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Robert Barber Papers on Student Political Activism
Princeton University Archives
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Robert Barber's files from his undergraduate days at Princeton document political activism on campus.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Content Description

Robert Barber's files from his undergraduate days at Princeton document political activism on campus. For the most part, the files are printed materials compiled but not created by Robert Barber. They include materials from Princeton Students for a Democratic Society, materials calling for and documenting anti-Vietnam War protests, materials that relate to protests to shut down the Institute for Defense Analyses building on Princeton's campus, and calls for the university to divest from corporations doing business in South Africa.

Collection Creator Biography:


Robert L. Barber went from Shaker Heights, Ohio to Princeton University in 1967 as a member of the Class of 1971. At Princeton, he earned his BA in Sociology and History. He later moved to California and to Oregon, where he has been a computer instructor. He got his MS in Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon in 1997.

Collection History


The collection was donated by Robert Barber in 2021 (AR.2021.042).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2021. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

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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:

Robert Barber Papers on Student Political Activism; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
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