Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Department of Psychology Collection

    This collection includes group portraits and portraits of department faculty as well as some photos of individuals and locations that may not be Princeton-related. Also includes a framed print of Sigmund Freud with Princeton administrators.

  • Nassau Hall War Memorial records

    The records document the planning and execution of the memorial to Princeton students of the Second World War, including pictures, preliminary lists of honorees, correspondence with parents and campus groups, and programs from the memorial's unveiling ceremony. Also included is some information about other war memorials in Nassau Hall.

  • Seminar on Research in Progress Papers

    The collection consists of papers produced by department faculty and doctoral
    candidates as part of the Department of Economics' Seminar on Research in Progress.
    The papers typically combine theoretical approaches to economics with statistical
    analysis and practical research. A contributor on several of the papers is Harold T.
    Shapiro, who would in later years go on to become president of the University.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photographers Series

    With the introduction of the Kodak box camera in 1888, many students began to take their own photographs. Princeton students were taking and possibly developing their own photographs on campus as early as the 1870s and early 1880s, perhaps in the darkrooms in the John C. Green School of Science.The photographs in the Student Photographers Series comprise what must be a small proportion of the photographs taken by Princeton students in the late nineteenth century.

  • Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records

    The Committee on the Education of Women at Princeton Records contain correspondence, subject files, drafts, notes, and research materials that were generated and accumulated during the time Gardner Patterson was Chair of the Committee and a member of the subsequently appointed Ad-Hoc Committee. The records also contain one copy of the final report, \The Education of Women at Princeton,\ which was produced by the committee.

  • Princeton University Federal Credit Union Records

    Consists of the organizational records of the Princeton University Federal Credit Union including meeting minutes, financial audits, memos, policies, and committee reports.

  • Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records

    The collection is composed of correspondence with the guest speakers. Most folders contain a letter of invitation to speak at the Gauss Seminars, correspondence concerning presentation dates, lodging, and material for distribution during the presentation. Other items include payment for lectures and correspondence requesting additional lecture dates at other institutions during the speaker's stay in the United States.The final folder contains material from a symposium on the subject of Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.

  • Annual Reports to the President

    Consists of the collected reports to the President prepared annually by each
    academic department and administrative office. The reports detail progress on
    departmental projects, curriculum developments, faculty and staff changes, and
    departmental spending. Reports for the academic years 1940-41 through 1995-96
    are bound in volumes. In subsequent years, the reports are housed in boxes.

  • Princeton Playgoers, Inc. records

    Consists of financial records, correspondence, records of ticket sales,
    advertisements, contracts, and other materials documenting the planning and
    production of plays at McCarter Theatre in the summer of 1942.

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