Subseries 12A: General Materials

3 boxes (1 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Princeton University. Office of the President..

Dates: 1877-1994.

Extent: 3 boxes (1 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Materials generated by the office of the president are closed for 40 years from the date of their creation. Some records relating to personnel or students are closed for longer periods of time.


Subseries 12A: General Materials, 1877-1994 [bulk: 1888-1932], is housed in boxes 40, 40A, 57, 238, and 239, the latter two comprising portraits. Biographical information is limited but does contain some interesting anecdotes, one of which is from a student from the class of 1899. A copy of an article about the David Swing trial is the only record from Patton's pre- Princeton years. Both his College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary inaugurations are documented, including a few letters about the preparations for these events. There is a copy of a paper on Patton's presidency from "The Aims of Education" course taught by President Harold T. Shapiro in the 1990s. There is also an article from The New York Observer that offers a complimentary perspective on Patton. Another item of interest can be found in the Honors/Portrait folder, in the form of a prayer that the then ex-president Patton offered when the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on President Harding. The correspondence in this subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by author. If the author is unknown, the letter is filed under the addressee's name. There are numerous photographs of Patton, and it is interesting to note the change in his countenance, as his stark youthful features yielded to his older, kindlier appearance.


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Preferred Citation

Subseries 12A: General Materials; 1877-1994; Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Biographical Information 1943-1994 Box 40, Folder 1
    Clerical Years 1972 Box 40, Folder 2
    Inaugurations at the College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary 1888-1903 Box 40, Folder 3
    The College of New Jersey/Princeton University Years 1902-1994 Box 40, Folder 4
    Honors and Portraits 1922-1956 Box 40, Folder 5
    Writings/Articles about Patton 1888-1935 Box 40, Folder 6
    Published Sermons and Addresses 1888-1924 Box 40, Folder 7
    Commencement Speech 1918 Box 40, Folder 8
    Hodge Memorial Address 1918 Box 40, Folder 9
    Family Members 1940-1964 Box 40, Folder 10
    Sesquicentennial Sermon 1896 Box 40A
    Correspondence 1877-1942 Box 57, Folder 1
    Post Mortem 1932-1933 Box 57, Folder 2

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