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Collection Description & Creator Information
The Eugene and Jerine Bird Papers primarily document the Birds' lives during Eugene's tenure with the U.S. Foreign Service, though Jerine's activities post-dating Eugene's overseas assignments are also well documented. The collection contains the Birds' incoming and outgoing correspondence with family and friends, along with some professional correspondence. It also includes their subject files, mostly pertaining to social and economic conditions in the Middle East in the 1970s (especially in Saudi Arabia), and articles, poetry, speeches, and other writings on the Middle East and various topics. Of particular note are the drafts and research materials related to Jerine's unpublished book on the changing roles of Saudi Arabian women in the late twentieth century.
Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Approximately 1.5 linear feet of personal materials or materials otherwise outside of the scope of the collection were returned to the donor.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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:
Islam; Eugene and Jerine Bird Papers, MC281, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 15