Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Council on Urban Studies Records

    Consists of the records of the Council on Urban Studies including meeting minutes, correspondence, and a questionnaire circulated to undergraduates.

  • Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials

    Marsha Rosenthal Course Materials and Student Activism Materials is a collection documenting the experience of Marsha Rosenthal, Class of 1976, during her time as an undergraduate at Princeton. The collection reflects both her academic interests at the University as well as her organizational involvement. Spanning the years 1968-1982, the collection illustrates campus climate in the 1970's concerning many important issues such as women's rights, the Vietnam War, and race relations.

  • Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence

    The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence. The correspondence relates to routine matters such as subscriptions, advertising, and printing.

  • Beer Jacket Designs collection

    The collection consists of materials documenting the evolution of beer jacket designs
    throughout the greater part of the 20th century. Included are decals, drawings,
    contact prints, and metal stencils. Some of the designs are accompanied by
    explanatory notes or alternate versions.

  • Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums

    Consists photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These
    albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives,
    help document the experiences of students, faculty and staff at Princeton
    University. The albums date from 1851 to 1938, although the bulk date from the
    1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.

  • Princeton History of New Jersey Series collection

    The collection consists of Thomas J. Wertenbaker's correspondence pertaining to the Princeton History of New Jersey Series, a set of volumes by different historians exploring a different aspect or period in New Jersey's development. Though Wertenbaker himself did not write a volume, he coordinated the efforts of the historians involved and acted as an advisor throughout the project.

  • Fund for Reunion records

    The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, website captures, and other items
    related to the activities of Fund for Reunion.

  • University Hotel Records

    Consists of three volumes of guest registers from the University Hotel.

  • Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro document the administration of Princeton's eighteenth president, Harold T. Shapiro through correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Topics found in the records include University finances, alumni fundraising, and Princeton’s 250th anniversary celebration. Also present are records documenting Shapiro’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Rose Photography Studio Collection of Glass-Plate Negatives

    The collection consists of approximately 700 glass-plate negatives of images of Princeton University taken by the Rose Photography Studio. The negatives depict campus events, alumni reunions, class photographs, and student groups.

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