Princeton University. Undergraduate Admission
1854-2005 (mostly 1922-1998)
36.24 linear feet, 42 boxes
The Admission Office has determined who should be allowed to enroll as
undergraduates at Princeton University since 1922. The actual composition and the
desired composition of each class have been contentious campus issues since the
introduction of selective admission. The debates over the value of recruiting and
admitting alumni sons, war veterans, athletes, disadvantaged students (especially
racial minorities), and women are reflected in the records of the Admission Office.
This collection includes a number of reports and minutes, some of which are
restricted, news clippings and releases about Princeton admission, historical
materials, and a series of Admission Office publications.