- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
Series 2: Committees, 1944-1947
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Committees series documents the organization and planning of the Bicentennial events by various committees. In particular the records of the Executive Committee Chairman Walter E. Hope '01 consist of correspondence, memoranda, meetings, minutes, and reports highlighting the issues related to the conferences and convocations. Also included in this series are the records of the Committee on Honorary Degrees which contain correspondence, memoranda, and lists of suggested and nominated recipients who received honorary degrees during the year, as well as reaction to the University awarding an honorary degree to President Harry S. Truman.
A list of Bicentennial Committees and members can be found within The Princeton Bicentennial Year, 1946-1947: A Summary located in Series 1: General, in Box 6, Folder 6.
Arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within each folder.
- Custodial History
It appears that Colonel Arthur E. Fox '13 maintained the files of the Bicentennial Celebration and gave the records to Firestone Library at some point before his departure in 1956. Once the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library was constructed in 1976, all University Archives collections located at Firestone Library were transferred to the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Rosalba D. Varallo with the assistance of Page Dykstra '06 and Pardon Makumbe '07. Finding aid written by Rosalba D. Varallo. Box 21 added by Christie Peterson in May 2012.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open 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:
Series 2: Committees; Bicentennial Celebration Records, AC148, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 3-6
The Princeton Bicentennial Year, 1946-1947 A Summary; Charles G. Osgood, Lights In Nassau Hall: A Book of the Bicentennial Princeton 1746-1946; and Alexander Leitch's A Princeton Companion were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note.
- Princeton University
Brown, J. Douglas (James Douglas) (1898-1986)
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980
Fisher of Lambeth, Geoffry Francis Fisher, Baron, 1887-1972
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope, 1894-1981
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.