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Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup

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Princeton University. Office of the President.

The President is the chief executive officer of the University. They preside at all meetings of the boards of trustees and of the faculty and at all academic functions at which they are present and represent the University before the public. The Trustee by-laws charge them with the general supervision of the interests of the University and with special oversight of the departments of instruction.

The content of this collection varies markedly over time. The eighteenth and early nineteenth-century presidents' records are typically secondary sources such as clippings or letters written by others, most of which long postdate the lifetimes of the men to whom they refer. In a few instances, primary material in the form of correspondence, financial records, and sermons exists. The early presidents' records are usually divided into five broad categories: biographical information, their presidency, family members, post- mortem material, and portraits. It is only with the presidency of John Maclean, Jr. that original materials such as correspondence begin to predominate. Maclean's and Harold Dodds' records are most strongly represented. In the post-Maclean era, James McCosh's administration is the least well documented, comprising just six boxes of material, and those of Francis Landey Patton, Woodrow Wilson, and John Grier Hibben, though informative in many regards, are by no means complete.

Presidential portraits and other images have been placed at the end of the collection under the appropriate series number and are referenced in the following series descriptions. Every president is depicted, along with many of their wives, though these images are limited in number and variety until the advent of photography in the middle years of the nineteenth century. Photographs of Presidents Robert Goheen (1957-1972), William Bowen (1972-1988), and Harold Shapiro (1988-2001), whose records are separately cataloged under different call numbers, can be found in the box 252.

The role of Princeton University's president, who is chosen by and answerable to the Board of Trustees, has evolved significantly since Jonathan Dickinson first taught a handful of students in his Elizabeth, New Jersey parsonage in 1747. By the close of Harold Dodds's tenure, more than two centuries later, the undergraduate and graduate student body had swelled to 3,584 and the faculty to 582, supported by an extensive infrastructure of libraries, laboratories, classrooms, and residential and recreational facilities. By the middle of the twentieth century, the president, once the heart and soul of a fledgling college chiefly concerned with preparing men for ministry, was charged with leading a complex multi- disciplinary and non-sectarian institution.

The presidents of Princeton University (or the College of New Jersey, as it was known prior to 1896) have always served as their institution's chief executive officer. Their primary function, however, is no longer pedagogical but administrative, and even in this sphere, they now share their duties with others. Their leadership remains a critical factor in Princeton University's success, but their centrality and ubiquity have slowly diminished.

Even when Princeton University had far outgrown its small beginnings, presidents like Francis Landey Patton carried a disproportionate burden, though by the close of the nineteenth century, this was seen as an error in judgment rather than a necessary virtue. According to David W. Hirst, "Even by standards of that day, the administrative structure of Princeton was spare to the extreme. Patton conducted college affairs from his study in Prospect. He had no personal secretary until 1895 when he assigned that position to his son, George Stevenson Patton '91, and there was no college or university secretary until the election of Charles Williston McAlpin in December 1900. Patton was assisted by only one dean for most of his term, during which he turned aside the faculty's urgent appeals to inaugurate a system of deans to accommodate the expanding institution" (A Princeton Companion). In contrast, by 1957, when Dodds retired, the president could draw on the talents of no fewer than six deans, aided, in turn, by six assistant or associate deans.

The 15 presidents whose records can be found in this collection faced a wide range of challenges, from the warfare of the American Revolution, which left Nassau Hall in ruins, to the twentieth-century educational reforms that propelled Princeton University into the first tier of the world's universities. Their training and abilities also varied, and it is this diversity of people and issues, interacting with one another in unique ways, that have defined the office of Princeton University's president.

The office has never been self-sufficient, even in its earliest incarnation, for presidents have always had to work in concert with the Board of Trustees and, as the latter's day-to-day involvement in the life of the institution lessened, with a corps of administrative officers as well. The will of the faculty, students, and alumni have also had an important impact on the power of presidents. Each of these groups has asserted itself at different points in history, from the rampaging students who helped to wreck the presidency of Samuel Stanhope Smith, to the faculty who agitated for Patton's removal, to the alumni who undermined Woodrow Wilson's initiatives concerning graduate education and undergraduate eating clubs. At times, however, power has been willingly shared, as the close partnership of James Carnahan and John Maclean, Jr., the College of New Jersey's ninth and tenth presidents, demonstrates.

Variety has also marked the length of presidential tenures. The combined service of Princeton University's first five presidents was under 20 years, thanks to stress and illness.

Carnahan, in contrast, headed the College of New Jersey for no fewer than 31 years, and four of the presidents represented here enjoyed tenures of between 20 and 30 years.

Familial and religious cohesion has given way to pluralism. Until Wilson assumed the presidency of Princeton University in 1902, the men who held this office were exclusively Presbyterian clergymen, and in two cases, family members succeeded one another: Burr was succeeded by his father-in-law, Jonathan Edwards, and John Witherspoon by his son-in-law, Smith. Not until 2001 did Princeton elect a female president, Shirley Tilghman.

The contributions of Princeton University's presidents have varied with the times in which they lived and in proportion to their talents and resources. Witherspoon was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. Wilson guided the United States through the First World War. The impact of educator James McCosh was likened to "an electric shock, instantaneous, paralyzing to the opposition, and stimulating to all who were not paralyzed." Burr oversaw his institution's move from Newark to Princeton in 1756 and the erection of Nassau Hall. Dodds, notwithstanding the turmoil of the Great Depression and the Second World War, set a new standard of academic excellence and, as the development of the Woodrow Wilson School (now the School of Public and International Affairs) attests, gave his university a global outlook. Inevitably some presidents failed to sustain the burdens of their office: men like Smith, whose tenure was marred by a fire that gutted Nassau Hall in 1802 and student riots that led to mass suspensions in 1807. Indeed, Smith is one of four presidents who have been compelled to resign under pressure. The other three are Ashbel Green, Patton, and Wilson.

The series descriptions that follow provide individual profiles of Princeton University's first 15 presidents, as well as insights into the changing character of their office. Their names and tenures are listed below:

President Tenure

Jonathan Dickinson 1747

Aaron Burr, Sr. 1748-1757

Jonathan Edwards 1758

Samuel Davies 1759-1761

Samuel Finley 1761-1766

John Witherspoon 1768-1794

Samuel Stanhope Smith 1795-1812

Ashbel Green 1812-1822

James Carnahan 1823-1854

John Maclean, Jr. 1854-1868

James McCosh 1868-1888

Francis Landey Patton 1888-1902

Woodrow Wilson 1902-1910

John Grier Hibben 1912-1932

Harold Willis Dodds 1933-1957

This is an artificial collection that came to the Princeton University Archives from a variety of sources over a period of years, including the office of the president, former Secretary of the University Varnum Lansing Collins, and other donors.

The Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup forms part of the Princeton University Office of the President Records. Finding Aids for other subgroups and portions of the collection are also available online:

Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup, 1924-1988 (bulk 1957-1972): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup, 1940-1998 (bulk 1972-1987): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: Harold Shapiro Subgroup, 1961-2001 (bulk 1987-2001): Finding Aid.

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This collection was processed by Carol V. Burke and Stacey C. Peeples in 2002. Finding aid written by Carol V. Burke and Stacey C. Peeples in 2002.

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University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Carol V. Burke; Stacey C. Peeples
Finding Aid Date
2002
Sponsor
These papers were processed with the generous support of former Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro, Charles Brothman '51, and the John Foster Dulles and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.
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Jonathan Dickinson, born in 1688 and graduated from Yale College in 1706, was the first president of the College of New Jersey. After becoming the pastor of the Congregational church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Dickinson shifted from Congregational to Presbyterian teachings in order to join the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Yet while becoming a leader within the Presbytery and the higher Synod of Philadelphia, Dickinson steadfastly maintained his belief in the freedom of the individual clergy. Having first envisioned an educational institute within the Synod, Dickinson only realized his dream of founding a school to train future Presbyterian ministers and pious laymen when he and others founded the College of New Jersey in 1746. Dickinson died in office in October 1747.

Material on Dickinson is arranged topically and divided into four categories: biographical information, his association with the College of New Jersey, genealogical material, and post mortem material. This series contains only secondary documents, most of which take the form of letters and clippings. The biographical folder contains brief summaries of Jonathan Dickinson's life, as well as a few cards referencing other sources. Material relating to his foundational work on behalf of the College of New Jersey includes numerous letters, documents concerning his death, such as the epitaph on his tombstone, and a paper discussing the establishment of the College. Family members are documented through the correspondence to and from descendents of Dickinson and his wife, Joanna Melyen, and include two genealogical charts. In several cases Dickinson's seven children, Abigail, Jonathan, Temperance, Joanna, Elizabeth, Mary, and Martha, are mentioned. Post mortem material details the buildings dedicated to him at both Yale and Princeton Universities. Also to be found are several images of Dickinson and a pamphlet about him and the College of New Jersey by Professor Henry Cameron.

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1 box

Biographical Information, 1915-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1746-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1906-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1928-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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While Jonathan Dickinson bears the distinction of serving as Princeton University's first president, Aaron Burr played a central part in organizing the College after its initial establishment and overseeing its move to Princeton in 1756. Burr was born in Fairfield, Connecticut in c. 1715/1716 and graduated at the head of his Yale College class in 1735. From there he moved to Newark, New Jersey to head both the Presbyterian church and a school in classics. Burr, along with Dickinson and five others, established the College of New Jersey in 1746. In 1748 Burr was named president of the college, though he had filled this office unofficially since Dickinson's death in 1747. During Burr's ten years of service he increased enrollment, raised much-needed funds, presided over the erection of Nassau Hall, and instructed the first classes of students to graduate from the College of New Jersey.

This series is arranged topically and consists of textual material relating to Burr, his career, family, and legacy. Burr's early life is chronicled in a biographical folder, while another folder documents his tenure as president. Genealogical information about family members such as Aaron Burr, Jr. and Esther Edwards Burr is included in this series. A folder containing information collected post mortem discusses his death and burial as well as monuments, books, statues, and celebrations in his honor. This series also contains a paper and microfilm copy of Burr's account book during his latter years as president, as well as index cards relating to this book. There are numerous images of Burr, and a few of his wife, Esther Edwards Burr.

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2 boxes

Biographical Information, 1939-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1916-1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Account Book: Name Index Cards, 1753-1760. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Account Book: Microfilm, 1753-1758. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Family Members, Esther Burr, 1902-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1928-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1757-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Account Book, 1753-1759. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Jonathan Edwards succeeded his son-in- law, Aaron Burr, Sr., to become the third president of the College of New Jersey in September 1757. Edwards studied theology at Yale College, preached in the Presbyterian Church, and is remembered for his belief that only the truly converted should receive Communion, rather than all baptized persons. However, his proposal along these lines led to his dismissal from the Northampton, Massachusetts Presbyterian church in 1750, after which he passed his days serving as a missionary and writing with a passion. Edwards accepted the office of president with some reluctance but continued to preach actively from the College's pulpit. He died in March 1758 after being inoculated for smallpox, just six months into his tenure. His three sons and eight daughters survived him.

This series is arranged topically and contains folders concerning Edwards's life, his time in Princeton, his family, and his legacy. Materials include a newspaper obituary, several copies of the inscription on his tomb and a memorial to him in Latin, and information about his descendents and various Edwards artifacts such as his bust, his desk, and one of his letters. A folder entitled "Information on Portraits" contains an inventory of the Edwards portraits located in the Princeton Art Museum, information about the portraits, and several letters regarding their donation. Of particular interest among the images in this series are photographs of a portrait of Edwards's wife, Sarah Pierpont Edwards. Other images include views of his tomb and the Edwards Elm.

