Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Records

    The School of Engineering and Applied Science Records document Princeton University's engineering program from its origins in the Departments of Civil and Electrical Engineering to the present day. The bulk of the records are those of the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; however, all of the major Departments save Computer Science and Operations Research and Financial Engineering are represented as well. Also included in this collection are the records of the Princeton Engineering Association, the school's main alumni organization.

  • Food Services Manager's Staff Meeting Minutes

    Consists of one bound volume containing the detailed minutes of the Manager's Staff
    of the Chancellor Green Student Center from 1963-1964. Topics discussed in the
    meetingminutes include changes to the student center's facilities and policies, the
    hiring and firing of student workers, and pay rates for staff.

  • Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection

    The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.

  • Princeton University Diploma Collection

    Consists of 213 original diplomas and photostats, including executed diplomas as well as blank, sample or
    spoiled diplomas.

  • Physics Department Records

    Documents the scientific and teaching activities of Princeton University
    physicists from 1909 to 1962. While routine activities such as the hiring of
    faculty and the education of graduate and undergraduate students are recorded,
    these records also detail the Department’s activities in early studies of
    theoretical physics, as well as its participation in World War II research

  • 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.

  • Latino Alumni Association of Princeton records

    Consists of the records of the Latino Alumni Association of Princeton, including correspondence, newsletters, clippings, a brief history of latinos at Princeton, resource guides, organizational materials, and a copy of the LAAP constitution.

  • Office of Development Records

    The collection consists of general files of the Princeton University Office of
    Development documenting several major fundraising campaigns including the 1919
    Endowment Campaign and the \53 Million Campaign\ of the late 1950s. The files
    contain correspondence, interoffice memos, committee meeting minutes, and
    research and promotional materials. An accrual in 2008 from the Office of

  • 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.

  • Varnum Lansing Collins Papers

    The Varnum Lansing Collins Papers consist primarily of materials generated by
    Collins while writing several of his most well-known works on Princeton history.
    The papers include manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and research materials
    consisting of both original documents and facsimiles. Also included in the
    papers are materials pertaining to Collins' personal life, such as undergraduate

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