Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Slides series

    Consists of several hundred lantern slides and 35mm slides containing images of Princeton University, primarily the campus and buildings, but also students, faculty and staff. Includes slide shows associated with specific Princeton classes, for example, the class of 1912, as well as slide shows used to promote the university to external audiences, for example, during recruitment trips in the 1970s.

  • President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women Records

    Consists of the records of the committee including correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, subject files, and the records of the separate task forces that have operated under the auspices of the committee.

  • Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection

    This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines. While the offprints of many of Princeton's notable alumni and professors are found within this collection, a sizable number by Henry Fairfield Osborn, A. F. Buddington, Gerhard Fankhauser, Harold R. Medina, Whitney J. Oates, and William J.

  • Program in Continuing Education records

    Consists of the general records of the Program in Continuing Education, including advertisements, faculty committee minutes, fundraising reports, statistics on attendance, director's files, and scholarship applications.

  • Frustrated Administrators Committee Records

    Consists of meeting announcements and a brief history of the Frustrated
    Administrators Committee.

  • Office of Government Affairs Records

    The records document the activities of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

  • Department of History records

    Consists of subject and faculty files, correspondence, departmental budgets, and
    course syllabi. Also included in the collection are statistical forms of 19th
    century Princeton alumni compiled for a research project by the Shelby Cullom
    Davis Center for Historical Studies, records from the NDEA Institute for
    Advanced Studies in History, and records from a 1996 conference on American
    Conservatism.

  • Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials

    Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials is a collection documenting the experience of Marsha Rosenthal, Class of 1976, during her time as an undergraduate at Princeton. The collection reflects both her academic interests at the University as well as her organizational involvement. Spanning the years 1968-1982, the collection illustrates campus climate in the 1970's concerning many important issues such as women's rights, the Vietnam War, and race relations.

  • Princeton University Architectural Presentation Boards

    Consists of presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation, and expansion of Princeton University's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes, and the recording of features such as fallout shelters and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations, and campus “footprints.” The collection also includes a set of architectural renderings of Whitman College that are not mounted.

  • Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection

    Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.

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