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Arena, Drew C.
Drew Arena Papers
Public Policy Papers
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Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-13


Drew Arena spent the majority of his career as a Justice Department lawyer. These papers document his work with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident investigation, his work with the European Union, the prosecution of drug cartels, and his later work with Verizon.

Collection Description & Creator Information


These papers document Arena's work with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident investigation, his work with the European Union, the prosecution of drug cartels, and his later work as an attorney and executive with Verizon.


The order in which materials came to Princeton has been maintained.

Collection Creator Biography:

Arena, Drew C.

Drew C. Arena spent his career as a Justice Department lawyer and later became a vice president for Verizon, a telecommunications company. He joined the Justice Department in the 1970s as an assistant U.S. attorney. In 1980, he served as counsel to the U.S. Senate during an investigation of the nuclear accident at the Three Mile Island power plant. From 1982 to 1985, Arena served in the Foreign Service as legal adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He later helped negotiate international counternarcotics treaties and worked on legal cases concerning the Medellin drug cartel in Colombia and Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Arena was director of the Justice Department's Office of International Affairs from 1988 to 1992. From 1995 to 1999, he was in Brussels, where he served as liaison to the European Union for the Justice Department. Arena retired from the Justice Department in 2000 to join Verizon, where he was vice president and associate general counsel.

Collection History


Gift of Elise Arena in May 2013. The accession number associated with this gift is ML.2013.016


No materials were seperated from this collection at the time of accessioning.

Processing Information

At the time of accessioning, materials were moved into archival housing, a preliminary file list was created, and a collection-level finding aid was created to describe these materials. No physical processing or arrangement was done at this time. This work was conducted by Maureen Callahan and Rachel Wilson '16 in 2013

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available 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, 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:

Drew Arena Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-13