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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
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 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. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4