Contents and Arrangement

District Office Miscellaneous, 1957-1960

14 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains material from Ryan's time as a United States Congressman including campaign materials from New York and Washington D.C., correspondence, research and subject files, and office records. There are also files from his home office and personal papers.


The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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.

Credit this material:

District Office Miscellaneous; William Fitts Ryan Papers, MC165, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpph): Box 300-313