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Subseries 4B: Records of Meetings, 1920-1995
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Meetings Series documents the work of the Council's Meetings Department, including administrative issues such as correspondence with speakers, attendance records, and the non-attribution rule, as well as the records of the actual meetings themselves. Early meeting records often include a transcript of the speaker's remarks at the meeting; this process was discontinued after 1964 as a cost saving measure. Beginning in 1978, the Council began to tape record selected meetings to serve as a substitute for the transcript, allowing Council members who could not attend certain meetings to listen to the tape recordings at the Pratt House. Beginning in 1991, all meetings were taped. At the end of each fiscal year, the president, director of meetings and director of programs would choose a sampling of the tapes to retain in the Council's archive. See Series 13: Sound Recordings, for the extant taped meetings.
Arranged chronologically by fiscal year; within years, meetings are arranged alphabetically by the speaker's last name, with "special" meetings for that fiscal year coming after the alphabetical arrangements; cancelled meetings are located at the end of the subseries.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal information was not recorded at time of accessioning.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Mudd Library Staff including Jennifer Cole, Dan Santamaria, Kristine Marconi, Joanna Peery Polyn, Jennifer Walele, Stasia Karel, Helene Van Rossum, and Princeton University student workers from 2003-2006. Finding aid written by Jennifer Cole in 2006.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
All Council on Foreign Relations records are closed for 25 years after the date of their creation.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Special Requirements for Access:
The Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undertaking a project to digitize portions of the reel-to-reel recordings of Council Meetings. As digital versions become available, they will be linked to the meetings in the list below.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 4B: Records of Meetings; Council on Foreign Relations Meetings Records, MC104-4, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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