Contents and Arrangement

Public Affairs 505-6, Fall 1948-Spring, 1950

1 folder
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged topically.

Collection History


Continued transfers of records from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs are expected indefinitely.


In processing these records twenty-five record center boxes containing nominations for Rockefeller Public Service Awards were separated from the records and discarded.

While processing Subseries 4E: Christina Paxson, the folder "Faculty" as well as its subfolders were destroyed due to the presence of salary, hiring, and staff evaluation information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan, Rosalba Varallo, and Joshua Muketha '10 in November 2006. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in December 2006. Boxes 110-112 added by Christie Peterson and Eleanor Wright '14 in January 2011. Box 113 added by Christie Peterson in June 2012. Series 12 website added by Valencia L. Johnson in December 2017. Series 12 2018 addition processed and finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in March 2018.

An accession of records was transferred from the Office of the Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2018 (AR.2018.055); these records were processed and added to the finding aid by Phoebe Nobles in 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, faculty personnel matters or trustee issues are open. Records found in Series 2 pertaining to the Rockefeller Public Service Awards are closed for a period of 50 years from the date of their creation, with the exception of unsolicited letters of nomination, administrative correspondence unrelated to the evaluation and selection of nominees and winners, and information in the public domain such as publicity material, articles, citations, speeches, and press clippings. The following series are open for research: Series 5: Law School Establishment Investigation Records; Series 6: Princeton Local Government Surveys; Series 7: Publications; Series 9: Audiovisual Material; Series 10: Audiovisual and Born-Digital Materials; Series 11: Graduate Alumni Directories; Series 12: Public Websites; Series 13: 75th Anniversary Steering Committee Records; Series 14: Woodrow Wilson Revisited Exhibit; and Series 15: Photographs.

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 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.

Series 9: Audiovisual contains 3/4" U-matic videocassettes, VHS tapes, one 16mm film reel, and audiocassettes, and Series 10 contains DV Cam recordings. The Mudd Manuscript Library does not have the facilities to view or listen to this material, and obsolete formats will need to be converted to a current format at the patron's expense before a reproduction can be made. Patrons should allow approximately four to six weeks for reproductions, especially if outdated formats are involved.

Series 10 contains materials that were created and used on office desktop computers circa 2004 and 2005. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Series 15 contains photographs on optical media (cd). For preservation reasons, original 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. To inquire further about this material, please use the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Public Affairs 505-6, Fall 1948-Spring; Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Records, AC129, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Related Materials

Papers, course material and syllabi of the Policy Seminar Papers are organized in a separate collection, AC103: Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers.

As one of Princeton University's largest and best-known academic entities, many of the records held by the University Archives relate to the School of Public and International Affairs. Some of the most relevant collections include the Princeton Listening Center Records (AC015), the Office of the President Records (AC117, AC187, AC193, and AC264), the Office of the Provost Records (AC195), the Department of History Records (AC049), and the Historical Subject Files (AC109).

Additionally, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is the repository for all senior theses and dissertations, including those completed by students of SPIA in the Senior Thesis Collection (AC102) and the Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations (AC100).

Other Finding Aids

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

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of select correspondence of DeWitt Clinton Poole found in Series 1B: Correspondence, are held at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.


In the Nation's Service: Seventy-Five Years at the Woodrow Wilson School, by Barton Gellman and Beth English, contains many references to these records, as well as photographic reproductions of several documents from the collection. The records are also cited extensively in William K. Selden's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University: Conception and Early Development, 1930-1943.

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University: Conception and Early Development, 1930-1943 by William K. Selden, A Princeton Companion by Alexander Leitch, and In the Nation's Service: Seventy-Five Years at the Woodrow Wilson School by Barton Gellman and Beth English were consulted during preparation of the Historical Note.

Cyrus Fogg Brackett lectures
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
John Foster Dulles Centennial Conference: The Challenge of Leadership in International Affairs (1988 : Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs)
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Princeton University
Bienen, Henry
Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980
Hibben, John Grier, 1861-1933
Lockwood, William W. (William Wirt), 1906-1978
Milbank, Albert G. (Albert Goodsell), 1873-1949
Munro, Dana Gardner, 1892-1990
Poole, D. C. (Dewitt Clinton), 1828-1917
Stokes, Donald E.
Van Wagenan, Richard W.