Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Physics Department Records

    Documents the scientific and teaching activities of Princeton University
    physicists from 1909 to 1962. While routine activities such as the hiring of
    faculty and the education of graduate and undergraduate students are recorded,
    these records also detail the Department’s activities in early studies of
    theoretical physics, as well as its participation in World War II research

  • Eating Clubs Records

    The Eating Club Records consists of records of individual eating clubs as well as material on Eating Clubs in general. Contained in the records are correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, clippings, newsletters, club membership books, and club histories.

  • Department of Biology Records

    The collection primarily consists of the records of the Department of Biology
    assembled during the tenures of Department Chairmen Edwin G. Conklin and Elmer
    Butler. Included are correspondence, general subject files, and records
    pertaining to grants, research endowments, publications, and administrative
    matters such as budgets and staffing. Also includes sponsored research reports
    and student grade cards.

  • Office of Development Records

    The collection consists of general files of the Princeton University Office of
    Development documenting several major fundraising campaigns including the 1919
    Endowment Campaign and the \53 Million Campaign\ of the late 1950s. The files
    contain correspondence, interoffice memos, committee meeting minutes, and
    research and promotional materials. An accrual in 2008 from the Office of

  • University Land Records

    The University Land Records consist of deeds, mortgages, bonds, other legal papers, and maps concerning the acquisition, disposition, or description of University properties. Most of the papers are original though some photocopies are present.

  • Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding records

    The collection documents the Carl A. Fields Center's programs and administration over a period of thirty years. Materials include program and event announcements, planning materials for events and forums, financial records, facility use records, board meeting minutes, annual reports, student publications and photographs.

  • Jonathan Belcher Collection

    The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding
    Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University. The papers
    consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from
    Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere. Topics covered include Belcher's
    contributions to the foundations of the college library, the preservation of the

  • Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews

    The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.

  • Administrative Planning Committee Records

    Consists of the monthly meeting minutes and attendance lists of the Administrative Planning Committee for the year 1968-1969.

  • Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection

    The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.

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