Biography and History

The Student Aid Association was formed in 1866 as the Princeton Charitable Institution by a group of trustees and faculty for the purpose of furnishing needy beneficiaries with the housing, textbooks, and other material items necessary for a collegiate education. The organization was successful in its mission, however in 1924 its its assets and responsiblities were taken over by the Office of the Secretary.

Source: From the finding aid for AC280

  • Princeton Student Aid Association records. 1866-1924 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC280

    The Student Aid Association was formed in 1866 as the Princeton Charitable Institution by a group of trustees and faculty for the purpose of furnishing needy beneficiaries with the housing, textbooks, and other material items necessary for a collegiate education. The records contain the minutes, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence of the Princeton Student Aid Association and its predecessor, the Princeton Charitable Institution.