- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
- Princeton University. Office of the President.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1924-1988 (mostly 1957-1972)
- 571 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-570; 315A
The records of the Office of President Goheen contain the files of the President's Office during the administration of President Robert F. Goheen (1957-1972). The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains eighteen series, which consist of correspondence and memoranda, reports, speeches, publications, and related materials, which were created or received by Robert Goheen and other members of the President's office. The filing system was shared by Ricardo A. Mestres, Financial Vice-President and Treasurer, and Edgar M. Gemmell, Administrative Vice-President. In addition, Series 18 includes the files of two assistants to the president. Some of the speeches in series 8E were replaced by speaking copies, found among Goheen's personal papers, which were donated to the Seeley G. Mudd Library in 2002 (MC 204). The office's index cards to the records can be found in Series 18F. Because of the presence of index cards to the records (Series 18F), folder titles have been kept intact as much as possible. Subcategories are indicated with double hyphens in the finding aid (for instance "Art and Archaeology–Art Museum–Security"). Each series or subseries starts with "general" files, which are followed by alphabetical files. When the word "general" was used as a sub-title in the original filing system, it was taken out.
The collection is arranged into the following series.
- 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.
The records were transferred from the Office of the President to the University Archives in two installments. A small amount of university records have been added from Goheen's private papers.
A third transfer, consisting of files maintained by Goheen assistant Edgar M. Gemmell, was received in September 2008.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Helene van Rossum and Rosalba Varallo in 2004-2005 with the help of Catherine Malina '05, Evgenia Raikh '07, Lindsey Huddle '07, Sarah Greer '06, and Janaya Kizzie. Finding aid written by Helene van Rossum and Rosalba Varallo in 2004-2005.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Material in the 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 2.1 (Administrative–Board of Trustees) is restricted for thirty years, and Subseries 16.2 (Students–A-Z) 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 8.2 (Personal–Biographical) and Subseries 19.1 (Photographs and Audiovisual–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: Robert F. Goheen 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:
A finding aid to Goheen's personal papers, which are unrelated to his term as President, is also available online: Robert F. Goheen Papers, 1939-2000: Finding Aid
- Credit this material:
Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Publication Note:
For biographical information see 'Princeton's Goheen Years,' Daily Princetonian, Vol. XCV, No 70 (May, 1971), 'The New President,' Princeton Alumni Weekly, Vol. LVII, no 13 (January 18, 1957), and biographical materials and clippings in Series 8.2.
- Subject Terms:
- College administrators.
Education and state.
Education, Higher -- New Jersey.
Endowments -- United States.
Students -- New Jersey -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
Universities and Colleges -- Administration -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
- Genre Terms:
- Princeton university
Princeton University Faculty.
Princeton University. Trustees
Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008