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Collection Overview

Creator:
Students for Prison Education and Reform
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Students for Prison Education and Reform Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/w0892d586
Dates:
2013-2016
Size:
14 items and 73 digital files
Language:
English

Abstract

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

Description:

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.

Arrangement:

The folders are arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

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.

Collection History

Acquisition:

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).

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

This collection is restricted until 2025 October 2.

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 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:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/w0892d586
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345