Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Triangle Club Board of Trustee Records

    The collection documents the governance of the Triangle Club by its graduate Board of Trustees, particularly under the chairmanship of John Ball '52 (1973-1985), and includes bylaws, correspondence, reports and meeting agendas and minutes. The materials cover the pivotal period in the late 1960s and early 1970s during which Princeton University and the Triangle Club became coeducational institutions. The collection also includes minutes of the board of trustees meetings for 1983-1992 and 2006-2011.

  • Alumni Studies Program Records

    Consists of recordings -- mostly audiocassettes, compact discs and VHS tapes -- of
    lecture courses from the Class of 1942 seminars and other Alumni Studies courses, as
    well as a small amount of printed material to supplement the lectures.

  • Food Services Manager's Staff Meeting Minutes

    Consists of one bound volume containing the detailed minutes of the Manager's Staff
    of the Chancellor Green Student Center from 1963-1964. Topics discussed in the
    meetingminutes include changes to the student center's facilities and policies, the
    hiring and firing of student workers, and pay rates for staff.

  • Pyne Honor Prize Records

    The collection documents the annual awarding of the Pyne Honor Prize from 1939-1960. Within each year's file is correspondence, biographical and academic information about the recipients, and award statements.

  • Princeton in Africa Records

    Consists of newsletters, bulletins, invitations to annual benefit, publications, news
    releases, promotional materials, and fundraising materials.

  • 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

  • Latino Alumni Association of Princeton records

    Consists of the records of the Latino Alumni Association of Princeton, including correspondence, newsletters, clippings, a brief history of latinos at Princeton, resource guides, organizational materials, and a copy of the LAAP constitution.

  • Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup

    The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro.

  • Commission on the Future of the College Records

    The collection consists of the records of Commission chairman Marvin Bressler.
    Included are correspondence, Commission meeting minutes, reports and statistics,
    reactions to the Commission’s interim report, and surveys of undergraduates.The minutes are from November 20, 1970 to October 1, 1972. Included in the minutes is
    the scheduling of six public meetings covering three broad topics: undergraduate
    education at Princeton: achievements, problems and prospects; the transition between

  • Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Policy Seminar Papers

    Consists of the final reports, as well as some syllabi and course materials from undergraduate policy conferences of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, as well from a graduate-level summer seminar held in the 1960s. Conference materials from the period 1930 to 1989 are in bound volumes, while conference materials from 1990 to the present are housed in archival boxes. The reports reflect at length on contemporary public policy issues, and represent the work of Princeton students under the guidance of faculty advisors.

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