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Syllabi and Course Materials Collection

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Syllabi Collection brings together original materials from the university archives that document the content of classes taught at Princeton University. Document types include printed syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade books, examinations and similar materials.

Additional syllabi and course materials will be added to the collection as accrued by the University Archives.

This collection has been assembled through multiple accessions.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Series 2 was added to the collection and the finding aid updated by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 and Eleanor Wright '14 in October 2011. Series 3 found in repository and added by Phoebe Nobles in 2023.

Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives procedures.

Publisher
University Archives
Finding Aid Date
2007
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use with the exception of one file in Series 1 (Box 1) that contains student records that are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation. The file is marked as restricted in the inventory below.

Restrictions beyond 30 years are noted in the relevant series or subseries descriptions and in the folder list.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

Items in Series 1: Syllabi and Course Materials, 1884-2005 are arranged alphabetically by subject name, which may not be identical to the department name. For example, syllabi for French courses are under "French," regardless of whether the course was taught under the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Materials from courses at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs are grouped at the end.

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Syllabi and Course Materials, 1884-2005 consists of syllabi, reading lists, study outlines, grade books, examinations and similar materials from Princeton University courses in a variety of subjects. The majority of the materials are from the 20th century.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Architecture and Urban Planning, 1970-1975. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Art, 1948, 1962-1963. 1 box.
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1 box

Biology, 1922-1923. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. Biology -- Laboratory Directions in General Biology, Second Edition, circa 1910. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chemistry, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cornwall, Henry Bedinger. Chemistry -- Laboratory Notes in Chemistry, circa 1884-1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chemistry, Examination Questions, 1927-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes examination questions for Chemistry 101 and 102.

Physical Description

1 box

Chemistry, Lecture Topics and Assigned Readings, 1927-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes lecture topics and assigned readings for Chemistry 101 and 102.

Physical Description

1 box

Atkinson, Glenn. Chinese 101 and 102, 1977-1978. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Courses taught by Professor Ta-tuan Chen.

Physical Description

1 box

Atkinson, Glenn. Chinese 107 and 202, 1978. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Courses taught by Professor Ta-tuan Chen at the Middlebury Summer Language School.

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1 box

Classics, 1947-1964. 1 box.
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1 box

Computer Graphics, COS 426, 1993. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Economics, 1921-1932, 1944. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bernanke, Ben.. Economics 101, 1992. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes syllabus, examinations, and lecture handouts.

Physical Description

1 box

Engineering, 1944-1954. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Billington, David P., 1927-2018. Engineering: Structures and the Urban Environment, 1978. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Printed book of Professor Billington's lecture notes.

Physical Description

1 box

English, 1893, 1920-1948. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

English, Examination Questions, 1927-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes examination questions for English 101 and 102.

Physical Description

1 box

English, Reading List and Writing Instructions, 1927-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes reading list and writing instructions for English 101 and 102.

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1 box

English, Student Essays, 1927-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes student essays for English 101 and 102.

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1 box

English -- English 504: An Introduction to Graduate Study, 1950. 1 box.
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1 box

English -- English 302: Literature of the 18th Century, 1924. 1 box.
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1 box

Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. English -- "Outline of Lectures and Topical Work on Prose Fiction (Aesthetic Criticism - Senior Elective)", 1895. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tate, Claudia. English and English/African American Studies, 1997-1999. 1 box.
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1 box

French, 1926, 1944, 1961-1962. 1 box.
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1 box

Libbey, William (1855-1927). Physical Geography [Geology/Paleoanthropology], circa 1900. 1 box.
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1 box

History, 1934-1948, 1961-1973. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

History, 1960-1963. 1 box.
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1 box

Hertzman, Lewis (1927-). History -- Grade Book, History 102, 1957. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Shipman, Henry R.. History -- Record Books, 1877-1935. 1 box.
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1 box

Humanistic Studies 201, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Japanese 101, 1990. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Japanese 102: Elementary Japanese, 1991. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Weber, Shirley Howard, 1883-1962. Latin, 1933-1934. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Literature 132, 1991. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MAE 319, 1993. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Military Science and Tactics, 1936 September 29. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oriental Languages and Literature, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philosophy, 1921-1922, 1951, 1962. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philosophy 308, 1962. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Greek Philosophy, circa 1910. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physics, 1991-1993. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes course materials for Physics 203, 208, 304 and 311 such as syllabi, examinations, and laboratory assignment handouts.

Physical Description

1 box

Physics, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ewald, Paul Peter (1888-1985). Physics--Theory of X-Ray Defraction by Crystals and a Related Syllabus, 1950. 1 box.
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1 box

Wigner, Eugene Paul (1902-1995). Physics--Theory of Collisions, 1953. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physics 203, 1991. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physics 405, 1994. 1 box.
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1 box

Politics -- Politics II Reading Assignments, circa 1950. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Politics, 1930-1948, 1964-1965. 1 box.
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1 box

Politics, 1960-1964. 1 box.
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1 box

Sobel, Richard. Politics -- Sobel, Richard -- Seminar for Politics 203, 1976-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Sobel, Richard. Politics -- Sobel, Richard -- Instructors' Notes and Correspondence, 1975-1977. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sobel, Richard. Politics -- Sobel, Richard -- Draft Report, 1976-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Psychology, 1937-1949. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Religion, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Religion 202: Jesus and Christian Beginnings, 1963. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Romance Languages: European Literature 301, 1963-1964. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sociology and Anthropology (Previously Economics and Social Institutions), 1948-1951, 1962. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sociology 308, 1991. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Statistical Report for the Class MECF91, 1991 October 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bradford, David F. (1939-2005). Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, 1966-1989, 2005. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Woodrow Wilson School: Public Affairs 524, 1963. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Materials in Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection, 1826-1947 (bulk 1950-1920) have been arranged in folders by subject, following the call numbers they were assigned under the Richardson classification system. The subject-based folders remain in the same alphabetical order in which the subjects appeared in the classification system. Please see the Special Collections Classed List of 1920 for an outline of this classification system.

