Contents and Arrangement

Disarmament - Draft, dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The files in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or in a few cases by the name of a key individual involved in a particular subject area.

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 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.

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:

Disarmament - Draft; William Fitts Ryan Papers, MC165, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (rcpph): Box 367