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Osborn, Frederick, 1889-1981
Frederick H. Osborn Papers
Princeton University Archives
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The Papers of Frederick H. Osborn, Class of 1910, (1889-1981) cover some of Osborn's service to, and interest in, the University as a charter trustee from 1943-1955 and as a member of several advisory boards, including the Curriculum Committee and Psychology Department Council.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The files relate exclusively to Princeton. They include correspondence and reports related to Osborn's service as a charter trustee and member of various advisory committees, during which time one major project was the commissioning of a Carnegie-funded "Study of Education at Princeton University." Also detailed is Osborn's later work on the computerization of the University data files for the improvement of the admissions process.


The papers are arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Osborn, Frederick, 1889-1981

Having helped plan and raise funds for the Office of Public Research at Princeton University (est. 1936), he was elected a charter trustee in 1943. His position on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation supplemented his work on the Princeton Board. Among his many other distinctions were his posts as a Brigadier General in World War II, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Director of Princeton's Annual Giving Campaign in 1951. Further biographical details may be obtained from Osborn's alumni file.

Collection History


The Papers were given by Alice Osborn Brown Breese in 1983 , Accession Number: AM83-170.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Andrea Schorr in 1990. Finding aid written by Andrea Schorr in 1990.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Credit this material:

Frederick H. Osborn Papers; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

The bulk of Mr. Osborn's files are with the Osborn and Dodge Family Papers Collection at Firestone Library, Collection #CO537.

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Princeton University
Osborn, Frederick, 1889-1981