Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Program in Continuing Education records

    Consists of the general records of the Program in Continuing Education, including advertisements, faculty committee minutes, fundraising reports, statistics on attendance, director's files, and scholarship applications.

  • Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records, Shirley Tilghman Subgroup documents the
    administration of Princeton's 19th president, Shirley Tilghman, through
    correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Also present are
    records documenting Tilghman’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and
    various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about
    individual series.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Conference papers

    Consists of twelve papers on the FBI presented at a conference sponsored by the
    Committee for Public Justice and held at Princeton's Princeton School of Public and International Affairs of Public
    and International Affairs in October 1971.

  • Department of Classics records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century. Materials include three bound volumes containing the minutes of the graduate classics club, the classical seminary, and departmental reports. Also in the collection are bound senior theses from 1894-1910, and correspondence of the classics department graduate committee.

  • Department of English Records

    The Papers of Princeton University’s English Department document the many varied aspects of one of Princeton’s largest academic departments.

  • Chalmers W. Alexander Letters

    The correspondence written home during Alexander's first year at Princeton (1928) includes detailed information about his living conditions such as his room, classmates, and activities. In letters from 1929 Alexander expresses concern about his classes and upcoming exams. Also, religious activities seem very important. The issue of money is brought up and he does not want his father to send more money than is necessary. The third set of letters from 1930 deal with such issues as grades, classes, weather, and invitations to clubs.

  • Kenneth S. Clark Papers

    Consists of the personal papers and music of Kenneth Sherman Clark spanning his time
    at Princeton as well as his later career. Included are correspondence, royalty
    contracts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles, and sheet music, both handwritten and
    published copies of Clark’s own songs, along with a selection of Princeton-related
    songs written by others.

  • Student Correspondence and Writings Collection

    The Student Correspondence and Writings Collection contains original materials
    from the university archives that document aspects of student life as
    experienced by students at Princeton University. Materials included in this
    collection either date from the period that the student attended Princeton or
    the content of the correspondence and writings directly relates to the student's

  • Advisory Councils records

    The collection consists of correspondence and member lists of the inaugural Advisory Councils of various departments. The bulk of the correspondence is letters from president Harold T. Dodds to prospective advisory council members inviting them to serve, and their acceptances or declinations.

  • Women's Golf at Princeton Records

    Primary documents (correspondence, memoranda, notes) and clippings pertaining to Women's Golf at Princeton and Betty Whelan Donovan's tenure as creator and coach of the organization.

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