Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
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.
Office of Physical Planning Records
The Office of Physical Planning Records document the activities of Physical Planning, one division of Princeton University's Department of Facilities, and are primarily related to the construction and modification of buildings and other structures on Princeton's campus. The records contain a variety of documents, including correspondence between Physical Planning and contractors/designers, interoffice memoranda describing potential projects, invoices for work completed, and studies and reports pertaining to the campus.
Princeton University Student Christian Association Records
While these three organizations had different names and operated under different charters, they shared a common tradition and filled the same role in campus life. This collection documents their activities on campus and elsewhere, with both official documents (minutes, letters, memoranda) and clippings from the Daily Princetonian. The collection is incomplete, being informally assembled by many people over the years.
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.
Princeton University Balloon Club records
Consists of a scrapbook documenting the existence of the Princeton University Balloon
Club. The scrapbook contains pictures, clippings, aircraft registrations, member
lists, and a heavily used flight manual.
William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University
The documents include virtually all annual reports of the health service and the ladies' auxiliary, as well as copies of many clippings and other reports relevant to the history of the health service. The more recent material also includes much information on employees, budgets and health-related materials provided to students.
Council of the Princeton University Community Records
Material in the collections consists of minutes of meetings, reports, and correspondence produced by CPUC and its subsidiary committees. In addition, transcripts of judicial hearings as well as accompanying audio tapes of the hearings are included.
Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series
Consists of approximately 135 glass plate negatives and prints containing images of
Princeton University, primarily of the campus and buildings.
Princeton Artwork Collection
This collection comprises paintings, drawings, prints, cartoons, and other original artwork and reproductions representing the Princeton campus, its dezinens, sporting and other events, and symbols of the school. This collection does not include images of Nassau Hall or photographs, both which are maintained in dedicated collections.
Statistical Unit records
Consists of research reports and administrative bulletins of the Statistical Unit. The research reports are on topics related to student academic and social life at Princeton in 1962-1963, while the administrative bulletins detail the Statistical Unit's methods of data collection and analysis and outline future projects.
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