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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Orange Key Guide Service.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Orange Key Guide Service Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xg94hp55p
Dates:
1953-2009
Size:
7 boxes
Language:
English

Abstract

Orange Key is a volunteer student organization that provides campus tours. The collection consists of records that document the activities of the Orange Key Guide Service, including tour routes, lists of tour guides, guide selection information, subject files, training materials, and procedure manuals, as well as a card index of buildings, inscriptions, sculptures, and other physical gifts donated to the University assembled by Orange Key Office as a reference for campus tour guides.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of records that document the activities of the Orange Key Guide Service, including tour routes, lists of tour guides, guide selection information, subject files, training materials, and procedure manuals, as well as a card index of buildings, inscriptions, sculptures, and other physical gifts donated to the University assembled by Orange Key Office as a reference for campus tour guides.

Collection Creator Biography:

Orange Key is a volunteer student organization that provides campus tours. Organized in 1935, the organization's primary mission was originally to welcome visitors to the University and shepherd athletic teams from other colleges around Princeton. It eventually expanded its responsibilities to include the campus guide service, and a variety of community service projects. As the number of visitors to campus grew exponentially, Orange Key made the campus guide service its primary focus, and it is that for which it is best known today. The group has operated under various offices on campus in its history. It moved from the Office of Communications to become part of the Frist Campus Center when the center opened in September of 2000 and remained there when Frist began operating under the auspices of University Services in 2003. In 2006 the Undergraduate Admission Office assumed oversight of Orange Key. Orange Key runs approximately 25 campus tours every week and it is one of the University's most active public service programs.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Series 1, the University Donors Card File, was acquired by the University Archives in 1998 (AR.1998.061). Series 2 was acquired by the University Archives in 2003 (AR.2003.024). Series 3 was acquired by the University Archives from the Orange Key Society in 2016 (AR.2016.041).

Additions:

Further accruals from the Orange Key Society are expected in the future.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No information on appraisal is available.

Processing Information:

Container list created by Eleanor Wright '14 in December 2011 and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in February 2012. Series 3 added and finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in June 2016.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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Credit this material:

Orange Key Guide Service Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xg94hp55p
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345