Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Princeton in Africa Records

    Consists of newsletters, bulletins, invitations to annual benefit, publications, news
    releases, promotional materials, and fundraising materials.

  • University Land Records

    The University Land Records consist of deeds, mortgages, bonds, other legal papers, and maps concerning the acquisition, disposition, or description of University properties. Most of the papers are original though some photocopies are present.

  • 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.

  • Davis International Center records

    The collection documents the Center's programs and events, as well as international student associations and alumni groups. Types of documents include reports, correspondence, publicity materials, and meeting minutes.

  • Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup

    The Office of the President Records, Shirley Tilghman Subgroup documents the
    administration of Princeton's 19th president, Shirley Tilghman, through
    correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Also present are
    records documenting Tilghman’s interactions with students, faculty, staff, and
    various academic departments.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about
    individual series.

  • Roy Heath Class of 1954 Advisee Project Interviews

    The collection comprises materials related to a study that Heath, a clinical psychologist, conducted on 36 members of the Class of 1954 during their years at Princeton. Most of the documents are transcriptions of interviews Heath conducted with the students on a regular basis. The students are coded by number, but Heath provided a list to enable individuals to be identified once the collection is opened in 2035.

  • 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.

  • Broadcast Center Recordings

    The collection includes over 2,300 video recordings of Princeton related lectures, conferences, symposia, events, ceremonies and creative works. These recording feature a variety of speakers, including politicians, celebrities, activists, as well as scholars and professors from Princeton and around the world. Topics include religion, finance, gender, technology, philosophy, science, sports, and other issues. Also included is a series of Campus Shots, which capture daily life at Princeton through documenting various activities on campus.

  • Princeton University Class Records

    The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.The most common type of material in the collection is class secretary records consisting of correspondence to individual classmates.

  • Food Services Manager's Staff Meeting Minutes

    Consists of one bound volume containing the detailed minutes of the Manager's Staff
    of the Chancellor Green Student Center from 1963-1964. Topics discussed in the
    meetingminutes include changes to the student center's facilities and policies, the
    hiring and firing of student workers, and pay rates for staff.

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