Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton Cooperative School Program Records

    The collection consists of correspondence, classroom material, printed material, reports, minutes, and proposals. The material primarily concerns staff, students, administration, program planning and outcome, budget, and participating high schools. Like materials relating to the Secondary School Science Project and Princeton-Trenton Institute are also included.PCSP curriculum and the instructors' ideas for and reflections on the curriculum are particularly well documented in reports.

  • Davis Spencer Papers on Princeton's 150-Pound Crew Team

    The papers document Princeton's varsity 150-pound crew team as competitors and
    victors of the 1948 Royal Henley Regatta. The papers contain a scrapbook,
    photographs, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and other materials. Topics
    documented include fundraising efforts, trip expenses, the journey abroad, crew team
    members, and the Princeton University community's response to the victory.

  • Friends of the International Center Records

    Consists of the meeting minutes and correspondence of the Friends of the International Center. The collection also includes flyers, posters, mailings, and one audio recording of an interview.

  • Office of the Dean of the College Records

    The Princeton University Office of the Dean of the College Records consists of the files of the dean and the office staff. Materials in the record group include correspondence, clippings, minutes, press releases, syllabi, student files, committee records, reports, proposals, statistics, and printed material. The records document the office’s involvement with other administrative offices on campus, students, trustees, and entities outside of the University.There is a significant amount of overlap among the series.

  • Brooks Bowman Papers

    The Brooks Bowman Papers consist of correspondence and photographs that document his school years and his foray into the music industry. The bulk of the papers consist of Bowman's correspondence with his mother, sister, and numerous friends. The papers also contain a small amount of material on Bowman collected by Frederic Fox '39.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Lottery Records

    Box one contains twentieth-century articles about the lotteries, as well as materials from a 1954 University Library exhibit on the lotteries. Boxes two and three contain eighteenth-century lottery documents about the following five lotteries: the Philadelphia Lottery (1749-1750), the Connecticut Lottery (1753-1754), the New Jersey College Lottery (1761), the New Jersey College Lottery (1763-1764), and the Delaware Lottery (1772-1774). All drawings were held in the locations specified except the New Jersey College Lottery of 1761, which was held in Philadelphia.

  • University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration records

    Consists of architectural surveys of the University Chapel with details of the window bays and the exterior facade, as well as photographs, slides, and microfilm documenting the work done on each window and sculpture and day logs recording daily progress. Also in the collection are several boxes of glass fragments from the original windows.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Slides series

    Consists of several hundred lantern slides and 35mm slides containing images of Princeton University, primarily the campus and buildings, but also students, faculty and staff. Includes slide shows associated with specific Princeton classes, for example, the class of 1912, as well as slide shows used to promote the university to external audiences, for example, during recruitment trips in the 1970s.

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

  • Princeton Crusader Fellowship records

    Consists of member lists, constitutions, speeches, articles, newsletters, and
    correspondence of the Princeton Crusader Fellowship. Also included is a bound
    autograph book, signed by most members of the organization from its founding until
    1976 and featuring pictures of some of the more recent members.

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