Contents and Arrangement

Pate Family, 1904-1961

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by document type or subject.

Collection History


Duplicate materials and Princeton University publications have been separated from this collection.


These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson and Christopher Shannon in 2006. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in January 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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. 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:

Pate Family; Maurice Pate Papers, MC103, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 6

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Related Materials

Additional papers related to Maurice Pate are available at other institutions. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library holds a collection of Maurice Pate Papers, 1916-1965, as well as other collections with a small amount of material related to Pate. The Hoover Institution Library and Archives holds records of the Commission for Polish Relief, the Commission for Relief in Belgium, and other relief organizations in which Pate was active. The UNICEF archives in New York hold the records of the Office of the Executive Director, c. 1940-1984, which include the records of Pate's tenure.

This collection is part of a group of 28 Mudd Manuscript Library collections related to 20th century economic thought and development which were processed as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission funded project. Researchers wishing to access these collections should search for the subject "Economics--20th century" or related terms in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog. A collection at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Maurice Pate Papers is the papers of Henry R. Labouisse, the second Executive Director of UNICEF.


The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: Fifty Year Record, Princeton University Class of 1915. Princeton University Press, 1965. Materials from Series 1: Personal Papers; Maurice Pate Papers; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "Maurice Pate of UNICEF Dead; Helped World's Needy Children." The New York Times, January 20, 1965. "Profiles: At the Heart of UNICEF," Joseph Wechsberg. The New Yorker, December 2, 1961.

Commission for relief in Belgium
American Red Cross
American Relief Administration.
Princeton University. Class of 1915.
Pate, Maurice, 1894-