Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Davis International Center records
The collection documents the Center's programs and events, as well as international student associations and alumni groups. Types of documents include reports, correspondence, publicity materials, and meeting minutes.
Program in Latin American Studies Records
Consists of publications, event information, and other informational materials about the Program in Latin American Studies. Also included are the records of the Helen Doherty Lassen Fellowship, awarded annually to a student in the Program in Latin American Studies and video recordings of PLAS conferences and seminars from 1992-2001.
Office of the Registrar Records
The Office of the Registrar Records document the role and responsibilities of the University Registrar as they pertain to the student population of Princeton University and to the University administration and community as a whole. Included are the academic records of individual students at the graduate and undergraduate level, subject files on topics related to admissions and matriculation, statistics, and official documents issued by the Office of the Registrar such as examination schedules.
Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photographers Series
With the introduction of the Kodak box camera in 1888, many students began to take their own photographs. Princeton students were taking and possibly developing their own photographs on campus as early as the 1870s and early 1880s, perhaps in the darkrooms in the John C. Green School of Science.The photographs in the Student Photographers Series comprise what must be a small proportion of the photographs taken by Princeton students in the late nineteenth century.
Broadcast Center Recordings
The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.
Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records
The collection is composed of correspondence with the guest speakers. Most folders contain a letter of invitation to speak at the Gauss Seminars, correspondence concerning presentation dates, lodging, and material for distribution during the presentation. Other items include payment for lectures and correspondence requesting additional lecture dates at other institutions during the speaker's stay in the United States.The final folder contains material from a symposium on the subject of Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.
Theodore Ziolkowski Papers
The papers pertain to Ziolkowski's teaching of courses on European Literature and
include research notes for classes, lectures notes, course syllabi and
Princeton Music Collection
This is a collection of music written about Princeton University including traditional songs such as \Old Nassau,\ \The Princeton Cannon Song,\ and \The Triple Cheer.\A substantial part of this corpus is a chronological collection of the Carmina Princetonia from its first publication in 1869 until its centennial anniversary in 1969, with only the twelfth and twentieth editions missing.
McCarter Theatre Records
The McCarter Theatre records document the history of the McCarter Theatre, including administration, performances and productions, and the building itself. Documents related to productions include annotated scripts, programs, set and costume designs, drafts, sheet music, photographs of performances, and promotional material. Documents related to McCarter Theatre administration include memoranda, correspondence, reports, and financial material. Blueprints, plans, reports, and photographs document the construction and maintenance of the building.
Davis Spencer Papers on Princeton's 150-Pound Crew Team
The papers document Princeton's varsity 150-pound crew team as competitors and
victors of the 1948 Royal Henley Regatta. The papers contain a scrapbook,
photographs, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and other materials. Topics
documented include fundraising efforts, trip expenses, the journey abroad, crew team
members, and the Princeton University community's response to the victory.
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