Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Program in Hellenic Studies Records

    The Program in Hellenic Studies Records document the activities and
    administration of the Program in Hellenic Studies from its founding in 1979
    through 2007. Included are records pertaining to the Program's many fellowship
    offerings and public programs, as well as subject files on topics related to the
    program and to Hellenic studies and culture in general. The records primarily
    consist of correspondence, fellowship applications, reports, and promotional

  • Board of Trustees Records

    The minutes document the Board of Trustees' concerns with overall policy and administration of the University. The other records provide context to the minutes, in the form of background material, especially correspondence and reports. They also provide information on Trustee actions taken through their appointed committees but not necessarily recorded in the minutes.

  • Office of the Controller Records

    Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters. Included among these materials are yearly University budgets and financial reports, indirect cost calculations, tax returns, payroll registers, and financial statements of various University organizations. Since the Controller has financial oversight of the entire University, the records provide information on costs and income as related to personnel, operations, facilities, campus organizations, and administration.

  • John D. Davies Collection on Hobey Baker

    Consists of research material collected by Davies (Princeton Class of 1941) for his book The Legend of Hobey Baker (1966). Included are correspondence, research notes, manuscript drafts, photographs, and printed material--all pertaining to Baker’s career as an ice hockey and football athlete at St. Paul’s Preparatory School and Princeton University, and as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

  • Harry Z. O'Brien Correspondence

    The collection documents student life at Princeton just before the turn of the 20th
    century. The majority of the correspondence is from Harry O'Brien to his sister, Miss
    Annie P. O'Brien, a student at the Marshall Seminary in Philadelphia. Topics covered
    in the letters include classes and examinations, lectures, literary contests, class
    elections and Princeton sports teams.

  • Syllabi and Course Materials Collection

    The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university
    archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University.
    Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade
    books, examinations and similar materials. The collection does not generally
    contain examinations, student academic work, or lecture notes, which are
    maintained in individual collections.

  • Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship records

    The records consist of fundraising files, committee correspondence, scholarship applications, correspondence with scholarship winners, and lists of winners.

  • Women's Golf at Princeton Records

    Primary documents (correspondence, memoranda, notes) and clippings pertaining to Women's Golf at Princeton and Betty Whelan Donovan's tenure as creator and coach of the organization.

  • Donald Marsden Collection on Triangle Club

    The collection consists of Marsden's materials related to his published history of the Triangle Club, The Long Kickline. It includes manuscript drafts, proofs, indices, correspondence, and audio taped interviews with Triangle Club alumni Frederic Fox '39, Howard Menand, Jr. '36, Alfred Wade '30, and Benjamin Franklin \Uncle Ben\ Bunn '07.

  • Princeton at the World's Columbian Exhibition Records

    Consists of three certificates from the U.S. Congress honoring Princeton for the exhibit, three copies of a photograph of Dr. and Mrs. McCosh seated in the exhibit booth, a written proposal for the exhibit, layout plans for the exhibit, and two bound registers containing the autographs and home cities of visitors to the exhibit.

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