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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Office of Government Affairs.
Title:
Office of Government Affairs Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/fj236211r
Dates:
1976-2003
Size:
38 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-38
Language:
English

Abstract

The Office of Government Affairs is Princeton University's primary representative in Washington, D.C., acting as a liaison between University administration and Capitol Hill politicians. The records document the activities of the Office of Government Affairs, and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The records document the activities of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and contain correspondence, event files, chronological files, news clippings, and materials pertaining to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The records illustrate the many roles the office plays in Washington, such as maintaining contacts with Princetonians who have entered government service and formulating coalitions with other Universities and organizations to actively lobby on relevant issues.

Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Office of Government Affairs.

The Office of Government Affairs is Princeton University's primary representative in Washington, D.C., acting as a liaison between University administration and politicians. Located several blocks from the Capitol, the office is headed by a director of Government Affairs who is supported by a staff of assistants and interns, and who reports to the Vice President and Secretary of the University.

Founded in 1979, the office has worked cooperatively with Princetonians, other universities, and special interest groups to support policy initiatives considered beneficial to the University and to higher education in general. Areas of legislation which are of special concern to the Office of Government Affairs include federal student aid, research funding, tax incentives for charitable giving, and immigration policy. The Office of Government Affairs also devotes considerable effort to garnering federal support for plasma physics and nuclear fusion research, a field in which the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is one of the world's major research facilities.

The Office of Government Affairs organizes a number of regular programs for members of Congress and others, the purpose of which are to keep legislators apprised of developments on campus and to gather information about proceedings on Capitol Hill which may affect the University. Typical activities of the office range from simple mass mailings to hosting dinners, speaking engagements, and tours of Princeton's campus and Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was transferred to the University Archives in three separate accessions in 1994 , 1997 , 2000 , and 2010 .

Accruals

Additional accruals of records are expected from the Office of Government Affairs on a continual basis.

Appraisal

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. In processing this collection two folders containing Washington D.C. restaurant guides and other general materials unrelated to the Office of Government Affair's mission were removed and discarded.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan in July 2007 with assistance from Joshua Muketha '10. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in July 2007..

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these records is restricted for a period of 30 years from the last date marked on the folder.

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.

Credit this material:

Office of Government Affairs Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/fj236211r
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-38