Contents and Arrangement

Sameric, 1974-1979

1 folder
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The arrangement of the records at the time of transfer has been retained. Records relating to the same project are generally grouped together by building name or project location. Since many campus structures have been the subject of Office of Physical Planning projects on more than one occasion, they appear multiple times in the folder listing.

Collection History


Though the Office of Physical Planning has deactivated, transfers of similar records from the Office of Design and Construction and other divisions in the Department of Facilities are expected in the future.


Appraisal has been conducted according to Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines. Nothing was removed from the records during 2007 processing.

The Fire Files Series, which consisted of a numbered set of oversized architectural drawings, were returned to the Office of Physical Planning in 2016.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan with assistance from Joshua Muketha '10 in March 2007. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in March 2007. Additions were made by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 between December 2010 and January 2011. 2017 Series 3 accession processed and finding aid updated by Annalise Berdini in March 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

All architectural drawings transferred by the Office of Physical Planning to the University Archives are open for research use. Other records are closed for a period of ten years from the date of the record's creation.

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 2: Architectural Drawings (Microform) consists of microform aperture cards.

Credit this material:

Sameric; Office of Physical Planning Records, AC154, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds many collections which relate to the development of Princeton's grounds and buildings, both from an administrative and a historical perspective. Chief among these are the Department of Facilities Operations and Maintenance Records (AC041), the Department of Grounds and Buildings Technical Correspondence Files (AC035), the Department of Grounds and Buildings Historical Subject Files (AC110), and the Robert Judson Clark Papers (AC208). The Board of Trustees Minutes and Records (AC120) also relate to the topic of campus development, particularly those records generated by the Committee on Grounds and Buildings found in Series 5 Subseries 4.

Additionally, the University Archives holds the Office of Physical Planning's University Chapel Stained Glass Windows Restoration Records (AC231), the Nassau Hall Iconography Collection (AC177), which contains historical depictions of one of Princeton's most recognizable buildings, and the Princeton Artwork Collection, which contains representations of other campus locations.

Finally, the University Land Records (AC028) include maps and surveys of the campus and other land owned by Princeton University, which were not necessarily generated or used by the Office of Physical Planning.

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