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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Bureau of Student Placement.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Bureau of Student Placement records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m039k491h
Dates:
1940-1953
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

The Bureau of Student Placement was an administrative office at Princeton University that operated roughly from 1945 to 1953 and acted as a liaison between the various armed services and the Princeton University community. The records consist of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of army, navy, and marine corps plans for colleges, card files containing information about students in the service, and the correspondence of director Gordon G. Sikes which includes letters to and from servicemen, military officials, and other University administrators.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Bureau of Student Placement was an administrative office at Princeton University that operated roughly from 1945 to 1953. The Bureau acted as a liaison between the various armed services and the Princeton University community. Its activities included recommending students for officers' training, corresponding with servicemen, and distributing information about military training programs on campus such as the ROTC. The Bureau's director throughout its existence was Gordon G. Sikes '16, who was also the men's heavyweight rowing coach.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Container lists for this collection were created by Christie Peterson with assistance from Suchi Mandavilli '14 in November 2011. Finding aid updated by Christie Peterson in December 2011.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection must be reviewed for potentially restricted records before access is given. Please contact the University Archives prior to your visit.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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Credit this material:

Bureau of Student Placement records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m039k491h
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345