Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 5A: Administrative, 1853-1943

1 box
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Subseries 5A: Administrative, is comprised of correspondence and interoffice memoranda discussing day-to-day management of scholarships, bequests, and conditions on donated funds. A recurrent theme in this material is the overriding importance of extending the opportunity of a Princeton education to as many as possible. Also included are newspaper clippings highlighting Princeton's commitment to extending financial assistance to all eligible students. Discussions of the establishment and extent of World War I and II memorial scholarships given in honor of Princeton men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation are also included in this subseries. Portions of this subseries predate the establishment of the Secretary's Office.


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

Collection History


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 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.

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 5A: Administrative; Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, AC190, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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 22

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Separated Materials

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

Princeton University
Princeton University.
Collins, Varnum Lansing, 1870-1936
Finch, Jeremiah Stanton, 1910-
Leitch, Alexander, 1900-