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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
John Cleve Green Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nv935292j
Dates:
1866-1989
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

John Cleve Green was a Princeton-area businessman and investor who was a notable benefactor of Princeton College primarily during the administration of President James McCosh. The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University. Included are biographies, obituaries, and genealogical information on the Green family, as well as portraits of John Cleve Green and one of his relatives, George S. Green. Also in the collection are copies of Green's will and an appraisal of his estate, as well as several letters sent to Green by Princeton treasurer (and former New Jersey Governor) Charles Smith Olden regarding the financial needs of the college.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The documents which comprised the John Cleve Green Collection were compiled by several different researchers. It is unclear when they bulk of the materials reached the University Archives, however it would appear that many of the later documents were added by historian William K. Selden while researching his 1988 book The Legend of John Cleve Green.

Appraisal

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dan Brennan in 2009. Finding aid written by Dan Brennan in 2009.

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:

John Cleve Green Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nv935292j
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

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Related Materials

Many of John Cleve Green's contributions to the University are discussed to some degree in the Board of Trustees Minutes and Records.

Subject Terms:
College benefactors.
Names:
Princeton University
Green, John Cleve, 1800-1875