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Series 2: Correspondence, 1978-1982
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Correspondence series contains correspondence between the AAAH, notably chairman James M. Banner, Jr., and members of the AAAH, other organizations advocating for the humanities or related fields, and scholars. The Chronological correspondence predominantly documents the founding and progress of the AAAH, conference attendance, groups expressing interest in collaborating or becoming members, and communication with potential granting agencies. Also included are some articles and conference proceedings on humanities subjects. The Individual correspondence concerns membership renewals and includes membership renewal forms and correspondence from the AAAH thanking members for renewals and advising them of their membership status. The Membership correspondence includes letters from individuals interested in becoming members, correspondence of the Ad Hoc Committee on Membership about increasing the number of members, a report sent to the membership about funding for the Humanities, and statistics about the membership.
Divided into three sections: Chronological, Individual, and Membership.
Materials separated from this collection include duplicate materials and a partial list of the addresses of members and subscribers to Humanities Report.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson and Sumit Mehta in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in May 2008.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, 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. 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 a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting 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.
Ten audiocassette tapes are located in Boxes 8 and 9.
- Credit this material:
Series 2: Correspondence; American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities Records, MC163, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 9-15
The following sources were consulted during preparation of the organizational history note: "Fact Sheet" by the American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities, February 1982; American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities Records, Box 7, Folder 5; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "Organizing the Humanities: AAAH's Vision Ten Years Later," by James M. Banner, Jr. Change , March/April 1989, p. 45-51.
- American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities
Banner, James M., 1935-