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This series contains miscellaneous documents found in Baruch's papers as well as documents added to the collection after the initial deposit of papers. It includes some genealogical material, papers from the Baruch School of Business and Administration, financial records for the period from 1927-1936, guest and game books, a record of office visitors for the period from 1933-1965, a cross-reference guide to the correspondence prepared by Baruch's office, and other items.
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Bernard M. Baruch Papers, 1701-1965 (mostly 1917-1965)
MC006
441 boxes 1 folder 340 Volumes

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Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.
Bernard M. Baruch was a financier and public adviser. This collection consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs.
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McIlwain, Charles Howard, 1871-1968
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The American Revolution (1923), Charles H. McIlwaine (Princeton Class of 1894) was a professor of history and government at both Princeton (1905-1910) and Harvard University (1926-1946). His papers include notes, lectures, and other miscellaneous personal papers.
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Jonathan Belcher Collection, 1708-1950
C1007
1 box 0.4 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of Jonathan Belcher, dating from his early years in Massachusetts to his days as colonial governor of New Jersey.
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Box 4, Folder 1-8
This group of material relates to five generations of the Trenton branch of the Scudder family. The first generation is represented by Richard Betts Scudder (1670-1754) with an appointment as lieutenant in a British company of foot soldiers in Burlington County from 1711 and two inventories relating to his Trenton estate, both dating 1754. For Richard Betts Scudder's grandsons Daniel Scudder (1736-1811) and Amos Scudder (1739-1824), there is an indenture dating 1770. Daniel Scudder's grandsons, John Scudder (1796-1840), Jasper Smith Scudder (1797-1877), and Abner Scudder (1800-1878), are represented by two indentures as well as a receipt for a slave named Samuel Conover, all dated 1825. Edward Wallace Scudder (1822-1893), son of Jasper Smith Scudder, is represented in two documents: a print of the members of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey in 1886 and an invitation to a World's Columbian Exposition event in 1892. Finally, the class notebooks of Wallace M. Scudder (1853-1931), son of Edward Wallace Scudder, are present in the collection and provide information regarding his training as an engineer at Lehigh University, circa 1869 to 1873, and his training as a lawyer at Harvard University from 1879 to 1881. The last items in this group of materials are a draft and final version of an article for the newsletter titled "The Scudder Association, Inc.," dating 1983. This newsletter and the drafts contain biographical information on Edward Wallace Scudder (1822-1893), Wallace McIlvaine Scudder (1853-1931), and Edward Wallace Scudder, II (1882-1953).
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Pierson family
Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.
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Series 1 primarily pertains to the land and water rights of specific American Indian tribes or peoples. Most of the communities represented by Byler are native to the Southwest, especially Arizona, though issues related to tribes and peoples residing in Washington state, the Midwest, and the Southeast are also documented.
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Byler, William
William Byler was Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) from 1962 to 1980. After leaving AAIA, Byler continued advocating for the Native American community, first at Gerard, Byler and Associates and later at William Byler Associates. Byler's papers document his work on behalf of the Native American community after leaving AAIA. The papers include legal memoranda, draft and final agreements between Native American communities and companies or government agencies, and court documents, as well as topical files of related legislation and reports on the issues.
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The Research Materials series contains materials collected by Hirschman as he conducted his research. The majority of the series is composed of photocopies and offprints of articles and reports, as well as some newspaper clippings, about Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Latin America in general. These papers cover a range of economic, social, and political issues, providing views of the conditions in each country and the region. The series also includes articles about political theories, philosophies, and world economic and political history, and Hirschman's notes from his travels to Latin America.
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Series 7: July 2009 Accession, 1730-2008 64 boxes 2 items

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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.
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William Seymour Family Papers, 1733-1967 (mostly 1870-1933)
TC011
89 boxes 42 linear feet

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Seymour, William, 1855-1933
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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Box 31, Folder 2
Passport, issued October 4, 1922, to FND, with photograph of FND and Florence Doubleday, and visa stamps from the United Kingdom and CalaisTL (fragment), 1 p., November 6, 1946, to Russell Doubleday, by J. C. Pearson, with accompanying 1734 parchment documentALS, 1 p., November 9, 1948, to ND, by Russell DoubledayALS, 1 p., August 29 [n.y.], to unknown recipient, by Chas. DoubledayTMs (and carbon copy), 3 pp., undated, biographical sketch of FNDPrinted document, No. 8 of an edition of 12, titled "Anent The Doubledays of 1906 and their Progenitors," including an appendix with genealogical information about the Doubleday family, tracing back to Charlemagne
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Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday Collection, 1734-1966 (mostly 1890-1949)
C0162
33 boxes 1 item 14 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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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.
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Series 2: Author Files, 1734-1975 37 boxes

