Biography and History

Princeton University was a participant in the first intercollegiate football game in America in 1869. Since then, the University has maintained a varsity football team, competing each season against other colleges in the Ivy League Athletic Conference, including traditional rival Yale.

Source: From the finding aid for AC297

Biography and History

The sprint football program at Princeton (sometimes known as lightweight football) has operated since 1933. Designed for smaller players, sprint football is identical to NCAA football in every way with the exception of a weight cap of 165 pounds on players. Princeton is one of five colleges that participate in the Collegiate Sprint Football League.

Source: From the finding aid for AC310

Biography and History

These records document the struggle to establish a women's golf program at Princeton University in the 1970s and its development since that time. The women's golf team was founded as a club sport in 1978, coached by Betty Whelan. A group called "Friends of Women's Golf" began fundraising immediately, and the group began lobbying for inclusion as a varsity sport. After ten years of being denied varsity status by the university, representatives from the team contacted the ACLU asking for assistance and raising the possibility of a lawsuit under the protections of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. In 1991, the university committed to supporting a varsity women's golf program.

Source: From the finding aid for AC394

  • Football Films Collection. 1936-2012 (inclusive), 1936-1986 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC297

    Princeton University was a participant in the first intercollegiate football game in America in 1869. Since then, the University has maintained a varsity football team, competing each season against other colleges in the Ivy League Athletic Conference, including traditional rival Yale. Consists of film reels documenting Princeton varsity football games.

  • Sprint Football VHS Tapes Collection. 1947, 1989-2005 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC310

    The sprint football program at Princeton (sometimes known as lightweight football) has operated since 1933. The collection consists of 196 videotapes (VHS format) of Sprint Football games and one video transfer of a 1947 varsity football game film.

  • Women's Golf at Princeton Records. 1979-2011 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC394

    These records document the struggle to establish a women's golf program at Princeton University in the 1970s and its development since that time. Records include correspondence, memoranda, notes and clippings pertaining to Women's Golf at Princeton and Betty Whelan Donovan's tenure as creator and coach of the organization.

  • Women's Golf at Princeton Records. 1979-2011 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC394

    These records document the struggle to establish a women's golf program at Princeton University in the 1970s and its development since that time. Records include correspondence, memoranda, notes and clippings pertaining to Women's Golf at Princeton and Betty Whelan Donovan's tenure as creator and coach of the organization.