Contents and Arrangement

Reading Period Coursework, February 1940-February 1943

7 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This record group contains grades for reading period coursework of freshmen and sophomores, arranged alphabetically by course title.


Arranged by form and chronologically thereunder.

Collection History




Periodic transfers of records are expected from the Office of the Registrar indefinitely.


In processing this collection some materials which were determined to be unrelated to the Office of the Registrar and which are duplicated elsewhere in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library's collections were separated and discarded, including computer manuals, campus telephone directories and administrative bulletins.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan and Joshua Muketha '10 in March 2007. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in March 2007.

In the course of a collections survey in 2019, an item titled "Registration Book, 1897-1898" that had been listed in the Miscellaneous series was noted as missing. An accession of scholastic cards for the Classes of 1970-1972 (AR.2021.019) was added in 2021 by Phoebe Nobles. An accession of eight boxes (AR.2021.056) was added by Phoebe Nobles in December, 2021. Scholastic cards of students in the Critical Languages Program (AR.2019.034) were added by Phoebe Nobles in 2022. Scholastic cards from 1973-2006 that were previously described in a Series 4 were added to the rest of the undergraduate scholastic cards in Series 1 in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

These folders are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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.

Series 1: Student Records contains documents on microfilm and microfiche.

Credit this material:

Reading Period Coursework; Office of the Registrar Records, AC116, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box S-000075

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Related Materials

In addition to the Office of the Registrar Records, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds the records of many other University administrative offices who work in conjunction with the Registrar to establish and enforce policies. These collections include the Office of the President Records, the Office of the Dean of the College Records, the Office of the Provost Records, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Records, and the Office of the Secretary Records.

Additionally, the Library's Historical Subject Files Collection contains some materials pertaining to the Registrar, and the annually published editions of the Princeton University Catalogue provide some sense of the evolving responsibilities of the position.

Finally, many of the student academic records found in Series 1 of the Office of the Registrar Records are duplicated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Files of individual students.

Other Finding Aids

Full text searching of the Undergraduate Student Goverment archived website is available through the ArchiveIt interface.


A Princeton Companion by Alexander Leitch and yearly editions of the Princeton University Catalogue were consulted in the preparation of the historical note.

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