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Consists of files for individual authors that contain correspondence and manuscripts (previously housed in ten file cabinet drawers and now stored on C-floor).
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Series 8: Special Projects, 1734-1998 11 boxes

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The Special Projects and Library History series consists of records pertaining to special projects which have been undertaken under the oversight of the library, as well as materials which document the history of the library itself.
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Princeton University Library Records, 1734-2017 (mostly 1952-1995)
AC123
634 boxes 5 folders 10 items 87 Volumes 1605 digital files 1 websites

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
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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Lee, Blair, 1857-1944
The papers of Blair Lee, lawyer and U.S. senator, consist of his writings, correspondence, legal files, documents, financial material, miscellaneous material, printed matter, and papers of others. The writings contain essays in literature, philosophy, and politics, and course notebooks in languages, science, the Bible, and other subjects while an undergraduate at Princeton (1876-1880), as well as notes taken at Columbian Law School (1880-1883), and manuscripts of political speeches.
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Robert Judson Clark Papers, 1741-1997
AC208
10 boxes

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Clark, Robert Judson.
The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of records pertaining to the architecture and grounds of Princeton University's campus and the surrounding area, compiled by professor emeritus Robert Judson Clark of the Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology.
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Series 1: Subject Files, 1741-1997 (mostly 1870-1994) 6 boxes

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The subject files series contains records compiled about specific buildings on the Princeton campus and in the surrounding town, as well as other topics including Princeton's presidents, the architecture of other colleges, individual architects, and benefactors. The files consist of articles, newspaper clippings, copies of documents from the records of the University Archives, and in some cases photographs. In the case of some buildings, there are multiple files dedicated to certain periods in the building's history or to specific aspects of the building, such as the Nassau Hall faculty room and the Chapel organ. Notable among the subject files are a series of records dedicated to houses in the immediate area surrounding Princeton previously owned by University faculty or alumni.
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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.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Series 4. Alumni, 1745-2010 36 boxes 18 folders 2 items

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This series documents the composition and activities of the alumni, the Alumni Council, and other alumni organizations. A large section at the beginning of this series documents the activities of the Alumni Council (the University-sponsored administrative arm of the Alumni Association), including Princeton reunions. Other topics include alumni organizations, occupations, regional associations, and long alphabetical runs on doubtful alumni (those individuals whose alumni status is in doubt) and alumni families (families who have sent more than one member to Princeton or who have been deeply involved in the University).
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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.
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The Julian Parks Boyd subseries contains the records of Julian Parks Boyd, who was Princeton's University Librarian 1940-1952. His tenure was a period of immense growth in the Library, both in terms of collections and facilities. As with the records of earlier University Librarians, these records contain correspondence and subject files pertaining to acquisitions, budgets, and other routine administrative matters. This series is also notable however for its illustration of the Library's growing importance to the University, as conveyed by the records which pertain to the planning and construction of Firestone Library, found primarily in the Cooperative Committee on Library Buildings files (Box 26-27).
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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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Princeton University Library Collection of Princeton University Materials, 1746-1983
C1352
6 boxes 2 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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The Origins series chronicles the origins of Princeton University (until 1896 the College of New Jersey); its predecessor institution, the Log College; and its original locations in Newark and Elizabeth. Included is information related to early gifts and purchases; and various historical influences.
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The courses and projects series consists of records documenting the courses Clark taught on the topic of Princeton architecture as well as his participation in the Evolution of a Campus project, a dissertation he advised, and a book he proposed to write. The records of Clark's classes include student papers, syllabi, classroom handouts, and a small amount of correspondence. The Evolution of a Campus records consist primarily of financial records as well as preliminary tests of the three-dimensional modeling software and some correspondence.
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The demonstrations series documents the protests, strikes, and riots coordinated by or chiefly involving members of the Princeton University community (sometimes only students, but often including faculty and staff as well). Many early demonstrations, such as the 1800 riot, were the result of student unhappiness over the rules of an intransigent administration, such as the "unreasonable" mandatory daily 6am chapel services, which were extremely cold in the winter. Not all protests, however, involved significant internal dissention. In 1970, students, faculty, and administration largely came together to declare a strike against President Richard Nixon's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
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Princeton University. Office of the President.
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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The Fundraising series documents University fundraising efforts and the Development Office. Much of the series consists of materials that accompanied Princeton's many capital campaigns, although the series also contains significant information on University funds, major donors, and annual giving.
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The University Librarian series contains the records of the various individuals who have held the position and provide an overview of the Library's historical development from the vantage point of one of the few roles that have remained relatively static throughout the Library's entire existence. As the chief administrator of the Library, the University Librarian is involved to some extent in nearly every aspect of the institution's planning and evolution. This is especially true in the earlier years of the Library when activities later undertaken by separate departments were somewhat more centralized around the Librarian. Such diversity of purpose is represented in the University Librarian records themselves, which primarily contain correspondence, subject files, and other documentation relating to topics as varied as collection development, finances, fundraising, organizational and staff matters, and university policy. Please see subseries descriptions for further information regarding the individual subseries.
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Series 1. General, 1746-2019 4 boxes 1 folder 2 items

