Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Talks, Addresses, Speeches, and Writings, 1957-1997

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Subseries 3.1, Presidential, 1957-1972, contains handwritten speech notes, penciled on pocket size cards and paper, for occasions in which Goheen had to participate regularly as President of Princeton University. The notes concern routine occasions, mainly in the area of alumni relations, as well as meetings and occasions for specific groups within Princeton University. In addition, the subseries includes a bound copy of the first and last address Goheen gave as President of the University, presented to him by Dan Coyle, his first Assistant to the President. Additional speeches for this period were compared with those present in series 8.5 of the Office of the President Records (AC #193) and added there when not present. If a copy existed, only the latest version--often annotated--was kept.


The materials in this series are arranged according to when they were created, either during Goheen's years as President or in the years post-Presidency.Presidential 1957-1972,

Collection History


No material was separated during processing in 2006, 2008, or 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Helene van Rossum in 2006. The materials were arranged into series and subseries at this time. Finding aid written by Helene van Rossum in 2006.

Materials from two subsequent accessions were added to the collection in 2008, 2015, and 2023. The accessions were processed and the finding aid was updated at these times.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in the collection are open immediately with no restrictions.

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:

Series 3: Talks, Addresses, Speeches, and Writings; Robert F. Goheen Papers, MC204, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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