Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • American Whig Society Records

    Consists of records of the American Whig Society (1769-1941). The materials document the growth and development of the oldest literary and debating society in the United States, from its inception in 1769, through its rivalry with the other campus literary organization, the Cliosophic Society, to its final merger with Clio in 1941. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, and correspondence of members, as well as committee reports, membership lists, constitutions, and by-laws.

  • 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
    examinations.

  • Princeton Publishing Company records

    Consists of records which document the activities of the Princeton Publishing Company. The bulk of the material is related to finance, and includes stock certificates, ledger books, deeds, and bills of sales. A complete set of annual meeting minutes is also included, however these too pertain primarily to financial matters.

  • Program in Women's Studies Records

    The collection consists of articles related to women's issues from the Daily Princetonian and other local publications, as well as clippings on other subjects such as University investments in South Africa. Also in the collection are promotional brochures about the program itself, programs from women's studies conferences, and bibliographies on research topics.

  • James Newman Collection on the Princeton University Eating Clubs

    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the evolution
    of the Princeton Prospect Foundation and its relations with the University. The
    collection also contains independent reports by Princeton University, the Graduate
    Inter-Club Council, the Princeton Prospect Foundation, and the Princeton Tower Club
    on the Eating Clubs in general and on the endeavors of the Foundation. Included also

  • Department of Politics Records

    The Department of Politics records document the activities of Princeton University's Department of Politics from the time of its founding until the mid-1960s. The records consist of faculty correspondence and meeting minutes; course materials such as syllabi, exams, and grades; and subject files.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Project Editor's Records

    The collection documents the Thomas Jefferson Papers Project from its conception and initial proposal in 1943 until the death of its first editor Julian P. Boyd in 1980. Contained in the records is correspondence with Princeton presidents Harold T. Dodds and Robert F. Goheen, who were active advisors in the early years of the project. Other notable correspondence is with Jefferson scholars, board members of the New York Times, and Jefferson Papers Project advisory board members. Also included are financial records, including Boyd's original cost estimations for the project.

  • Graduate School Records

    The Graduate School Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,
    writings, applications, surveys, and memoranda, as well as forms, course
    listings, and information on examinations and fees. The Deans' subject files
    make up a large part of the collection. Dean Andrew Fleming West's records,
    including his writings, correspondence, and in particular his scrapbooks, make
    up a substantial portion of this collection as well.

  • Committee on Safety and Insurance records

    Consists of Commitee minutes, accident reports, insurance policies, general subject files, and correspondence.

  • Office of Athletic Communication Records

    The records of the Office of Athletic Communications contain programs, press releases, clippings, statistics, and files on individual athletes. In some cases these materials predate the formation of the Office of Athletic Communications; however, they were retained by the Office and transferred to the University Archives along with more recent records.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

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