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2 boxes

Biographical Information, 1769-1981. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Family Members, 1932-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1758-1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University, Medal, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Portrait Information, 1929-1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Having declined the presidency of the College of New Jersey in 1758, Samuel Davies accepted it in 1759 with a reluctance akin to that of his predecessor, Jonathan Edwards. Davies, who thought that his successor, Samuel Finley, was the right man for the job, was urged to take the position, even though some of the College's trustees shared his high opinion of Finley. Born in 1724 in Summit Ridge, Delaware and educated both at home and in the Rev. Samuel Blair's seminary, Davies received his license to preach in 1746 in Newcastle, Delaware. Ordained the following year as an evangelist to Virginia, he went on to serve as the first moderator of the Presbytery of Hanover, encompassing all the Presbyterian ministers in Virginia and North Carolina. At the request of the trustees, Davies traveled to Great Britain with Gilbert Tennent in 1753 to raise funds for the College. Among other uses, the donations collected abroad served to fund the construction of Nassau Hall and the president's house. As president and professor at the College of New Jersey, he was renowned for his emphasis on public service.

This series is arranged topically and documents Davies's life, his years as president, his family, and his legacy. Materials include letters referring to his travels to Great Britain, excerpts from his diary, articles about his death in office, and letters and documents concerning his immediate family, including his first and second wives, Sarah Kirkpatrick and Jean Holt, and distant descendents. Also included is information about Davies "artifacts," such as his portrait and a book of his sermons, and the performance of music he composed. There are also several images of Davies.

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2 boxes

Sermons, 1753. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Valedictory Address, 1760. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sermon, 1761. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biographical Information, 1753-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1760-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1917-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1761-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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As president of the College of New Jersey, Samuel Finley is known for increasing enrollment and for his popularity as a teacher. Finley was born in 1715 in Armagh County, Ireland. On immigrating to America in 1734, he immediately began to educate himself with the goal of becoming a minister and was ordained in 1740 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During his seventeen years as pastor of the church of Nottingham, Maryland, he oversaw its educational academy. Early in his career, Finley preached in a contentious manner, very much in keeping with the spirited religious revivals of the Great Awakening, but he later moderated his tone. He received an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow before becoming the fifth president of the College of New Jersey in June 1761, serving in this role until his death in July 1766.

This series is arranged topically and contains biographical, College of New Jersey and family-related documents, and a folder pertaining to post-mortem issues. The material includes brief accounts of Finley's life, documents concerning his tenure as president, a genealogy of the Finley family, and information on Finley portraits. In addition to these secondary materials, there are six contemporary sermons, each dated in the late eighteenth century. Photographs of portraits of Finley also form part of this series.

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1 box

Biographical Information, 1749-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1761. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1880-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1766-1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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John Witherspoon arrived in America from Scotland in 1768 having been persuaded by the trustees and then medical student Benjamin Rush to assume the presidency of the College of New Jersey. After declining initially, Witherspoon, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, became one of the most popular and influential presidents in Princeton University's history. Witherspoon served not only Princeton, but also the nascent United States as a member of the Continental Congress. During Witherspoon's tenure the College weathered the turmoil caused by the American Revolution: Nassau Hall sustained heavy damage, enrollment declined, and finances were precarious. In the wake of this conflict, Witherspoon's preaching tours increased enrollment, particularly from the southern United States, and he broadened the curriculum by his emphasis on English grammar and composition. He also obtained needed instruments of instruction such as books for the library and apparatus for scientific study (such as the Rittenhouse Orrery). Witherspoon advocated a well-rounded clergy, emphasizing the liberal education of students, rather than just religious instruction. It was his aspiration to produce men who would not only make exceptional clerics, but also outstanding statesmen. Witherspoon instructed many students who became notable for their contributions to state and federal government, including James Madison, Aaron Burr, Jr., William Smith Livingston, Andrew Kirkpatrick, and Ashbel Green. Part of Witherspoon's popularity and influence with both students and politicians derived from his ability to discuss the merits of contesting views, while using reason to reach an ultimate conclusion.

This series is arranged topically and contains biographical, genealogical, and post- mortem documents, as well as information about Witherspoon's years at the College of New Jersey, including original letters. Information concerning Witherspoon possessions donated to the College and Tusculum, his home one mile north of the College, is also present, as are business papers, including an account of repairs completed at the College, trustee accounts, and receipts. This series contains several pamphlets and sermons referencing Witherspoon, as well as Varnum Lansing Collins's notes for his book, President Witherspoon: A Biography. There are a significant number of images in this series, including portraits, photographs of cameos and statues, and views of Tusculum and St. George's Church in Paisley, Scotland, the town where Witherspoon ministered prior to coming to Princeton.

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4 boxes

Biographical Information, 1834-1973. 2 folders.
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2 folders

V. Lansing Collins research notes and letters re Witherspoon, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1772-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey, Repair Account, 1772. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Accounts of the Trustees of The College of New Jersey, 1774-1788. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts, 1783-1794. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tusculum, 1796-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1834-1973. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Genealogical Charts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1794-1996. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Princeton-Paisley Service, Audio Tape, Reel I, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton-Paisley Service, Audio Tape, Reel II, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton-Paisley Service, Audio Tape, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorial of Emigration to Princeton, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Professor Talbot Rice, University of Edinburgh, Audio Tape, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Witherspoon Desk, 1936-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Witherspoon Watch, 1902. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Witherspoon Clock, 1930-1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Cards, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Witherspoon Memorial, Paisley to Princeton, 1901-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

