Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of the Dean of the College Records

    The Princeton University Office of the Dean of the College Records consists of the files of the dean and the office staff. Materials in the record group include correspondence, clippings, minutes, press releases, syllabi, student files, committee records, reports, proposals, statistics, and printed material. The records document the office’s involvement with other administrative offices on campus, students, trustees, and entities outside of the University.There is a significant amount of overlap among the series.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • Department of Politics Records

    The Department of Politics records document the activities of Princeton University's Department of Politics from the time of its founding until the mid-1960s. The records consist of faculty correspondence and meeting minutes; course materials such as syllabi, exams, and grades; and subject files.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • 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

  • Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records

    The Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records contain correspondence, subject files, drafts, notes, and research materials that were generated and accumulated during the time Gardner Patterson was Chair of the Committee and a member of the subsequently appointed Ad-Hoc Committee. The records also contain one copy of the final report, \The Education of Women at Princeton,\ which was produced by the committee.

  • John Foster Dulles Collection

    The John Foster Dulles Collection consists of a small group of materials documenting Dulles' connection to Princeton. Included are clippings, memos, invitations, press releases, and other documents which cover such topics as the opening of the Dulles Library at Princeton, and Dulles' record as an undergraduate. Also included is one copy of  The Panama Canal Controversy autographed by John Foster Dulles and a complete sheet of commemorative John Foster Dulles postage stamps.

  • Annual Reports to the President

    Consists of the collected reports to the President prepared annually by each
    academic department and administrative office. The reports detail progress on
    departmental projects, curriculum developments, faculty and staff changes, and
    departmental spending. Reports for the academic years 1940-41 through 1995-96
    are bound in volumes. In subsequent years, the reports are housed in boxes.

  • Princeton Crusader Fellowship records

    Consists of member lists, constitutions, speeches, articles, newsletters, and
    correspondence of the Princeton Crusader Fellowship. Also included is a bound
    autograph book, signed by most members of the organization from its founding until
    1976 and featuring pictures of some of the more recent members.

  • 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.

  • Hedges family papers

    This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, lecture notes, and more belonging to Benjamin van Doren Hedges and his three sons Benjamin Jr., Robert, and John, as well as other friends and family members, including material produced at Princeton and in other locations.

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