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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Dept. of French and Italian.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Department of French and Italian Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1831cj96z
Dates:
1909-2017
Size:
8 boxes, 12 items, and 1 websites
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-8
Language:
English English

Abstract

The Department of French and Italian as it exists today at Princeton University originated in 1958 when the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures was split into the separate departments of Romance and Germanic Languages and Literatures. Consists of the records of the contemporary Department of French and Italian, collected while it was operating as the Department of Modern Languages and later the Department of Romance Languages and Literature.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of the records of the contemporary Department of French and Italian, collected while it was operating as the Department of Modern Languages and later the Department of Romance Languages and Literature. Materials include notes from departmental committee meetings, departmental minutes, course descriptions, departmental examinations, correspondence, and files about French-language Peace Corps training and study abroad programs run through the department.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Department of French and Italian as it exists today at Princeton University originated in 1958 when the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures was split into the separate departments of Romance and Germanic Languages and Literatures. Prior to this, the Romance languages had been taught by a succession of notable instructors since 1904 including Christian Gauss and Gilbert Chinard. In the years after the Second World War, global climate inspired curriculum changes, resulting in courses in Russian and eventually the formation of a full Department of Slavic Languages in 1961. This period also saw the creation of Peace Corps and study abroad language programs. Course offerings in Italian were strengthened in the 1980s, however by the 1990's, with many of the core department members facing retirement, the attraction of new faculty was becoming a pressing issue. Finally, in 2001 Spanish and Portuguese languages were made an independent department and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures became the Department of French and Italian.

Collection History

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. Some files in Series 3: Summer Work Abroad and Princeton In France, 1960-1985 contain student records that are restricted for 75 years from date of creation or for the lifetime of the student.

Restrictions beyond 30 years are noted in the relevant series or subseries descriptions and in the folder list. Series 4 is open for research.

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.

Other Finding Aids:

Full text searching of this collection's archived website is available through the Archive-It interface.

Credit this material:

Department of French and Italian Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1831cj96z
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345