Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Women's Center Records

    The Women's Center records contain materials collected and created by the Women's Center which relate to its mission of promoting the empowerment of women on Princeton's campus. These include subject files on various topics, articles and memoranda as well as files and memorabilia on events and programs sponsored by the Women's Center.

  • President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women Records

    Consists of the records of the committee including correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, subject files, and the records of the separate task forces that have operated under the auspices of the committee.

  • Tom Reed Papers

    The collection consists of computer graphics and illustrations created by Reed of
    Princeton-related subjects such as James Madison and Albert Einstein, as well as
    artwork for Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni reunions. The collection also
    contains biographical information about Reed.

  • Office of Human Resources Records

    Consists of the records of the Office of Human Resources. Included are policy and procedure manuals, employment studies, administrative salary reviews, pension plan reports, and information on the University's unemployment policy.

  • 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.

  • Department of Art and Archaeology Records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology. Included are
    advisory council minutes; faculty files; records of gifts and endowments to the
    Department; correspondence; copies of recommendations written for graduates and
    undergraduates; files pertaining to renovation and expansion projects at the Art
    Museum and Marquand library; course lists; files on art-related organizations and
    museums; and published and unpublished materials documenting the Department's

  • Pyne-Henry Collection

    The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and Trustee Minutes.

  • Historical Photograph Collection: Faculty Photographs series

    Consists of photographs of Princeton University faculty and some staff, arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name.

  • Bureau of Student Placement records

    Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

  • Firestone Library Architectural Drawings Collection

    The collection includes architectural drawings, plans and photographs of
    Firestone Library (1948) and the later addition of the John Foster Dulles
    Library of Diplomatic History (1962). Most of the materials are attributable to
    the R. B. O'Connor and W. H. Kilham, Jr. architecture firm. The collection also
    contains a senior thesis and architectural drawing of Ides van Waterschoot van
    der Gracht, Princeton Class of 1923.

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