Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Lawrence Rauch Papers

    The bulk of the collection consists of letters written home by Rauch during his time as a graduate student at Princeton from 1941 to 1949, which document Princeton academics and student life as well as Rauch's work in radio telemetry, and include references to his defense work for the United States government. Additionally, there are photographs which include portraits of Rauch and his family, Princeton era snapshots, and about a dozen photographs of Operation Crossroads atomic blasts.

  • 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.

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series

    The Historical Photographs Collection -- Grounds and Buildings Photographs documents the enormous growth and change of the face of Princeton University's campus from the late 1850s to the present. Even the face of college campuses is fluid--buildings do not always stand permanently, nor remain in the same location.

  • William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University

    The documents include virtually all annual reports of the health service and the ladies' auxiliary, as well as copies of many clippings and other reports relevant to the history of the health service. The more recent material also includes much information on employees, budgets and health-related materials provided to students.

  • Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records

    The Dean of the Chapel records document the activities of the Office and the
    Chapel and include former dean files, historical material, minutes, and
    marriage, birth, baptism, and death records as well as adminsitrative files and
    programs of services and concerts. Series 1 materials include files for the
    tenure of Dean Robert Russell Wicks (1928-1947), Assistant Deans of the Chapel
    Laurence Fenninger (1930-1946), Burton MacLean (1946-1948), H. Keith Beebe

  • Frederick H. Osborn Papers

    The files relate exclusively to Princeton. They include correspondence and reports
    related to Osborn's service as a charter trustee and member of various advisory
    committees, during which time one major project was the commissioning of a
    Carnegie-funded “Study of Education at Princeton University.” Also detailed is
    Osborn's later work on the computerization of the University data files for the
    improvement of the admissions process.

  • Department of Sociology Records

    This collection consists of seven research reports written by faculty members in the 1960s. Research subjects include family life in modern Turkey, phrase structure grammar, econimic cooperation and the mining industry in Liberia, and antisemitism in Wetstern Europe.

  • Statistical Unit records

    Consists of research reports and administrative bulletins of the Statistical Unit. The research reports are on topics related to student academic and social life at Princeton in 1962-1963, while the administrative bulletins detail the Statistical Unit's methods of data collection and analysis and outline future projects.

  • Consortium for Assistance to the University of Petroleum and Minerals records

    Consists of financial materials, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and a copy of the Consortium agreement.

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