Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. (Princeton, N.J.)
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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 (mudd): 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

Description:

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

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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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
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