Contents and Arrangement

Academic Guides and Handbooks for Various Academic Programs, 2003-2004

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Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History


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 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

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:

Academic Guides and Handbooks for Various Academic Programs; Office of the Dean of the College Records, AC149, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 160

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Related Materials

The records of various University administrative offices, academic departments, organizations, and committees relate to, and sometimes overlap with, this collection. Of particular interest may be the Office of the President Records, the Office of the Provost Records, the Office of the Secretary Records, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records.

Also of interest are The Commission on the Future of the College, Chairman's Records, which document the work of the commission, also known as the Bressler Commission, which was charged with reviewing the state of undergraduate education at Princeton. A finding aid to this collection, which is held at the Mudd Library, is available at .

Annual reports to the president, which are held at the Mudd Library, include reports from the Dean of the College. Some of these reports are duplicated in this collection.

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.

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Elliott, Edward G.
Finch, Jeremiah Stanton (1910-2005)
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