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Princeton 55: The Climates of the Past -- Erling Dorf, 1955
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Television program in which geology professor Erling Dorf discusses past climates from a geological perspective. The program was part of the series "Princeton '55, an Exploration into Education through Television," broadcast by NBC in cooperation with Princeton University.. Created by NBC. 16 mm; Duration: 30:02.
Subseries is described in chronological order, with undated materials at the end of the subseries.
Audiovisual materials on nitrate film were digitized and the film was de-accessioned and destroyed.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Carol Burke and Carmen Breslin '01, Katie Grzencyzk '02. Finding aid written by Carol Burke and Carmen Breslin '01, Katie Grzencyzk '02. Finding aid updated in February 2018 by Annalise Berdini. Princeton University Historical Audiovisual Collection Database was migrated and finding aid updated in August 2018 by Michelle Peralta.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Materials that do not pertain to student academic performance or discipline, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds a wide range of audiovisual media within its collections, many of which are obsolete or on fragile media or both. To ensure that the information contained within these materials remains accessible, no original media are played for research purposes. Mudd's policy requires that originals be dubbed to a digital medium, checked for copyright at that point a reference copy may be provided to researchers. All costs of transferring are borne by the researcher. Princeton University's Media Services handles most of our digitization for audiovisual materials, which is processed by Mudd Library staff. Media Services may require up to 6 weeks to complete a request and this does not include the 1-2 days that Mudd Library staff require to locate, deliver, retrieve, and send requests. For material that Media Services cannot transfer an appropriate vendor will be contacted but the transfer time required can be as little as several days to as long as several months, with costs of upwards of hundreds of dollars per item required for many of these formats. In a very few instances, the library may already have a dub copy available, saving both time and costs.
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:
Princeton 55: The Climates of the Past -- Erling Dorf; Historical Audiovisual Collection, AC047, 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 142
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