United States Postal Service, John Witherspoon Nine Cent Post Card, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Witherspoon Statue, Washington, D.C., 1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sermons by Freddie Fox, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writings Referencing Witherspoon, 1913-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Samuel Stanhope Smith, born in 1751 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the first alumnus to become president of the College of New Jersey. His father, Robert Smith, taught him at the school he headed in Pequea, Pennsylvania until the age of sixteen, when Samuel entered the College of New Jersey as a junior. He graduated with honors in 1769 before returning to Pennsylvania to teach in his father's school. In 1771 he returned to Princeton to tutor and study theology under John Witherspoon. For health reasons, he left Princeton to work as a missionary in Virginia. In 1775 the seminary that later became Hampden-Sydney College was founded, and Smith became its president. Married to Ann Witherspoon, Witherspoon's daughter, Smith returned to Princeton in 1779 as a professor of moral philosophy, and his brother, John Blair Smith, replaced him as president of Hampden-Sydney College. On Witherspoon's death in 1794, Smith, who had become vice president in 1786, assumed the leadership of the College. After the Nassau Hall fire of 1802, he raised enough money not only to reconstruct the landmark but also to add two additional buildings. Unfortunately, a riot in 1807 led to the suspension of 125 students and a growing distrust on the part of trustees. Faculty resignations and a declining student body led to Smith's resignation in 1812.

This series is arranged topically and contains biographical and family information, details of Smith's Hampden-Sydney College and College of New Jersey years, and original correspondence. Material relating to Hampden-Sydney College includes a document describing the courses of study there and a pamphlet about the institution. The correspondence folder contains a short letter from Smith written in 1806 relating to a stock of books. There are also two letters to Smith: one relating to a shipment of books and one concerning administrative matters. Other correspondence dates from the twentieth century and pertains to gifts to and from Princeton University. A number of portraits of Smith can be found in this series.

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2 boxes

Biographical Information, 1916-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hampden-Sydney College and The College of New Jersey Years, 1809-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1804-1807. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Referring to Gifts, 1919-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1934-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1819. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. Proceedings of the Bible Society of Nassau Hall, at their Semi-Annual Meeting, August 27, 1814, with the President's Address, 1814. 1 box.
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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. A Discourse on the Nature, the Proper Subjects, and the Benefits of Baptism, 1808. 1 box.
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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. An Oration, Upon the Death of General George Washington, 1800. 1 box.
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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. A Discourse Delivered on the Twenty-Second of February, 1797, at the Funeral of the Reverend Gilbert Tennent Snowden, 1797. 1 box.
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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. A Discourse on the Nature and Reasonableness of Fasting, 1795. 1 box.
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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819. A Discourse on the Guilt and Folly of Being Ashamed of Religion, 1790. 1 box.
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Ashbel Green was born in 1762 in Hanover, New Jersey, the son of Jacob Green, a Presbyterian minister and a trustee of the College of New Jersey. Green studied under his father until the age of sixteen, before becoming a revolutionary soldier in 1778. He returned home in 1781 to prepare for college, and the following year he entered the junior class of the College of New Jersey. He graduated in 1783, delivering his class' valedictory before George Washington and other members of the Continental Congress. He remained at the College as a tutor and then as a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy until he received his license to preach in 1786, whereupon he assumed the role of junior pastor at the Second Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. The year before he had married Elizabeth Stockton, a member of one of Princeton's most prominent families. In 1792 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by the University of Pennsylvania and was elected chaplain to the United States Congress. He was re-elected to this position several times until 1800, when Congress moved to Washington, D.C. Green returned to the College of New Jersey as its president in 1812 and held office until 1822, emphasizing religion and discipline. During his tenure, he was part of the planning committee for the Princeton Theological Seminary, and he remained closely associated with the Seminary until his death in 1848. He resigned the presidency in 1822 over differences with the Board of Trustees, returning to Philadelphia to become editor of the Christian Advocate.

This series is arranged topically and contains biographical information, writings, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and Green's valedictory oration. Among Green's records are a photocopy of his letter of resignation, an original letter of recommendation for one of his students, a document written during his own student days, an account of the student unrest that shook the College in 1817, and three original letters that were sent to Green in 1815 and 1816. The first is from a student, and the others are about students. Biographical information comes from a variety of publications, including the Princeton Alumni Weekly, the New York Observer, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, among others. Portraits of Green are also included in this series.

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3 boxes

Biographical Information, 1917-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1822-1931. 1 folder.
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File includes Ashbel Green's original letter of resignation to the Trustees, 1822. The letter had been stored separately in an autographs box and was returned to this collection in 2022 (AR.2020.062).

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1 folder

Writings, 1782-1848. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1815-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1864-1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gifts to Princeton University, 1925-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1848. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). The Christian Duty of Christian Women, 1825. 1 box.
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Charge to the Jury, in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania...versus Ashbel Green and Others, 1839 March 26. 1 box.
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Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). Advice and Exhortation, Addressed to the People of the Second Presbyterian Congregation, in Philadelphia, on Resigning the Pastoral Charge of That Congregation, 1812. 1 box.
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Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). A Report to the Trustees of the College of New Jersey; Relative to a Revival of Religion Among the Students of Said College, 1815. 1 box.
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Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). Doing Good in Imitation of Christ, 1822. 1 box.
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Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). Christ Crucified, the Characteristick of Apostolick Preaching, 1825. 1 box.
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Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). Address at the Interment of Robert Ralston, Esquire, 1836. 1 box.
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1 box

Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). An Address to the Students and Faculty of the College of New Jersey, 1802. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

The address was given after the March 6, 1802 fire that devastated Nassau Hall.

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1 box

Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). A Discourse, Delivered at the Opening, for Public Worship, of the Presbyterian Church, in the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, 1805. 1 box.
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1 box

Green, Ashbel (1762-1848). Letter to the Friends of the College of New-Jersey ... concerning the Riot of 1817, 1817 February 20. 1 box.
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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

This series is arranged topically and contains biographical and genealogical information, correspondence, and financial records. The correspondence folder contains two items in Carnahan's hand: the first is his acceptance of the presidency in 1823; the second is a report on the state of College in 1852. Also to be found is a letter from John Quincy Adams declining an invitation to attend the College's centennial celebrations, as well as various letters sent to Carnahan. Financial materials include treasurer's and president's vouchers and checks. Among the images in this series is a photograph of a portrait of Carnahan's wife, Mary Vandyke.

