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Princeton University. Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership
Undergraduate Women's Leadership Committee Records
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
1 box, 255 digital files, and 1 websites
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1


The Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership at Princeton University was formed in order to gain a better understanding of how female and male Princeton undergraduates define and experience achievement and leadership. The Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership documents the group's work from 2009-2011 and includes reports, research materials and communications among committee members in both paper and electronic form.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Includes a report of the Steering Committe on Undergraduate Women's Leadership, a Summary of Findings and Recommendations, records relating the production of the report, events relating the presentation of the report, publicity. The records also include electronic files nearly 72 megabytes of electronic files produced in the course of the commmittee's work.


The records are arranged into two series: analog and digital files.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership

The Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership at Princeton University was formed by President Shirley M. Tilghman in December 2009 in order to gain a better understanding of how female and male Princeton undergraduates define and experience achievement and leadership. The committee grew out of campus discussions about disparities between men and women in visible positions of campus leadership and concerns that undergraduate women appeared to be winning fewer academic prizes and postgraduate fellowships than men.

The committee examined current and historic data on both academic leadership and extracurricular participation at Princeton; whenever possible, it made comparisons with peer institutions. The committee also consulted broadly with the student body -- as well as with alumnae/i, faculty and staff -- through workshops, focus groups and surveys.

Most of the work of the committee was carried out by subcommittees. The subcommittees examined the first-year student experience, academic and faculty issues, campus life and extracurricular activities, alumni/ae perspectives, and comparisons with other institutions. These groups met regularly between meetings of the full committee and undertook a variety of tasks.

The subcommittees and full committee continued their work through the February 2011 and issued a report in March 2011. The report describes the committee's findings and provides recommendations for improving the opportunities for all students to excel at Princeton.

Collection History


Transferred to the University Archives in 2012 [AR.2012.044].


No material was separated from the collection during initial processing in 2012.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin and Dan Santamaria in 2012 and 2013. Collection-level description and file level inventory was created in 2013. Electronic records are described in broad categories established by the committeee, and are not desscribed at the file level. No arrangment work was conducted during initial processing in 2012 and 2013; files remain in the order that they were received at the library.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Three folders (two analog folders and one electronic) are restricted for thirty years from the date of creation of the record. These folder were identified as as containing personally identifiable information by the committee itself. All remaining material 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.

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.

This collection contains materials created in digital formats. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Undergraduate Women's Leadership Committee Records; 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

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Subject Terms:
Women -- Education (Higher) -- New Jersey -- Princeton
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Web sites.
Campbell, Amy