Biography and History

Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1933 to 1963. He is also the author of A Princeton Companion, a reference containing 400 articles on Princeton life and traditions.

Source: From the finding aid for AC261

Biography and History

Alexander Leitch was the Secretary of Princeton University from 1936 to 1966. Following his retirement from the University, he assembled A PRINCETON COMPANION, an encyclopedia of Princeton history.

Source: From the finding aid for AC301

  • W. Beaumont Whitney Collection on A Princeton Companion. 1966-1978 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC173

    W. Beaumont Whitney, II, President of the Princeton University Class of 1919, was instrumental in organizing the funding and sponsorship for Alexander Leitch's A Princeton Companion (1978). The collection consists mainly of Whitney's correspondence with potential donors, contributors, and with author Alexander Leitch.

  • Office of the Secretary Records. 1853-2007 (inclusive), 1901-1985 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC190

    This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the secretaries of the University. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning committee activities. Also included are press releases, discussions pertaining to trustee matters, scholarship information, and biographical files on honorary degree recipients.

  • Alexander Leitch Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Scrapbooks Collection. 1925-1945 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC261

    Alexander Leitch was a member of the Princeton Class of 1924 and an administrator at Princeton University for the entirety of his professional career, most notably holding the Office of the Secretary from 1933 to 1963. Consists of 55 oversized scrapbooks assembled by Alexander Leitch '24 during his career as a Princeton University administrator.

  • Alexander Leitch Football notes collection. 1974-1975 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC301

    Alexander Leitch was the Secretary of Princeton University from 1936 to 1966. The collection consists of extensive notes taken by Alexander Leitch as background for the "Football" entry of his encyclopedia A Princeton Companion