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Subseries 5A: Early Material, 1940-1967
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The material in this subseries consists of documents from WWHDP's early period, detailing its founding, meetings, membership, and operation.
In the process of organizing the Whig-Clio records, several items were discarded, including appointment books for the use of Whig Hall and letters to and from individuals who declined the society's invitation to come speak. In addition, the researcher should be aware that the arrangement in this collection does not necessarily reflect the original order in which Whig-Clio maintained its records. As a student organization, there was very little consistency from year to year within the organization as to how it maintained its records and what it decided to keep and record. Also, the attempt in 1975 to organize these records did not give sufficient regard to provenance and order.
Some material that duplicated existing records was separated from Series 13 at the time it was donated in 2017. Separated material includes copies of "The Whig-Clio Register," "The Halls: A Brief History of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society" by Wallace Williamson, and The Constitution of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Douglas Ray in 1993. Finding aid written by Douglas Ray in 1993. Finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in 2019.
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:
Subseries 5A: Early Material; Princeton University Archives Collection on the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, AC023, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 12-13