Contents and Arrangement

Final Report, 1973 April

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the records of Commission chairman Marvin Bressler. Included are correspondence, Commission meeting minutes, reports and statistics, reactions to the Commission's interim report, and surveys of undergraduates.

The minutes are from November 20, 1970 to October 1, 1972. Included in the minutes is the scheduling of six public meetings covering three broad topics: undergraduate education at Princeton: achievements, problems and prospects; the transition between levels of education; and education and economics. Each meeting began with a presentation that described the current situation, identified existing problems and offered resolutions. A synopsis of the presentations is given in the minutes. The March 9, 1971 minutes refer to admissions, curriculum, economic and creative arts subcommittees and their status. The curriculum subcommittee noted they were awaiting survey results from undergraduate representatives of each department.

In 1971 a survey of undergraduates was conducted by associate professor of sociology Robert A. Scott. Initiated by ten juniors in the Department of Sociology, the purpose of the survey was to allow these students to complete their junior papers and senior theses while also providing information for three faculty reports. The collection does not contain results or interpretations of this survey. Another survey, the Bressler Undergraduate Survey Project, questioned members of each class about future plans and solicited their opinions regarding examinations. Again, while there are questionnaires in the collection, there are no results. Newell Brown of Career Services conducted a third survey from 1964-1969. It focused on career plans of seniors but contains quantitative results only.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

The Commission's final report is not included in the collection, however it can be found in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library under call number LD4582.9.P743 1973.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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Credit this material:

Final Report; Commission on the Future of the College Records, AC186, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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