Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • William K. Selden Collection on Eating Clubs

    The collection contains primarily clippings, arranged chronologically, from The Daily Princetonian as well as clippings from Princeton Alumni Weekly and Princeton Weekly Bulletin documenting the activities of Princeton University's Eating Clubs. Topics found within this collection include the University's Bicker policy and women's rights in the Eating Club system. Relevant reports, such as the Report on Undergraduate Residential Life, and personal correspondence are also found.

  • 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.

  • Cyrus Fogg Brackett Lectureship Records

    The lecturer files contain correspondence, lecture manuscripts, and published lectures–although rarely all three. The other materials include lecture schedules, a biography of Professor Brackett, lists and directories of the lecturers, a scrapbook of clippings, and histories of the lectureship.

  • Princeton University 250th Anniversary Celebration Collection

    Consists of the records of the office in charge of organizing all 250th anniversary celebration activities, as well as examples of the many publications, event programs, invitations, posters, audio and visual recordings, and commemorative artifacts created in conjunction with those activities.

  • John and Robb Carson Letters

    The correspondence to their parents cover the period 1903-1908. The collection also contains undated and partially dated letters. The bulk of the letters were written from 1903 to 1907 when Robb and John were undergraduates at Princeton. A smaller portion of letters were written by John when he was an Electrical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and Princeton University from 1907 to 1908. John and Robb also wrote to their parents from Chautaugua, New York (July 1903) and Schenectady, New York (letters undated).

  • Princeton University Student Clubs Records

    Princeton University Student Clubs Records, 1821-1926 consists of bound volumes
    including minute books, financial ledgers, and other record books from
    student-organized campus clubs including the Nassau Hall Education Society
    (1821-1839), Literary Sharpshooters (1887-1888), the Philosophical Club
    (1889-1894), the Hill Club (1900-1904), and the Internaional Polity Club
    (1914-1926).

  • Benjamin Franklin Bunn Papers

    This collection contains correspondence, financial reports, papers and memoranda relating to numerous Princeton University associations and organizations. The correspondence is virtually all between Bunn and his classmates, friends, and University officials, though some letters from family members are included. The most voluminous series of papers relate to the Class of 1907, The Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Triangle (the file contains a handwritten letter from F.

  • President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women Records

    Consists of the records of the committee including correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, subject files, and the records of the separate task forces that have operated under the auspices of the committee.

  • Harold R. Medina Papers regarding Service to Princeton University

    These records document Judge Harold Medina's role as a trustee of Princeton University, a member of the Graduate Council, and a member of the advisory council for modern languages and literatures.

  • Office of Government Affairs Records

    The records document the activities of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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