Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Student Academic Work Collection

    This collection consists of essays, notes on readings, laboratory notebooks, drawings and similar academic work products created by Princeton students. This collection does not contain lecture notes or examinations, which are maintained in dedicated collections.

  • Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records

    The collection consists of written transcripts of 42 interviews with surviving
    faculty and students of the mathematics community in Princeton in the 1930s. Also
    included among the interviews are 3 written contributions. Most of the discussion
    focuses on the institutional and social context of the development of an eminent
    mathematical research and graduate education center, and on the personalities and

  • John Cobb Cooper papers

    The collection is composed of correspondence and other materials pertaining to Cooper's activities as Curator of Class Records and as an active member of the Friends of the Library and the Graduate Council. In particular, the materials document the collection development efforts of the Friends of the Library Maps Committee; the proceedings of the Graduate Council's Executive Committee and the Committee on Departmental Advisory Councils; and Cooper's participation in university fundraising efforts and in the establishment of the Industrial Relations Section.

  • 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.

  • Cliosophic Society Records

    Consists of records of the Cliosophic Society (1770-1941). The material documents the growth and development of the second-oldest literary and debating society in the United States, from its inception in 1770, through its rivalry with the other campus literary organization, the Whig Society, to its final merger with Whig in 1941. Included in the records are minutes, treasurer’s bills, committee documents, attendance rolls, membership lists, constitutions and by-laws, and publications.

  • 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.

  • Harrington DeGoyler Green Letters

    The correspondence begins in the summer of 1906 when Harrington DeGoyler Green was attending a summer camp in Pointe au Baril, Ontario, Canada, and describes various recreational activities such as sailing. The collection contains letters and postcards written while Green was vacationing in Europe in the summer of 1908 with his older brother Joseph Coy Green. He describes his perceptions of and experiences in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and England.The bulk of the letters were written when Green was an undergraduate student at Princeton University.

  • American Whig-Cliosophic Society Records

    This collection contains minutes and records of the Governing Council and other central officers of the society; correspondence, addresses and colloquia of the Whig-Clio's Speakers Program; correspondence and other material documenting the activities of the Debate Panel and Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel; records of Whig-Clio subsidiary organizations, specifically the Senate (documents from 1936-1962, still active), the Film Program (documents from 1966, ejected from society 1986), the Madison Debating Society (documents from 1940-1954, defunct), the Speakers' Bureau (documents from 1

  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Project Editor's Records

    The collection documents the Thomas Jefferson Papers Project from its conception and initial proposal in 1943 until the death of its first editor Julian P. Boyd in 1980. Contained in the records is correspondence with Princeton presidents Harold T. Dodds and Robert F. Goheen, who were active advisors in the early years of the project. Other notable correspondence is with Jefferson scholars, board members of the New York Times, and Jefferson Papers Project advisory board members. Also included are financial records, including Boyd's original cost estimations for the project.

  • Office of Athletic Communication Records

    The records of the Office of Athletic Communications contain programs, press releases, clippings, statistics, and files on individual athletes. In some cases these materials predate the formation of the Office of Athletic Communications; however, they were retained by the Office and transferred to the University Archives along with more recent records.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.



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