Subseries 14B: Correspondence
5 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
Dates: Mostly 1914-1918.
Extent: 5 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 14B: Correspondence, 1882-1935 [bulk: 1914-1918], is arranged
chronologically, and while it ranges across Hibben's entire presidency,
most of this material relates to the First World War and the curricular
and institutional adjustments that were designed to promote the Allied
cause. Hibben was a strong proponent of preparedness and advocated
American intervention on behalf of the Allies. Examples of Hibben's
wartime correspondence include descriptions of the war in England from
Arthur Shipley, master of Christ's College, Cambridge (box 70, folder
2); letters concerning the Belgium relief effort (box 61, folder 2) and
summer military training camps (box 61, folder 5); and the process of
forming an Officers Training Corps unit (box 70, folder 3) and a school
of military aeronautics (box 70, folder 5) at Princeton University. In
addition, this subseries contains correspondence from Anne Lindbergh to
Subseries 14B: Correspondence; 1882-1935 (mostly 1914-1918); 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.