Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Asa S. Bushnell Records, 1927-1929

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Asa Bushnell, Class of 1921, was the fourth editor of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Before this period of time he worked in the banking industry, first as a teller and then, in 1924 as a director of a bank in Springfield, Ohio. There was also a brief period where he was associated with a printing company. Bushnell took over editorship of the magazine in 1926 and held the post for five years. From 1932-1937 he was also editor of the Princeton Athletic News (1932-1937) and graduate manager of the Princeton Athletic Association (1942-44).

Asa Bushnell is more widely known for forming the Eastern College Athletic Conference, where he became known as a man credited with putting athletic administration on a par with efficient management. From 1945-65 he served as secretary of the U.S. Olympic Committee and as its director from 1965-70. He also edited five widely prized U.S. Olympic books. He died March 22, 1970 at the age of 75.

The records of Asa Bushnell consist of correspondence for the 1927-1929 period which is arranged alphabetically. The nature of the correspondence is similar to that of Norris and includes many of the same correspondents listed earlier. In addition, there is correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald and David Lawrence.


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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 2: Asa S. Bushnell Records; Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. Editor's Records, AC013, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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