Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Class Reunion Books Collection
The collection consists of class yearbooks that are published to mark class reunions and to provide updates on the lives of alumni. Many classes have more than one book to commemorate reunions, such as the 10th, 25th, etc. Though each reunion book is unique, they generally contain entries for each class member that list current contact information, occupation, marital status, and usually a short biographical entry detailing activities since graduation.
Physics Department Records
Documents the scientific and teaching activities of Princeton University
physicists from 1909 to 1962. While routine activities such as the hiring of
faculty and the education of graduate and undergraduate students are recorded,
these records also detail the Department’s activities in early studies of
theoretical physics, as well as its participation in World War II research
Alumni and Faculty Offprint Collection
This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines. While the offprints of many of Princeton's notable alumni and professors are found within this collection, a sizable number by Henry Fairfield Osborn, A. F. Buddington, Gerhard Fankhauser, Harold R. Medina, Whitney J. Oates, and William J.
Joseph Raycroft Papers
The Joseph E. Raycroft papers document both Raycroft’s personal and professional activities, with the bulk of documentation focusing on Raycroft’s role in developing training camp activities for the army in World War I and the navy in World War II, as well as the fire that destroyed his personal library. Also included is material documenting Raycroft’s involvement in the 1932-1936 Olympic Committees.
Office of General Counsel Records
The Office of General Counsel records document the financial and legal matters
involving the University and the Office of General Counsel. While the records contain
information that predates the formation of the office, the majority of the material
dates from the official inception of the position of University Counsel in 1972. The
records relate to legal matters involving litigation over estates, trusts, and gifts,
Historical Photograph Collection, Class Photographs Series
The collection consists of group portraits and other photos of Princeton University classes. Though some photographs depict the classes while their members were students, the majority of the photographs are from alumni reunions.
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.
Department of History records
Consists of subject and faculty files, correspondence, departmental budgets, and
course syllabi. Also included in the collection are statistical forms of 19th
century Princeton alumni compiled for a research project by the Shelby Cullom
Davis Center for Historical Studies, records from the NDEA Institute for
Advanced Studies in History, and records from a 1996 conference on American
Faculty and Professional Staff files
This collection consists of individual personnel files for nearly every individual at
one time employed as a member or Princeton University's faculty or professional
staff. The files contain a wide range of materials, from published articles to
correspondence, salary records, and obituaries.
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.
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