- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton university. School of architecture
- School of Architecture Records
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 29 boxes and 1 websites
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-29
The School of Architecture, previously known as the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, is Princeton University's academic unit dedicated to the teaching and study of architecture and related topics. The records include subject files, correspondence, course descriptions, and other administrative materials, as well as records from the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and Environmental Planning.
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists of the records of the School of Architecture and its related research units, the Bureau of Urban Research and its successor, the Research Center for Urban and Environmental Planning. Includes subject files, correspondence, course descriptions, published and unpublished studies produced by the School on subjects such as land use; and financial records of the department, faculty minutes, course descriptions, publicity materials, and reports documenting the School's accreditation visit by the National Architecture Accrediting Board. Also included in the collection are the correspondence and subject files of Robert Geddes and Robert Maxwell, the first two Deans of the School of Architecture.
The records of the School of Architecture are divided into seven series:
- Collection Creator Biography:
Princeton university. School of architecture
The School of Architecture, previously known as the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, is Princeton University's academic unit dedicated to the teaching and study of architecture and related topics. Founded in 1919 as the School of Architecture at Princeton University, it shared many faculty members and facilities with other units within the Department of Art and Archaeology. The steady growth of the program led to its establishment as an independent entity in 1952. The construction of a new building in 1963 and the creation of the office of Dean of the School of Architecture in 1965 further cemented the School's position as a full-fledged institution. Shortly thereafter, in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a program in Urban Planning was added to the course offerings and in 1967 the name of the school was officially changed to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Around 1980, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning ceased its program in urban planning (although the Wilson School continues to offer one) and changed its name back to the School of Architecture. Today the School of Architecture offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Over the years, the course of study offered by the School of Architecture has been restructured frequently in response to technological innovation and emerging issues in the field of architecture, and many prominent architects have been drawn to the School to teach. Included among this group are Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Michael Graves.
Series 6: Bureau of Urban Research Records, 1935-1977 was previously cataloged as collection AC257. Series 7: Research Center for Urban and Environmental Planning Records, 1950-1970 (bulk 1960-1969) was previously cataloged as collection AC215. Professor Geddes transferred records in 2015 and 2016 (accession AR.2015.025 and AR.2016.045).
No information on appraisal is available.
- Processing Information
Series 6 and 7 were added by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 and Eleanor Wright '14 in October 2011. Finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in October 2011. Additions to Series 1 were processed by Annalise Berdini in May 2018.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection must be reviewed for potentially restricted records before access is given. Please contact the University Archives prior to your visit. In addition, the following materials are restricted for research in compliance with the University Archives Access Policy: Box 1: Folders 4-6 and 65-71; Box 6: Folder 32; Box 8: Folders 21 and 22, and Box 9: Folders 45, 53, and 55-58.
- 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:
School of Architecture Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-29
- Other Finding Aids
Full text searching of the School of Architecture archived website is available through the Archive-It interface.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Cities and towns -- Research.
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching.
City Planning -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
City planning -- New Jersey -- Citizen participation.
City planning -- Research.
City planning -- Study and teaching.
Land use -- Case studies.
Universities and colleges -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Departments.
- Genre Terms:
- Web sites.
- National Architectural Accrediting Board (U.S.)
Princeton University. Bureau of Urban Research
Princeton University. School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Maxwell, Robert, 1922-2020
Whiteman, Dorothy E.