Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Organizations, 1919-1962

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, financial materials, minutes, bylaws and constitutions, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, and other materials from the many organizations with which Bunn was involved. Organizations represented include the Princeton Class of 1907, Bric-a-Brac, Committee of Supervision, The Daily Princetonian, Nassau Sovereign, Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton Tiger, Triangle Club, Princeton Summer Theater, and Princeton University Band.

The material related to the Princeton Class of 1907 and Phillips Exeter Academy primarily documents reunions and includes correspondence with classmates. The Committee of Supervision materials documents the activities of the committee's supervision of many Princeton clubs such as the Committees of the Faculty, Freshman Committee of the Orange Key, Princeton Radio Society, Princeton Tiger Orchestra, Model Senate Association, American Whig-Cliosophic Society, Nassau Sunday News, Freshman Orientation, Graduate Council Committee, New Jersey Forensic League of Secondary Schools, Princeton Broadcasting Service, Committee of Non-Athletic Organizations, Princeton Roundtable, The Nassau Literary Magazine, Princeton Print Club, Princeton Athlete, and the Hun School.

The Daily Princetonian records contain extensive correspondence with trustees including Ivy Lee Jr., Robert C. McNamara, Whitney Darrow and Julius Ochs Adler; minutes of trustee meetings; reports to the Board of Trustees; financial reports, constitutions, by-laws and papers of incorporation.

The Triangle Club records contain reports of the Special Committee to Study the Problems of the McCarter Theater and the Triangle Club (1950), as well as letters from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Brooks Bowman, Bretaigne Windcrest, and other people from stage and screen concerning suggestions for a new director. The Princeton Summer Theater records contain correspondence with directors Herbert Kenwith and Harold Kennedy, among others.

Other University clubs represented in this collection include the Princeton University Orchestra, the Undergraduate Schools Committee, the Law Club of Princeton, the Undergraduate Motion Picture Committee, the Hill Club, the Dance Committee, the Undergraduate Debating Committee, the Graduate Council of the Princeton Alumni Association, the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, the University Club, the Nassau Club, the Princeton Terrace Club, the Glee Club, the Senior Prom and the Undergraduate Activities Committee.

Non-University organizations and clubs represented in this collection include the Westminster Choir College, the Edgerstoune School, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Municipal Improvement Inc., Synod of New Jersey, and Princeton Old Guard.

A small number of photographs of the Music Shop (which was part of University Bookstore) from 1921 and a later period are found along with a notebook of handwritten budgets and expense and receipt statements for many clubs. The notebook includes financial information not found in the other club records. Ephemera include sports medals and a card with a proposed seal of Mayor, Princeton N.J. (n.d).


Arranged alphabetically by name of organization and chronologically therein. A separate folder containing a notebook and ephemera relating to various organizations with which Bunn was involved ends the series.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John S. Riddle in 1994. Finding aid written by John S. Riddle in 1994.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Series 2: Organizations; Benjamin Franklin Bunn Papers, AC024, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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