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Department of Politics Records, 1921-2017 (mostly 1921-1978)

AC166 39 boxes 4 items 1 websites
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The Department of Politics at Princeton University is one of the University's largest academic departments, offering undergraduate and graduate courses touching on nearly every aspect of the discipline of political science. The Department of Politics records document the activities of the Department of Politics and its faculty from the time of its founding in 1924 until the mid-1960s, and contain correspondence, course syllabi and notes, examinations, and subject files.

Peyton Houston Papers, 1925-1994 (mostly 1950-1990)

C0831 60 boxes 2 items
Peyton Houston (Princeton Class of 1932) worked with the New York investment company Equity Corporation for forty years, while pursuing a career in poetry and freelance writing on the side. His papers include some of his poetry notebooks and drafts and manuscripts of his published works. The collection also contains his correspondence with family and friends, writers and publishers, and photocopied correspondence with Peter Yates. Some drafts of Yates' work and some personal memorabilia of Houston's complete the collection.
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Joseph Raycroft Papers, 1888-1953, 1992

AC146 7 boxes
Joseph Edward Raycroft was Princeton University's Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, press-releases, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Raycroft's personal life and career. Also included are library catalog lists and other material related to Raycrofts Library of memorabilia
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Series 4: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1911-1952

The Photographs and Memorabilia series contains tourist photographs of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, including images of Adolph Hitler and American athlete Jesse Owens with German athlete Lutz Long. The series also includes the 1936 Berlin Olympic medal worn by Raycroft during the games, postcards of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and various photographs of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Memorabilia including photostats of William Yarrow's Mural located in Dillon Gymnasium, a metal plaque presented to Dr. Raycroft for outstanding service by the University of Chicago, and a photo album of the Athens Olympics in 1896 which was given to the Raycroft Library by Charles Caldwell in 1950, is also present in the series.
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Series 2: Library, 1924-1953, 1992

The Library series consists of general correspondence, newspaper clippings, catalog lists, and press-releases about Raycroft's Library as well as condolence letters sent to him after the 1944 fire that destroyed the library. Donations made by friends of Raycroft, Princeton alumni, academic institutions, and associations which helped rebuild Raycroft's library in Dillon Gym are documented in the series. Of note is a letter written by Robert Garrett documenting his donation of memorabilia from the first Olympics including two 'original' discuses to the Raycroft collection. Also of interest is material related to photostat copies of the William Yarrow mural produced for the walls outside the restored Raycroft library in Dillon Gymnasium. (The photostat copies can be found in series 4.) Some correspondence regarding the fire can be located in the correspondence section of series 1.

David Lawrence Papers, 1901-1975 (mostly 1933-1970)

MC084 395 boxes 2 items
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David Lawrence, Princeton Class of 1910, was an American magazine and news service founder, editor, columnist, and author. This collection contains papers of Lawrence, including correspondence with notable twentieth century figures, articles, speeches, correspondent dispatches, radio broadcast transcripts, and manuscripts for several books.

Willard Thorp and Margaret Farrand Thorp Papers, 1886-1981 (mostly 1930-1970)

C0292 33 boxes 14.1 linear feet
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Consists of material which reflects the long careers of American educators, authors, and literary critics Willard and Margaret Thorp. Willard's papers (1923-1981) include correspondence, writings, class lecture notes, documents, journals and diaries, printed matter, photographs, and papers of others during his writing and teaching years at Princeton University. Margaret's papers (1917-1960) include writings, correspondence, journals, notebooks, and family sketchbooks and photographs.
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Willard Thorp and Margaret Farrand Thorp Papers, 1886-1981 (mostly 1930-1970)

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Consists of material which reflects the long careers of American educators, authors, and literary critics Willard and Margaret Thorp. Willard's papers (1923-1981) include correspondence, writings, class lecture notes, documents, journals and diaries, printed matter, photographs, and papers of others during his writing and teaching years at Princeton University. Margaret's papers (1917-1960) include writings, correspondence, journals, notebooks, and family sketchbooks and photographs.

