Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: July 2015 Transfer, 2003 December 19-2015

72 items
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 1: July 2015 Transfer comprises the largest series within the collection and contains the most in-depth documentation of the office's activities and decisions from the years 2003 until 2015. The series contains records acquired from a shared office server and emails from the office's second leader, Vice President Cynthia Cherrey. See the description notes for each subseries for more information.


This series is arranged according to the provenance of the two groups of records: an email account and a shared office server.

Collection History




Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. The records in Series 1 were appraised using the output of the software application Digital Record Object Identification (DROID), resulting in roughly 2/3 of the records being selected with archival value.

During accessioning, the following four folders were deleted from the folder "Janet Smith Dickerson - Archive" in Subseries 1B. "/Recommendations" was deleted due to the presence of FERPA-protected information pertaining to student performance. "/JSD - including Bios and Recommendations/JSD, address lists and personal" was deleted to the presence of personal information pertaining to Dickerson's private life outside of her role at the University. "/Correspondence (stewardship ltrs)/Recommendation Ltrs" was deleted due to the presence of FERPA-protected information pertaining to student performance. "/Correspondence (stewardship ltrs)/External" was deleted due to the presence of FERPA-protected information pertaining to student performance.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Series 1: July 2015 Transfer is restricted for 30 years from the date of record. Series 2 and Series 3 are open for research use.

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 contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Series 1: July 2015 Transfer; Office of the Vice President for Campus Life Records, AC427, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Numerous collections in the University Archives contain records from the offices, departments, and units that the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life directly and indirectly administers. These collections include the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Records (AC136), the Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records (AC144), the Women's Center Records (AC248), the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding Records (AC342), the Community House Records (AC416), and the Office of Career Services Records (AC421). A significant number of the collections acquired via the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative also have records related to the Campus Life Office.

Other Finding Aids

Full text searching of the this collection's archived website(s) is available through the Archive-It interface.

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