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Jonathan Edwards Family Collection, 1723-1798

C0233 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence, sermons, and documents of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) America's most important and original philosophical theologian, and his three sons, Timothy, Jonathan, and Pierpont Edwards.
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Albert O. Hirschman Papers, 1900-2008 (mostly 1950-2000)

MC160 84 boxes
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Albert O. Hirschman (1915- ) was a leading scholar in the field of economic development whose work focused on Latin America but encompassed the globe. He was a professor at Yale, Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Hirschman's papers document his scholarship on economic development and his academic career and include his correspondence written while he was at the Institute for Advanced Study, his writings, and his research notes and materials, especially related to his work in Latin America and for the World Bank.

Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series, circa 1726-1989

AC111 121 boxes 3 folders 6 items 328 digital files
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The Grounds and Buildings Series of the Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs of the grounds and buildings owned by Princeton University. The photographs date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1870s to the 1940s. Many of these photographs have been digitized and are searchable in Digital PUL.

Princeton University Library Collection of Theater Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1726-1978

TC097 15 boxes 6 linear feet
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Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence of playwrights, authors, actors and actresses, and theater managers, and other manuscript materials relating to American and English theater from the 1720s through the 1970s.
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Kenneth Povey Collection of William Cowper, 1727-1845

C0136 1 box 0.45 linear feet
The Kenneth Povey Collection of William Cowper consists of materials from the life of Cowper, collected by Kenneth Povey, a scholar of eighteenth-century poetry.

Philip Wylie Papers, 1920-1984 (mostly 1930-1971)

C0059 304 boxes 162.0 linear feet
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A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Philip Gordon Wylie (Princeton Class of 1924), authored hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. His collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence representing his life work, ranging from Dormitory Ditties, published during his college days (circa 1920), to The End of the Dream, a novel published posthumously in 1972.

Robert Thorp of Alnwick Collection of Printed and Manuscript Music, 1729-1819

RBD3 6 boxes 1 item 2 linear feet
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Consists of printed and manuscript music collected by Robert Thorp of Alnwick.

Thomas Foxcroft Correspondence, 1729-1759

C0160 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Thomas Foxcroft served as a Congregational minister at the First Church of Boston. The collection consists primarily of letters sent to Foxcroft by acquaintances and colleagues, notably Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747) and Experience Mayhew (1673-1758). Several manuscripts, including sermons by Jonathan Dickinson (both written and printed) and lengthy responses to theological debates, are also included.

Women's World Banking Records, 1964-2017 (mostly 1980-1996)

MC198 247 boxes 144 items
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Women's World Banking (WWB), one of the world's leaders in microenterprise financing, is a not-for-profit international financial institution founded by a global group of independent women working together with the support of the United Nations in 1979. The Women's World Banking mission is to facilitate the participation of poor women entrepreneurs in the modern economy at the local level, especially those who are generally without access to established financial institutions. The organization consists of an international network of affiliates (independent local institutions that provide a variety of financial and training services to meet the needs of local women) with a central coordinating office in New York City. WWB's records document the administration of the organization, mainly during the tenure of its first president, Michaela Walsh, and include founding documents, financial records, correspondence, records related to affiliates and other organizations, audiovisual materials, and the files of Michaela Walsh.
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Series 7: July 2009 Accession, 1730-2008

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The July 2009 Accession contains historical documents originating in the offices of the Linkages and Learning Team (Nicola Armacost, Director) and Presidents Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Nancy Barry, and Michaela Walsh. They pertain to workshops, programs, training, media coverage, and meetings. Materials include compact disks, correspondence, newletters, and reports.

