Subseries 15B: Speeches and Writings
16 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 1935-1957.
Extent: 16 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 15B: Speeches and Writings, 1929-1976 [bulk: 1935-1957], contains speeches, lectures, notes, articles, and reports that Dodds wrote or delivered before, during, and after his presidency. Among the speeches in this subseries, which is organized chronologically, are Dodds's inaugural address and various baccalaureate, opening exercises, and alumni association addresses. Topics include education, government, the social sciences, religion, athletics, and war preparation. Prophetically, Dodds's speech on the occasion of Princeton University's opening exercises in September 1941 was entitled "America's Place in a World at War." Dodds's writings are much less voluminous than his speeches and include scholarly and popular articles, annual reports to the Board of Trustees, and a piece in both draft and final form that appeared in The American Magazine in which he critically assesses America's public high schools. Box 159, folder 5 contains indices of Dodds's speeches, articles, and books.
Subseries 15B: Speeches and Writings; 1929-1976 (mostly 1935-1957); 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.