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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