Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1980-2000

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Subseries 5.1, Correspondence, 1980-2000, contains Goheen's personal correspondence since he retired as Ambassador to India. Correspondence that was started just before retirement can be found under 'American Embassy in India'. Much of the earlier correspondence concerns invitations for talks and lectures or to join a Board of Directors. In other cases Goheen's advise or influence is sought, often for networking purposes. Many of Goheen's correspondents are from India, including Ronald Seaton, who kept Goheen informed about Saint Luke's Hospital in Goheen's birthplace Vengurla, as well as about the Goheen Memorial Church, built by Goheen's father in 1937. Some of the correspondence is directed to Goheen as director of the Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities. Much of the remaining correspondence is of a social nature, particularly that from the 1990s.


For purposes of retrieval, the materials in this subseries are arranged alphabetically, although originally they were arranged chronologically in annual files.

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:

Subseries 1: Correspondence; Robert F. Goheen Papers, MC204, 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:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 14-17