John Witherspoon Collection, 1765-1903 (mostly 1767-1790)

C0274 4 boxes
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Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of John Witherspoon, who was sixth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

William E. Fredeman Collection of William Bell Scott, the Scott Family, and Alice Boyd, 1733-1897 (mostly 1820-1895)

C1459 6 boxes
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Manuscripts and corrected page proofs for poetry and prose writings, drawings and engraved illustrations, personal documents, record books of print sales, correspondence, inscribed books, binding dummies, and family papers of William Bell Scott (1811-1890), a Scottish poet, painter, art critic, and engraver, known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite circle in London, and also personal and family correspondence of Alice Boyd, Scott's long-term companion, from 1859 until his death. The collection consists of materials acquired by the eminent Pre-Raphaelite scholar, William E. Fredeman (1928-1999) from members of the Boyd family, which were once housed at Penkill Castle, the residence of Alice Boyd, where Scott spent much of his later life.
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Scott, George, 1733-1754

George Scott, skinner and burgess of Lanark, was the great-grandfather of William Bell Scott. This file group contains documents related to feudal property rights to a family home at Bloomgate and his marriage to Jean Hunter, as well as a guild ticket.
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Series 1: William Bell Scott Family Papers, 1733-1893 (mostly 1830-1890)

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This series includes writings, artwork, personal correspondence, and documents of William Bell Scott, as well as family papers following his paternal family line through four generations. Scott, a close friend and associate of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other central Pre-Raphaelites, was active in several fields, generating written work as a poet, art critic, and memoirist, and visual work as an engraver, painter, and teacher of the ornamental arts. The variety of materials present in this series reflects the diversity of Scott's artistic practice. These materials include manuscripts, drafts, corrected page proofs, notes, sketches, print proofs of engraved illustrations, print sales records, binding dummies, errata slips, and bound printed volumes for many of William Bell Scott's major works in poetry, prose, and art, as well as for projects to which he contributed writing or illustrations. Also included are assorted early drafts of individual poems and essays, along with various informal notes, stencils, and drawings. His correspondence relates to publishing projects and events.
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William E. Fredeman Collection of William Bell Scott, the Scott Family, and Alice Boyd, 1733-1897 (mostly 1820-1895)

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Manuscripts and corrected page proofs for poetry and prose writings, drawings and engraved illustrations, personal documents, record books of print sales, correspondence, inscribed books, binding dummies, and family papers of William Bell Scott (1811-1890), a Scottish poet, painter, art critic, and engraver, known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite circle in London, and also personal and family correspondence of Alice Boyd, Scott's long-term companion, from 1859 until his death. The collection consists of materials acquired by the eminent Pre-Raphaelite scholar, William E. Fredeman (1928-1999) from members of the Boyd family, which were once housed at Penkill Castle, the residence of Alice Boyd, where Scott spent much of his later life.

William Seymour Family Papers, 1733-1967 (mostly 1870-1933)

TC011 89 boxes 42 linear feet
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Consists primarily of the professional papers of prominent late 19th- and early 20th-century American theatrical stage manager and director William Seymour (1855-1933). The majority of papers include correspondence as well as numerous production-related materials, such as playscripts, promptbooks, and sheet music. Family members, particularly other well-known theater figures, such as Seymour's sister-in-law Fanny Davenport (1850-1898), are also represented in the collection through correspondence, production materials, ephemera, and newspaper clippings.
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Miscellaneous Papers, 1733-1905

Includes the following: an Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Suffolk County, New England document requiring Daniel Dupee of Boston to pay a debt owed to Thomas Gunter, a Boston merchant (1733); official document noting the sale of an enslaved woman by Joseph J. Gutierrez to Paul Monehan of Jefferson Parish, New Orleans (1858); tickets and admission passes, including the last pass signed by A.M. (Albert Marshall) Palmer, Herald Sqaure Theatre (1905), a ticket for the Theatre Royal Haymarket (1817), and a Vauxhall Jubilee ticket (1786); ephemera; confederate money; and two unidentified negatives (circa 1865).

Claude Adrien Meney Letters, 1734

C0893 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of contemporary manuscript copies of 38 letters (in a bound volume) written by the eighteenth-century French attorney Claude Meney during a visit to London..

