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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Office of the President.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/mg74qm091
Dates:
1940-1998 (mostly 1972-1987)
Size:
463 boxes, 1 folder, and 2 items
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-463
Language:
English

Abstract

The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro. Records found here are sometimes duplicated in the records of other administrative offices on campus.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection contains the files compiled by the Office of the President during the presidency of William G. Bowen GS'58 (July 1972 to January 1988). The files consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and other assorted material. Series 18 includes the files of three assistants to the president, biographical and photographic material about Bowen, and a card index of the files. There is some overlap between the files in this collection and the files of presidents Goheen and Shapiro. Records found here are sometimes duplicated in the records of other administrative offices on campus.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into eighteen series, organized as closely as possible to the original filing system, and a final series comprised of miscellaneous material. Most series contain subseries, each described individually in the description section below. Items in the folders are filed in reverse chronological order unless otherwise noted. The filing system was largely inherited from Bowen's predecessor, Robert F. Goheen '40, and was bequeathed in turn to Bowen's successor, Harold T. Shapiro GS'64. A card index to Bowen's files, maintained by Bowen's secretaries and still usable, can be found as Subseries 18G (boxes 434-450).

Collection Creator Biography:

The President is the chief executive officer of the University. They preside at all meetings of the boards of trustees and of the faculty and at all academic functions at which they are present and represent the University before the public. The Trustee by-laws charge them with the general supervision of the interests of the University and with special oversight of the departments of instruction.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The records were received by the University Archives from the Office of the President in March 1989 and July 2001 . Subseries 18.3 may have originated in the Office of Public Affairs, not the Office of the President.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Matthew Reeder in January through September 2003. Finding aid written by Matthew Reeder in January through September 2003.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Material in this collection is restricted for thirty years. The contents of a folder may not be viewed until thirty years after the most recent date marked on the folder.

Subseries 9A: General, and Subseries 9B: Faculty and Staff Individuals, contain some material that is closed for 75 years, and Subseries 16B: Students--Individuals is restricted for 75 years. Restrictions beyond thirty years are noted in the relevant series descriptions, in the folder list, and on the relevant boxes and folders.

Subseries 18C: Supplementary Materials--Bowen Biographical and Subseries 18I: Supplementary Materials--Photographs are open immediately with no restrictions.

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.

Other Finding Aids:

The Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup forms part of the Princeton University Office of the President Records. Finding Aids for other subgroups and portions of the collection are also available online:

Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (bulk 1830-1869): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup, 1924-1988 (bulk 1957-1972): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: Harold Shapiro Subgroup, 1961-2001 (bulk 1987-2001): Finding Aid.

Credit this material:

Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/mg74qm091
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

This collection follows, in sequence, the Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds (AC #117) and the Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen (AC #193); and is followed by the Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro (unprocessed). The Princeton University Historical Audiovisual Collection (AC #47) includes three items from Bowen's Office of the President Records: an audiotape entitled "Coeducation at Princeton Forum, 1970," originally found in box 104, folder 13; a videotape labeled "News Film Outs for 11-29-71 Princeton Pres." (the date coincides with the announcement of Bowen's appointment as president); and a videotape labeled "The First 'Presidential Tape' of the Bill-Bo Regime." The records of other administrative and academic departments, offices, organizations, and committees may also relate to this collection.

Subject Terms:
College administrators.
Education and state.
Education, Higher -- New Jersey.
Endowments -- United States.
Universities and Colleges -- Administration -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Names:
Princeton university
Princeton University Faculty.
Princeton University Students
Princeton University. Trustees
Bowen, William G.