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Subseries 1H, Librarian's Annual Reports, 1810-1995

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Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Librarian's Annual Reports series contains the collected reports issued each year by the University Librarian, which document progress in the Library on many fronts including collection development, fundraising, and construction. Reports in earlier years are often short and rather generalized, while the more modern reports offer greater detail.

Arrangement

No arrangement scheme has been imposed on this subseries. The chronological arrangement found in the records at the time of transfer has been retained.

Collection History

Accruals

Periodic transfers of records from the Library are expected indefinitely.

Appraisal

No information on appraisal is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christie Lutz, Daniel Brennan, David Ault, Rutgers University '08, Mercy Chesiror '10, Samuel Clendon '07, Sophia Echavarria '09, Christina McMillan '07, Joshua Muketha '10, Sarah Vitali '11, and Porter White '08 between September 2006 and October 2007. Finding aid written by Christie Lutz and Daniel Brennan in October 2007. Additional material integrated and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson with assistance from Ameena Schelling '12 in November 2010-January 2011. Series 14: John Foster Dulles Oral History Project Records was added and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson with assistance from Doug Newton '12, Suchi Mandvilli '14, and Eleanor Wright '14 in July-October 2011. Digital materials were processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in June 2015. Series 20 was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in January 2016. Series 4F was processed by Valencia L. Johnson in October 2017. Series 22 added by Valencia L. Johnson in December 2017. Series 11 addition processed and finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in March 2018. Series 22 and 23 processed and updated by Valencia L. Johnson in June 2018. Additions found in repository processed and finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in August 2019. Series 21E was processed and added to the finding aid by Quin DeLaRosa in August 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Material older than 30 years that does not pertain to personnel issues is open for research use. Restrictions beyond 30 years have been noted in the relevant series and folder descriptions.

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.

This collection contains materials created, used, or maintained in a variety of computing environments. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Subseries 1H, Librarian's Annual Reports; Princeton University Library Records, AC123, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 94-101; 488

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Related Materials

As one of Princeton University's largest entities, nearly all University administrative records held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library relate to the University Library in some way. These various record groups are particularly valuable for demonstrating how the Library relates to differing elements of the Princeton University community, including upper-level administration (Office of the President Records, Office of the Provost Records), academic departments (Department of Art and Archaeology Records, School of Engineering and Applied Science Records), and Alumni (President's Program Records). Technical records and subject files which document the evolution of the Library's facilities are also available in several collections (Grounds and Buildings Historical Subject Files, Office of Physical Planning Records).

The personal papers of some prominent figures in the history of the Princeton University Library are also available in the Special Collections. These include the William S. Dix Papers (University Archives), the Elmer Adler Papers (Manuscript Division), the Howard C. Rice Correspondence with Alexander Wainwright (Manuscript Division), the Julian P. Boyd Papers (Manuscript Division), the Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection (Manuscript Division), and the Selected Papers of Maurice Kelley (Manuscript Division).

An overview of University Library activities can be obtained from the Annual Reports of the President, as well as editions of the Library Handbook. Numerous printed volumes also document specific collections and aspects of Library history, and are cataloged individually in the Library's main catalog.

Bibliography

In the composition of this finding aid's history section, the following works were consulted: Berberian, Kevork R., Princeton University Library, 1746-1980, 1980 Dix, William S., "The Princeton University Library in the Eighteenth Century," 1978 Leitch, Alexander, A Princeton Companion, 1978 The Princeton University Library Chronicle (multiple editions) The Princeton Alumni Weekly (multiple editions) Annual Report of the President, 1986

Names:
Princeton University. Library
Princeton University. Library. Buildings.
Princeton University. Library. Catalogs.
Princeton University. Library. Cotsen Children's Library.
Princeton University. Library. Employees. Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Princeton University. Library. Friends.
Princeton University. Library. History.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980
Dix, William S.
Gerould, James Thayer, 1872-1951
Heyl, Lawrence, 1893-
Kelley, Maurice, 1903-1996
Koepp, Donald W., 1929-
Lindsley, Philip, 1786-1855
Ludwig, Richard M., 1920-
Richardson, Ernest Cushing, 1860-1939
Vinton, Frederic, 1817-1890