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Joseph Raycroft Periodicals, Publications, and Olympic Games Material, 1891-1980
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Series 3 includes material with a clear or inferred relation to Joseph Raycroft (1867-1955), who was Chairman of Health and Physical Education at Princeton from 1911 to 1936, when he received emeritus status (Raycroft's papers form the collection AC 146 in the University Archives—see that collection for a longer biographical note). The series here includes mainly publications and periodicals ranging from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s, and reflects Raycroft's association with the University of Chicago and the Worcester Academy as an alumnus, as well as his interests in rare books, intramural sports, football and basketball, physical training for the military, and the Olympic Games, among various others. Raycroft served on the Olympic Committees of 1932 and 1936, and attended the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He became Vice President of the American Olympic Committee. Material on the Olympic Games forms the latter half of this series, including programs for the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919, minutes of the Olympic Congress of Berlin in 1930, and some Olympic Committee correspondence from 1939 and 1951-1953.
Some of the Dillon Gym Library Collection derives from the Joseph Raycroft Library (one file in this series contains lists of publications there), which was established in Dillon Gym in 1948 with 1500 donated volumes after Raycroft's first library burned with the old gym in 1944. The Raycroft Library was dismantled in 1972, near the time that Raycroft's papers were transferred to the University Archives.
Arranged in approximate chronological order and by title.
Removed from the collection were half a linear foot of university-wide, published pamphlets available elsewhere in the University Archives, such as booklets "The Princeton University Faculty," the Graduate School Announcement, the Library Handbook, and so on, from the years 1929 to 1984 (but primarily from the 1950s and 1960s). Also removed was a run of the Journal of Health and Physical Education/Journal of the American Association for Health Physical Education and Recreation from the years 1947, 1949, and 1952-53, available in the library catalog.
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This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in July 2016.
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The collection is open for research use.
- 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.
- Credit this material:
Joseph Raycroft Periodicals, Publications, and Olympic Games Material; Dillon Gym Library Collection, AC446, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 3