Subseries 15B: Speeches and Writings

16 boxes (1 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

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

Dates: 1929-1976.

Extent: 16 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 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.


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Preferred Citation

Subseries 15B: Speeches and Writings; 1929-1976; 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
    Address to the Faculty 1939-1956 Box 159, Folder 1
    Lectures, Stafford Little 1958-1959 Box 159, Folder 2-4
    Speeches: List of Speeches 1929-1967 Box 159, Folder 5
    Speeches 1929-1935 June Box 159, Folder 6-9
    Speeches 1935 June-1938 June Box 160, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1938 September-1940 November Box 161, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1941 February-1943 April Box 162, Folder 1-6
    Speeches 1943 May-1944 October Box 163, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1944 November-1947 June Box 164, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1947 June-1948 June Box 165, Folder 1-6
    Speeches 1948 September-1949 September Box 166, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1949 October-1951 December Box 167, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1952 January-1954 March Box 168, Folder 1-6
    Speeches 1954 June-1956 January Box 169, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1956 February-1957 June Box 170, Folder 1-8
    Speeches 1957 June-1962 December Box 171, Folder 1-7
    Speeches 1963 March-1975 undated Box 172, Folder 1-8
    Speeches undated Box 173, Folder 1
    Speeches, Jokes/Anecdotes undated Box 173, Folder 2
    Speech Material/News Articles/Notes 1937-1973 undated Box 173, Folder 3-5
    Speeches/Statements/Announcements undated Box 173, Folder 6
    Writings 1929-1939 Box 173, Folder 7-8
    Writings 1941-1976 Box 174, Folder 1-3

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