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Series 2: U.S. Senate and Private Sector, 1959-1999
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series is composed of records that were mostly created after David Aaron's tenure in the Executive Office. The materials in this series mainly relate to Aaron's work for Senator Walter Mondale, both in his position as Mondale's legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate before joining the Carter administration, and later as Senior Consultant on Foreign Policy and Defense for Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. The campaign materials mainly document Mondale's foreign policy stances on the Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as his platform on military preparedness and arms control. The series also includes records from Aaron's tenure with Oppenheimer and Company and a number of his speeches and writings that postdate his White House years, including a typescript of his first novel. Additionally, there is a very small amount of information on Aaron's early life and documentation related to his Foreign Service career.
No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.
Approximately two linear feet of materials unrelated to David Aaron's professional career were removed from the collection during processing in 2015.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Rachel Van Unen in 2015 at the time of accessioning. Some materials were placed into archival housing and all materials were arranged into series and described in a finding aid. Materials from the December 2015 accession were added by Rachel Van Unen in December 2015.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. 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.
- 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 2: U.S. Senate and Private Sector; David L. Aaron Papers, MC275, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 11-13