Princeton University Library Records, 1734-2017 (mostly 1952-1995)

AC123 635 boxes 5 folders 10 items 87 Volumes 1605 digital files 1 websites
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The Princeton University Library is one of the foremost university libraries in the world. With collections totaling over 12 million volumes, manuscripts, and nonprint items spread across fifteen buildings, the Princeton University Library system serves not only the Princeton University community but the world at large. The Princeton University Library Records consist of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm. The records document the Library's day-to-day operations as well as its involvement with other departments on campus, other college and university libraries, and library users.
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Subseries 8B, Manuscripts Relating to the Rittenhouse Orrery, 1734-1968

Subseries 8B, Manuscripts Relating to the Rittenhouse Orrery consists of letters and documents tracing the search for and restoration of the orrery; exhibition plans, display cards, and publicity releases related to the 1954 exhibition of the orrery; photographs of the Rittenhouse and other orreries; two notebooks, containing a "Documentary History of the Rittenhouse Orrery, 1767-1951" and "18th Century Orreries Before and After David Rittenhouse," with bibliographies; and notes and typescripts for Howard C. Rice's "The Rittenhouse Orrery" (1954), a narrative commentary on the exhibition. Also included are photostats of manuscript material, including letters by Thomas Jefferson and David Rittenhouse, lent to the Library for the exhibition by Elizabeth Sergeant Abbot, and lists of items borrowed from other sources.

Dayton Family Papers, 1734-1868

C0302 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of several members of the Dayton family of Elizabeth, N.J., including Jonathan Dayton (Princeton Class of 1776) and his father, Elias Dayton.

Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday Collection, 1734-1966 (mostly 1890-1949)

C0162 33 boxes 1 item 14 linear feet
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Consists primarily of papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday and his son, Nelson, relating to their personal and business relationships with prominent authors and artists published under the Doubleday imprint, such as Joseph Conrad, A. B. Frost, Rudyard Kipling, T. E. Lawrence, and W. Someset Maugham.
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Thorne Collection of Elias Boudinot, 1734-1924 (mostly 1777-1819)

C0001 4 boxes
Elias Boudinot was an American lawyer and public official who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress. This collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed material relating to Boudinot and his family, collected by Langdon K. Thorne.
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Selected Papers of W. Scott Watson, 1822-1924 (mostly 1896-1904)

C0461 11 boxes 5.5 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of American Presbyterian clergyman and missionary W. Sott Watson.

Sergeant Family Collection, 1746-1843

C1192 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence and documents by and about three members of the Sergeant family and their relationship with the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) during the Colonial period: Jonathan Sergeant, his son Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, and his grandson John Sergeant.
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Sergeant Family Collection, 1746-1843

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Consists of selected correspondence and documents by and about three members of the Sergeant family and their relationship with the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) during the Colonial period: Jonathan Sergeant, his son Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, and his grandson John Sergeant.

Russell W. Moore Autograph Collection of Princetonians, 1738-1918

C0017 6 Volumes
Consists of autograph letters and documents of Princetonians collected by American chemist and collector, Russell W. Moore (Princeton Class of 1883).
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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1955 (mostly 1880-1919)

C0724 6 boxes 2.3 linear feet
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Harold F. McCormick Collection of Aeronautica, 1780-1940 (mostly 1910-1920)

C0496 17 boxes 13.1 linear feet
Consists of selected papers reflecting the many aeronautical activities and interests of industrial magnate Harold F. McCormick (Princeton Class of 1895) and papers which he collected concerning the history of aviation.
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George Pretyman Collection, 1741-1886

C1383 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of material of British clergyman and bishop George Pretyman (also known as George Pretyman Tomline) related to William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) and others.

Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, 1742-2014

RBD2 15 boxes 26 items 21 linear feet
Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc.
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Bickham, George: Proposals for printing by subscription the Universal penman, 1742

Broadside (408 x 246 mm.); moderate foxing and soiling, hinged to mat; very good. Scarce Broadside for "the most curious book of its kind hitherto extant," soliciting subscribers for the second (and first complete) issue in parts of Bickham's magnum opus, the outstanding English writing manual of the 18th-century, following the 1733-1741 serial first issue also published by subscription. According to Muir, the Bickham venture was "the first recorded attempt to issue in periodical parts a work that was intended for subsequent issue in book form" (P.H. Muir, "The Bickhams and their Universal Penman," The Library, series 4, Volume 25, pages 162, 165, and 185).

