Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • John Rupert Martin Papers

    Consists of Martin's correspondence and his handwritten lecture notes from courses taught as well as his lecture appointments at other institutions. Much of the correspondence is with fellow art historians and deals with scholarly matters, including one letter from Irwin Panofsky.

  • American Whig Society Records

    Consists of records of the American Whig Society (1769-1941). The materials document the growth and development of the oldest literary and debating society in the United States, from its inception in 1769, through its rivalry with the other campus literary organization, the Cliosophic Society, to its final merger with Clio in 1941. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, and correspondence of members, as well as committee reports, membership lists, constitutions, and by-laws.

  • Princeton Student Aid Association records

    Consists of the minutes, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence of the
    Princeton Student Aid Association and its predecessor, the Princeton Charitable
    Institution.

  • Program in Latin American Studies Records

    Consists of publications, event information, and other informational materials about the Program in Latin American Studies. Also included are the records of the Helen Doherty Lassen Fellowship, awarded annually to a student in the Program in Latin American Studies and video recordings of PLAS conferences and seminars from 1992-2001.

  • Program in Women's Studies Records

    The collection consists of articles related to women's issues from the Daily Princetonian and other local publications, as well as clippings on other subjects such as University investments in South Africa. Also in the collection are promotional brochures about the program itself, programs from women's studies conferences, and bibliographies on research topics.

  • Hikoichi Orita Diary

    The diary is photocopied in two volumes. The first volume dates from January 1, 1872 to December 31, 1873 and the second, from January 1, 1874 to December 31, 1876. The handwritten entries are for the most part quite legible and written in English, but the memoranda, which are placed at the end of each year, are written in Japanese. There are also listings of bills and accounts by month.Generally, the entries are brief.

  • Philip Ober papers

    The papers contain color photographs of Ober, his wife, and Elizabeth Taylor;
    newspaper clippings describing Ober's work to free American prisoners in a Mexican
    jail; and obituaries and letters of condolences sent to his wife.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arnold S. Breitbart Collection on Moe Berg

    Consists of Berg baseball cards, newspaper clippings relating to his baseball career, photographs of Berg, one U.S. Army memo, Berg's declassified OSS file, and one exhibition poster.

  • 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.

  • Office of Development Donor Files

    Consists exclusively of donor files created and maintained by Princeton University's Office of Development. No other administrative records are included.

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