Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Pennington Satterthwaite Papers

    The Pennington Satterthwaite Papers consists of various documents pertaining to Satterthwaite's early life up to and including his time as an undergraduate at Princeton University (then the College of New Jersey). Included are clippings relating to his participation in the Agassiz Association, a science club of which Satterthwaite was a member. Also notable are a series of photographs depicting Satterthwaite and other members of the Class of 1893 as students. The collection also contains two wooden block stamps depicting what appear to be cartoons of ancient Rome.

  • Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs collection

    Consists of 11 log books signed by visitors to the Cleveland Memorial Tower.

  • Steward and Refectory Records

    Consists of records relating to various expenses incurred by 18th- and 19th-century students while at Princeton. They are divided into two groups: 1) Refectory accounts, which are predominantly lists of students and the amounts due from each for itemized expenses, including room and board, tuition, library, servant wages, washing, damages and fuel. Other materials include bills, various accounts and reports, an inventory of furniture belonging to the kitchen in 1816, and bills, accounts and reports relating to the building of a new refectory in 1834-35.

  • Historical Postcard Collection

    The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.

  • Office of Dean of the Faculty Records

    The Princeton University Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records consists of the files of the dean, the office's staff, as well as the faculty.

  • Alumni Organization records

    Consists primarily of administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, notebooks and reports belonging to both national and regional associations and their committees, most from the first half of the 20th century. Also contains newsletters, alumni directories, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials documenting reunions and alumni organization activities from the late 19th century forward.

  • Program in African-American Studies records

    Consists of course proposals and descriptions, proposals for a post-doctoral
    program, and meeting minutes and correspondence of the interdepartmental
    committee. The origin of the bulk of the correspondence is committee member
    Professor Steve Slaby. Much of it pertains to the appointment of new program
    chairman Cornel West in 1987-88. Also included in the collection is a report to
    the Rockefellar Foundation describing the Program's graduate and faculty

  • General Manuscripts Collection

    The General Manuscripts Collection consists of individual manuscripts and small
    collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history,
    students, and alumni of Princeton University. The vast majority of the documents
    in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni, although there
    are several exceptions such as trustees or other members of the University

  • Women's Center Records

    The Women's Center records contain materials collected and created by the Women's Center which relate to its mission of promoting the empowerment of women on Princeton's campus. These include subject files on various topics, articles and memoranda as well as files and memorabilia on events and programs sponsored by the Women's Center.

  • Princeton Student Aid Association records

    Consists of the minutes, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence of the
    Princeton Student Aid Association and its predecessor, the Princeton Charitable
    Institution.

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