Contents and Arrangement

1993-1996, 1993-1996

1 box
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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


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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christie Peterson with assistance from Eleanor Wright '14 in March 2011. Finding aid updated n by Christie Peterson in April 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

One file in box 15 of Series 1 contains student records that are restricted for 75 years from date of creation or for the lifetime of the student.

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.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 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 5: Audio, Motion Picture and Video Recordings contains recordings in a variety of analog formats.

Credit this material:

1993-1996; 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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Related Materials

A few artifacts related to the Princeton University 250th anniversary are located in the Princeton Memorabilia Collection located at Mudd Manuscript Library. Descriptions of these items may be found by selecting category "250th Celebration" and leaving the other boxes blank on the search page for the Princeton Memorabilia Collection database, located online at

Research materials used in the writing of the 250th anniversary commemorative coffee table book are available in AC245, Don Oberdorfer Papers on PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: THE FIRST 250 YEARS, 1994-1995.

Other Finding Aids

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

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