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Bessire, Henry E, 1972-1974
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs records document the founding and development of Princeton University's professional public policy school. The records contain the correspondence of the various administrators of the school and its affiliated research sections and centers; subject files originating from the administrative offices; the school's annual reports to the President; and records of many of the Public Affairs Conference courses. Also included among the records are files documenting some of the school's activities outside of the scope of undergraduate and graduate education such as the Rockefeller Public Service Awards, Local Government Surveys, and conferences.
In addition to paper records the collection also contains photographs, audio, and video materials, as well as the School's archived website.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
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.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
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 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 through the Ask Us! form.
- Special Requirements for Access:
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:
Bessire, Henry E; Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Records, AC129, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 16
- 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.
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