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Observatory of Instruction, 1878-1963
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of research materials compiled by Professor Clark on the history of Princeton University's campus, buildings, and surrounding area. These documents were used by Clark in preparing his courses on Princeton architecture as well as by the Evolution of a Campus project. Much of the material is drawn from the collections of the Princeton University Archives, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; however there is also a significant amount of documentation from other sources such as architectural journals. Also present in the papers are records of the courses Clark taught with these materials, as well as correspondence and budget-related records from Evolution of a Campus.
As a result of Professor Clark's sources and research methods, the vast majority of the collection consists of copies of original material. In compiling information, Clark or one of his assistants would exhaustively make photocopies of relevant primary documents, and then annotate and interfile the copies into the appropriate building or subject's file. Hence, very little original material is in the collection, and some items appear in more than one file.
Please see series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. In processing this collection, a sizable quantity of duplicate material from the Department of Grounds and Buildings Subject Files (AC110) was separated and discarded.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
- 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.
- Credit this material:
Observatory of Instruction; Robert Judson Clark Papers, AC208, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 3