Contents and Arrangement

Saudi Arabian Mining Syndicate, 1936-1944

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically either by map publisher or map title. Several of the larger maps are housed in Oversized drawers.

Collection History

Custodial History

These papers were originally donated to Professor L. Carl Brown of Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies in September 1986 and were housed in Princeton University Library's Manuscript Division beginning in January 1987. The papers were then transferred to Mudd Manuscript Library's Public Policy Papers Collection in August 1991.


Duplicate materials were separated from the collection and destroyed. Several Arabian coins were transferred to the Numismatics Department. A US general survey map of the Arab peninsula in Arabic (1958) was transferred to the Map and Geospatial Information Center.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy E. Armstrong in July 2007. Finding aid written by Amy E. Armstrong in July 2007.

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.

Some letters in Series 1 have water damage and may be illegible, however, photocopies have been made and are housed in the folder following the original letters.

Credit this material:

Saudi Arabian Mining Syndicate; Karl S. Twitchell Papers, MC171, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 30

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The following sources were consulted for preparation of the biography: Materials from Karl S. Twitchell Papers. "Karl S. Twitchell: An Interview." Mining Engineering, September 1965.

Princeton University
Princeton university press
Crane, Charles Richard, 1858-1939
Twitchell, K. S. (Karl Saben), 1885-1968