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Princeton University. Office of the Controller.
Established in 1920, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements, as well as financial and tax reports to several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service. Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters.
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Series 36. Wars and Princeton, 1769-2017

24 boxes 1 folder
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Series 36 documents Princeton University's involvement in war. From the Revolutionary War's Battle of Princeton, which was fought in part on campus, to the tremendous efforts made by the University during World War II to facilitate training and mobilization, Princeton has been significantly involved in many of America's most momentous wars. Subjects that relate to the military but not necessarily to a particular war, such as the Bronze Memorial Star program, the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and the U.S.S. Princeton series of naval vessels are held in this series as well.
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Green, Henry Woodhull, 1804-1876
The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.
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Lecture Notes Collection, 1772-1990

AC052 80 boxes
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains over 600 sets of student notes taken from lectures given by members of Princeton's faculty. They represent the broad range of courses taught at Princeton University (known as the College of New Jersey prior to 1896) and include the works of numerous famous faculty and students.
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John Witherspoon arrived in America from Scotland in 1768 having been persuaded by the trustees and then medical student Benjamin Rush to assume the presidency of the College of New Jersey. After declining initially, Witherspoon, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, became one of the most popular and influential presidents in Princeton University's history. Witherspoon served not only Princeton, but also the nascent United States as a member of the Continental Congress. During Witherspoon's tenure the College weathered the turmoil caused by the American Revolution: Nassau Hall sustained heavy damage, enrollment declined, and finances were precarious. In the wake of this conflict, Witherspoon's preaching tours increased enrollment, particularly from the southern United States, and he broadened the curriculum by his emphasis on English grammar and composition. He also obtained needed instruments of instruction such as books for the library and apparatus for scientific study (such as the Rittenhouse Orrery). Witherspoon advocated a well-rounded clergy, emphasizing the liberal education of students, rather than just religious instruction. It was his aspiration to produce men who would not only make exceptional clerics, but also outstanding statesmen. Witherspoon instructed many students who became notable for their contributions to state and federal government, including James Madison, Aaron Burr, Jr., William Smith Livingston, Andrew Kirkpatrick, and Ashbel Green. Part of Witherspoon's popularity and influence with both students and politicians derived from his ability to discuss the merits of contesting views, while using reason to reach an ultimate conclusion.
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The records in this series are of a miscellaneous nature. In addition to a facsimile copy of The Baltimore American of August 20, 1773, the first two folders contain printed materials and memorabilia on various topics, including the Second World War and subsequent peace conferences. Other records in the series are of a personal nature, and include a typescript diary by Frisk Matthews when she visited her husband in Vichy, France, from November 26, 1940 to March 2, 1942. Matthews quotes the pages from February 6 to her departure in his memoirs (pp 462-481).
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Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)

C0230 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.
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Matthews, H. Freeman, 1899-1986
Harrison Freeman Matthews Sr. (1899-1986) was a U.S. diplomat and career ambassador. This collection consists of correspondence, a draft of his memoirs, photographs, clippings, films and miscellaneous papers. It includes correspondence with Elizabeth Luke Matthews and a diary she kept during a visit to her husband in Vichy, France in 1940-42.
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Delafield, John Ross
The papers of John Ross Delafield (Class of 1896) comprise the largest segment of the collection. His correspondence and other records reflect his avid interest in genealogy of the Delafield family and local history, his views on the cancellation of Allied war debts from World War I, and his advocacy of military preparedness. General Delafield served as president of the Reserve Officers Association from 1923-1926 and of the Military Order of World War from 1930-1933. His correspondents include family members, military officers, political figures, and members of the upper echelon of New York and Hudson River Valley society. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with his classmate and long-time friend, Robert McElroy, who was a professor at Princeton.
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Subseries 10A: General Materials, 1774-1997 [bulk: 1855-1886], is arranged topically and contains indices; correspondence from former Secretary of the University Varnum Lansing Collins, notably between Collins and Agnes Maclean, Maclean's niece, on the subject of her uncle's papers; biographical information; gift descriptions; and financial records from Maclean's time. Of special interest in the biographical folder are the reprinted diary of a sophomore and the account of two students who saw President Lincoln in 1861, also in reprinted form. There is also a very brief and informal autobiography by Maclean that was written at the request of Professor Edward Duffield. This subseries also contains a letter referring to Maclean's inauguration, indentures, and post-mortem articles about Maclean's life and accomplishments. In addition, there is his wallet, his checkbook, containing stubs and a few blank checks, two scrolled genealogies of the Maclean and Bainbridge families, "The Clan Maclean" book, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles and letters to the editor referring to temperance from Maclean and other professors. Photographs of Maclean have been grouped with other presidential images and can be found in boxes 234 and 235.
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This series is arranged topically and contains biographical and genealogical information, correspondence, and financial records. The correspondence folder contains two items in Carnahan's hand: the first is his acceptance of the presidency in 1823; the second is a report on the state of College in 1852. Also to be found is a letter from John Quincy Adams declining an invitation to attend the College's centennial celebrations, as well as various letters sent to Carnahan. Financial materials include treasurer's and president's vouchers and checks. Among the images in this series is a photograph of a portrait of Carnahan's wife, Mary Vandyke.
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Memorabilia Collection, 1775-2010 (mostly 1866-1997)

AC053 227 boxes 21 items
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
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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Series 5: Papers of Other Persons, 1775-2999

19 boxes
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Consists of papers (primarily correspondence) of individuals such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Mackenzie Bell, Alice Boyd, Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), William Gladstone, the Hogarth Club, William Holman Hunt, Jane Morris, William Morris, Elizabeth Siddal Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Thomas Woolner. This series comprises the correspondence of many members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood during Victorian England.