Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Program in Continuing Education student records
Consists of student files of the continuing education program.
Princeton Inn Records
The collection consists primarily of the minute books of the Princeton Inn Company,
which generally discuss the financial state of the Inn, and cover both the Inn
Company's incorporation (and Alumni appeal for funding) as well as the final sale of
the Inn and its assets to the University. It also includes an oversized form book
containing examples of various forms and vouchers used at the hotel.
Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup
The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro.
Honorary Degree Records
Files are arranged alphabetically by last name. While not every individual who has ever been awarded an honorary degree is represented by a file, the vast majority are. Files typically contain biographical information, information about the degree type and the year it was awarded, and in the case of more recent recipients some correspondence and photographs. Also in the collection is the William K. Selden manuscript, \A History of Honorary Degrees at Princeton University 1748-1987\ and a series of index cards listing recipients by year.
Course Examinations Collection
The course examinations collection consists of examination questions administered to applicants, undergraduates, and graduate students at Princeton University. With the exception of Series 4: Graded Examinations, only the questions are represented; no answers accompany them. The collection spans a wide range of dates, however the bulk of the examination questions date from the late 19th through mid 20th centuries, and nearly every academic department at the University is represented.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation records
Consists of clippings and programs about the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program as well as reports, samples of forms and applications, and lists of past recipients.
Gifford Princeton Wrestling scrapbooks collection
Consists of three scrapbooks containing clippings about the Princeton wrestling team.
Several of the articles specifically focus on the untimely death of wrestler Joe
Gifford '39, and its effect on the team.
Student Correspondence and Writings Collection
The Student Correspondence and Writings Collection contains original materials
from the university archives that document aspects of student life as
experienced by students at Princeton University. Materials included in this
collection either date from the period that the student attended Princeton or
the content of the correspondence and writings directly relates to the student's
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.
Program in Dance Records,
The records primarily consist of photographs of dance at Princeton collected by Professor Ze'eva Cohen. Also included are DVDs \The Best of Princeton: Alumni Choreographer and Dancers in Concert\ and \40 Years of Dance at Princeton: A Tribute to Ze'eva Cohen\; as well as slides of Cohen's dance classes from the 1970s.
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