R. P. Blackmur Papers, 1864-1965

C0227 52 boxes
Richard Palmer Blackmur was a notable literary critic, poet, and Princeton University professor. This collection documents Blackmur's creative and academic efforts, and includes his critical essays, reviews, poetry, short stories, plays, and unpublished novels. In addition to his writings, Blackmur's papers contain significant correspondence with major literary figures of the twentieth century.

Gillett G. Griffin Papers, 1928-2016

AC464 36 boxes
Gillett Good Griffin, a curator of Pre-Columbian collections at the Princeton University Art Museum from 1967 to 2005, spurred dynamic growth in the museum's collections of art of the ancient Americas. The Gillett G. Griffin Papers reflect Griffin's personal life and relationships as well as his professional work and his donation of objects to the Princeton University Art Museum.

Milton Halsey Thomas Papers, 1796-1977 (mostly 1930-1960)

C0706 47 boxes 2 items 20.2 linear feet
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous research material of librarian/archivist Milton Halsey Thomas, including research material for several of his historical publications.

Marten Van Heuven Papers, 1952-2016

MC224 6 boxes
Marten Van Heuven (1932- ) led a career in the United States foreign service, serving in several European countries, which culminated with his service as National Intelligence Officer for Europe from 1987 to 1991, a position responsible for the analysis of European and Canadian issues. Van Heuven's papers document his career in the United States foreign service and at RAND, and include his speech files, writings files, and correspondence.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Records, 1935-2017

AC448 5 boxes 1 websites
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The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University's international and regional studies center. The PIIRS Records document the institute's activities and include material from its precursor organizations, the Yale Institute of International Studies and the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.
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Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Records, 1935-2017

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The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University's international and regional studies center. The PIIRS Records document the institute's activities and include material from its precursor organizations, the Yale Institute of International Studies and the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.

Frank Lewin Papers, 1938-2016 (mostly 1951-2007)

C1373 70 boxes 5804 digital files 57.4 linear feet
This collection contains the musical manuscripts, musical sketches, correspondence, teaching materials, business files, and other personal papers of American composer Frank Lewin (1925-2008), who resided in Princeton from 1951 until his death. Audio and video recordings on optical media and a hard drive include music, films, and interviews; digital materials also include photographs, documents, production information, scores, parts, copyright forms, and contracts.

Athletic Programs Collection, 1870-2017

AC042 22 boxes
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This collection contains printed athletic programs for football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey and other sports, with football predominant. The programs, especially the earlier ones, provide a sweeping view of Princeton's athletic history, documenting not only team statistics and scores, but the players, the venues in which the teams competed, social aspects of advertising, and the evolution of the various games.

Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project Records, 1761-1992 (mostly 1850-1929)

MC178 600 boxes 1 folder 2 items 265 Reels
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The Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and Princeton University, was a successful project to publish material generated by and influencing Woodrow Wilson; the 35 year project resulted in an acclaimed 69 volume set. The records of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, compiled by chief editor Arthur S. Link and his staff, document the life and times of the former Princeton University president, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, as well as the project to bring together documentation by and about Wilson.
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Subseries 2B: Microfilm, 1162-2223

The Microfilm Subseries contains correspondence, documents, newspapers, and writings of Wilson and others which had been microfilmed by various repositories and purchased by the editorial staff for reference and inclusion in the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project. Repositories from which significant amounts of reels were purchased include the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the London Public Records Office, Princeton University, and Yale University. This subseries is closely related to Subseries 1C: Miscellaneous Photocopies, in that similar types of materials are included in both subseries, although there is little or no overlapping content.
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Subseries 2A: Photographs, 1823-1963 May

The Photographs Subseries provides a visual documentation of the life and activities of Woodrow Wilson. It includes the prints and negatives used in the Papers of Woodrow Wilson, along with other photographs sorted by subject. While the bulk of the images are of people and places, there are also photographs and negatives of important correspondence and documents. Additionally, this subseries contains a run of United States Signal Corps photographs from Wilson's presidential era.

Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy Records, 1925-1971 (mostly 1940-1970)

MC022 209 boxes
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The Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy, active from November 1933 to 1970, was composed of economists and other financial experts who sought to educate the public and United States government on sound monetary policy. The Committee advocated for a return to the gold standard and sought to combat what they saw as dangerous inflationist sentiment and aggressive monetary policies of the time through public addresses, publishing articles and pamphlets, and testifying before Congress. The records document the Committee's work, as well as its organization and administration, and include correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications.

H. Alexander Smith Papers, 1897-1966 (mostly 1920-1966)

MC120 665 boxes 13 items
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H. Alexander Smith served as the executive secretary of Princeton University and was later elected to the United States Senate representing New Jersey. Smith made contributions to United States foreign policy while serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bulk of documentation focuses on his tenure in the Senate and the period immediately after his retirement; reports, correspondence, and printed material from his work at Princeton are also included. The papers contain diaries, correspondence, speeches, notes, photographs, and memorabilia.

Edward Mead Earle Papers, 1894-1954

MC020 39 boxes 2 items
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The Papers of Edward Mead Earle (1894-1954) document the career of Earle, a specialist in the role of the military in foreign relations. He was a university lecturer, author, and consultant to various departments of the U.S. government. The papers reflect Earle's work as a professor at the School of Economics and Politics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. The collection emphasizes Earle's major work of establishing a seminar designed to research issues associated with military and foreign policies of the United States during World War II. It also highlights a number of other professional activities during his time at the Institute.

Fred I. Kent Papers, 1901-1954 (mostly 1920-1950)

MC077 42 boxes
Fred I. Kent (1869-1954) was a banker who spent the majority of his career at Bankers Trust Company in New York. He was an expert on foreign exchange, and during World War I and its aftermath was involved with establishing foreign exchange policies, reparations, and war debt. Kent was also active in numerous organizations, including the American Bankers Association and the International Chamber of Commerce. Kent's papers include his correspondence with businessmen and politicians about financial and economic issues, articles and speeches written by Kent, and papers documenting his involvement with several banking and economic organizations.

Department of Art and Archaeology Records, 1882-2017 (mostly 1925-1981)

AC140 17 boxes 2 items 1 websites
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The Art and Archaeology Department is one of the University's most distinguished academic departments, responsible for the education of students on the graduate and undergraduate level as well as the administration of the Princeton Art Museum. This collection consists of the records of the Department of Art and Archaeology, which include advisory council minutes; faculty files; gift records; correspondence; recommendations; project files; course lists; historical documents; and lists of images used in classes.

Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers, 1868-1970 (mostly 1935-1965)

MC021 277 boxes 6 items
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Ferdinand Eberstadt (1890-1969) was a prominent Wall Street investment banker who also served in several government posts throughout his career. During World War II, he organized the production and distribution of supplies to the United States military through his work with the Army-Navy Munitions Board and the War Production Board, and he was subsequently involved in plans for the reorganization of the armed services and in the development of post-war economic policies. The Eberstadt papers primarily document his extensive career in public service to the United States related to defense and the economy, as well as his career as an investment banker and his personal life, and include correspondence, reports, his writings, and his personal papers.

Office of the Treasurer Records, 1754-2009 (mostly 1939-2006)

AC128 205 boxes 2 folders 2 items 98 Volumes
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The Office of the Treasurer is Princeton University's administrative office charged with the coordination and execution of the receipt, disbursement, custody, and safeguarding of the financial assets and resources of the University. The Office of the Treasurer records document the custodianship of Princeton University's finances and contain correspondence, annual reports, budgets, audited statements, and other finance-related materials which are related to the University's assets, investments, cash flow, and spending practices.