Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princetoniana Collection

    The Princetoniana Collection is a set of over 1000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, papers, and other collected materials relating to Princeton University. Nearly every aspect of the University's life from the time of its founding to the modern era is represented to some degree in the Princetoniana Collection. Historical surveys, biographies, and University releases such as the Official Register and the Nassau Herald are all represented in the Princetoniana Collection.

  • Women's Golf at Princeton Records

    Primary documents (correspondence, memoranda, notes) and clippings pertaining to Women's Golf at Princeton and Betty Whelan Donovan's tenure as creator and coach of the organization.

  • Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup

    The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office. The filing system was shared by Ricardo A. Mestres, Financial Vice-President and Treasurer, and Edgar M. Gemmell, Administrative Vice-President. In addition, Series 18 includes the files of two assistants to the president.

  • Tom Reed Papers

    The collection consists of computer graphics and illustrations created by Reed of
    Princeton-related subjects such as James Madison and Albert Einstein, as well as
    artwork for Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni reunions. The collection also
    contains biographical information about Reed.

  • Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship records

    The records consist of fundraising files, committee correspondence, scholarship applications, correspondence with scholarship winners, and lists of winners.

  • James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs

    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
    of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
    collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
    Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
    on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also

  • Pyne-Henry Collection

    The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and Trustee Minutes.

  • Board of Trustees Records

    The minutes document the Board of Trustees' concerns with overall policy and administration of the University. The other records provide context to the minutes, in the form of background material, especially correspondence and reports. They also provide information on Trustee actions taken through their appointed committees but not necessarily recorded in the minutes.

  • Graduate School Records

    The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,
    writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course
    listings, and information on examinations and fees. The Deans' subject files
    make up a large part of the collection. Dean Andrew Fleming West's records,
    including his writings, correspondence, and in particular his scrapbooks, make
    up a substantial portion of this collection as well.

  • Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records

    The Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project (POHP) Records consist of oral
    history interview transcripts from three separate oral history projects and
    related materials. The first set of transcipts consists of interviews with
    prominent Princeton Alumni assembled for the 1996 book Going Back: An Oral History of Princeton. Also included are
    correspondence pertaining to the project and audio recordings of interviews. The

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