Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Princeton Music Collection
This is a collection of music written about Princeton University including traditional songs such as \Old Nassau,\ \The Princeton Cannon Song,\ and \The Triple Cheer.\A substantial part of this corpus is a chronological collection of the Carmina Princetonia from its first publication in 1869 until its centennial anniversary in 1969, with only the twelfth and twentieth editions missing.
Lecture Notes Collection
The lecture notes in this collection represent over 200 years of student efforts
to record the knowledge and insights presented by Princeton's distinguished
faculty. Starting with the notes on John Witherspoon's lecture on Moral
Philosophy in 1772 taken by Thaddeus Dod, Class of 1773, the collection
concludes with the 1974 notes of Joel Niemi, Class of 1976, for Professor Robert
War Service Bureau Records
Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau’s office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau’s monthly newsletter.
Charles E. Fehon Papers
The Charles E. Fehon Papers consist primarily of original artwork created by Fehon during the process of designing sets and costumes for Princeton theater groups including Theatre Intime, University Players, and the Triangle Club. It also contains a small amount of scripts and notes related to his theatrical design work.
Office of the Treasurer Records
The Office of the Treasurer Records document the ongoing activities of Princeton's
administrative office charged with custodianship of the University's finances. The
records contain correspondence, annual reports, budgets, audited statements, and
other materials which are related to the University's assets, investments, cash flow,
and spending practices. The records often delve into minutiae, such as annual budgets
Historical Photograph Collection: Individuals series
Consists of photographs of notable visitors to Princeton University. Also included are some images of staff.
Senior Thesis Collection
The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates. Not every senior thesis completed by a Princeton student is represented in this collection, as some science-related theses are held at the Lewis Library. Most of the senior theses remain in their original format, however select volumes have been converted to microfiche.
Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970
Alan W. Richards Photographs of Princeton University Athletics, 1946-1970 consists of photographic negatives and a very few photographic prints of images captured by Alan W. Richards of Princeton University athletes and sports events. Approximately 3/4 of the images are related to Princeton University football. These include shots of individual players, coaches, and staff, as well as action shots of games and activities at Blairstown training camp. The Princeton University varsity, junior varsity, freshman and 150 lb. football teams are represented.
Music Performance at Princeton Collection
The collection consists of reports, concert programs, articles, schedules, flyers, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to performances of music on the Princeton University campus and performances elsewhere by University-affiliated groups.
Frederick H. Osborn Papers
The files relate exclusively to Princeton. They include correspondence and reports
related to Osborn's service as a charter trustee and member of various advisory
committees, during which time one major project was the commissioning of a
Carnegie-funded “Study of Education at Princeton University.” Also detailed is
Osborn's later work on the computerization of the University data files for the
improvement of the admissions process.
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