- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Princeton University. Anscombe Society.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- The Anscombe Society Records
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 73 digital files and 1 websites
The Anscombe Society is a student organization founded at Princeton University in 2005 with the stated mission to affirm the importance family, marriage, and a proper understanding for the role of sex and sexuality. The Anscombe Society Records document the organization's first decade of activities, especially the group's proposed Center for Abstinence and Chastity.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Digital Folders: 3
The Anscombe Society Records document the organization's first decade of activities, especially the group's proposed Center for Abstinence and Chastity. The collection also holds records of news stories by prominent members of the Society as well as posters for events open to Princeton students and the general public. Topics covered in the collection include same-sex marriage, student life, and sexuality.
The collection is arranged into three series by genre and function of record.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The Anscombe Society is a student organization founded at Princeton University in 2005 with the stated mission to affirm the importance family, marriage, and a proper understanding for the role of sex and sexuality. Throughout its history at Princeton, the Society has sponsored dozens of lectures, panels, and speakers to bring forward their mission. In 2009, the Society proposed the creation of a Center for Abstinence and Chastity, which the University rejected later that year. The organization named itself after British philosopher Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret (G.E.M.) Anscombe, who died four years before the group's inception.
The records were transferred to the University Archives in 2016 as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative (AR.2016.032).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from the collection.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016. Finding aid updated by Valencia L. Johnson in 2019.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Closed until January 1, 2036. The public website is open for research.
- 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 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:
The Anscombe Society 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(609) 258-6345
- Genre Terms:
- Born digital.