Contents and Arrangement

Shah of Iran Visit, 1949 November

1 folder
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Administrative series has been arranged into three groupings by form, correspondence, conference materials, and subject files. Correspondence appears first and is arranged chronologically with the exception of the correspondence of Philip K. Hitti, which is filed separately. Records pertaining to conferences are grouped together by conference. Subject files are arranged alphabetically with general files on miscellaneous topics appearing at the beginning of the run.

Collection History


The Department of Oriental Studies dissolved in 1969, therefore no further accruals of records are anticipated. However, its successor, the Department of Near Eastern Studies may transfer additional materials in the future.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. In processing this collection many duplicate copies of undistributed conference programs, as well as two editions of the Princeton University Alumni catalogue were removed and discarded.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan in October 2007. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in October 2007. Box 24 was added by Christie Peterson in June 2012. Box 25 was added by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Records from this collection are closed for a period of 25 years from the date of creation of the record with the exception of records pertaining to students and faculty, which are closed until the individual's death. Restrictions longer than 25 years are noted in the relevant series descriptions and in the folder list.

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.

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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:

Shah of Iran Visit; Department of Near Eastern Studies Records, AC164, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 12

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Related Materials

Records pertaining to the Department of Oriental Studies can be found in the Historical Subject Files Collection (AC109), the Department of Art and Archaeology Records (AC140), and in the Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup (AC117). The library also holds the faculty files of Harold Bender, Philip K. Hitti, and T. Cuyler Young, instrumental figures in the history of the department.

Other Finding Aids

Full text searching of this collection's archived website is available through the Archive-It interface.

Princeton University . Dept. of Near Eastern Studies.
Princeton University. Department of Oriental Languages and Literature.
Princeton University. Dept. of East Asian Studies.
Princeton University. Dept. of Oriental Studies.
Hitti, Philip K. (Philip Khuri), 1886-1978
Young, T. Cuyler (Theodore Cuyler), 1900-1976