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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. University Research Board
Title:
University Research Board Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/bn9996741
Dates:
1925-2006
Size:
26 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-17; S-000013; S-000014; S-000015; S-000016; S-000017; S-000018; S-000010; S-000011; S-000012
Language:
English

Abstract

The University Research Board, which consists of six faculty members from different departments, is an advisory committee to the president on all research conducted at Princeton University. The collection consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention, predecessor to the University Research Board.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of University Research Board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence between members, and some subject files, as well as the memos and correspondence of Raymond J. Woodrow, executive officer and secretary of the Committee on Project Research and Invention. Much of Woodrow's material pertains to University sponsored research in support of WWII efforts.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. University Research Board

The University Research Board, which consists of six faculty members from different departments, is an advisory committee to the president on all research conducted at Princeton University. From 1946-1959, this function was performed by its predecessor, the 5-member Committee on Project Research and Invention.

With the amount of research being done at the University as well as the level of funding this research required skyrocketing, it was decided that a more formal supervisory board was necessary to formulate general policies for the conduct of sponsored research as well as to review research proposals, and so the University Research Board was formed in 1959. In the 1970s with such massive projects as the Plasma Physics Laboratory looming on the horizon and the number of incoming research proposals rising every year, most of the University Research Board's administrative responsibilities were transferred to the newly created Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), while the University Research Board retained all of its committee and advisory functions. The Board now operates as a branch of ORPA.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Container list created by Suchi Mandavilli '14 and Eleanor Wright '14 in December 2011 and finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in February 2012. The contents of the former AC247, Committee on Project Research and Invention Records were integrated as Box 11 at that time.

An accrual of nine boxes of annual reports and board meeting minutes, AR.2021.031, was added to the records in September, 2021 by Phoebe Nobles.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Printed annual reports in Series 3 are open for research. Administrative files older than 25 years that do not contain student educational records, faculty personnel matters or trustee issues are open. This collection must be reviewed for potentially restricted records before access is given. Please contact the University Archives prior to your visit.

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.

Credit this material:

University Research Board Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/bn9996741
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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