Contents and Arrangement

Series 13: Committees and Meetings, 1963-2020

112 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 13: Committees and Meetings includes memoranda, minutes, and supplemental meeting materials for various committees on which the provost served. Some of these committees are long-standing, and some were ad hoc committees. The largest groups of records in this series are the minutes of the Academic Planning Group, which the provost chairs; the Priorities Committee, also chaired by the provost; and the Board of Trustees (the provost accompanies the President or represents the President at Trustees meetings). Other significant groups of committee material include the Benefits Committee; the Council of the Princeton University Community; the Facilities Planning Group; the Faculty Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements (Committee of Three); the Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy (FACP); the Minority Affairs Committee, and the subsequent President's Advisory Committee on Diversity.


No physical arrangement has been performed. For the purposes of this finding aid, the series is arranged into subseries by alphabetical range of committees or meetings.

Collection History


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

Series 13 is restricted for a period of 30 years from the date of creation. Due to the presence of personnel and student information, some files are restricted for a period of 75 years from the date of creation. 75-year restrictions are noted at the folder level.

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:

Series 13: Committees and Meetings; Office of the Provost Records, AC195, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes S-000086 to S-000088, S-000093 to S-000097, S-000360 to S-000362, S-000365 to S-000369, S-000372 to S-000374, S-000377, S-000379 to S-000382, S-000384 to S-000393, S-000395 to S-000399, S-000401 to S-000402, S-000404 to S-000405, S-000408, S-000415, S-000418, S-000420, S-000422, S-000424 to S-000438, S-000441 to S-000443, S-000446 to S-000447, S-000449, S-000451 to S-000457, S-000461 to S-000474, S-000476 to S-000477, S-000481, S-000483, S-000485 to S-000490, S-000493 to S-000495, S-000497, S-000499, S-000501 to S-000502, S-000505 to S-000510

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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
Benacerraf, Paul.
Bowen, William G.
Eisgruber, Christopher L.
Goldfeld, Stephen M.
Gutmann, Amy
Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
Ostriker, J. P.
Rees, Albert, 1921-1992
Rudenstine, Neil L.
Sonnenschein, Hugo
Spies, Richard R.