Subseries 13B: Correspondence
4 boxes (2 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 1902-1910.
Extent: 4 boxes (2 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 13B: Correspondence, 1896-1923 [bulk: 1902-1910], is arranged topically and is
composed of academic and administrative correspondence, principally from Wilson's time
as Princeton University's president. It contains information about many aspects of
university life, such as courses, departments, grounds and buildings, faculty, trustees,
student discipline, and the conferral of honorary degrees, as well as Wilson's
quadrangle and preceptorial plans. The contentious issue of the location of the graduate
college is also amply represented. Even football receives attention, reflecting Wilson's
concern "that the game as at present played is unnecessarily dangerous and contains an
unnecessary number of temptations to brutality."
No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.
Subseries 13B: Correspondence; 1896-1923 (mostly 1902-1910); 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.