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Senior Council Records


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

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Overview and metadata sections

Princeton University. Senior Council.

The Senior Council was an undergraduate student government organization that existed at Princeton University from 1905 to 1927. It was formed to provide a body through which undergraduate leaders of opinion could consult with faculty and trustees on relevant matters. Despite some initial success, the Senior Council was limited in that it was composed entirely of seniors, and therefore was not representative of the undergraduate student body as a whole. Following a heated debate about student car use on campus in 1927 the Senior Council resigned. It was subsequently replaced by the somewhat more representative Undergraduate Council.

The collection documents the activities of the Senior Council. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and by-laws.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Senior Council Records, 1915-1926 includes correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and by-laws documenting the group's activities.


The materials in Series 1: Senior Council Records, 1915-1926 are arranged by document type and then by date.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Records, 1915-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Minutes, 1915, 1917, 1920-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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