Biography and History

In July of 1963 Princeton University hosted the Princeton Symposium on World Affairs, the theme of which was "The Pursuit of Excellence in Creative Arts." The weekend-long symposium was comprised of several open panel sessions featuring professionals from a single field or genre such as architecture, painting, music, or prose. Many well-known figures participated such as I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Bernard Malamud, Barnett Newman, and Dave Brubeck.

Source: From the finding aid for AC238

  • Princeton Symposium on World Affairs Audio Recordings collection. 1963.

    Call Number: AC238

    In July of 1963 Princeton University hosted the Princeton Symposium on World Affairs, the theme of which was "The Pursuit of Excellence in Creative Arts." The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions.