Princeton University History
Collections with Divisional Holdings
William E. Potter Diary
The diary, a single volume comprised of approximately 100 handwritten pages, is
inscribed “Diary of Wm E. Potter/Monday Sept. 5, 1859.” The first page of the diary
contains what appears to be grades most likely from his final year at Harvard. The
last page contains subjects for prize debates. The diary itself begins with Sept. 5,
1859 and concludes on June 28, 1862. There are entries for every day between
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance Records
This collection documents both LGBA activities and issues affecting lesbian, gay,
and bisexual people at Princeton and elsewhere. Since the LGBA is generally a
student organization, the completeness of this collection varies according to
student interest in collecting material. The office files since the arrival of
the director are no less incomplete.
Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Records
The records of the Vice President for Public Affairs consist of subject files assembled on topics relevant to the office's activities, as well as chronological files containing correspondence and interoffice memoranda. Includes the files of William Weathersby who held the office from 1970-1978 and Robert K. Durkee who held the office from 1978-2003. In 2004 the title of the office was changed to the Director of Public Affairs.
Charles H. Schultz Collection
Consists of scripts, sides, photographs, reviews, programs, clippings, and miscellaneous material relating to the University Players, Theatre Intime, and the Triangle Club of Princeton during the years Schultz was a participant in these groups.
Special Committee on Sponsored Research Records
This collection contains chairman Thomas Kuhn's personal papers relating to his committee work; administrative files of the committee, including its minutes, budget, membership files, and memos; a collection of documents produced by the committee and its members; is a compilation of material about the influence of the federal government and national special interest groups on sponsored research collected during a trip to Washington involving a few of the committee members in August 1970; documents about sponsored research and research policy at Princeton University that was open to committe
Historical Photograph Collection, Lake Carnegie Construction Photographs
The collection contains 479 dry gelatin glass plate negatives measuring 5 x 7 inches that document the construction of Lake Carnegie in Princeton, NJ. There are also 314 black and white paper prints developed approximately at the time the photographs were taken. The negatives and prints date from circa 1905 to 1907, with the bulk dating from 1905 to 1906.
Nassau Hall Iconography
The first is a rendering of Nassau Hall by Dawkins, from New American Magazine, published in 1760, four years after the building was completed. This building was later seriously damaged during the American Revolution. Paintings by Peale, Polk and Trumbull depicting George Washington and the Battle of Princeton have Nassau Hall in the backdrop, thus reminding the viewer of Princeton's contribution to the Revolutionary cause and its subsequent sufferings.Nassau Hall was severely damaged by fire several times in the course of the nineteenth century.
Albert Mendeloff Papers on the Princeton Camera Club
Consists of correspondence between Albert Mendelhoff and famous photographers of 1938 in regards to a potential exhibit of loaned photographs at the Art and Archaeology Department.
Princeton University Publications Collection
The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150
different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as
well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been
cataloged individually. Notable items in the collection include an 1802
newspaper account of the Nassau Hall fire (The Balance), 19th century student
Friends of the International Center Records
Consists of the meeting minutes and correspondence of the Friends of the International Center. The collection also includes flyers, posters, mailings, and one audio recording of an interview.
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