Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary Records, 1912-1997

21 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of the records of the office in charge of organizing all 250th anniversary celebration activities, as well as examples of the many publications, event programs, invitations, posters, audio and visual recordings, and commemorative artifacts created in conjunction with those activities.


Series 1: Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary Records, 1993-1997 remains in its original order. The records are organized in four sets of files: accounting, correspondence, service and community, and subject files. The accounting files are arranged by account number, the correspondence files are arranged chronologically, and the service and coomunity files are arranged alphabetically by subject. The subject files are subdivided into five color-coded sets: academic and campaign, administrative, alumni council, celebratory events, and historical events. The files within each of these sets are arranged alphabetically by subject. A cache of material that was unfiled when received in the archives has been added to the end of the series but has not been otherwise arranged.

Collection History


In addition to the materials transferred from the Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary, accession AR.2002.012 has been integrated into Box 13 of Serie 1: Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary Records.

Archival Appraisal Information:

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. Duplicate publications, printed materials, artifacts, and recordings have been deaccessioned. Phone message books from the Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary, sales material for vendors interested in doing business with the office, and a very small amount of materials unrelated to Princeton have also been deaccessioned. Non-duplicative Princeton-related materials predating the 250th anniversary celebration have been transferred to the Princeton Memorabilia Collection, the Princeton Artwork Collection, the Audiovisual Collection and the Historic Photograph Collection. Records from a conference held by the Department of History in May 1996, From Redemption to Reaganism: American Conservatism 1865-1980, have been transferred to the Department of History Records. A detailed separation record is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

One file in box 15 of Series 1: Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary Records, 1993-1997 contains student records that are restricted for 75 years from date of creation or for the lifetime of the student.

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.

Special Requirements for Access:

Series 5: Audio, Motion Picture and Video Recordings contains recordings in a variety of analog formats. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Office of Princeton's 250th Anniversary Records; Princeton University 250th Anniversary Celebration Collection, AC180, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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