Contents and Arrangement

Comprehensive Examinations Committee Report - Engineering School, 1947

1 folder
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent name and chronologically within folders.

Collection History


Continued transfers of records from the School of Engineering and Applied Science are expected indefinitely.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan, Rosalba Varallo, and Joshua Muketha '10 in November 2006. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in November 2006. Box 176 added by Christie Peterson in June 2012. Series 10 added and finding aid updated by Lynn Durgin in January 2015. Subseries 1C and Series 12 added and finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in June 2016. Subseries 1E added by Jarrett M. Drake in October 2016. Series 13 added by Valencia L. Johnson in March 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Records of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are restricted for a period of 25 years from the date of their creation, with the exception of records in Subseries 3E: Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory; Series 4: Audiovisual; Series 10: Guggenheim Laboratory Time Capsule Materials; and Series 11: Public Websites, which are open for research use. Records containing personnel information on living faculty members are restricted until the individual's death and any records that pertain to student academic performance are restricted for a period of 75 years (these include certain records in Subseries 1C and Subseries 1E). Due to the presence of personnel information, Series 12 is restricted for a period of 75 years.

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 4: Audiovisual Materials contains microfilm, lantern slide plates, 35mm film, DVCAM, Betacam, and VHS recordings. This collection contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Comprehensive Examinations Committee Report - Engineering School; School of Engineering and Applied Science Records, AC162, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 4

Find More

Related Materials

The University Archives has within its holdings many collections which relate to the School of Engineering and Applied Science. These include but are not limited to: Historical Subject Files (AC109), the Historical Photograph Collection: Campus Life Series (AC119), the Office of the President Records (AC117, AC264, AC193, and AC187), the Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records (AC118), the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Lectureship Records (AC188) and the personal papers of professors Steve M. Slaby (AC027) and Arthur M. Greene (CO434).

Other Finding Aids

Full text searching of the Undergraduate Student Government archived website is available through the ArchiveIt interface.


A History of the Engineering School of Princeton University 1875-1955 by Kenneth H. Condit, An Account of the School of Engineering and Applied Science 1954-1971 by Joseph C. Elgin and Engineering Plus by Arthur Maurice Greene, Jr. were consulted during preparation of the Historical Note. Additional information was taken from select articles found in the Daily Princetonian and the Princeton Alumni Weekly as well as the newsletters of the Princeton Engineering Association.

Cyrus Fogg Brackett lectures
United States
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory
Princeton University
Condit, Kenneth H.
Elgin, Joseph C.
Jahn, Robert G.
Kobayashi, Hisashi.