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Series 4: Rare Books and Special Collections Department, 1768-2017
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Princeton University Library Records consists of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm. The records document the Library's day-to-day operations as well as its involvement with other departments on campus, other college and university libraries, and library users.
There is a significant amount of overlap among the series. Series 1 (University Librarian) in particular contains information that can be found in or complements material in most other series. Overall, the records of the Princeton University Library are particularly useful for research into the role and responsibilities of the University Librarian and other administrative staff; the structure and operations of the Library; cooperation between the Library and internal organizations such as the Friends of the Library as well as Princeton administrators, faculty and academic departments; changes in the field of library science, including computing and technology, in library architecture and design, as well as in fields of academic study that have affected the Library.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
Arranged into six subseries: Correspondence, Department Chiefs/Association University Librarians for Rare Books and Special Collections, Collections and Divisions, Annual Reports, Miscellaneous Records and Correspondence, and Website.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No information on appraisal is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
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 for Reproduction and 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
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:
Series 4: Rare Books and Special Collections Department; Princeton University Library Records, AC123, 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): Boxes 150-210; 326-332; 336-338; 348; 379-382; 384-389; 395; 397-407; 457-459; 488-490; 517-629; 632-633
- 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