Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Legal Documents: Sally Frank v. Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, the University Cottage Club, and the Trustees of Princeton University, 1979-1992

13 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Legal Documents series follows the sequential order of court proceedings from the initial complaint filed in 1979 by Sally Frank to the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights to the conclusion in June of 1992 when the United States Supreme Court denied Tiger Inn's petition for writ of certiorari and upheld the New Jersey State Supreme Court decision to admit women. The documents within this series contain originals, drafts, and photocopies of legal briefs, motions, memoranda of law, certificates of service and affidavits that were prepared by Nadine Taub, Sally Frank, and other members of her counsel (as well as from the other parties involved) that were presented to New Jersey state and federal courts. Specifically, interrogatories and stipulations that were created and agreed upon during the fact-finding investigation and conferences; stenographic transcripts of the conferences and of other court hearings; photocopies, and in some cases originals, of court rulings rendered by the New Jersey state and federal courts; and exhibits presented by all parties are included in this series. There may be some duplication of material found in this series within Series 2: Correspondence and Subseries 3D: Exhibit Material.

For additional information regarding this series please see the Biography note.


Arranged chronologically by year and then chronologically within each folder.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rosalba D. Varallo Recchia in March 2008 with assistance from Sarah Vitali '11. Finding aid written by Rosalba D. Varallo Recchia in April 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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 1: Legal Documents: Sally Frank v. Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, the University Cottage Club, and the Trustees of Princeton University; Nadine Taub Collection of Sally Frank Court Documents, AC194, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Additional materials relating to the Sally Frank case may be found in the following unrestricted collections of the University Archives:


The following materials were consulted during the preparation of the biography section: various legal briefs and memoranduma of law submitted by Nadine Taub and Sally Frank, specifically the procedural history sections; the Syllabus written by J. Garibaldi, Office of the Clerk, 1990; Jeff Milgram's "A Bittersweet Homecoming: PU Alumna Relates Legendary Tale of Eating Club Combat," The Princeton Packet online, 3 March 2000; and Lee Wiliams's "She Took It To the 'Street,'" The Daily Princetonian, 28 February 2000.

Tiger Inn (Princeton, N.J.)
Tiger Inn (Princeton, N.J.)
Ivy Club
Ivy Club
Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University. Cottage Club.
Princeton University. Women's Center.
Frank, Sally, 1959-