The General series contains documents, clippings, and correspondence about each decade in Princeton's history from its founding until the present. The series consists of material that can neither be filed in any one other series nor in the chronologically arranged portion of the historical subject files. The files of Keeper of Princetoniana Frederic Fox, for example, include his notes on various aspects of Princeton life and history. Campus maps and general campus views can also be found here. Themed campus tours include views of Princeton in 1865, as well as tours focusing on trees and gargoyles.
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Historical Subject Files Collection, 1746-2019
AC109
442 boxes 21 folders 8 items

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Historical Subject Files Collection documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports.
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Board of Trustees Records, 1746-2021
AC120
76 boxes 1 folder 382 Volumes

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Princeton University. Trustees
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.
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Pyne-Henry Collection, 1747-1947
AC125
3 boxes

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
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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James McCosh was the first president since John Witherspoon who was not an alumnus of the College of New Jersey. Many similarities have been noted between the two men. Both were born in Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. Witherspoon was inaugurated in 1768, and McCosh was inaugurated one hundred years later in 1868. They died one hundred years apart, almost to the day, and like all presidents until Woodrow Wilson, both were ministers.
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Series 2, General Records, 1748-1966, contains one volume of early commencement notices and articles which have been copied in full from newspaper articles. These are penciled, handwritten reprints of articles regarding commencement activities which have been bound into one volume. There is an index in the volume listing the title of each publication and the date. Also present is a notebook from Alexander Leitch (1938-1966) containing articles regarding commencement, typewritten notes with annotated remarks, Commencement Committee reports, notes, and other material, and correspondence with Paul Bedford, Class of 1897, and head of the Commencement Committee.
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Series 9: Indexes to the Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes consists of photocopied indexes to Volumes I-IV of the Board of Trustees meeting minutes (1748-1868), a photocopied index for the years 1976-1987, as well as cards arranged alphabetically by topic that provide an index to the contents of the Board of Trustee meeting minutes for the period roughly from 1898 to the mid 1970s. A card in the "Key" section of the index, which was written in 1968, explains, "This reference file was prepared from Board and Executive Committee minutes and covers the period from October 1948 through January 1968. It goes into little or no detail in the matters dealt with in minutes of the Finance and Grounds and Buildings Committees...The file incorporates cards from the old index, from c. 1898 until c. 1929." The card index was updated into the mid 1970s.
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The first volume (1748-1796) is a gold mine of information about the personalities and activities of the young College of New Jersey. As these minutes date from the very beginning of the College, they address the multitude of issues and problems the trustees initially addressed. It was the era of the group decision, with the entire Board involved in solving every type of problem at their infrequent (two or three times a year) meetings. This volume is contained in two forms: the original volume (which does not circulate) and a typed transcript in two parts.
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Princeton University Commencement Records, 1748-2022
AC115
30 boxes 1 folder

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Princeton University. Office of the Secretary
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.
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Series 2: General Files, 1749-1947 1 box

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Series 2: General Files, 1749-1947, consists of a broad group of materials touching on issues relating to Princeton life and history. Researchers should consult the container listing for the best accounting of this series. Interesting items include a letter with the earliest-known account of the College of New Jersey, circa 1749-1750 (see Princeton Alumni Weekly, 3/11/1905); a group of letters to and from Joseph Shippen, Class of 1756, describing military actions in the French and Indian War and mentioning Wolfe, Amherst, Ticonderoga and Fort Duquesne (1756-1758); a pencil sketch of three Princeton students being escorted to the depot after having been suspended for "pumping" a secessionist (1861); a letter by P. Glennon from Washington D.C., dated July 10, 1861, discussing activities of the Union Army prior to the First Battle of Bull Run; a letter from Ralph Vaughn Williams turning down an invitation to compose a work for the Princeton Chapel (1937). There is also a small general file at the conclusion of this series containing unidentified materials.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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.