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Eisgruber, Christopher L. and Princeton University. Office of the President.
Office of the President Records: Christopher L. Eisgruber Subgroup
Princeton University Archives
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2008-2017 (mostly 2013-2017)
5 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Boxes 1-4; S-000108


The Office of the President Records: Christopher L. Eisgruber Subgroup contains acknowledgment letters for gifts to annual giving, reunion funds, scholarship funds, capital projects and other university efforts.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Office of the President Records: Christopher L. Eisgruber Subgroup is intended to document the administration of Princeton's 20th president, Christopher L. Eisgruber. The bulk of the records will be transferred upon the completion of President Eisgruber's term; however, a number of letters of acknowledgment for gifts to annual giving, scholarship funds, capital projects and other university efforts were transferred to the library in 2018 and so the collection was established somewhat ahead of schedule.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Office of the President.

The President is the chief executive officer of the University. They preside at all meetings of the boards of trustees and of the faculty and at all academic functions at which they are present and represent the University before the public. The Trustee by-laws charge them with the general supervision of the interests of the University and with special oversight of the departments of instruction.

Eisgruber, Christopher L.

Christopher L. Eisgruber is the 20th and current president of Princeton University. He was elected on April 23, 2013, and took office on July 1, 2013. Eisgruber became a member of the Princeton faculty when he joined in 2001 as director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs, a position he held until 2004, and as the Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values. He was named Princeton's 11th provost in 2004.

Collection History


Most of the gift correspondence in Series 1 was transferred from the Office of the President to the University Archives in 2018 (AR.2018.024).

General correspondence from 2017 and some additional gift letters were transferred in 2022 (AR.2022.021).


No material was separated during accessioning in 2018 or 2022.

Processing Information

Accessioning and processing was completed by Annalise Berdini in 2018 any by Phoebe Nobles in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Records are closed for 30 years from the date of their creation. Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open.

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.

Credit this material:

Office of the President Records: Christopher L. Eisgruber Subgroup; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Materials

The records of various University administrative offices, academic departments, organizations, and committees relate to, and sometimes overlap with, this collection. Of particular interest may be:

AC379, Office of the President Records: Shirley Tilghman Subgroup

AC264, Office of the President Records: Howard T. Shapiro Subgroup

AC117, Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup

AC149, Office of the Dean of the College Records

AC118, Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records

AC195, Office of the Provost Records

AC190, Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records

AC244, Office of Development Records.

Also available are the Annual Reports to the President, held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Each report summarizes yearly progress at the University level, with special focus on a single issue or department.

Subject Terms:
College administrators -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Universities and colleges -- Administration.
Princeton University
Eisgruber, Christopher L.
Tilghman, Shirley M.