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Series 3: Conferences, 1944-1947
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Conferences series contains correspondence with Conference members and speakers relating to registration forms, acceptances, refusals, and travel expenses, along with personal congratulations to the organizers of the Conferences, Dean J. Douglas Brown '28 and Professor Whitney J. Oates '25. Faculty Committee meeting, minutes, and reports, a list of leaders and speakers per each conference, program schedules, pamphlets, and press releases regarding the speeches delivered during the Conferences and Convocation services are also located in this series. Of note are the speeches delivered by Professor Marjorie H. Nicolson and James B. Conant during the "Humanistic Tradition in the Century Ahead" Conference.
The Conferences series is arranged alphabetically by conference title.
- 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 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.
- 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 3: Conferences; 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 6-9
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 of Lambeth, Geoffry Francis Fisher, Baron, 1887-1972
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope, 1894-1981
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.