Hunt Family Collection, 1776-1835

C0587 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of photostats of letters, deeds, wills, indentures, receipts, and other documents of the Hunt families of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and Urbana, Ohio, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Patrick Henry Materials, 1743-1796

C1165 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscript material by and about American attorney, politician, and planter Patrick Henry (1736-1799).
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Documents Regarding Henry's Purchase of Lands on Leatherwood Creek, Henry County, 1743-1783 (mostly 1778)

Consists of three documents related to the purchase of lands for Patrick Henry's Leatherwood Plantation. In one document, dated November 27, 1778, Martin Key agrees to allow Patrick Henry to settle on land on Leatherwood Creek in Henry County, Virginia, which Henry purchased from Thomas Lomax, but was involved in a legal dispute. Another is a May 29, 1778, document signed by Thomas Lomax transferring 9,990 acres of land on Leatherwood Creek to Patrick Henry. The third is a complaint for the Court of Chancery case of Lomax v. Randolph concerning a tract of land, circa 1743 (filed April 3, 1783).

Von Hemert Autograph Collection, 1752-1908 (mostly 1780-1803)

C0472 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of photostats of a collection compiled by A. Philippe Von Hemert.

Princeton University Library Collection of Ashbel Green Materials, 1744-1958 (mostly 1783-1844)

C0257 13 boxes 4.84 linear feet
Ashbel Green (1762-1848) was a prominent Presbyterian minister, eighth president of the College of New Jersey, and co-founder of the Princeton Theological Seminary. The bulk of the papers consist of Green's personal writings, including diaries and sermons. The papers of Green's father, the Reverend Jacob Green (1722-1790) are also included.
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Subseries 3A: Jacob Green, 1744-1811

This subseries contains the papers of Jacob Green. Materials include day books, diaries, and sermons. The day books and diaries document Jacob Green's daily activities. Green maintained a log of appointments, meetings, dates, and prayer activities. The sermons focus on specific Bible passages, which are noted on each. Green also noted each date the sermon was delivered. Some were read several times throughout his career.
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Series 3: Papers of Other Persons, 1744-1958

The series contains documents created by Ashbel's father Jacob and various other family and associates. This series contains two subseries: Jacob Green and Others. The Jacob Green subseries contains the writings of Ashbel's father while the Others subseries consists mostly of personal correspondence between family members.

Penelope Pennington Collection, 1798-1827

C0002 1 box
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts of Penelope Pennington, who was part of the social and literary women's group that was centered around the English diarist and patron of the arts Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzii (1741-1821).
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Varnum Lansing Collins Papers, 1842-1972

AC347 11 boxes
Varnum Lansing Collins was a Princeton alum of the Class of 1893 and served as the University's Secretary from 1917 to 1936. Throughout his life Collins exhibited a special interest in Princeton's history and he authored a number of works relating to that theme. The Varnum Lansing Collins Papers consist primarily of materials generated by Collins while writing several of his most well-known works on Princeton history.

Board of Trustees Records, 1746-2023

AC120 76 boxes 1 folder 387 Volumes
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This collection provides the most basic source of information about Princeton University's governing body. In addition to minutes of the Trustees' meetings, the collection contains related papers and reports, organized according to purpose.

Benjamin Tallmadge Collection, 1756-1846

C0243 2 boxes 1.6 linear feet
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Consists mostly of papers from a family album of American Revolutionary intelligence officer Benjamin Tallmadge (1754-1835) relating to his Revolutionary War experience.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Princeton University Materials, 1746-1983

C1352 6 boxes 2 linear feet
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Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts related to Princeton University, its students, and its employees, some in an official capacity and others as personal or family records of those associated with Princeton University, or the College of New Jersey as it was known prior to the end of the 19th century. Materials span from the 1740s until the 1980s, though most pertain to the mid-18th through early 20th century.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Princeton University Materials, 1746-1983

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Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts related to Princeton University, its students, and its employees, some in an official capacity and others as personal or family records of those associated with Princeton University, or the College of New Jersey as it was known prior to the end of the 19th century. Materials span from the 1740s until the 1980s, though most pertain to the mid-18th through early 20th century.

William R. Weeks Papers, 1746-1897

AC320 1 box
The Papers of William R. Weeks, Esq., consist of three folders of material researched and correspondence written for the furtherance of a book on Princeton University's early history Weeks planned to write. The title of the book was to be, "History of the First Endowment of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University." It is highly doubtful that the book was ever written; there is no copy of it on record.
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William R. Weeks Papers, 1746-1897

The Papers of William R. Weeks, Esq., consist of three folders of material researched and correspondence written for the furtherance of a book on Princeton University's early history Weeks planned to write. The title of the book was to be, "History of the First Endowment of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University." It is highly doubtful that the book was ever written; there is no copy of it on record.

Aaron Burr (1716-1757) Collection, 1750-1761

C0090 1 box 0.4 linear feet
This is an open collection for accessions of Aaron Burr (1716-1757) manuscripts, letters, documents, and related material.
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Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, 1853-2019 (mostly 1901-1985)

AC190 202 boxes 1 folder 12 items 3533 digital files 1 websites
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This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the vice presidents and 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.
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Sub-series 7C.3: Correspondence as Secretary to the University, 1746-1966

This sub-subseries is comprised of material associated with Leitch's service as University Secretary (1936-1966). Included are discussions and contacts with various committees on which Leitch served, exchanges with other educational institutions, interactions with trustees and other individuals, and involvement with Princeton municipal government. In addition, New Jersey associations and committees figure prominently in this subseries. Also included are discussions of Princeton's involvement with educational radio programming, including some of the original literature used to explore the feasibility of pursuing regularly scheduled educational programs. The subseries contains a copy of Leitch's pamphlet "How to Get the Most Out of a Princeton Education," files on distinguished visitors to the campus, historical information about the University, and a list of "Princeton Men Who Founded Other Institutions." The wide range of material reflects the very visible and central role into which the Office of the Secretary evolved. Folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of an individual, committee, organization, or topic.

Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (mostly 1830-1869)

AC117 271 boxes
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This collection contains records relating to Princeton University presidents from Jonathan Dickinson, who served in this capacity from 1746 to 1747, to Harold W. Dodds, whose tenure spanned the period from 1933 to 1957. It brings together both primary and secondary materials pertaining to individual presidents as well as the office of the president itself. The Princeton University Presidents' Records document the lives and accomplishments of each president with varying completeness, as well as the functions of their office.
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Series 1: Jonathan Dickinson Records, 1746-1977

Jonathan Dickinson, born in 1688 and graduated from Yale College in 1706, was the first president of the College of New Jersey. After becoming the pastor of the Congregational church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Dickinson shifted from Congregational to Presbyterian teachings in order to join the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Yet while becoming a leader within the Presbytery and the higher Synod of Philadelphia, Dickinson steadfastly maintained his belief in the freedom of the individual clergy. Having first envisioned an educational institute within the Synod, Dickinson only realized his dream of founding a school to train future Presbyterian ministers and pious laymen when he and others founded the College of New Jersey in 1746. Dickinson died in office in October 1747.
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Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (mostly 1830-1869)

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This collection contains records relating to Princeton University presidents from Jonathan Dickinson, who served in this capacity from 1746 to 1747, to Harold W. Dodds, whose tenure spanned the period from 1933 to 1957. It brings together both primary and secondary materials pertaining to individual presidents as well as the office of the president itself. The Princeton University Presidents' Records document the lives and accomplishments of each president with varying completeness, as well as the functions of their office.

Jonathan Belcher Collection, 1747-1967

AC352 1 box 1 folder
Jonathan Belcher, was a merchant and colonial governor of the Provinces of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and was instrumental in the founding of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University and consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere.
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Jonathan Belcher Collection, 1747-1967

Jonathan Belcher, was a merchant and colonial governor of the Provinces of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and was instrumental in the founding of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University and consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere.

