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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Office of Research and Project Administration.
Title:
Office of Research and Project Administration Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ng451h517
Dates:
1938-2010
Size:
93 boxes, 2 folders, and 22 digital files
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-93
Language:
English

Abstract

The Office of Research and Project Administration acts as coordinator for all grants sought by the University, and also ensures the conformance of University practice with governmental regulations. The collection consists of annual reports, board minutes, policies, and interoffice correspondence of ORPA. Additionally, it contains files assembled for large-scale university research projects such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as on research-related issues such as the use of human subjects and biosafety.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of annual reports, board minutes, policies, and interoffice correspondence of ORPA. Additionally, it contains files assembled for large-scale university research projects such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as on research-related issues such as the use of human subjects and biosafety. Also included in the collection are research proposals submitted to ORPA from academic departments in both the sciences and the humanities. Series 2 contains research proposals that have been transferred as electronic records.

Arrangement

The records remain in their original order. Administrative records, particularly those pertaining to the planning and development of the Plasma Physics Laboratory, can be found at the beginning of the collection. More recent accessions containing numbered research grant proposals are found at the end of the records.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Office of Research and Project Administration.

The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) is the administrative arm of the University Research Board, which was formed in 1959 to recommend policy in the acceptance and administration of research grants and contracts throughout the University. ORPA acts as coordinator for all grants sought by the University, and also ensures the conformance of University practice with governmental regulations.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The Office of Research and Project Administration Records were transferred to the University Archives in a series of accessions beginning in 1973, with the most recent accession having taken place in 2007.

Accruals

Additional accessions of records from the Office of Research and Project Administration are expected on a continuing basis.

Appraisal

In processing this collection a set of pamphlets and newsletters on the topic of nuclear fission which had been collected by the Office of Research and Project Administration during the 1950 and 1960s was separated.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan in March 2009. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in April 2009.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

University Research Board Minutes and other administrative materials are restricted for 30 years from the date of creation. Grant proposals submitted to ORPA are open for research use, but must be reviewed for privacy restrictions prior to research use. Please submit requests for material at least 10 business days before visiting the library to allow time for this review. An archivist will respond within 10 business days to let you know whether the material you request is available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 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.

Credit this material:

Office of Research and Project Administration Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ng451h517
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 (scamudd): Box 1-93

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Related Materials

In addition to the records of the Office of Research and Project Administration, the University Archives also holds a set of records of ORPA parent oganization the University Research Board and its precursor, the Committee on Project Research and Invention.

Subject Terms:
Research -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century.
Research grants -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Names:
Princeton University
Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton University. University Research Board