Contents and Arrangement Expanded View
Online

Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. (Princeton, N.J.)
Title:
Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4m90dv52b
Dates:
1956-1957
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. was a group comprised primarily of alumni investors, the mission of which was to maintain the preservation and beautification of the community surrounding the Princeton campus. The records document Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc.'s Palmer Square development project.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of records which document the efforts of Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. in the midst of its Palmer Square development project. Included are financial statements, meeting minutes, and some correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. (Princeton, N.J.)

Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. was a group comprised primarily of alumni investors, the mission of which was to maintain the preservation and beautification of the community surrounding the Princeton campus. The corporation's president was long-time University Treasurer and Vice President for Finance George A. Brakeley. One of Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc.'s longest running projects was the development of Palmer Square, a large piece of land located on Nassau Street. The project, which stretched over a period of several decades, became so all-consuming that the organization adopted the name of Palmer Square, Inc. Today Palmer Square Inc.'s efforts include not only physical improvements but also cultural initiatives.

Collection History

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4m90dv52b
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 (scamudd): Box 1