Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • John W. H. Simpson Photograph Collection

    Consists of negatives, contact sheets, and slides of John W. H. Simpson's photographs of Princeton.

  • W. Beaumont Whitney Collection on A Princeton Companion

    Consists mainly of Whitney's correspondence with potential donors, contributors, and with author Alexander Leitch. Also included are edited manuscripts of select articles for the book, news clippings about the project, and some promotional materials.

  • Historical Audiovisual Collection

    This collection has been divided into 21 broad topics, however, two comprise over
    half of the collection, having 500 items each: Music and
    Lectures/Addresses/Forums/Debates. The musical material is composed of record albums
    and magnetic tapes of performances by the Nassoons, the Princeton Tigertones,
    Tigertown Five, The Triangle Club Jazz Band, undergraduate and graduate composers,
    the Princeton University Orchestra, Glee Club, Chapel Choir, and the Smith-Princeton

  • Design in America Conference Records

    Consists of one bound volume containing the program schedule of the Design in America
    Conference, lists of those who participated, and a copy of each paper presented at
    the conference.

  • Society of the Claw Records

    Consists of records that describe the brief history of the Society of the Claw. Included are minutes, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, rules and regulations, certificates and a variety of printed materials. The tiger claws owned by the Archives have been removed to the ephemera collection.

  • 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.

  • Eating Clubs Records

    The Eating Club Records consists of records of individual eating clubs as well as material on Eating Clubs in general. Contained in the records are correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, clippings, newsletters, club membership books, and club histories.

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations Records,

    The collection includes annual reports (1980-1997), department statistics
    (1988-1993), and campaign status reports (1981-1985).

  • Princeton University Printed Materials Collection

    The Princeton University Printed Materials Collection is made up of programs, small newsletters, brochures, announcements and ephemera that are issued by University offices, departments and programs as well as by student organizations. For the most part, these items arrive at the University Archives through the campus mail on a daily basis throughout the year.

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