Biography and History

Robert K. Root was a Chaucer scholar and fourth dean of the faculty at Princeton University.

Source: From the finding aid for C0674

  • Office of Dean of the Faculty Records. 1781-2016 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC118

    Princeton University's dean of the faculty is the senior administrator responsible for the quality and well-being of the faculty and professional staffs of the university. In the past, the office has been responsible for matters ranging from student discipline to undergraduate academic life and the curriculum. This record group consists of the files of the faculty, the dean, the office, and its staff. In addition to the office's subject files, the collection includes the records of faculty meetings, faculty and University committees, and the personnel files of faculty, senior staff, and trustees.

  • Robert Kilburn Root Papers. 1914-1950 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0674

    Consists of scholar Robert K. Root's manuscript and notes for his annotated edition of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde (1926), as well as six diaries he kept between the years 1914 and 1920.