Dean Mathey (d. 1972), Class of 1912, was a member of the Board of Trustees and an ardent supporter of the University. The collection documents Mathey's familial relationships, service to Princeton, tennis career and other activities from his undergraduate days to the end of his life.
The collection documents Mathey's familial relationships, service to Princeton, tennis career, and other activities from his undergraduate days to the end of his life. The collection includes correspondence relating to Mathey's undergraduate career, his time as 1st Lieutenant with the American Expeditionary Force, his service as a member of Princeton's Board of Trustees, and personal correspondence from Mathey and his wife Gertrude to their sons. The collection also contains newspaper clippings related to Princeton and to Mathey's tennis career, small publications by Mathey, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, medals, photo albums.
Dean Mathey (d. 1972), Class of 1912, was a member of the Board of Trustees and an ardent supporter of the University. As a student he twice won the national intercollegiate tennis doubles championship and was captain of the tennis team his senior year. Mathey continued to play tennis competitively after graduating from Princeton, and he served as 1st Lieutenant with the American Expeditionary Force during and immediately after the first World War. Mathey built a successful career in finance, and, while on the Finance Committee, helped to substantially increase the University's budget and grow its investments. He was an alumni trustee of the University from 1927 to 1931, charter trustee from 1931 to 1960, and trustee emeritus from 1960 until his death. At various times he served on each of the board's nine standing committees including 34 years on the Committee of Grounds and Buildings, of which he was chairman from 1942 to 1949. Mathey College, dedicated on November 6, 1983, is named for him. Mathey was predeceased by his first wife Gertrude, and his second wife Helen. Mathey and Gertrude had three sons, Dean, David and Donald.
The collection is open for research, with the exception of personal correspondence between Dean and Gertrude Mathey and their three sons, Dean, David and Donald. This material is to be closed during the lifetimes of the sons.
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Dean Mathey Papers; 1896-2010 (mostly 1906-1972), Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.