Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Research Material for Fact-Finding Investigation, Stipulations, and Brief Exhibits, 1879-1992

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Research Material series contains extensive information collected by Sally Frank's team (as well from the other parties) during the cursory investigation conducted by the Division on Civil Rights in 1980-1981, and again in 1983-1984. The investigation was intended to determine whether a relationship existed between the eating clubs and Princeton University. Thousands of pages of documents were submitted by all parties which consisted of meeting minutes and reports from the Board of Trustees and Dean of the Faculty and reports of the Committee on Student Life, the Committee on Undergraduate Life, the Undergraduate Interclub Committee (UICC), and various other student/club committees and organizations. In addition, photocopies of the deeds of Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and University Cottage Club, charter information, certificates, and member lists are included here. Memoranda, newspaper clippings, campus publications, and specific court proceedings of other discriminatory cases are also located in this series.

For more information please see specific subseries.


Arranged into five subseries: General; Eating Clubs; Minutes and Reports; Exhibit Material; and Related Cases.

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 3: Research Material for Fact-Finding Investigation, Stipulations, and Brief Exhibits; 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-