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Criminal Matters, 1948-2005
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection primarily documents John Doar's tenure with the Civil Rights Division in the form of court records, investigation files, correspondence, and notes, though materials from Doar's time on the Watergate impeachment inquiry committee and on the Board of Education are also present. To a lesser extent, the collection is composed of records from Doar's work for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Corporation and his private law practice.
Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about each series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Approximately 12 linear feet of duplicative materials and less than one linear foot of personal materials were removed from the collection.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Boxes 1-164, Boxes 192-211, and Boxes 225-254 are open for research use.
Boxes 256-265 (ML.2018.005) will open for research on March 23, 2020.
Boxes 165-191, Boxes 213-224, and Box 255 (Series 4: Watergate Investigation) will open for research in 2024.
Select folders from Series 1, Series 3, and Series 5, consolidated into Box 212, are restricted for 75 years from the latest dated material in each folder.
- 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
Criminal Matters; John Doar Papers, MC247, 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): Boxes 70-75; 90; 236; 260