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4 boxes

Biographical Information, 1893-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1916-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1801-1857. 1 folder.
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The correspondence folder contains five items in Carnahan's hand (as well as other correspondence addressed to him): the first is his acceptance of the presidency in 1823; the second is a report on the state of College in 1852. The third is a letter he wrote to Garret Dorset Wall in 1826, saying he has engaged Richard Stockton as his counsel. The fourth is a letter to Eli Cooley in 1853 regarding fundraising, newly admitted students, and a search for president. The fifth is a letter Carnahan sent to the Honorable George C. Washington (whose son was then a student at the College) on July 12, 1832, regarding the cholera epidemic and proclaiming students at Princeton to be "as safe here as they would be in any part of the country."

Also to be found is a letter from John Quincy Adams declining an invitation to attend the College's centennial celebrations, as well as various letters sent to Carnahan.

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1 folder

Family Members, 1792-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1775. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Petition to the Honorable the Legislative-Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey, 1825 September 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Treasurer's Vouchers and Checks, 1841-1846. 7 folders.
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7 folders

President's Vouchers, 1843-1844. 2 folders.
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2 folders

President's Vouchers, 1847-1848. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of Appeals, for the Township of Princeton, Undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. Filial Duty, 1830. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. Address to the Students of the College of New Jersey, at the Funeral of Gerard Seymour Hooe, from Virginia, 1836. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. Baccalaureate Sermon: The Importance of Virtuous Habits in Young Men, and the Means by Which They May Be Attained, 1854. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. 'Maxima Debetur Puero Reverentia': The Importance of Virtuous Habits in Young Men, and the Means by Which They May Be Attained, 1854. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. The Character and Blessedness of the Good Man, 1831. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. A Discourse Delivered at the Funeral of Miss Mary B. MacLean, 1849. 1 box.
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1 box

The Resurrection of Christ, and of His People, a Discourse Preached March 7, 1859, at the Funeral of the Reverend James Carnahan, D.D., LL.D., 1860. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. The Dangers of a College Life, 1843. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnahan, James, 1775-1859. Baccalaureate, 1829. 1 box.
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1 box

Laws of the College of New Jersey, Revised, Amended and Adopted by the Board of Trustees (During Carnahan Tenure), 1832. 1 box.
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1 box

History of the College of New Jersey, from Its Commencement, A.D. 1746, to the Present Time (During Carnahan Tenure), 1844. 1 box.
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1 box

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John Maclean, Jr. was the eldest of six children of John Maclean, Sr. and Phoebe Bainbridge. His father was born in Glasgow, studied for the medical profession, and became a surgeon. At 24, the elder Maclean immigrated to the United States for political reasons. He was invited to take the vacant chair of natural philosophy, which included chemistry, at the College of New Jersey, becoming the institution's first professor of chemistry. He married in 1797, and John was born on March 3, 1800. Entering the College of New Jersey as a sophomore, he graduated in 1816 as the youngest in his class. He taught for a few months in Lawrenceville, New Jersey before earning a divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1818 he was appointed as a tutor of Greek at the College of New Jersey, beginning a long, varied, and devoted career at his alma mater. Four years later he was elected to fill the chair of mathematics and natural philosophy, though this did not prevent him from subsequently teaching languages and literature. Maclean also served as the College's librarian from 1824 until 1849.

When James Carnahan wanted to resign as president and, later, close the College, citing falling enrollments, financial problems, and the necessity of cutting faculty salaries, Maclean convinced him to persevere. The energetic professor collected funds due the College and recruited additional faculty. Enrollment increased as a result, and Maclean was named vice president at the age of twenty-nine. In 1854 Maclean assumed the presidency. The following year Nassau Hall caught fire, forcing him to tighten the budget and raise funds from friends and alumni for the building's restoration. He contributed part of his own salary as well, and Nassau Hall was completely restored in 1860. During the Civil War Maclean and his faculty supported the Union cause, yet demonstrated understanding towards the plight of Southern students. In 1868 he resigned after half a century of service to the College of New Jersey. During his presidency he added 10 new professors to the faculty, and 895 students (an average of 64 per year) graduated.

Maclean never married. He lived on campus along with his two unwed sisters and dedicated his life to the students around him. According to published sources, Maclean often walked the campus during the night with his lantern, carrying food and a teakettle to the rooms of ailing students. The Macleans would bring particularly ill students into their own home, as well as lodging a worried relative if need be. Maclean kept a close watch on the students and was known to detect inappropriate behavior quickly, often pursuing delinquents at a run, but he was lenient when assigning penalties. He was generous with those who needed financial help and had a drawer full of watches and other items that students had pledged as payment but never redeemed. Students affectionately called him "Old Johnny" among themselves. Maclean was also involved in a plethora of associations and charities. These included religious, educational, prison reform, literary, and temperance societies. During his retirement he wrote a two-volume history of the College of New Jersey from the granting of its charter to the resignation of his predecessor. He died on August 9, 1886.

Jacob N. Beam, Class of 1896, initially organized Maclean's records in 1940. He created a useful and copious index to much of the material, dividing the collection into two groupings: letters and papers. Copies of the index are in Box 6. Beam also created a card catalog for these records, which was updated in 2001 to include the names of correspondents and dates of letters that were added to the collection after Beam's work. The card catalog is housed with Princeton University Library Records (AC123). The bulk of the records remain in Beam's order, though additional folders were added at the beginning of this series. Most of the collection relates to Maclean's tenure as president. It is divided into four subseries: General Materials, Correspondence, Subject Files, and Sermons and Addresses.

