Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Office of the Controller Records

    Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters. Included among these materials are yearly University budgets and financial reports, indirect cost calculations, tax returns, payroll registers, and financial statements of various University organizations. Since the Controller has financial oversight of the entire University, the records provide information on costs and income as related to personnel, operations, facilities, campus organizations, and administration.

  • Albert Mendeloff Papers on the Princeton Camera Club

    Consists of correspondence between Albert Mendelhoff and famous photographers of 1938 in regards to a potential exhibit of loaned photographs at the Art and Archaeology Department.

  • Inspector's Records

    For the most part, the records contain reports, vouchers, accounts and other records relating to repairs for damages in students rooms or replacement for lost furnishings. In later years, it appears that the Inspector also oversaw repairs to faculty and administrative homes and offices as well. The typical folder will contain a report to the Trustee Committee of Repairs indicating monies paid to craftsman for repairs and a brief narrative as to the inspector's activities and status of his fund during that term. Receipts for monies paid to the craftsman are generally also present.

  • William K. Selden Collection on Eating Clubs

    The collection contains primarily clippings, arranged chronologically, from The Daily Princetonian as well as clippings from Princeton Alumni Weekly and Princeton Weekly Bulletin documenting the activities of Princeton University's Eating Clubs. Topics found within this collection include the University's Bicker policy and women's rights in the Eating Club system. Relevant reports, such as the Report on Undergraduate Residential Life, and personal correspondence are also found.

  • William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University

    The documents include virtually all annual reports of the health service and the ladies' auxiliary, as well as copies of many clippings and other reports relevant to the history of the health service. The more recent material also includes much information on employees, budgets and health-related materials provided to students.

  • Graduate School Centennial Records

    Consists of materials tjat document the Graduate School's centennial celebration,
    including posters, banners, programs, and video tapes of the centennial lecture
    series.

  • Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences Records

    The records document the department from its 19th century origins to the recent past with departmental files, faculty files, faculty meeting minutes and visual materials. In Series 2, a variety of materials document significant figures in the department such as Arnold Guyot, Richard Field, and William B. Scott, as well as curriculum development and related matters. A consistent run of faculty meeting minutes in Series 4 provides a detailed picture of the department’s development over the course of the 20th century.

  • Statistical Unit records

    Consists of research reports and administrative bulletins of the Statistical Unit. The research reports are on topics related to student academic and social life at Princeton in 1962-1963, while the administrative bulletins detail the Statistical Unit's methods of data collection and analysis and outline future projects.

  • Princeton at the World's Columbian Exhibition Records

    Consists of three certificates from the U.S. Congress honoring Princeton for the exhibit, three copies of a photograph of Dr. and Mrs. McCosh seated in the exhibit booth, a written proposal for the exhibit, layout plans for the exhibit, and two bound registers containing the autographs and home cities of visitors to the exhibit.

  • China Famine Relief Fund records

    Consists of financial records, receipts for gifts made to the fund, announcements, staff lists, and correspondence with other organizations working towards famine relief in China.

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