Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Daily Princetonian General records

    Consists of subject files from the editorial offices of the Daily Princetonian covering topics such as award banquets, journalism seminars, managerial records and by-laws of the paper. Also included are some financial records and stock certificates, and several special issues and fund-raising books published by the paper. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s through 1970s, representing only one portion of the newspaper's long history. A small amount of material from the late 1980s through the early 2000s is also present.

  • Steering Committee for the 20th Anniversary of Coeducation Records

    The material in this collection consists largely of correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes that document a fluid exchange of ideas among Steering Committee members and the University community to mark the celebration of the 20th anniversary of coeducation at Princeton.

  • Edwin Mortimer Hopkins Papers

    The collection documents the undergraduate and graduate career of Edwin Mortimer Hopkins at Princeton, and consists primarily of orations, poetry, and literary essays. Notable are an essay describing his experiences at the University's Sesquicentennial Celebration as well as a card signed by president James McCosh identifying Hopkins as the recipient of the Class of '61 Prize.

  • Bicentennial Celebration Records

    The Bicentennial Celebration Records contain material documenting the planning
    and organization of the yearlong festivities by the Bicentennial Committees, as
    well as material relating to the conferences, convocations, and other events
    that were held in honor of Princeton’s 200th anniversary. The records contain
    correspondence, writings, speeches, reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings,

  • Princeton University Summer Institutes and Cooperative Affiliates Collection

    This collection consists of program materials and reports from summer institutes
    and curriculum development programs based at Princeton University whose goals
    were to improve the education of primary and secondary school students, as well
    as to provide specialized training for scientific researchers. It includes
    materials from the Summer Institue for Chemistry Teachers, the Junion High

  • Princeton Shakespeare Company Records

    Consists of clippings, photographs, flyers, press releases, programs and posters documenting the first years of the Princeton Shakespeare Company. Also included in the collection is a videotape of the company's fall 1998 production of Richard III.

  • Phi Beta Kappa Records

    This collection contains reports, constitutions, by-laws, minutes, lists of
    members, and correspondence of the Princeton chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The
    correspondence relates mostly to administrative matters – replacement of lost
    keys, membership enquiries, and invitations to various organizational
    functions.

  • 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 Development Communications Records

    Consists of photographs, promotional materials and VHS tapes created for fundraising activities and publications. Most of the photographs are from development-related events such as the 1995 kickoff celebration of the Anniversary Campaign. Some are reproductions of photographs found in other collections held by the Princeton University Library's Department of Special Collections. Promotional materials document the initiation of the Aspire campaign and several building dedications.

  • William S. Dix Papers

    The William S. Dix Papers document Dix's professional life outside of his career as Princeton's University Librarian, with the bulk of the documentation focusing on Dix's service as a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Research Libraries. The papers primarily contain correspondence; however, reports, meeting minutes, and articles are also included.Please see series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

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