- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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Shell, 1982, 1987
Collection Description & Creator Information
No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.
Periodic transfers of records from the Office of the Provost are expected indefinitely.
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.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Matthew Reeder, Rosalba Varallo, Christina McMillan '07, and Shannon DeVore '07 from May 2004. Finding aid written by Matthew Reeder in May 2004.
Additions were processed by Christie Peterson with assistance from Ameena Schelling '12 in November 2010-January 2011. Series 8 was added by Lynn Durgin in December 2015. Series 9 was added by Lynn Durgin in January 2016.
Series 10 through Series 16 were added by Phoebe Nobles in March 2018. An accrual of 12 boxes (AR.2018.107 and AR.2021.032) was processed and added to the finding aid by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
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 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.
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:
Shell; Office of the Provost Records, AC195, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 200
- Other Finding Aids
The records of various University administrative offices, academic departments, organizations, and committees relate to, and sometimes overlap with, this collection. Of particular interest may be the administrative record groups of the Office of the President (AC117, AC187, AC193, AC264, and AC379); the Annual Reports to the President (AC068); the Office of the Executive Vice President (AC271); the Office of the Dean of the Faculty (AC118); the Office of the Dean of the College (AC149); and the Graduate School Records (AC127).
The Princeton University Historical Audiovisual Collection (AC047) includes seven items that were moved there from the Office of the Provost Records: an audiotape labeled "Provost Bowen w/ students, 5-9-72, WPRB" (WPRB is the campus radio station), was originally found in the Office of the Provost Records, box 22, folder 4 (Bowen--Students--Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)--Sit-In); and six audiotapes of the Hickel case campus hearings, originally found among the contents of the Office of the Provost Records, box 21, folders 2-10 (Bowen--Students--Hickel Case).
Full text searching of the Office of the Provost archived website is available through the ArchiveIt interface.
- Princeton University
Bowen, William G.
Eisgruber, Christopher L.
Goldfeld, Stephen M.
Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
Ostriker, J. P.
Rees, Albert, 1921-1992
Rudenstine, Neil L.
Spies, Richard R.