Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews
The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.
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.
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.
Princeton University Commencement Records
Consists of programs, bulletins, announcements, and newspaper clippings which
document Princeton University commencement activities from 1748 to the present.
Generally, files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate
series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound
commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recodings of various commencement,
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,
Historical Postcard Collection
The Historical Postcard Collection contains both unmarked and canceled postcards which document the buildings and environs of the Princeton University campus. It includes both monochrome and color postcards. Several postcard booklets are housed at the end of the collection.
Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records
The Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project (POHP) Records consist of oral
history interview transcripts from three separate oral history projects and
related materials. The first set of transcipts consists of interviews with
prominent Princeton Alumni assembled for the 1996 book Going Back: An Oral History of Princeton. Also included are
correspondence pertaining to the project and audio recordings of interviews. The
General Manuscripts Collection
The General Manuscripts Collection consists of individual manuscripts and small
collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history,
students, and alumni of Princeton University. The vast majority of the documents
in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni, although there
are several exceptions such as trustees or other members of the University
University Research Board Records
Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.
Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup
The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office. The filing system was shared by Ricardo A. Mestres, Financial Vice-President and Treasurer, and Edgar M. Gemmell, Administrative Vice-President. In addition, Series 18 includes the files of two assistants to the president.
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