Contents and Arrangement

Board of Trustees, 1946-1947

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within each folder.

Collection History

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.

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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:

Board of Trustees; Bicentennial Celebration Records, AC148, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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 (mudd): Box 5

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Related Materials

Princeton University Bicentennial Conferences (P03.73.17) include speeches given by various speakers during the first and second series of conferences.

The Historical Photograph Collection includes photographs of the Bicentennial Celebration.

The Department of Art and Archaeology Records (AC140) detail the Bicentennial Conference on "Scholarship and Research in the Arts" located in Box 3.

The Edward M. Earle Papers (MC020) contain information on the "Development of International Socialism" Conference.

The Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers selected correspondence and related material on the Bicentennial Celebration are located in Box 61.

The Department of Grounds and Buildings Technical Correspondence Files (AC035) contain correspondence in regards to proposals for a new memorial or Bicentennial library.

The Office of the President's Records (AC117) contains correspondence to and from Arthur E. Fox to President Dodds in regards to the Bicentennial Celebration located in Box 208, Folder 4.

The Physics Department Records (AC133) include speeches given by various physics scholars during the Conferences.

The Henry Norris Russell Papers (C0045) contain information on "The Future of Nuclear Science" Conference.

The Student Christian Association Records (AC135) consist of information on their six forums led by Bicentennial preachers located in Box 26, Folder 9.


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, Geoffry Francis, Baron, Fisher of Lanbeth (1887-1972)
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope (1894-1981)
Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972)