- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Students for Prison Education and Reform
- Students for Prison Education and Reform Records
- Princeton University Archives
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- 14 items and 73 digital files
Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) is a student organization that works to empower students to advocate for prison reform on issues such as mass incarceration, educational opportunities for prisoners, solitary confinement, the death penalty, and related issues. The SPEAR records consist of documents used by the leadership team of the organization to advance its mission including meeting minutes, planning documents, documents that outline the goals and aspirations of the organization, and materials relating to the organizational structure of the group.
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) records consist of documents used by the leadership team of the organization to advance its mission including meeting minutes, planning documents, documents that outline the goals and aspirations of the organization, and materials relating to the organizational structure of the group. The files were created and utilized by SPEAR members in the Google Drive platform; when the files were downloaded by the processing archivist, however, they were converted to Microsoft Word and Excel formats.
The folders are arranged chronologically.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Students for Prison Education and Reform
Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) is a student organization that works to empower students to advocate for prison reform on issues such as mass incarceration, educational opportunities for prisoners, solitary confinement, the death penalty and related issues. SPEAR has five committees that work to advance its mission: events, education, research, advocacy, and communications.
The records were donated by the SPEAR organization in December 2015 (accession number AR.2015.110) as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative. Additional records were donated in April 2016 (accession number AR.2016.037).
Appraisal was conducted according to Mudd Manuscript Library policies and procedures.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin in December 2015. Finding aid created by Lynn Durgin in December 2015 and updated in November 2016.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is restricted until 2025 October 2.
- 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.
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- 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 files that were created in the Google Drive platform. The files converted to Microsoft Word and Excel files when downloaded by the processing archivist. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
- Credit this material:
Students for Prison Education and Reform Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA