Contents and Arrangement

Series IV, Administration Files, 1934-1951 (mostly 1941-1950)

7 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series IV, Administration Files - (1934-1951 [Bulk 1941-1950]) contains records dealing with all aspects of the corporation. It contains documents on how UCR/USC was organized on a nation-wide level, including information on the hierarchical organization of the agency, handbooks for regional and local directors, and form letters sent out in mass mailings. It also includes information about the organization of the central office in New York, including a large number of inter-office memoranda. In addition, this series deals with UCR/USC's interaction with other charitable organizations as well as documents concerned with many of the individuals who were important to UCR/USC's efforts who were not on the board of directors and reports of the activities of UCR/USC. One item in this series, the "Regional Directors Manual" is located at the end of the collection in box 91, the oversize box.


The materials in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and reverse-chronological order within each subject.

Collection History


There is no indication that materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Douglas Ray in August 1992. The December 2007 Accession was processed by Mike Mellor in December 2007. Finding aid written by Douglas Ray in August 1992 and updated by Mike Mellor in December 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:

Series IV, Administration Files; United Service to China Records, MC135, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 16-22