Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Graduate School Centennial Records

    Consists of materials tjat document the Graduate School's centennial celebration,
    including posters, banners, programs, and video tapes of the centennial lecture
    series.

  • “Old Nassau” Collection

    This collection contains early scores and lyrics to Princeton University's alma mater “Old Nassau” as well as information about the song and the men who created it. Included are biographical information pertaining to the lives of the song's composer and lyricist, both before and after 1859. Other materials were assembled by Wilford Conrow (Class of 1901) as research for the publication Old Nassau (1905), a book containing the original song and its variations and several related essays.

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

  • Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives

    The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

  • Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection

    Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator. The scrapbooks include academic and athletic clippings primarily about Princeton, Harvard and Yale, mostly from New York-based newspapers.

  • New Jersey Board of University Extension Records

    The records consist of organizational materials pertaining to the formation of the
    Board as well as plans and conference minutes. Also included are letters from
    conference invitees, indicating their intentions to attend. The bulk of these
    invitees were New Jersey politicians and college administrators.

  • Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence

    The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence. The correspondence relates to routine matters such as subscriptions, advertising, and printing.

  • Department of Grounds and Buildings Subject Files

    The series consists primarily of photocopies from university publications (most notably The Nassau Lit, The Daily Princetonian, The Princeton College Bulletin, The Princeton Weekly Bulletin, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly) and regional newspapers (including The New York Times, The Princeton Herald, The Princeton Packet, and Town Topics) about University buildings, grounds, and architects of Princeton University. Other printed materials include insurance surveys, press releases from the Department of Public Information, and programs from dedication ceremonies.

  • James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs

    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
    of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
    collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
    Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
    on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also

  • Princeton Print Club records

    Consists of financial records, correspondence, and pamphlets which document the activities and membership of the Princeton Print Club. Particularly illustrative of the group's dedication to its mission is a folder of letters to prominent artists requesting donations of prints at low costs. These are often accompanied by enthusiastic personal responses, including a handwritten note from Thomas Hart Benton.

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