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36 boxes

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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Subseries 10A: General Materials, 1774-1997 [bulk: 1855-1886], is arranged topically and contains indices; correspondence from former Secretary of the University Varnum Lansing Collins, notably between Collins and Agnes Maclean, Maclean's niece, on the subject of her uncle's papers; biographical information; gift descriptions; and financial records from Maclean's time. Of special interest in the biographical folder are the reprinted diary of a sophomore and the account of two students who saw President Lincoln in 1861, also in reprinted form. There is also a very brief and informal autobiography by Maclean that was written at the request of Professor Edward Duffield. This subseries also contains a letter referring to Maclean's inauguration, indentures, and post-mortem articles about Maclean's life and accomplishments. In addition, there is his wallet, his checkbook, containing stubs and a few blank checks, two scrolled genealogies of the Maclean and Bainbridge families, "The Clan Maclean" book, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles and letters to the editor referring to temperance from Maclean and other professors. Photographs of Maclean have been grouped with other presidential images and can be found in boxes 234 and 235.

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7 boxes

Indexes, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V. Lansing Collins Correspondence, 1912-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biographical Information, 1886-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College Of New Jersey Years, 1834-1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gifts/Plaques, 1925-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Legal Documents, 1774-1878. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1886-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts and Bills, 1828-1878. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts and Bills, circa 1852-1858. 1 box.
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1 box

President's Vouchers, 1855-1856. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Scrapbook, 1831-1881. 1 box.
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1 box

Checkbook, 1857-1860. 1 box.
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1 box

Lectures on Probabilities, undated. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Notes on the Founding and Early Years of The College of New Jersey, 1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Maclean Genealogy, John Maclean, Sr. Wallet, 1810-1819. 1 box.
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1 box

Discourse Delivered at the Funeral of John MacLean, D.D., LL.D., and A Memorial Address Delivered in the Marquand Chapel of the College of New Jersey on the Evening of Baccalaureate Study, 1886-1887. 1 box.
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1 box

College of New Jersey Perpetual Scholarship Certificates, Dates not examined. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

One certificate is signed by John MacLean and one is blank.

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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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Subseries 10B: Correspondence, 1752-1898 [bulk: 1830-1869], contains letters written to or by Maclean organized in chronological order by year and then alphabetically. The first folder contains letters that are unsigned or undated, and the second contains letters that are signed but not dated. Letters then proceed chronologically by year from 1752 to 1898. The final folder contains a few letters with unidentified signatures. Beam's card catalog provides individual name access to these letters.

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17 boxes

Letters: Not Signed, Not Dated, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters: Signed, Not Dated, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters, 1752-1807. 5 folders.
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This folder of letters contains a January 19, 1799 bill of sale for Lydia, an enslaved woman (see also the Princeton and Slavery Project).

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5 folders

Letters, 1808-1829. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1830-1834 (A-G), 1830-1834. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1834-1836. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1837-1839. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1840-1843 (A-K), 1840-1843. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1843-1849. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1850-1853 (A-Mc), 1850-1853. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1853-1858 (A-G), 1853-1858. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1858-1859 (A-R), 1858-1859. 5 folders.
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5 folders

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Letters, 1859-1861 (A-L), 1850-1859, undated, 1859-1861. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1861-1862. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1863-1864 (A-P), 1863-1864. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1864-1866. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1867-1869. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Letters, 1860-1869. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters, 1870-1879. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Letters, 1875-1898 unidentified letters, 1875-1898. 3 folders.
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3 folders

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 10C: Subject Files, 1769-1920 [bulk: 1820-1869], contains a variety of papers that are grouped by subject and then arranged alphabetically. Beam's index is indispensable for quickly accessing topics in this subseries, which was originally entitled Papers. There are 36 categories listed in Beam's index and most contain descriptions. The categories range from college associations, including alumni associations, to religious, educational, and prison reform associations. In addition, the Subject Files house a genealogy of the Maclean and Bainbridge families and personal letters between relatives and friends of John Maclean. Of note in the family letters section, Box 28, Folder 3, is a letter of advice dated 1812 from John Maclean, Sr. to his son, John. There are a number of love letters from John's brother, George, to his third wife, Caroline (Carrie) Fitch Maclean. Presidential reports, student finances, and trustee minutes, the last of which is further organized by topic, comprise the remainder of this subseries. For a detailed listing of the Subject Files, please refer to the index in Box 6, Folder 3 of this subseries.

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11 boxes

Papers 1: Administrative Details, 1850-1859. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 2: Alumni Association of Nassau Hall, 1820-1879. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 3: American Colonization Society, 1820-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Papers 3: American Colonization Society, 1850-1890. 3 folders.
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3 folders

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Papers 4: American Tract Society, 1830-1839. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 5: Bible Societies, 1820-1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 6: Candidates for A.M. Degree, 1830-1859. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 7: Cliosophic Society, 1820-1859. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 8: College Finances, 1780-1829. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 8: College Finances, 1830-1859. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Papers 8: College Finances, 1850-1869. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Papers 9: College Property Outside Princeton, 1836-1838. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 10: Committee on Education, 1849-1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 11: Edgehill School, 1852. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 12: Faculty Reports, 1850-1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 13: Inspector's Reports, 1800-1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 14: Librarian's Reports, 1810-1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (a) Address Book on Trip to Europe, 1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (b) Articles for Publication, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (c and d) Biology and Chemistry Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (e) Chronological Tables, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (f) Class Rolls and Notebooks, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (g) Finances, 1820-1869. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (h) Medicine (Notes by Father and Brother), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (i) Notes and Sources for History of the College, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 15: John Maclean Personal: (j) Sermons and Lectures, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 16: Maclean Family: (a) Genealogies of Maclean and Bainbridge Families, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 16: Maclean Family: (b) Letters, undated. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Papers 16: Maclean Family: (b) Letters, 1830-1849. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Papers 16: Maclean Family: (b) Letters, 1850-1920. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Papers 17: Missionary Societies, 1820-1839. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 18: Nassau Hall Education Society, 1831-1855. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 19: New Jersey Education Society, 1823-1824. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 20: New Jersey Howard Society, 1832-1838. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 21: New Jersey Literary and Philosophical Society, 1775-1825. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 22: New Jersey State Temperance Soc, 1816. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 23: Presbyterian Church: General, 1810-1829. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 24: Presbyterian Church: 1st, Princeton, 1808-1811. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 25: Presbyterian Church: 2nd, Princeton, 1852-1878. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 26: President's Reports, 1810-1869. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 27: Princeton Charitable Institution, 1870-1875. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 28: Princeton Reform Society, 1833-1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 29: Public Schools Princeton Township, 1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 30: Rebuilding of Nassau Hall, 1855. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 31: Refectory Accounts, 1800-1859. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 32: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1809-1820. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 33: Student Finances, 1810-1839. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Papers 33: Student Finances, 1840-1869. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Papers 34: Thompson Legacy, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 35: Dockets, 1861-1865. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (a) Building Committee, 1836-1847. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (b) Cemetery, 1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (d) Cliosophic Society, 1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (d) Commencement, 1819-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (e) Corrected Copies, 1859-1862. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (f) Curriculum, 1825-1846. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (g) Discipline, 1807-1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (h) Examinations, 1810-1853. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (i) Extracts, 1783-1844. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (j) Faculty, 1808-1861. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (k) Finances, 1769-1861. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (l) Grounds, 1830-1838. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (m) Holmes Legacy, 1861. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (n) Insurance, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (o) Miscellaneous, 1773-1813. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (p) Use of First Church, 1816. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (q) President's Reports, 1838-1867. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: I Repairs, 1828-1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers 36: Trustee Minutes: (s) Theological Seminary, 1811-1816. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 10D: Sermons and Addresses, 1827-1879 [bulk: 1827-1879], contains Maclean's thoughts on a number of topics, especially those of a religious nature. Many of the Biblical texts on which he preached are drawn from Psalms, and the books of the New Testament are also well-represented. His baccalaureate addresses contain words of wisdom for the graduating class, including the admonition not to "consider your education completed." His address in the spring of 1861 makes reference to the Civil War, which had erupted just a month before, and voices his hope that "we shall yet, and forever, be one people."

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4 boxes

Sermons and Addresses, 1827-1879. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Sermons and Addresses, 1827-1879. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Baccalaureate Addresses, 1855-1868. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Lecture on a Common School System for New-Jersey, 1829. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Constitution of the New Jersey Literary and Philosophical Society, Undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Dr. MacLean's Inauguration and Address, 1854 June 28. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. A Sermon Preached in the Chapel of the College of New Jersey; and an Address to the Members of the Senior Class, 1857 May 10. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Dr. MacLean's Baccalaureate Sermon, 1859 May 15. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. A Sermon Preached in the Chapel of the College of New Jersey, and an Address to the Members of the Senior Class, 1858 May 16. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. An Address to the Senior Class of the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1884 May 14. 1 box.
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1 box

MacLean's Letters on the True Relations of Church and State to Schools and Colleges, 1853. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Some Thoughts on First Corinthians, XV. 35, 1886. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Sermon Preached in the Chapel of the College of New Jersey, 1846 March 1. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. A Review of the Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 1838. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. Letters on the Elder Question, 1844. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. An Examination of the Essays Bacchus and Anti-Bacchus, Parts I and II, 1841. 1 box.
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1 box

Maclean, John, 1800-1886. College of New Jersey, 1856 June 24. 1 box.
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1 box

Broadside Advertisement for Lecture on the History of the College of New Jersey by President Maclean, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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James McCosh was the first president since John Witherspoon who was not an alumnus of the College of New Jersey. Many similarities have been noted between the two men. Both were born in Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. Witherspoon was inaugurated in 1768, and McCosh was inaugurated one hundred years later in 1868. They died one hundred years apart, almost to the day, and like all presidents until Woodrow Wilson, both were ministers.

McCosh was born April 1, 1811 on a farm in Ayrshire, Scotland. His father, who died when James was nine, had decided that he should be educated for the ministry. McCosh attended Glasgow University and then Edinburgh University. In Edinburgh he joined debating societies, discussing such issues as theology and the power of patronage. He sided with several others in believing that the major landowners should not have the final say on who became the minister of a congregation. This issue would resurface later. Inspired by his professor, Thomas Chalmers, McCosh and other students went to the poorer districts of Edinburgh to preach and do missionary work. He also began to study philosophy and created the groundwork for what would become his most noted published work , The Method of Divine Government, Physical and Moral. Licensed to preach in 1833, his first assignment was the Abbey Chapel in Arbroath; his second at Brechin in Forfarshire, where he met his wife, Isabella Guthrie. The two were married in September 1845. In 1843 "The Disruption" occurred when McCosh, along with one-third of his fellow ministers, left the security of the established Church of Scotland to begin the Free Church of Scotland. The rebellion was caused by the increased interference of Great Britain's central government in church affairs, with ministers being settled in parishes against the will of the people.

McCosh also disagreed with the lack of weight given to supernatural powers in John Stuart Mill's System of Logic and wrote The Method of Divine Government, Physical and Moral in response. The work received much recognition and led to his appointment to the chair of logic and metaphysics at Queen's College, Belfast. He spent 16 years in Ireland, published several other works, and became well known in the English-speaking world. He was one of the few clergymen who agreed with the theory of evolution, albeit within limits. He taught that it served "to increase the wonder and mystery of the process of creation." His published lecture on this subject was The Religious Aspect of Evolution.

