Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • Fund for Reunion records

    The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, website captures, and other items
    related to the activities of Fund for Reunion.

  • Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Records

    The records of the Vice President for Public Affairs consist of subject files assembled on topics relevant to the office's activities, as well as chronological files containing correspondence and interoffice memoranda. Includes the files of William Weathersby who held the office from 1970-1978 and Robert K. Durkee who held the office from 1978-2003. In 2004 the title of the office was changed to the Director of Public Affairs.

  • 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.

  • Princeton University Presidents Oral History Collection

    Consists of taped interviews with former Princeton President Robert F. Goheen and
    William G. Bowen and accompanying transcripts, as well as a video retrospective
    titled 'Reflections of a President' produced for a 2006 Princeton University Library
    exhibit. In the interviews Goheen discusses many notable aspects of his presidency
    including the advent of coeducation at Princeton and the establishment of the Council

  • Nassau Hall Iconography

    The first is a rendering of Nassau Hall by Dawkins, from New American Magazine, published in 1760, four years after the building was completed. This building was later seriously damaged during the American Revolution. Paintings by Peale, Polk and Trumbull depicting George Washington and the Battle of Princeton have Nassau Hall in the backdrop, thus reminding the viewer of Princeton's contribution to the Revolutionary cause and its subsequent sufferings.Nassau Hall was severely damaged by fire several times in the course of the nineteenth century.

  • Master's Theses Collection

    This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University. While Princeton students who write doctoral dissertations and senior theses are required to deposit copies of their work with the University Library, a student who completes a master's thesis may choose whether or not to deposit it with the library. Therefore, this collection does not represent all master's theses written at Princeton University.

  • 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.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photographers Series

    With the introduction of the Kodak box camera in 1888, many students began to take their own photographs. Princeton students were taking and possibly developing their own photographs on campus as early as the 1870s and early 1880s, perhaps in the darkrooms in the John C. Green School of Science.The photographs in the Student Photographers Series comprise what must be a small proportion of the photographs taken by Princeton students in the late nineteenth century.

  • Princeton Playgoers, Inc. records

    Consists of financial records, correspondence, records of ticket sales,
    advertisements, contracts, and other materials documenting the planning and
    production of plays at McCarter Theatre in the summer of 1942.

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