Contents and Arrangement

Series 5: Computer Center Records, 1964-1983

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Office of Information Technology Records consists of papers and multimedia related to the administration and implementation of information technology at Princeton University. Key components of the collection include annual reports, priorities committee reports, correspondence, brochures, user and systems manuals, surveys and questionnaires on faculty and student computer usage, research material on the history of computing at Princeton, slides and photographs of computers and technology events around campus, and other records related to computing services at Princeton.

This collection also includes material related to Computing and Information Technology (CIT), the Computer Center, the Department of Administrative Systems and Data Processing, the Computer Center Committee, the Committee on University Data and Information Systems and other earlier technology departments and activities at the University, all of which eventually consolidated into the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in 2001.

Several prominent employees and administrators are represented in this collection, including correspondence and presentations by former Vice President of Computing and Information Technology Ira Fuchs and the office subject files of Jon Edwards, who served as the Assistant Vice President of Computing and Information Technology under Fuchs and later became the Coordinator of the Office of Information Technology Institutional Communications and Outreach.

The collection as a whole contains similar records within different series, and this is especially true with Subseries 1C: Staff Files, Subseries 2A: Subject Files, Run I, and Subseries 2B: Subject Files, Run II. Please see the individual series and subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information.


The files in Series 5: Computer Center Records have not been arranged; they remain in original order.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines. Materials separated from this collection during processing in 2010 include duplicate journals and books already represented in Princeton University Library.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Special Requirements for Access:

This collection contains materials acquired from an unknown desktop computer. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Series 5: Computer Center Records; Office of Information Technology Records, AC366, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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