Contents and Arrangement

Office of Population Research, circa 1960s

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged by material type and size.

Collection History


Duplicate material, material not related to Ansley Coale or Princeton University, and student recommendations were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Sharp in June 2006. Materials were re-housed in archival folders and boxes at this time. Finding aid written by Jennifer Sharp in June 2006. Digital materials in Series 6 were processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in July 2015

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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

The papers include one 5 1/4" double-density floppy disk containing Coale's autobiograpy in an unknown format, eight reel-to-reel tapes and an audio-cassette tape. All are located in Box 17. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

This collection contains disks formatted for MS-DOS 1200k. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Office of Population Research; Ansley J. Coale Papers, MC208, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 17

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Related Materials

Other collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Ansley J. Coale Papers include the papers of Frank Notestein, Coale's mentor and colleague in the Office of Population Research. Notestein's papers contain a significant amount of correspondence to and from Coale in Subseries 1A: Alphabetical Correspondence. Additional collections are the papers of Alfred J. Lotka, a pioneer in the study of population dynamics, and the Hugh Moore Fund Records, which include a significant section on population control.


Coale, Ansley, J. Ansley J. Coale: An Autobiography. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2000. News @ Princeton. Emeritus professor Ansley Coale dies. 2002. Princeton University. As retrieved on May 24, 2006.

Hoover, Edgar Malone, 1907-
Notestein, Frank W. (Frank Wallace), 1902-
Ryder, Norman B., 1923-...