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Stephen F. Cohen Papers, 1922-2020

MC314 20 linear feet (17 containers)
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Stephen F. Cohen was a historian who wrote extensively on modern Russian history. The Stephen F. Cohen Papers consist primarily of research materials related to Cohen's book projects, along with other correspondence, writings, and materials related to speaking events.

General Manuscripts Collection, 1765-2016 (mostly 1836-2016)

AC001 1.9 linear feet 5 boxes 1 folder
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The General Manuscripts Collection consists of manuscripts and small collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history of Princeton University. While most documents in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni or student organizations, there are several documents produced by trustees, faculty, and other members of the University community.
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Photographs collected by Albert Elsasser, circa 1901-1956

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Folder includes one campus photograph with Marquand Chapel, Whig Hall and Clio Hall visible; a photograph of Dinky railroad tracks with Little Hall and Blair Arch visible; an April, 1949 photograph of Harold Stassen and Albert Elsasser at the dedication of the Princeton University Library; three photographs of the 1947 Bicentennial Procession; and one photograph by Elizabeth Menzies of the West Stairway of Nassau Hall stairwell, accompanied by a note from Menzies to Elsasser (1956). Albert Elsasser taught in the English Department at Princeton University between 1924 and 1962.

Meir David Loewenstein Papers Related to the Establishment of the State of Israel, 1948-1950

MC316 1 linear feet (1 box)
Meir David Loewenstein was an Israeli politician who served on a number of early Israeli government bodies. The collection consists of official letters of the three Provisional Institutions active prior to the establishment of the State of Israel and during its first year of existence: The People's Council – Moetzet HaAm; The People's Administration – Minhelet HaAm; and The Provisional State Council – Moetzet HaMedina HaZmanit, later named The Constituent Assembly and eventually named: The First Knesset.

Esther and Doris Hoffman Correspondence, 1925-1959

MC317 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Esther Hoffman served with the Intelligence Establishment of the Department of the Army for over forty-one years. Doris Hoffman worked as a secretary for the League of Nations Commission in Peking, China between 1929 and 1934. The collection consists largely of letters written home by sisters Esther and Doris Hoffman while employed in Peking, China between 1925 and 1941.
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Esther and Doris Hoffman Correspondence, 1925-1959

Esther Hoffman served with the Intelligence Establishment of the Department of the Army for over forty-one years. Doris Hoffman worked as a secretary for the League of Nations Commission in Peking, China between 1929 and 1934. The collection consists largely of letters written home by sisters Esther and Doris Hoffman while employed in Peking, China between 1925 and 1941.

Princeton University Architectural Presentation Boards, 1929-2005 (mostly 1971-2001)

AC062 1 folder 726 items
This collection contains presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation and expansion of Princeton's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes and recording of features such as fallout shelters, and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations and campus footprints.
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Series 1: Architectural Presentation Boards, 1929 February-2002

Consists of presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation, and expansion of Princeton University's grounds and buildings. For the most up-to-date information on the Architectural Presentation Boards (including new accruals), please see the database online at: Princeton University Architectural Boards.
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Princeton University Architectural Presentation Boards, 1929-2005 (mostly 1971-2001)

This collection contains presentation boards related to the design, construction, renovation and expansion of Princeton's grounds and buildings. In addition, the boards include those used for planning purposes, student housing strategies, insurance purposes and recording of features such as fallout shelters, and electrical feeders. The boards primarily include floorplans, artistic renderings, elevations and campus footprints.

Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums, 1851-1995 (mostly 1860-1920)

AC061 209 boxes
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The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.
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Class of 1950: Henry J. Powsner, 1946-1950

Photographs taken by Henry J. Powsner, Class of 1950, while he was a student at Princeton. In three envelopes labeled "Princetonianum" (campus views, including squirrel, and chapel interiors); "In the dorm"; and "About Princeton and band." The latter include dining hall interiors, a student suspended by pulley in a lecture hall, sunbathers, the football stadium, and band members at Richardson Auditorium, along with night exteriors of campus rowdiness.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Student Photograph Albums, 1851-1995 (mostly 1860-1920)

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The Student Photograph Albums Series of the Historical Photograph Collection (HPC) contains 180 photographic albums created by Princeton University students. These albums, along with the other photograph collections in the University Archives, help document the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Princeton University. The albums date from 1851 to 1995, although the bulk date from the 1860s to the 1910s. New accessions are added regularly to the collection.

Princeton Music Collection, 1849-2009 (mostly 1894-1941)

AC056 14 boxes 2 items
This collection contains various songbooks printed for Princeton University including bound volumes and small booklets. Among the former is a nearly complete series of the Carmina Princetonia. There is also a second series dedicated to sheet music comprising various songs written for Princeton University, including many pieces written by alumni.
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Series 1: Songbooks, 1854-2009

Series 1: Songbooks, 1854-2009 contains books and booklets of brief musical compositions written or adapted for singing, beginning with deluxe editions of Princeton University's most beloved song, "Old Nassau." At the end of this series are a number of individual songs, including class odes from the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University, 1880-1991

AC006 3 boxes
The William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University contains research materials gathered by Selden for the publication, The Heritage of Isabella McCosh (Princeton University Press, 1991). The collections contains drafts, comments on the drafts, photographs, manuscript notes and photocopies of documents made by Selden for the book.
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William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University, 1880-1991

The William K. Selden Collection on the History of Health Services at Princeton University contains research materials gathered by Selden for the publication, The Heritage of Isabella McCosh (Princeton University Press, 1991). The collections contains drafts, comments on the drafts, photographs, manuscript notes and photocopies of documents made by Selden for the book.

Alumni Association Records, 1826-2016

AC048 47 boxes 1 folder
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The Alumni Association of Nassau Hall, Princeton's first official organization of alumni, was founded on commencement day 1826. The collection consists primarily of administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, notebooks and reports belonging to both national and regional associations and their committees, most from the first half of the 20th century. Also contains newsletters, alumni directories, scrapbooks, reunion-related ephemera, photographs, and materials documenting reunions and alumni organization activities from the late 19th century forward.

Memorabilia Collection, 1775-2010 (mostly 1866-1997)

AC053 227 boxes 21 items
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This collection contains over 1,800 items including mugs, pipes, canes, banners, hatbands, pins, jewelry, and other material collected by many individuals that document reunions, sporting events, student traditions, and other aspects of University life.
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