Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Council on Athletics Trophy Committee Records

    Consists of the records of the Council on Athletics Trophy Committee, including subject files containing photographs, drawings, purchase orders, and other general information about the trophies. Also included is the correspondence of the Committee, the bulk of which is composed by chairman Benjamin Franklin Bunn.

  • Lottery Records

    Box one contains twentieth-century articles about the lotteries, as well as materials from a 1954 University Library exhibit on the lotteries. Boxes two and three contain eighteenth-century lottery documents about the following five lotteries: the Philadelphia Lottery (1749-1750), the Connecticut Lottery (1753-1754), the New Jersey College Lottery (1761), the New Jersey College Lottery (1763-1764), and the Delaware Lottery (1772-1774). All drawings were held in the locations specified except the New Jersey College Lottery of 1761, which was held in Philadelphia.

  • Princeton University Broadsheets Collection

    This collection comprises broadsheets, posters and similar single-sided oversize printed objects created by or for Princeton University. Among the items included in the collection are advertisements for lecutres and exhibitions, 19th century necrology studies of Princeton alumni, diplomas conveying Princeton University congratulations to various schools and people, and miscellaneous announcements.

  • Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary Records

    The Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary Records document the activities and administration of the Auxiliary from the time of its creation until 2001. In accordance with the mission of the organization the bulk of the material pertains to the status of the Infirmary itself, however more recent records also document the development of new student health programs in the form of pamphlets and clipped articles.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Slides series

    Consists of several hundred lantern slides and 35mm slides containing images of Princeton University, primarily the campus and buildings, but also students, faculty and staff. Includes slide shows associated with specific Princeton classes, for example, the class of 1912, as well as slide shows used to promote the university to external audiences, for example, during recruitment trips in the 1970s.

  • Princeton Crusader Fellowship records

    Consists of member lists, constitutions, speeches, articles, newsletters, and
    correspondence of the Princeton Crusader Fellowship. Also included is a bound
    autograph book, signed by most members of the organization from its founding until
    1976 and featuring pictures of some of the more recent members.

  • Frustrated Administrators Committee Records

    Consists of meeting announcements and a brief history of the Frustrated
    Administrators Committee.

  • University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration records

    Consists of architectural surveys of the University Chapel with details of the window bays and the exterior facade, as well as photographs, slides, and microfilm documenting the work done on each window and sculpture and day logs recording daily progress. Also in the collection are several boxes of glass fragments from the original windows.

  • Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Records

    The records of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students contain correspondence with other administrators and students, memoranda, press releases, subject files of clippings and notes, pamphlets, and brochures. As a high-level University administrator, some of this material is duplicated in other University Archives collections. The records primarily document the Dean's supervision of student organizations and participation on committees; however, there are also files dedicated to disciplinary infractions, athletics, and almost any topic which in some way pertains to students.

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

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