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- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
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Collection Description & Creator Information
Though the records of the Office of the Provost contain some material that is duplicated in other University record groups (such as those of the Office of the President and the dean of the faculty), there are specific subjects that this collection documents especially well. The provost (rather than the president) has primary responsibility for oversight of the University's affirmative action programs, computing, the University Library, the Art Museum, and the Plasma Physics Lab, which results in extensive documentation of these topics. These records are a rich source of information about the budgeting and fund allocation process, resulting from the provost's role as chair of the Priorities Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community. The provost is also intensely involved with the academic planning process (the formation and development of academic departments, programs, and research centers) as well as the distribution of funds and space. All these subjects are well-documented in the collection. The collection also contains the archived website of the Office of the Provost covering the period 2015 and later.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal was conducted according to Mudd Manuscript Library policies and procedures. Office invoices and receipts, job search material, grievance files, and personal files not pertaining to the Office of the Provost, have been separated from the records acquired in 2016.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance or discipline, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open for research.
Series 8, Office of the Provost Public Website, and Series 9, Office of Equity and Diversity Records, are open for research.
Some files contain personnel records and/or academic records that are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Student discipline files are restricted for the lifetime of the student.
Restrictions beyond 30 years are noted in the relevant series, subseries, and folder descriptions.
- 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Some materials in the Office of the Provost Records [Boxes 258, 296, 364, 370] have been treated for mold; however, materials may still be fragile and exhibit signs of damage. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.
- Credit this material:
Housing; Office of the Provost Records, AC195, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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