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
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.