Biography and History

In 1960 at the time that this study was undertaken, William G. Bowen was a professor and researcher in the Industrial Relations Section. With the cooperation of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Bowen launched a study that thoroughly explored the relationship between the Federal Government and Princeton University. When it was published in January of 1962 the study was well-received. Bowen would go on to be appointed provost in 1967, and president in 1972.

Source: From the finding aid for AC196

  • Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers » Series 1: Public Policy Seminars »

    Combatting Inflation in the American Economy, Tuesday Section. 1959 Fall.
  • Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup. 1746-1999 (inclusive), 1830-1869 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC117

    This collection contains records relating to Princeton University presidents from Jonathan Dickinson, who served in this capacity from 1746 to 1747, to Harold W. Dodds, whose tenure spanned the period from 1933 to 1957. It brings together both primary and secondary materials pertaining to individual presidents as well as the office of the president itself. The Princeton University Presidents' Records document the lives and accomplishments of each president with varying completeness, as well as the functions of their office.

  • Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup. 1940-1998 (inclusive), 1972-1987 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC187

    The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro. Records found here are sometimes duplicated in the records of other administrative offices on campus.

  • Office of the Provost Records. 1953-2015 (inclusive), 1967-1995 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC195

    The Office of the Provost record group contains the records created and compiled by the Princeton University Office of the Provost since its establishment in 1966. Though there is nothing remaining of the files of the first provost, J. Douglas Brown GS '28, subsequent provosts kept comprehensive records. As of 2005, this collection includes the files of the second provost, William G. Bowen GS '58 through the eighth provost, Stephen Goldfeld, whose tenure ended in June 1995. The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Materials found here are sometimes duplicated in the records of other administrative offices on campus.

  • William G. Bowen Collection on the Federal Government and Princeton University. 1960-1969 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC196

    With the cooperation of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Bowen launched a study that thoroughly explored the relationship between the Federal Government and Princeton University. Consists of notes and research materials compiled by William G. Bowen for use in his study The Federal Government and Princeton University, a report on the complex funding and research relationships between the two institutions.

  • Don Oberdorfer Papers on Princeton University: The First 250 Years. 1994-1995 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC245

    Don Oberdorfer is a member of the Princeton class of 1952 and was a well-regarded political correspondent with the Washington Post for 25 years. Consists of notes and photocopies of articles used as research materials for Princeton University: The First 250 Years (1995).

  • Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup. 1939-2004 (inclusive), 1987-2001 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC264

    The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro contains the files generated and compiled by Princeton University's Office of the President during the administration of Harold Tafler Shapiro *64, the University's 18th president. The records consist of files pertaining to academic programs, campus building projects, fundraising, students, faculty, and staff and include correspondence, reports, speeches, and printed materials.

  • Office of General Counsel Records. 1865-2016 (inclusive), 1971-1997 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC283

    The Office of General Counsel, established in 1972, provides legal counsel to officers and departments of the University, and serves as legal representative for the University in litigation, administrative matters, and transactions. The records contain correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, administrative material relating to the Office of General Counsel and other departments, legal documents, grant and tax reports, legal briefs, affidavits, depositions, as well as litigation material involving estates, trusts, gifts, University employees, and various individuals and corporations.