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Syllabi Removed from the Princetoniana Collection, 1826-1947 (bulk 1850-1920) consists of printed syllabi and lecture notes that at some point were classified as part of the library's Princetoniana collection under call numbers starting with P435. Almost all of the items were printed specifically for use by students in classes at Princeton, and are based on lectures given by Princeton professors. They cover a broad range of subjects, including subjects no longer taught at Princeton, such as Law.

Physical Description

29 boxes

Administration, 1892. 1 box.
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1 box

Algebra, Undated. 1 box.
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1 box

American History, 1905-1907. 1 box.
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1 box

Anatomy, 1880-1883. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ancient Art, Undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Astronomy, 1846-1849, 1877, 1891-1896, 1908. 2 boxes.
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2 boxes

Bible, 1896-1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Biology, 1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Botany, 1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bryce's American Commonwealth, 1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Butler's Analogy, 1869-1875. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Calculus, 1847-1938. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Chemistry, 1883-1914. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Economics, 1901-1914. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

English, 1880-1914. 4 boxes.
Physical Description

4 boxes

Ethics, 1879-1903, 1917. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Fiction, 1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Finance, 1895. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

French, 1871, 1896-1902. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Geography, 1896-1914. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Geology, 1841, 1880-1896. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

German, 1896-1909. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Greek, 1826, 1848, 1884-1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Graphics, 1890-1891. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

History, 1888-1920. 3 boxes.
Physical Description

3 boxes

Latin, 1852, 1874-1896, 1919. 2 boxes.
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2 boxes

Law, 1888-1910. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Logic, 1865, 1883-1897. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Mathematics, 1859-1891, 1938-1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Metaphysics, 1865, 1880, 1896-1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philosophy, 1869, 1882-1914. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Geography, 1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physics, 1892-1923. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poetics, 1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Political Economy, 1878-1884, 1896-1906. 3 boxes.
Physical Description

3 boxes

Economics, 1901-1916. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Politics, 1896-1912, 1935-1947. 5 boxes.
Physical Description

5 boxes

Psychology, 1877-1804, 1896-1908. 3 boxes.
Physical Description

3 boxes

Sociology, Undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sewerage, 1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Theology, 1886-1893. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Trigonometry, 1896-1908. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Zoology, 1892-1906. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Syllabi in Courses of Princeton University, 1910. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

These course materials were removed from the Lecture Notes Collection (AC052), as they are not notes taken by students. Some material in this grouping may never have been in the Lecture Notes Collection but was stored together with material that was. Some are professors' notes for lectures, some are problem sets or laboratory instructions kept by students.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Scholastic Philosophy, James W. Alexander, ca. 1840s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

English Literature and Cicero, Volune 2, James W. Alexander, ca. 1840s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

English Literature, Forms of Literature, Roman Literature, James W. Alexander, 1842-1844. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

George Dobbin Brown, Outlines of Carlyle's Six Lectures on Heroes and Hero-Worship, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

William Berryman Scott notes for Evolution 305, 1912. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Photocopy.

Physical Description

1 folder

Laboratory Directions in General Biology 102, 1948. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notes by Dan Lutzeier '49 and Thomas E. Dater '51.

Physical Description

1 folder

Laboratory Directions in General Biology 101, 1943. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Instructor: Wilbur WIllis Swingle. Notes by Fred E. Rogers '47. Folder includes a schedule of dissection of a cat from Biology 401.

Physical Description

1 folder

Labs and problem sets, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1954. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

With notes by R. McKeon

Physical Description

1 folder

Lab exercises in Chemistry S303, circa 1943-1947. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

With notes by Fred B. Rogers '47.

Physical Description

1 folder

Henry B. Cornwall, Water Book, 1899-1907. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Local water sample measurements of solids, chlorine, etc. at places such as Lawrenceville School Brook, Bridgeton Water Works, well east of Blairstown. Notebook and correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Electrical Engineering 211 and 212 Laboratory Instructions and Work, 1947-1948. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Instructions by C.H. Willis, work by Walter N. Snow

Physical Description

1 folder

Program of Study in American Civilization Conference materials, 1946-1947. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Printed notes on topics in Socialism

Physical Description

2 folders

Chemistry Laboratory Directions and Problems, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Nathaniel Howell Furman '1913

Physical Description

1 folder

Problem sets for Engineering 205, Statics, 1953-1954. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Course taught by Professor Sollenberger; work by Robert McKeon '56.

Physical Description

1 folder

Math 208 and Chemical Engineering 101 printouts, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exercise for English 303, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Botany: Third Term, Professor G. Macloskie, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed course schedule with handwritten list of crustaceans from Bermuda on the back.

Physical Description

1 folder

History [booklet], circa 1909-1913. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed booklet "History"; possible structure for lectures. With name of Wells Morris '1913 written at the top.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest