Contents and Arrangement

High school poem, circa 1958

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Materials are mostly arranged in the order they were received. Some boxes that had miscellaneous files were moved into appropriate series.

Collection History

Custodial History

While donated by Kati Marton, materials were directly received from George Packer. Holbrooke's papers were loaned to Packer for a period after Holbrooke's death. Packer utilized Holbrooke's materials to write "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century." Materials were transferred to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in June, 2018 and January, 2019. Packer kept Holbrooke's filing cabinets intact, but arrangement of some material may reflect the organization of Packer's office.


Files that contain third-party personal information such as social security numbers have been separated from the papers. A few documents have been removed due to the presence of classified information. Removals are noted at the folder level.

Processing Information

A box-level inventory and basic finding aid were created by Phoebe Nobles in May 2019. This collection was processed and a folder-level inventory was created by Kelli Yakabu in August 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

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:

High school poem; Richard C. Holbrooke Papers, MC296, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 27

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Related Materials

The Richard C. Holbrooke Papers at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum mostly consist of transcripts of interviews conducted with Clark Clifford by Holbrooke while the two were collaborating on Clifford's memoir in 1987 and 1988.