Contents and Arrangement

Great Expectations, 1964 August 11

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The order in which these files came to Princeton has been maintained.

Collection History

Custodial History

Before coming to Princeton in the 1960s, this collection was divided between Medina's home and office. Parts of the collection spent time in the custody of Medina's official biographer at Johns Hopkins University during the 1970s-1990s, and limited documentation of what was sent and returned is available. A small number of boxes regarding Medina's work with the Southern District Court of New York remain unaccounted for to this day.


Documentation of Medina's memberships to professional, civic and religious organizations has been separated from the collection, as has documentation from a membership drive of the New York Bar Association. Personal financial documentation has also been destroyed. Documentation of Medina's role as a trustee and advisor to Princeton University has been separated and made into its own collection, AC392.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Maureen Callahan in summer 2011, with help from Matt Allen '12 and Alec Egan '13. At this time, materials were moved into series, file lists were created, descriptive notes were written, materials were separated from the collection, and the finding aid was updated. Finding aid written by Maureen Callahan in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Series 11 is composed of audiovisual materials in various formats.

Credit this material:

Great Expectations; Harold R. Medina papers, MC174, 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 6

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Existence and Location of Copies

A very small part of the collection is available on microfilm (1 reel, 35 mm.): (MuddF) Micro-Film 6, (FilmM) Micro-Film 5635, and (FilmP) Micro-Film 2616, from Princeton University Library, One Washington Rd., Princeton, NJ 08544. FilmM (master printing negative) and FilmP (master preservation negative) available for reproduction only.

Related Materials

Hawthorne Daniel Papers, 1951-1952

Harold R. Medina Papers regarding Service to Princeton University, 1942-1966

Reminiscences of Harold R. Medina : oral history, 1977. Produced as part of the New York Bar project, this oral history is comprised of nine reels of tape and a 686-page transcript. Its contents include discussions of Medina's legal career and private life.

Reminiscences of Harold Medina : oral history, 1970. The 39-page transcript of this interview includes discussion of Medina's role as a library benefactor.

Columbia University. School of Law.
United States. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
Princeton University. Class of 1909