Summary


Overview

Creator:

Princeton University. Undergraduate Admission Office.

Title:

Admission Office Records

Dates:

1854-2005 (mostly 1922-1998)

Size:

36.24 linear feet, 42 boxes

Call number:

AC152

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Princeton University Archives.
65 Olden Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

The Admission Office has determined who should be allowed to enroll as undergraduates at Princeton University since 1922. The actual composition and the desired composition of each class have been contentious campus issues since the introduction of selective admission. The debates over the value of recruiting and admitting alumni sons, war veterans, athletes, disadvantaged students (especially racial minorities), and women are reflected in the records of the Admission Office. This collection includes a number of reports and minutes, some of which are restricted, news clippings and releases about Princeton admission, historical materials, and a series of Admission Office publications.