Contents and Arrangement

Blairstown, 1985 August

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


No arrangement has been imposed on this subseries. The order of the photographs at the time of their transfer to the archives has been retained. There is a loose arrangement into topical categories.

Collection History


Continued accruals of records are expected from the Office of Communications indefinitely.


Appraisal of this collection was conducted according to Mudd Library Guidelines. During 2009 processing several duplicate publications which were found elsewhere in the Library's collections were removed.

Processing Information

Series 1 of this collection was processed by Helene Van Rossum in 2005. Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4 of this collection were processed by Daniel Brennan in 2008. Finding aid written by Helene Van Rossum in 2005 and added to by Daniel Brennan in 2008. Boxes 236-245 were added to Series 4 by Christie Peterson with assistance from Eleanor Wright '14 and Suchi Mandavilli '14 in April and May 2012 snd rehoused with differnt box numbers in 2018. Enhancement of description and reprocessing of Subseries 4A: Robert P. Matthews conducted by Valencia L. Johnson in 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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: Photographs contains a number of 35mm film slides and photographic negatives.

Credit this material:

Blairstown; Office of Communications Records, AC168, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

The Office of Communications Records relate to many of the other collections of the University Archives. In particular, the subject files which comprise Series 1 are complementary to the Historical Subject File collection. The public information found in Series 3: Faculty and Staff Files is often duplicated in the Faculty Files. Additionally, there is frequent overlap in the photographs in Series 4 and other photograph collections such as the Historic Photograph Collection and the Princeton Alumni Weekly Photograph Collection.

Other Finding Aids

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

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