Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums

    Consists photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These
    albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives,
    help document the experiences of students, faculty and staff at Princeton
    University. The albums date from 1851 to 1938, although the bulk date from the
    1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.

  • Princeton University Commencement Records

    Consists of programs, bulletins, announcements, and newspaper clippings which
    document Princeton University commencement activities from 1748 to the present.
    Generally, files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate
    series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound
    commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recodings of various commencement,

  • Office of Athletic Communication Records

    The records of the Office of Athletic Communications contain programs, press releases, clippings, statistics, and files on individual athletes. In some cases these materials predate the formation of the Office of Athletic Communications; however, they were retained by the Office and transferred to the University Archives along with more recent records.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Fund for Reunion records

    The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, website captures, and other items
    related to the activities of Fund for Reunion.

  • Department of Public Safety Records

    Consists of the daily public safety blotters compiled by the Department of Public Safety. Each volume lists daily incidents recorded by the Department of Public Safety, with a brief description of the complaint/emergency and the Department's response. Some entries are annotated by Department staff.

  • Concerned Alumni of Princeton records

    The records consists of correspondence, by-laws, and publicity items related to the
    Concerned Alumni of Princeton organization.

  • University Research Board Records

    Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.

  • Princeton Publishing Company records

    Consists of records which document the activities of the Princeton Publishing Company. The bulk of the material is related to finance, and includes stock certificates, ledger books, deeds, and bills of sales. A complete set of annual meeting minutes is also included, however these too pertain primarily to financial matters.

  • Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials

    Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials is a collection documenting the experience of Marsha Rosenthal, Class of 1976, during her time as an undergraduate at Princeton. The collection reflects both her academic interests at the University as well as her organizational involvement. Spanning the years 1968-1982, the collection illustrates campus climate in the 1970's concerning many important issues such as women's rights, the Vietnam War, and race relations.

  • Antioch Excavation Financial Records

    Consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch. Each voucher lists a single expense, its cost, and its purpose. Also included as expenses are purchases of antiquities found during the excavation.

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