Contents and Arrangement

Series 6, Confidential Reports and Minutes, 1931-1970

3 boxes
Restricted Content

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 6, Confidential Reports and Minutes, 1931-1970, are photocopies of admission reports and minutes damaged in a flood at New South. Portions of the original volumes were destroyed; the surviving pages were photocopied and the originals discarded. Many of the pages are partially or totally illegible and out of order. While the reports convey statistical and policy information, the Committee on Admission minutes describe the committee's reasoning and final decisions in many specific difficult admission cases. However, there are passages in the reports that candidly discuss the general applicant quality and the admission policy regarding various groups, including alumni sons, athletes, and disadvantaged students.


Organized alphabetically.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Matthew Reeder in December 2002. Finding aid written by Matthew Reeder in December 2002.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Series 6, Confidential Reports and Minutes, contain the names of students, faculty, and staff. These documents are closed for the lifetimes of the individuals to whom they relate. A redacted version of Series 6 (Series 5) is open; however researchers must sign a consent agreement to view the materials.

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 6, Confidential Reports and Minutes; Admission Office Records, AC152, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 6-8

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Related Materials

See the Registrar's Grade Books Collection, AC116, for President's Admission Books covering admitted students from 1872 to 1890.

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