Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

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 (mudd): 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

Description:

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 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.

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

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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