Contents and Arrangement

Departmental Correspondence, 1937-1964

8 boxes
Restricted Content

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged in two types of files, correspondence and general administrative records. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, while general administrative files are grouped by topic.

Collection History


Additional transfers of records are expected from the Department of Politics on a continual basis.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. No separations were made during the 2007 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan with assistance from Joshua Muketha '10 in June of 2007.. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in June of 2007..

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Student records in box 11 and 39 are restricted for 75 years from the creation of the records.

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:

Departmental Correspondence; Department of Politics Records, AC166, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-8

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Related Materials

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds several collections which are especially relevant to the Department of Politics. The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Records (AC129) document the history of that institution, of which the Department of Politics is one division. The Edward S. Corwin Papers (MC012), the Alpheus Thomas Mason Papers (MC177), the Hubert H. Wilson Papers (MC143), the William W. Lockwood Papers, the Harold Sprout Collection on the London Naval Conference (MC122), and the Joseph Coy Green Papers (MC065) contain the papers of several of the department's former faculty members. The University Archives also holds the Hubert H. Wilson Collection on the Department of Politics (AC167), a separate collection assembled by the professor which contains files on administration and trustees, as well as books and publications related to the department.

Other Finding Aids

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


Alexander Leitch's A Princeton Companion and the March 25, 1949 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly were consulted in preparation of the historical note.

Princeton University
Corwin, Edward Samuel (1878-1963)
Mason, Alpheus Thomas, 1899-1989. (1899-1989)
Whitton, John Boardman, 1892-1977