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Charles Chear, 2021
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Dean of the Chapel records document the activities of the Office and the Chapel and include former dean files, historical material, minutes, and marriage, birth, baptism, and death records as well as adminsitrative files and programs of services and concerts. Series 1 materials include files for the tenure of Dean Robert Russell Wicks (1928-1947), Assistant Deans of the Chapel Laurence Fenninger (1930-1946), Burton MacLean (1946-1948), H. Keith Beebe (1949-1954), Wiley Crites (1954-1959), material for Richard Stillwell's history, "The Chapel of Princeton University" (Princeton University Press, 1971), minutes of the Chapel Congregation and Chapel Council (1938-1951), files relating to the Chapel organ reconstruction (1975-1992), historical subject files, and marriage, birth, baptism, and death registers beginning in 1952. Series 2 consists of alphabetical correspondence files, subject files, chapel programs and event information, records of baptisms, funerals and memorials and related materials. Series 3 consists of programs for Chapel services and concerts. Series 4 contains a photograph and biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr. along with a chapel preacher list including his April 29, 1962 visit.
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Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines.
Access & Use
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The majority of this collection is available online however some oral histories are restricted. Please refer to individual oral histories for access restrictions.
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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:
Charles Chear; Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records, AC144, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Princeton University
Princeton University Office of Dean of the Chapel.
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Beebe, H. Keith, 1921-
Borsch, Frederick Houk
Breidenthal, Thomas E., 1951-
Fenninger, W. N. (William Norman), 1889-
Gordon, Ernest, 1916-2002
Morrow, Sue Anne Steffey, 1949-
Stillwell, Richard, 1899-1982