Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Department of Music Records

    The Department of Music records document the department's wide range of activities including undergraduate and graduate education, music research, and music-related programming on campus. The records contain correspondence, examinations, course materials, and several posters advertising department-sponsored concerts and lectures.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Inspector's Records

    For the most part, the records contain reports, vouchers, accounts and other records relating to repairs for damages in students rooms or replacement for lost furnishings. In later years, it appears that the Inspector also oversaw repairs to faculty and administrative homes and offices as well. The typical folder will contain a report to the Trustee Committee of Repairs indicating monies paid to craftsman for repairs and a brief narrative as to the inspector's activities and status of his fund during that term. Receipts for monies paid to the craftsman are generally also present.

  • Visiting Fellow and Incidental Student Records

    These records consist of files of incidental students who earned less than a full
    semester's worth of credits, as well as the records of visiting fellows.

  • 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

  • Graduate Alumni Records

    The records consist of the personal files of former graduate students of Princeton
    University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include
    biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries.

  • Senior Council Records

    The collection documents the activities of the Senior Council. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and by-laws.

  • 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

  • Princeton University Fund Records

    Consists of detailed committee minutes and correspondence of the Princeton University Fund. Also included in the collection are annual fundraising reports, promotional materials and clippings, and organizational charts.

  • Princeton: A Search For Answers outtakes collection

    Consists of outtakes and film trims created as a result of the editing process for
    Princeton: A Search for Answers, as well as a small number of documents related to the making of the film.

  • Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records

    The Dean of the Chapel records document the activities of the Office and the
    Chapel and include former dean files, historical material, minutes, and
    marriage, birth, baptism, and death records as well as adminsitrative files and
    programs of services and concerts. Series 1 materials include files for the
    tenure of Dean Robert Russell Wicks (1928-1947), Assistant Deans of the Chapel
    Laurence Fenninger (1930-1946), Burton MacLean (1946-1948), H. Keith Beebe



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