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Early Years, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
The records of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, compiled by chief editor Arthur S. Link and his staff, document the life and times of the former Princeton University president, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, as well as the project to bring together documentation by and about Wilson. The records consist of photocopies of correspondence, notes and diaries from various sources, drafts of manuscripts, printed material, photographs, and microfilms from the collections of various repositories, tape recordings referable to Wilson and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, numbered card index files, and the editorial office files including search files, correspondence, and drafts of notes. The collection of photocopied and microfilmed documents contained within these records is considered to be the most complete set of Wilsoniana in the world.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Typescripts and galleys for published volumes, as well as personnel files from the Administrative section of the collection, were discarded. Microfilm reels duplicating the collections within the Princeton University Library's Microforms Department, photocopies of materials held by the Special Collections Department of the Princeton University Library, and photocopies of materials that duplicated microfilm held in the collection were separated from this collection.
Some indexes, including a chronological file of all correspondence gathered by the editorial staff and a numerical file (matching up to the numbers stamped on all photocopied documents gathered) and several source files were removed from the records in 2020. Thus there is a gap in box numbering between Boxes 533 and 663, and between 690 and 694.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
The audio portion of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project Records at the Mudd Manuscript Library is currently on 5", 7" and 10" reel-to-reel and cassette tapes. The collection also includes Dictaphone Belts. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Early Years; Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project Records, MC178, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 446