- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. War Service Bureau
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- War Service Bureau Records
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 77 boxes
- Storage Note:
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The records of the War Service Bureau include a wide range of documentation for Princeton men who served in World War II. Materials include biographical, military and school-related information, as well as correspondence between the students and Princeton University staff, faculty and students, and subject files for the War Service Bureau office.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of the records of the Bureau. Included in the documentation are biographical, military, and school-related information; correspondence between students and University staff, faculty, and students; and subject files from the Bureau's office. While there are only information cards for Class of 1943 members, there are individual folders for most men in the Classes of 1944 through 1949. There are also questionnaires (see restrictions) containing academic and personal information, and issues of TIGER TALES, the Bureau's monthly newsletter.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The War Service Bureau was established early in 1943 as a means of maintaining contact with all Princeton undergraduate students, and some graduate students, during their war service. The Bureau was headed by Maurice Kelley and Minot C. Morgan, and had its headquarters at 305 Nassau Hall. Corresponding secretaries were established for each class. Secretaries were responsible for maintaining individual contact with students and making sure that each student received a copy of the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the War Service Bureau's monthly newsletter Tiger Tales. Secretaries also took care of the routine business matters of each class while so many students were away, and took over the publication of the Nassau Herald. The Bureau published the War Service Bureau Bulletins, a series of eleven pamphlets written to Princeton students serving in the military in order to address many of the concerns about the University while he was away and what would await him when he returned.
- Processing Information:
Finding aid created in 2006.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Series III, Questionnaires are closed until the death of the individual and may be opened with proof of death. The entire series is closed until 2019.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
- Credit this material:
War Service Bureau Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Students and war -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, American.
- Genre Terms:
- United States. Army
Princeton University. Class of 1943
Princeton University. Class of 1944
Princeton University. Class of 1945
Princeton University. Class of 1946
Princeton University. Class of 1947.
Princeton University. Class of 1948
Princeton University. Class of 1949