Contents and Arrangement

NE (Misc.) - O'Brien, Richard J., dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The correspondence in this series is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or subject.

Collection History


No extensive archival processing work has been done and the series names, for the most part, are the same as those assigned by Ryan's office. The papers remain in essentially the same order in which they were received except that some box level appraisal occurred in 1992. Some boxes containing duplicate or insubstantial material were discarded.

Box numbers that do not appear on this checklist have, after being evaluated by the archivists, been discarded.

Five boxes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings from widely available sources were discarded in June 2007.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Biography and box inventory prepared by Carl D. Esche in 1993.

Campaign posters were found in the stacks and added to the finding aid by Phoebe Nobles in February, 2019.

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:

NE (Misc.) - O'Brien, Richard J.; William Fitts Ryan Papers, MC165, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (rcpph): Box 67