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Undergraduate Orientation, 1940-1987
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Princeton University Office of the Dean of the College Records consists of the files of the dean and the office staff. Materials in the record group include correspondence, clippings, minutes, press releases, syllabi, student files, committee records, reports, proposals, statistics, and printed material. The records document the office's involvement with other administrative offices on campus, students, trustees, and entities outside of the University.
There is a significant amount of overlap among the series. Series 9 (General Files) in particular contains information that is nearly the same as or that complements material in the other series. Overall, the records of the Office of the Dean of the College are particularly useful for research into the role and responsibilities of the Dean of the College; the structures and policies governing undergraduate life; cooperation between the Office of the Dean of the College and other administrative offices, including the Office of the President; historic changes and events that have affected Princeton University (for example World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and changes in the undergraduate body, especially the admittance of minorities and women); events and programs on campus; faculty, teaching, and academic departments; and Princeton's relationships with academic and cultural institutions and businesses, federal and state governments, and alumni and trustees.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. Of the 93,536 emails that were transferred with accession AR.2015.039 (Subseries 23A), 20,340 emails were selected for permanent retention based on a structered query for specific keywords and email addresses.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance or faculty personnel matters are open. Student academic records in Series 15: Students and Series 19: Fulbright Applications – Winners are restricted for 75 years from the date of the creation of the record or the lifetime of the student.
Restrictions beyond 30 years are noted in the relevant series or folder descriptions.
Series 17: Undergraduate Announcements in Electronic Format is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Series 21 contains floppy disks and Series 23 contains records created and used on Windows 7 and Mac OS X desktop computers. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
- Credit this material:
Undergraduate Orientation; Office of the Dean of the College Records, AC149, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 129-130
- Princeton University
Elliott, Edward G.
Finch, Jeremiah Stanton, 1910-
Gauss, Christian, 1878-1951
Girgus, Joan S., 1942-
Godolphin, Francis R. B. (Francis Richard Borroum), 1903-
Knapp, J. Merrill
Malkiel, Nancy Weiss
McClenahan, Howard, 1872-1935
Rudenstine, Neil L.
Sullivan, Edward D. (Edward Daniel), 1913-1995