Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Robertson Foundation Records

    Consists of materials from files of the Secretary of the Robertson Foundation, including Robertson Foundation Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1961-2009), Robertson Foundation chronological files (1959-2002), and miscellaneous Robertson Foundation Investment Committee materials (1961-1992). There are two sets of Board of Trustees meeting minutes. The set of minutes in binders (1961-1982, 2000-2008) also contains supplementary information.

  • Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup

    The content of this collection varies markedly over time. The eighteenth and
    early nineteenth-century presidents' records are typically secondary sources
    such as clippings or letters written by others, most of which long postdate the
    lifetimes of the men to whom they refer. In a few instances, primary material in
    the form of correspondence, financial records, and sermons exists. The early

  • China Famine Relief Fund records

    Consists of financial records, receipts for gifts made to the fund, announcements, staff lists, and correspondence with other organizations working towards famine relief in China.

  • Princeton University Broadsheets Collection

    This collection comprises broadsheets, posters and similar single-sided oversize printed objects created by or for Princeton University. Among the items included in the collection are advertisements for lecutres and exhibitions, 19th century necrology studies of Princeton alumni, diplomas conveying Princeton University congratulations to various schools and people, and miscellaneous announcements.

  • John Foster Dulles Collection

    The John Foster Dulles Collection consists of a small group of materials documenting Dulles' connection to Princeton. Included are clippings, memos, invitations, press releases, and other documents which cover such topics as the opening of the Dulles Library at Princeton, and Dulles' record as an undergraduate. Also included is one copy of  The Panama Canal Controversy autographed by John Foster Dulles and a complete sheet of commemorative John Foster Dulles postage stamps.

  • Alexander Leitch Football notes collection

    Consists of extensive notes taken by Alexander Leitch as background for the
    \Football\ entry of his encyclopedia A Princeton
    Companion, including the reproduced anecdotes of several early football
    players, clippings, and a bibliography.

  • Hedges family papers

    This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, lecture notes, and more belonging to Benjamin van Doren Hedges and his three sons Benjamin Jr., Robert, and John, as well as other friends and family members, including material produced at Princeton and in other locations.

  • Donald Worner Griffin Papers

    Consists of the personal correspondence and clippings of Donald Worner Griffin '23. Much of the material pertains to his fundraising efforts among Class of 1923 alumni. Also present are handwritten notes and letters from president Robert F. Goheen and his wife, with whom Griffin was close friends.

  • University Hotel Records

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

  • 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

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