Princeton University History

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Non-Graduate Records

    Consists of an alphabetical card index of Princeton undergraduate students who
    attended the University for at least one year, but never graduated. Occasionally it
    also includes students who did not graduate with their class, but completed their
    degrees at a later time. The level of information offered by the cards is
    inconsistent, but they generally list the student's full name, freshman class year,
    hometown, and a brief reason for their leaving such as death or disciplinary

  • Department of Classics records

    Consists of the records of the Department of Classics from the late 19th and early 20th century. Materials include three bound volumes containing the minutes of the graduate classics club, the classical seminary, and departmental reports. Also in the collection are bound senior theses from 1894-1910, and correspondence of the classics department graduate committee.

  • Gauss Seminars in Criticism Records

    The collection is composed of correspondence with the guest speakers. Most folders contain a letter of invitation to speak at the Gauss Seminars, correspondence concerning presentation dates, lodging, and material for distribution during the presentation. Other items include payment for lectures and correspondence requesting additional lecture dates at other institutions during the speaker's stay in the United States.The final folder contains material from a symposium on the subject of Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.

  • C. Bernard Shea collection on Princeton University Athletics

    This collection consists of Princeton University athletics statistics and newspaper clippings compiled by C. Bernard Shea between 1901 and 1950. A number of sports are represented however the bulk of the materials are related to football. Also included is a copy of Intercollegiate Football, A Complete Pictorial and Statistical Review 1869-1934 edited by Christy Walsh.

  • Undergraduate Alumni Records

    Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

  • Admission Office Records

    Consists of a documentary record of Princeton University admission policy divided
    into chronological timeframes and includes material such as entrance exams and
    requirements, press releases, admission booklets, pamphlets, reports, sample
    correspondence and statistics. Series 5, Confidential Reports and Minutes
    (Redacted), 1931-1969, consists of reports and minutes that were selected and

  • Princeton Prize in Race Relations Records

    The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Records consist of the files of the founder of the Princeton Prize, Henry Von Kohorn '66. The collection includes correspondence to and from Princeton Prize board members relating to the governance, planning, development and coordination of the Princeton Prize program and its annual symposia, as well as correspondence with alumni volunteers regarding the regional awards and their ceremonies. Among the files one can also find financial statements, annual reports, meeting notes, event programs and related materials.

  • Richardson Auditorium programs

    The collection consists of programs for performances and other events held at Richardson Auditorium.

  • Master's Theses Collection

    This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University. While Princeton students who write doctoral dissertations and senior theses are required to deposit copies of their work with the University Library, a student who completes a master's thesis may choose whether or not to deposit it with the library. Therefore, this collection does not represent all master's theses written at Princeton University.

  • Organization of Women Leaders records

    Consists of organizational materials documenting the inaugural year of the Organization of Women Leaders, including newsletters, event flyers, meeting notes, conference materials, and a scrapbook with clippings and photographs.

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