Contents and Arrangement

Ernest Rubenstein '1950, 2013 October 30

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Rubenstein talks about his Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn and provides details about student life in the post-war period. Some of the topics addressed are dormitory arrangements, anti-Semitism in the eating clubs, and admission quotas for Jewish students. Rubenstein also provides anecdotes about Daniel Polisar, provost of Shalem College, and Dick Kazmaier '52, a Heisman trophy winner.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Collection History


No materials were separated from the collection at the time of accessioning.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rossy Mendez in 2015. Finding aid written by Rossy Mendez in 2015. University Archives staff edited the creator's original transcripts for clarity.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Original audio files exist but are restricted.

Conditions Governing 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.

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 consists of PDF files. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Ernest Rubenstein '1950; Abigail Klionsky Oral History Collection on Jewish Student Life at Princeton, AC424, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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