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Subseries 18E: Gift Letters (Donor Files), 1940-1987
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Subseries 18E: Gift Letters (Donor Files), 1940-1987, consists of the correspondence, memoranda, and other documents related to the donation of gifts to the University from individuals. While most donors were alumni, many were not. The files include material about numerous notable individuals, including Irving Berlin, John C. Danforth '58, William O. Douglas, Doris Duke, Brooks Emeny '24, Prince Saud Al-Faisal '64 of Saudi Arabia, Roger S. Firestone '35, Robert F. Goheen '40, George Kennan '25, Richard J. Riordan '52, Charles S. Robertson '26, Laurance Rockefeller '32, Donald Rumsfeld '54, and George Shultz '42. Not every solicitation was successful. This material is similar to that found in Subseries 7C: Finances--Endowments and Gifts.
No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.
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. An accession of photographs and other material donated by Mary Ellen Bowen (AR.2019.044) was added by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
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 restricted for 75 years, and Subseries 16B: Students--Individuals is restricted for 75 years. Restrictions beyond thirty years are noted in the relevant series and folder descriptions, 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 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.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 18E: Gift Letters (Donor Files); Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup, AC187, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 407-428
- 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:
- Princeton University
Princeton University Faculty.
Princeton University Students
Princeton University. Trustees
Bowen, William G.