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Series 3: Grounds and Buildings, 1901-1992
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Grounds and Buildings Series consists of documents pertaining to construction, renovation, and maintenance of University buildings and land. All manner of University buildings and grounds are represented, including dormitories, gymnasiums, libraries, teaching facilities, parking lots, green spaces, sculpture areas, shrubbery, and lawns. Documents related to campus utilities, such as heating, cooling, water, and electricity, are also included. The bulk of the documents are internal correspondence and memoranda; but reports, drawings, surveys, and financial documents are also included. Major projects represented here include renovations to Nassau Hall, Dickinson Hall, 185 Nassau Street, and several University libraries, and the construction of New South and the Astrophysical Sciences building.
The Grounds and Buildings Series is arranged into two subseries: John P. Moran Files and Office of the Business Manager.
Periodic transfers of records are expected from the Department of Facilities indefinitely.
Duplicates of printed reports were removed during processing in 2008.
These papers were processed with an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in May 2008. Finding aid written by Casey Babcock in May 2008. Series 5 was added by Lynn Durgin in December 2015.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Series 1-6 are open for research use. Access to Series 7 is restricted.
- 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 3: Grounds and Buildings; Department of Facilities Records, AC041, 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 12-33
- Other Finding Aids
Full text searching of the Princeton University Facilities archived website is available through the ArchiveIt interface.
- Princeton University
Princeton University. Dept. of Facilities.
Princeton University. Dept. of Planning, Plant, and Properties.
Princeton University. Dept. of Property and Physical Facilities.
Princeton University. Office of Physical Planning.