Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Orange Key Guide Service Records
The collection consists of records that document the activities of the Orange Key Guide Service, including tour routes, lists of tour guides, guide selection information, subject files, training materials, and procedure manuals, as well as a card index of buildings, inscriptions, sculptures, and other physical gifts donated to the University assembled by Orange Key Office as a reference for campus tour guides.
School of Architecture Records
Consists of the records of the School of Architecture and its related research units,
the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and
Environmental Planning. Includes subject files, correspondence, course descriptions,
published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land
use; and financial records of the department, faculty minutes, course descriptions,
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.
Daily Princetonian Photographs Collection
Consists of images created for use in the Daily Princetonian. Includes both photographs that were printed in the paper and unpublished shots. Series 2: Digital Images, 2002-2004 also contains a small number of digitally-created illustrations.
Princeton University Diploma Collection
Consists of 213 original diplomas and photostats, including executed diplomas as well as blank, sample or
Joseph Raycroft Papers
The Joseph E. Raycroft papers document both Raycroft’s personal and professional activities, with the bulk of documentation focusing on Raycroft’s role in developing training camp activities for the army in World War I and the navy in World War II, as well as the fire that destroyed his personal library. Also included is material documenting Raycroft’s involvement in the 1932-1936 Olympic Committees.
Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee Records
Documents the organization and activities of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee. Included are correspondence, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material was assembled by committee member James Banner.
Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series
The Campus Life series contains photographs documenting aspects of life as
experienced by students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The photographs
date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk dating from the 1870s to the
1960s. The series is divided into four major sections: Academic, Administrative;
Social and Residential Life; and General.
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Records
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Records consist of the files of the founder of the Princeton Prize, Henry Von Kohorn '66. The collection includes correspondence to and from Princeton Prize board members relating to the governance, planning, development and coordination of the Princeton Prize program and its annual symposia, as well as correspondence with alumni volunteers regarding the regional awards and their ceremonies. Among the files one can also find financial statements, annual reports, meeting notes, event programs and related materials.
U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection
Consists of research materials for the book Carrier Down: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (1990), co-authored by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marsha L. Clark.
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