writings, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings,

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