Contents and Arrangement

Series 8: Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP) and Other Groups, 1988-2010

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of four boxes of records from the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (also known as the Volcker Commission), which investigated bank accounts in Swiss banks that had remained dormant since World War II. The series also includes one box containing a phone log book and materials related to Volcker's service on boards or in advisory capacities with various organizations.


Materials in this series remain in their original order as received from the donor.

Collection History




No materials have been separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rachel Van Unen in 2015 at the time of accessioning. A folder list was created and all materials were described in a finding aid. Some materials were reboxed, but no physical processing or rearrangement was done at this time.

Materials in Series 8 were added to the collection by Rachel Van Unen in 2016.

An inventory of Boxes 35-74 was added by Helene van Rossum in 2020. The finding aid was restructured for usability and an addition incorporated by Will Clements in 2023.

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, 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, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. 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 any questions, please feel free to contact 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 8: Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP) and Other Groups; Paul A. Volcker Papers, MC279, 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 30-34

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Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of the Paul Volcker Papers have been digitized and are available on FRASER, a digital library system managed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System U.S.
United States. Federal Open Market Committee
The Rockefeller Foundation
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Hayes, Alfred, 1910-1989
Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous 1913-1994