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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Office of the President.
Title:
Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z603qx42v
Dates:
1939-2004 (mostly 1987-2001)
Size:
161 boxes and 20 items
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-161
Language:
English

Abstract

The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro contains the files generated and compiled by Princeton University's Office of the President during the administration of Harold Tafler Shapiro *64, the University's 18th president. The records consist of files pertaining to academic programs, campus building projects, fundraising, students, faculty, and staff and include correspondence, reports, speeches, and printed materials.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro document the administration of Princeton's eighteenth president, Harold T. Shapiro through correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and other materials. Topics found in the records include University finances, alumni fundraising, and Princeton's 250th anniversary celebration. Also present are records documenting Shapiro's interactions with students, faculty, staff, and various academic departments.

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

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Office of the President.

The President is the chief executive officer of the University. They preside at all meetings of the boards of trustees and of the faculty and at all academic functions at which they are present and represent the University before the public. The Trustee by-laws charge them with the general supervision of the interests of the University and with special oversight of the departments of instruction.

Collection History

Acquisition:

These records were transferred from the Office of the President to the University Archives in periodic installments between July and September of 2001. A later transfer of general files occured in September 2008. Series 25 was added in June, 2016 (AR.2016.040).

Additions:

The Office of the President still holds a small amount of records from the administration of Harold T. Shapiro. The eventual transfer of the remaining records is expected from the Office of the President.

Archival Appraisal Information:

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Daniel Brennan, Rosalba D. Varallo and Lauren Ridge '08 in 2006. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan and Rosalba D. Varallo in 2006.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Records are closed for 30 years from the date of their creation. Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open. Records pertaining to applications for undergraduate admission found in Subseries 2C: Departments and Series 16: Students are restricted for 75 years from the date of the creation of the record.

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:

The Office of the President Records: Harold Shapiro Subgroup forms part of the Princeton University Office of the President Records. Finding Aids for other subgroups and portions of the collection are also available online:

Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (bulk 1830-1869): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup, 1924-1988 (bulk 1957-1972): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup, 1940-1998 (bulk 1972-1987): Finding Aid.

Credit this material:

Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z603qx42v
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

The records of various University administrative offices, academic departments, organizations, and committees relate to, and sometimes overlap with, this collection. Of particular interest may be the Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen and the Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds, the Office of the Dean of the College Records, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records, the Office of the Provost Records, the Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, and the Office of Development Records.

Also available are the Annual Reports of the President, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Each report summarizes yearly progress at the University level, with special focus on a single issue or department.

Publication Note:

In the preparation of this Finding Aid's biographical section, the following resources were consulted: Select articles printed in The Daily Princetonian and The Trenton Times between 1987 and 2002. The Graduate School alumni file of Harold T. Shapiro, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Annual Reports of the President, 1988-2000.

Subject Terms:
College administrators -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
College campuses -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Sexual harassment in universities and colleges.
Universities and colleges -- Administration.
Universities and colleges -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Departments.
Names:
Consortium for Scientific Computing (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Michigan.
Institute for advanced study Princeton, N.J.
Ivy League (Athletic conference)
Middlesex Somerset Mercer Regional Study Council
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
Princeton University
Princeton University. Faculty.
Princeton University. Graduate School
Princeton University. School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Princeton University. School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton University. Trustees
Bowen, William G.
Shapiro, Harold T., 1935-