Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • W. Beaumont Whitney Collection on A Princeton Companion

    Consists mainly of Whitney's correspondence with potential donors, contributors, and with author Alexander Leitch. Also included are edited manuscripts of select articles for the book, news clippings about the project, and some promotional materials.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly Oral History Project Records

    The collection consists of interviews of eleven members of the Class of 1962 during their 50th reunion in May and June of 2012. The alumni converse about Princeton during their time on campus including its social life, academics and student activities. The collection includes transcripts (Microsoft Word documents and PDFs); videos (on DVD) and audio files (on DVD) of the interviews. All interviews were conducted by Princeton Alumni Weekly staff member Brett Tomlinson.

  • Special Committee on Sponsored Research Records

    This collection contains chairman Thomas Kuhn's personal papers relating to his committee work; administrative files of the committee, including its minutes, budget, membership files, and memos; a collection of documents produced by the committee and its members; is a compilation of material about the influence of the federal government and national special interest groups on sponsored research collected during a trip to Washington involving a few of the committee members in August 1970; documents about sponsored research and research policy at Princeton University that was open to committe

  • Office of Physical Planning Records

    The Office of Physical Planning Records document the activities of Physical Planning, one division of Princeton University's Department of Facilities, and are primarily related to the construction and modification of buildings and other structures on Princeton's campus. The records contain a variety of documents, including correspondence between Physical Planning and contractors/designers, interoffice memoranda describing potential projects, invoices for work completed, and studies and reports pertaining to the campus.

  • Department of Chemistry Records

    The collection contains examinations and grade books, records pertaining to
    chemistry research performed at the department in support of the U.S. Manhattan
    project and departmental records.

  • John Cleve Green Collection

    The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the
    life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University. Included are
    biographies, obituaries, and genealogical information on the Green family, as well as
    portraits of John Cleve Green and one of his relatives, George S. Green. Also in the
    collection are copies of Green's will and an appraisal of his estate, as well as

  • Princeton University Publications Collection

    The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150
    different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as
    well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been
    cataloged individually. Notable items in the collection include an 1802
    newspaper account of the Nassau Hall fire (The Balance), 19th century student

  • Carl A. Fields Papers

    The Carl A. Fields Papers consist of correspondence, reports, research material on race relations and minority education, handwritten notes, project proposals, and other papers that document his life and active career. The collection contains a large amount of material generated from the three years spent as the Planning Officer at the University of Zambia (through a Ford Foundation Fellowship), as well as his services as a consultant and founder of the African Technical Educational Consultant Service.

  • Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers

    The Harpur Allen Gosnell Papers consist of various documents pertaining to Gosnell, a Princeton alumnus, and his efforts to initiate a Princeton University chapter of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps between 1927 and 1930. The plan (which was ultimately turned down by the University) put Gosnell into contact with many administrators and alums. Those exchanges along with the supporting research materials are documented here through correspondence and reports.

  • Princeton University Athletics Scrapbooks and Clippings Collection,

    Princeton University Athletics Scrapbooks and Clippings Collection consists of
    scrapbooks and sets of clippings about sports and athletes at Princeton. It
    includes materials about Hobey Baker, Bill Bradley, and Princeton University
    football.

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