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: Mostly 1888-1932.
Extent: 3 boxes (1 partial)
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.
Subseries 12A: General Materials; 1877-1994 (mostly 1888-1932); 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.