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Greene, Arthur Maurice, 1872-1953
Arthur M. Greene Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 2.7 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of works, correspondence, and memorabilia of Princeton School of Engineering dean Arthur M. Greene, as well as papers of others about him.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, and memorabilia of Greene, as well as papers of others. The collection contains essays, articles, lectures, and notebooks by Greene and includes correspondence, much of which was written by friends and colleagues in 1921 congratulating him on his appointment to Princeton as dean of the newly formed School of Engineering and chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, there are notes (1935-1936) taken by John W. Landis (Princeton Class of 1947) of Greene's lectures in theoretical physics and problems in Daugherty's hydraulics, reports by Landis on the various departments of the Inland Steel Company (1938), and a dissertation on a design of a power system by Edward Dunbar Purvis, William Mcafee Hanna, and James A. Wadsworth.

Collection Creator Biography:

Greene, Arthur Maurice, 1872-1953

Arthur M. Greene was the first dean of Princetion University's School of Engineering. Under Greene's guidance, four-year undergraduate programs were offered in civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and mining (later geological) engineering, and one-year graduate courses leading to the corresponding engineering degree (later to the Master of Science in Engineering for all fields). Greene's devotion and energy gave the school a sure foundation. When he came to Princeton in 1922 there were 84 engineering students; by 1940, when he retired, the number had grown to 379.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. John W. Landis.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Arthur M. Greene Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-4