Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton Inn Records

    The collection consists primarily of the minute books of the Princeton Inn Company,
    which generally discuss the financial state of the Inn, and cover both the Inn
    Company's incorporation (and Alumni appeal for funding) as well as the final sale of
    the Inn and its assets to the University. It also includes an oversized form book
    containing examples of various forms and vouchers used at the hotel.

  • Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup

    The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro.

  • Junior and Senior Orations Collection

    Consists of programs for orations given at commencement, oration contests held by the American Whig and Cliosophic Societies, and other orations given on campus. The programs generally contain the date of the orations, lists of participants, and the subjects to be covered.

  • Council on Athletics Trophy Committee Records

    Consists of the records of the Council on Athletics Trophy Committee, including subject files containing photographs, drawings, purchase orders, and other general information about the trophies. Also included is the correspondence of the Committee, the bulk of which is composed by chairman Benjamin Franklin Bunn.

  • Student Correspondence and Writings Collection

    The Student Correspondence and Writings Collection contains original materials
    from the university archives that document aspects of student life as
    experienced by students at Princeton University. Materials included in this
    collection either date from the period that the student attended Princeton or
    the content of the correspondence and writings directly relates to the student's

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series

    The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.

  • Autograph Book Collection

    This collection contains 218 autograph books from 191 members of classes between 1825 and 1884.

  • Program in Continuing Education student records

    Consists of student files of the continuing education program.

  • Program in Dance Records,

    The records primarily consist of photographs of dance at Princeton collected by Professor Ze'eva Cohen. Also included are DVDs \The Best of Princeton: Alumni Choreographer and Dancers in Concert\ and \40 Years of Dance at Princeton: A Tribute to Ze'eva Cohen\; as well as slides of Cohen's dance classes from the 1970s.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Conference papers

    Consists of twelve papers on the FBI presented at a conference sponsored by the
    Committee for Public Justice and held at Princeton's Princeton School of Public and International Affairs of Public
    and International Affairs in October 1971.

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