Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Program in Continuing Education student records

    Consists of student files of the continuing education program.

  • Course Examinations Collection

    The course examinations collection consists of examination questions administered to applicants, undergraduates, and graduate students at Princeton University. With the exception of Series 4: Graded Examinations, only the questions are represented; no answers accompany them. The collection spans a wide range of dates, however the bulk of the examination questions date from the late 19th through mid 20th centuries, and nearly every academic department at the University is represented.

  • Kenneth S. Clark Papers

    Consists of the personal papers and music of Kenneth Sherman Clark spanning his time
    at Princeton as well as his later career. Included are correspondence, royalty
    contracts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles, and sheet music, both handwritten and
    published copies of Clark’s own songs, along with a selection of Princeton-related
    songs written by others.

  • 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 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.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Faculty Photographs series

    Consists of photographs of Princeton University faculty and some staff, arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name.

  • Office of the Secretary Records

    This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the secretaries of the University. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning committee activities. Also included are press releases, discussions pertaining to trustee matters, scholarship information, and biographical files on honorary degree recipients.

  • Student Correspondence and Writings Collection

    The Student Correspondence and Writings Collection contains original materials
    from the university archives that document aspects of student life as
    experienced by students at Princeton University. Materials included in this
    collection either date from the period that the student attended Princeton or
    the content of the correspondence and writings directly relates to the student's

  • Firestone Library Architectural Drawings Collection

    The collection includes architectural drawings, plans and photographs of
    Firestone Library (1948) and the later addition of the John Foster Dulles
    Library of Diplomatic History (1962). Most of the materials are attributable to
    the R. B. O'Connor and W. H. Kilham, Jr. architecture firm. The collection also
    contains a senior thesis and architectural drawing of Ides van Waterschoot van
    der Gracht, Princeton Class of 1923.

  • 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.

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