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Observatory of Instruction, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Office of Physical Planning Records document the activities of Physical Planning, one division of Princeton University's Department of Facilities, and are primarily related to the construction and modification of buildings and other structures on Princeton's campus. The records contain a variety of documents, including correspondence between Physical Planning and contractors/designers, interoffice memoranda describing potential projects, invoices for work completed, and studies and reports pertaining to the campus. Additionally, as the Office of Physical Planning was at one point the central repository for all architectural drawings and maps of campus, this type of material (in oversized and microform formats) constitutes a significant portion of the records.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
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.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
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 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 2: Architectural Drawings (Microform) consists of microform aperture cards.
- Credit this material:
Observatory of Instruction; Office of Physical Planning Records, AC154, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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