Contents and Arrangement

Renato (Ronnie) R. Carazzai, 2011 July 21

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Carazzai attended Princeton High School. He describes many aspects of his Princeton employment experience including the growth of the electric department; the student body dress code; Public Safety; students building a prank grave for an unpopular professor; the "student take over" of New South in the late 1960s; taking the 1935 clapper from Nassau; the neglect of Reunion Hall; remodeling Witherspoon; Joe DiMaggio filming a Mr. Coffee commercial in Dickinson; Muhammad Ali's speech at Alexander Hall; the discovery of 7 rifles in a Campbell Hall room; a co-worker stealing a student's jacket; the Nude Olympics; cleaning up after and interacting with students; students camping in front of Nassau; students trying to set Nassau on fire in 1958; alcoholism among maintenance staff; gas explosion in Aaron Burr; construction of Wu Hall; Rutgers covering Princeton cannon with dirt; pigeon eradication on campus; Jadwin Hall accelerator; dumbwaiter in Nassau to prevent people from walking on stairs; construction of Jadwin Cage; maintenance during reunions; and the 9/11 memorial between East Pyne and Nassau. He mentions administrator Jim Henry, student Brooke Shields, faculty member Freddie Fox, student Jack McCarthy, maintenance director and alum Charlie Crank, President Goheen, and supervisor Eddie Pondet.


Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives policies and procedures.

Processing Information

This finding aid was updated by Lynn Durgin in April 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Credit this material:

Renato (Ronnie) R. Carazzai; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, AC259, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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