Pyne-Henry Collection, 1747-1947

AC125 3 boxes
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The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and other documents written by students, faculty and administrators which, along with other administrative records and Trustee Minutes, constitute the earliest records and documentary history of the University. Most of these papers and records were amassed by Princeton alumni Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877) and Bayard Henry (Class of 1876) during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
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Subseries 5H: Trustees Records, 1747-1888

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Subseries 5H: Trustees Records, 1747-1888, consists of minutes, resolutions, legal proceedings and correspondence concerning activities of the Board of Trustees. Most of the documents fall within the latter half of the 18th century. These papers are of a general nature, often dealing with relatively minor matters, and should be used in conjunction with other more substantive Trustee holdings at the Princeton University Archives. Some of the more significant documents here include a recommendation by the Trustees that the College be located at "Prince Town" and that Robert and William Tennent, Richard Treat, Samuel Blair and Samuel Finley be appointed to the Board of Trustees; a copy of the 1748 Charter; bills of fare for Trustees dinners, 1769 and 1771; duties of the College Treasurer (1774); and a Trustee resolution upon the resignation of President McCosh (1888.) There is also a list of the papers and documents belonging to the Trustees (1795).

Historical Photograph Collection: Alumni Photographs series, 1748-1998

AC058 99 boxes 1 folder 2 items
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The Historical Photograph Collection: Alumni Series consists of formal portraits of Princeton University alumni arranged chronologically by class year.

Princeton University Publications Collection, circa 1748-2016

AC364 156 boxes 6 digital files 1 website
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The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150 different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been cataloged individually.
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The Pennsylvania Gazette, Article Thanking Governor Belcher for Granting the Second Charter of College of New Jersey, 1748

The Pennsylvania Gazette, November 3, 1748. The front page includes a letter from the Trustees of the College of New Jersey to New Jersey Governor Jonathan Belcher thanking him for granting the second charter for the institution, as well as a response to the letter by Governor Belcher.
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Series 3: Student Publications, 1800-2017

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Series 3: Student-generated publications are those documents composed by enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Several 19th century student publications are present, including some of the earliest known student newspapers, such as The Balance (1802) which provides an account of a Nassau Hall fire, and The Chameleon, written by the Class of 1835. The series also includes special editions and joke issues of the Daily Princetonian, such as The Gaily Printsanything (circa 1920s). In addition, the years 1969 and 1996 saw particular literary flourishing, with the inception of several student-generated magazines consisting of a few issues before the magazines' discontinuation. In a few cases, the records of the creating organization are included with copies of the publications.

Undergraduate Alumni Records, 18th Century, 1748-1799

AC104-01 68 boxes
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Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

Princeton University Commencement Records, 1748-2022

AC115 30 boxes 1 folder
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The Commencement Records contain programs, bulletins, announcements and newspaper clippings which document commencement activities from 1748 to the present. Files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recordings of various commencement, class day, and baccalaureate activities.

E. Stanley Atkinson Autograph Collection, 1748-1889

C0034 1 box
Consists of letters and documents signed by historical figures from both the Revolutionary War and the pre-Civil War periods of American history, collected by E. Stanley Atkinson, a member of the Princeton Class of 1910.
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Thomas Potts Johnson Collection, 1769-1846

C0471 8 boxes 3.2 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Potts Johnson's legal practice covering the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Essex; papers pertaining to his position as New Jersey attorney general; and two family photograph albums.
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Hugh Simm Collection, 1748-1810 (mostly 1768-1784)

C1201 1 box 1.33 linear feet
Consists of twenty-two letters and documents of Hugh Simm, a mechanic from Paisley, Scotland, who, after moving to America in 1768, briefly served as Princeton University's first librarian and inspector of rooms.
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Princeton University Diploma Collection, 1749-1998 (mostly 1749-1926)

AC138 6 boxes
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Since its first class of six graduates and one honoree in 1748, Princeton University has awarded over 80,000 diplomas. This collection contains 213 original diplomas and photostats, including executed diplomas as well as blank, sample or spoiled diplomas.
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Lottery Records, 1749-1954 (mostly 1749-1772)

AC192 3 boxes
The collection consists of contemporary documents pertaining to five of the lotteries held in the eighteenth century to raise funds for the colonial College of New Jersey. Also included is some secondary source material about the lotteries.
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Broadside Playbills, 18th-20th century

TC113 17 boxes 2 items 44.8 linear feet
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This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.

Princeton University Library Collection of George Washington Materials, 1750-1799

C0235 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of photostats of over 100 George Washington letters in the private collection of Edward Ambler Armstrong, as well as 14 original Washington letters and documents, and several supplementary items.