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Series 2: Committee on Public Lectures, 1912-1964

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Committee on Public Lectures, consists of the correspondence and minutes of committee members who coordinated thirty-three years of public lectures hosted by Princeton University. This series covers discussions that surrounded the planning of lectures, the inclusion and exclusion of participants, and the content of five popular lectures series: the Walter E. Edge Lectures (which focused on subjects of public and international affairs); the J. Edward Farnum Lectures (established to sponsor "lectures by men not connected with Princeton University"); the Spencer Trask Lectures (which embraced the humanities); the Stafford Little Lectures (which covered topics of public policy); and the Louis Clark Vanuxem Lectures (which focused on topics of science.

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History

Appraisal

Appraisal was conducted in accordance with Princeton University Archives policies and procedures.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Susan Hamson, August 2003. Additional updates made by library staff through 2018.

Series 14 through 22 comprise both digital and paper records. In the interest of clarity, some folder titles of these records have been changed. When duplicate files in these records were detected, they were deleted.

In Series 23, some folder titles were altered to provide clarity. Subseries 7F: Robert Durkee (AR.2019.016) was added in December, 2021 by Phoebe Nobles.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Materials generated by the office of the secretary are closed for 30 years from the date of their creation. Some records relating to personnel or students are closed for longer periods of time.

Series 12: President Eisgruber Installation Ceremony Records and Series 13: Public Website are open for research.

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:

Series 2: Committee on Public Lectures; Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, AC190, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 8-12

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Separated Materials

A King James Bible (late 20th century edition) was separated from Series 23 at the time of accessioning.

Names:
Princeton University
Collins, Varnum Lansing, 1870-1936
Finch, Jeremiah Stanton (1910-2005)
Leitch, Alexander, 1900-