Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Davis Spencer Papers on Princeton's 150-Pound Crew Team

    The papers document Princeton's varsity 150-pound crew team as competitors and
    victors of the 1948 Royal Henley Regatta. The papers contain a scrapbook,
    photographs, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and other materials. Topics
    documented include fundraising efforts, trip expenses, the journey abroad, crew team
    members, and the Princeton University community's response to the victory.

  • Dean Mathey Papers

    The collection documents Mathey's familial relationships, service to Princeton, tennis career, and other activities from his undergraduate days to the end of his life. The collection includes correspondence relating to Mathey's undergraduate career, his time as 1st Lieutenant with the American Expeditionary Force, his service as a member of Princeton's Board of Trustees, and personal correspondence from Mathey and his wife Gertrude to their sons.

  • General Princeton Theater Collection

    The collection consists of materials gathered about campus theatrical groups that are
    not already represented in dedicated archival collections. The materials include
    posters, programs, photographs, news clippings, a single VHS videocassette, and a
    very small amount of design and planning materials. The collection also contains
    clippings about performances of the Princeton University Program in Theater and

  • Bullock Princeton Football collection

    The Bullock Princeton Football collection consists of publications and clippings pertaining to Princeton University Football. Frequent sources include Princeton Athletic News, The Daily Princetonian, and the New York Times.

  • Willis M. Rivinus Papers on the Sally Frank case

    Consists of research materials gathered by Rivinus (Princeton Class of 1950) documenting the legal case of ’Sally Frank v. Ivy Club, University Cottage Club, Tiger Inn and the Trustees of Princeton University’, which was formally begun in 1979 and continues to the present (1991). Included in the Papers are correspondence (1986-1988), a manuscript and notes (1987-1989) for an article Rivinus authored about the case, legal briefs (1979-1989) of the case, and related newspaper clippings (1985-1991).

  • 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.

  • Memorabilia Collection

    The clothing group includes handkerchiefs, hatbands, and neckties. Dishware includes plates, mugs, beer cans, and bottles, as well as ashtrays, cigarette cases, and class day pipes. The grounds and building memorabilia contains pieces of buildings, keys, and bells. Sports is comprised of tickets, trophies, awards, and cups. (Some of the larger silver cups listed on the item list are stored in the vault. These are designated with a V in the box category.) Series E has medals, patches, and pins, ribbons. Series F includes stamps, pins, a plaque and an umbrella.

  • Princeton at the World's Columbian Exhibition Records

    Consists of three certificates from the U.S. Congress honoring Princeton for the exhibit, three copies of a photograph of Dr. and Mrs. McCosh seated in the exhibit booth, a written proposal for the exhibit, layout plans for the exhibit, and two bound registers containing the autographs and home cities of visitors to the exhibit.

  • 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.

  • Historical Subject Files Collection

    The Historical Subject Files documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports.

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