- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
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Series 13: Residential Colleges, 1942-2001
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Residential Colleges series contains statistics, press releases, clippings, memoranda, and other materials that document the Dean of the College's involvement with the residential colleges on campus. Topics covered include the deans and masters of the residential colleges and their responsibilities; directors of study and considerations of academic advising; and studies of other Ivy League programs. Many of the statistical reports in the series pertain to tutoring, degree changes, and academic warning. Files on specific residential colleges include information on construction and formal openings as well as newsletters.
Board of Advisors materials make up a significant portion of this series and include Annual Reports to the President, which highlight orientation week, special programs, assessments, and personnel and organizational issues. The Board of Advisors material also documents the changing nature of the student body in the 1960s and include examinations of how advising could meet new challenges into the 1970s.
Advising/Counseling Services constitute another major portion of this series. This material includes student questionnaires, reports, evaluation tools, studies of attrition, career plans, and reading comprehension. The series also documents the changing nature of these services and the concerns of counselors and administrators, including an increasing emphasis on mental health issues.
Arranged by topic and chronologically therein.
Periodic transfers of general records from the Office of the Dean of the College are expected indefinitely.
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.
- Processing Information
Series 1-16 were processed by Susan Hamson and Rosalba D. Varallo with the assistance of Shannon DeVore '07, Lindsey Huddle '07, Natasha Marshall '05, Pardon Makumbe '07, Elona Toska '05, and Victor Wakefield '07. Finding aid written by Christie Lutz in October 2006.
Series 17-20 were processed and finding aid was updated by Christie Peterson with the assistance of Ameena Schelling '12 in November 2010.
Series 23 was processed and finding aid was updated by Jarrett M. Drake in May 2015.
Floppy Disks in Series 21 was processed and finding aid was updated by Elena Colon-Marrero in June 2015.
Materials in Box 161 were treated for mold by the Preservation Department.
Subseries 21C was processed and finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in August 2018.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
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 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.
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:
Series 13: Residential Colleges; 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
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 140-144; 232
- Other Finding Aids
Full text searching of the Dean of the College archived websites is available through the Archive-It interface.
Notebooks of Katherine Rohrer, Associate Dean of the Faculty from 1993 to 2001, can be found in AC195, Office of the Provost Records, Subseries 11H, as Rohrer also kept notebooks in her role as Vice Provost for Academic Programs, 2001 to 2015.
In the composition of this finding aid's history section, the following works were consulted: Leitch, Alexander. A Princeton Companion . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978. Article entitled "Dean of the College." Annual reports to the president from the Dean of the College. Root, Robert K. The Princeton Campus in World War II . Princeton, NJ, 1978. Selden, William K. Club Life at Princeton: An Historical Account of the Eating Clubs at Princeton University . Princeton, NJ: Princeton Prospect Foundation, 1994.
- 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