Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration records

    The collection documents the activities of three consecutive administrators who held
    the position of vice presidents for finance, either solely or in combination with the
    roles of treasurer and vice president for administration: Paul B. Firstenberg
    (1972-1976), Carl W. Schafer (1976-1987), and Richard R. Spies (1988-2001). Also
    included are the records of Laurel B. Harvey, who served as assistant vice president

  • Princeton University Class Records

    The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.The most common type of material in the collection is class secretary records consisting of correspondence to individual classmates.

  • Latino Alumni Association of Princeton records

    Consists of the records of the Latino Alumni Association of Princeton, including correspondence, newsletters, clippings, a brief history of latinos at Princeton, resource guides, organizational materials, and a copy of the LAAP constitution.

  • Nassau Hall Bible Society Records

    These materials record the Society's work during both phases of its existence. Bound volumes contain minutes of the Society's annual meetings–including reports from its managers (during the early years)–and of its board (1864-1866). Several pamphlets recount the semi-annual meeting of the Society; others give the reports of the Nassau Hall Bible, Tract, and Education Societies. The remainder consists of ledgers, donation records, and receipts from the Society's earliest years. A few historical notes conclude the collection.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series

    Consists of approximately 135 glass plate negatives and prints containing images of
    Princeton University, primarily of the campus and buildings.

  • Council on Urban Studies Records

    Consists of the records of the Council on Urban Studies including meeting minutes, correspondence, and a questionnaire circulated to undergraduates.

  • 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.

  • Football Films Collection

    Consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games. The bulk of the films date from after 1950, however there are a few select films from the 1930s. For many games more than one reel exists, documenting only offense or defensive plays, or specific quarters of the game.

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records

    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Records document the people, projects,
    events, activities and physical grounds of the laboratory through a span of 49
    years. The records include one binder of digitized historical negatives and four
    binders, one box of PPPL Communications Office Publications, and three boxes of
    materials from the office of Dr. Earl C. Tanner, a long-term employee of the

  • Beer Jacket Designs collection

    The collection consists of materials documenting the evolution of beer jacket designs
    throughout the greater part of the 20th century. Included are decals, drawings,
    contact prints, and metal stencils. Some of the designs are accompanied by
    explanatory notes or alternate versions.

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