McCosh was offered and accepted the presidency of the College of New Jersey in 1868. He found an institution that was in need of repair after the turbulence caused by the Civil War, and McCosh, an expert fundraiser, undertook great improvements. He added distinguished faculty, increased the size of the student body, developed elective courses, bought scientific equipment, founded schools of science, philosophy, and art, added buildings, and enhanced the campus landscape. McCosh believed that the body as well as the mind should be cultivated, and on his arrival, he announced that he would build a gymnasium. When the Bonner-Marquand Gymnasium was completed a year later, it was the first college gymnasium built in the United States. McCosh also added Chancellor Green Library (1873), the Marquand Chapel (1881), and the Observatory (1869), among other buildings, while increasing the treasury by three million dollars. During his presidency The Daily Princetonian, The Tiger, and the Bric-a-Brac were founded, and extracurricular activities that evolved into the Triangle Club, the Glee Club, and intercollegiate football were initiated. With all these accomplishments to his credit, it is no wonder that McCosh referred to the College of New Jersey as "me college." His students affectionately referred to him as "Jimmie," and his wife also took a personal interest in students by caring for those who were ill. Four years after McCosh retired, the trustees erected the College's first infirmary and named it in her honor. McCosh ranks among Princeton University's most successful presidents, setting his institution well on the path to university status.

The McCosh records are arranged topically. Materials of note during his presidency include information about commencements, the regulation of liquor in the town of Princeton, and his request to stop teaching while serving as president. Pre-presidency highlights include the certificate appointing McCosh as the first minister of the church of Brechin, a farewell letter signed by his associates and friends in Ireland, plans for the Queen's College Library, and invitations and programs from his inauguration. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with foreign letters at the end of the run. Letters from McCosh with unidentifiable addressees are filed under McCosh in chronological order. This series also contains numerous clippings and articles of a biographical nature. Also of interest are a large number of images, including photographs of McCosh and the construction of his Prospect Street house.

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10 boxes

Biographical Information, 1844-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Belfast, Ireland and Brechin, Scotland, 1838-1868. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inauguration, 1868. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey Years, 1869-1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Resignation/Retirement, 1887-1891. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Books, Vol. I, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Books, Vol. II, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wax Seal, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Prospect Street House, 1894-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gifts/Memorabilia, 1893-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1907-1987. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: A-C, 1837-1894. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: D-Z, 1837-1893. 2 folders.
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Includes an 1882 letter from McCosh to J. Ward Thomson reading in part, "We are seeking to establish an Art School here. But we are not yet organized." (AR.2022.075)

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2 folders

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Correspondence: Foreign, 1852-1875. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1894-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications/Writings, 1747-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Manuscript: "On the Order and Progression of the Sciences", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Publications, 1868-1890. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Baccalaureate Addresses, 1869-1875. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Queen's College, Belfast, 1868. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports to the Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey, 1868-1887. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports to the Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey, 1868-1888. 1 box.
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1 box

James McCosh Letter and Photograph to Andrew James McCosh, 1880 February 27. 1 box.
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1 box

James McCosh Letter on review of Philosophic Series in New York Tribune, 1882 May 3. 1 box.
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1 box

Typescript, Incidents of my Life in Three Countries by James McCosh, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Diplomas and Certificates Awarded to Andrew McCosh, circa 1868-1896. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Francis Landey Patton served as president from 1888 to 1902 during an era of change and growth, reflected in the adoption of the name Princeton University in 1896. Born January 22, 1843 in Warwick, Bermuda in a house called Carberry, Patton was the eldest of three sons. His father died when he was six years old. Patton attended the Warwick Academy in Bermuda and graduated from Knox College at the University of Toronto in 1862 and from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1865, the year in which he was ordained a Presbyterian minister. His first three pastorates were in the state of New York. In 1865 he married Rosa Antoinette Stevenson, with whom he had seven children.

Patton moved to Chicago, where he served as pastor of the Jefferson Park Presbyterian church from 1873 to 1876 and occupied the chair of didactic and polemical theology at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest from 1872 to 1881. He was also editor of the Chicago Presbyterian paper, The Interior. In 1874 Patton joined in the prosecution of the Rev. David Swing, an influential preacher at four Chicago churches whose sermons were often published. Patton, a conservative who preached the classic doctrines of Calvinism, wrote editorials against Swing's liberal teaching and brought charges of heresy against him. The Presbytery acquitted Swing, but Patton was ready to appeal to the Synod when Swing forestalled him by forming an independent church. In the aftermath of this controversy, Patton became a prominent leader of Presbyterian orthodoxy, serving as moderator of the General Assembly in 1878. In 1881 he accepted the chair of the relations of philosophy and science to the Christian religion at the Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, in 1884, he began teaching ethics and philosophy of religion courses at the College of New Jersey, and after James McCosh's retirement in 1888, became its president.

During Patton's presidency the endowment increased, the number of faculty and students more than doubled, the Graduate School was created, 17 buildings were erected, the undergraduate eating clubs grew in popularity, and interest in sports increased. Of all his improvements, Patton was proudest of inaugurating the honor system. However, most of the other changes during his tenure were largely due to a robust economy, his predecessor, McCosh, and the work of faculty and trustees. Economic growth made college more affordable, and enrollments increased at colleges in the United States in general. Faculties also increased to accommodate this growth, and Patton was responsible for appointing Woodrow Wilson, Bliss Perry, John Grier Hibben, and several other accomplished scholars to the faculty. However, it was McCosh, not Patton, who initiated the vast expansion of the campus, though much of the building took place during Patton's time in office. Known as a great intellectual and preacher, Patton was characterized as a contemplative yet witty man. He was popular with the students, and his sermons drew them to chapel. While Patton allowed modern languages to be taught, he loved the classics and insisted that Latin be kept in the curriculum.

The role of Princeton University's president was in flux, with an ever-greater emphasis on administrative and business skills. However, administratively speaking, Patton was viewed as somewhat inept, and in an era of change, some of the faculty and trustees regarded him as a hindrance rather than an impetus to progress. When the faculty and trustees established the Graduate School, the trustees bypassed Patton and directly appointed Andrew Fleming West as its dean, allowing West to manage the School without Patton's approval. The Board of Trustees, like the presidency, was also changing as professional and businessmen replaced the clergy who had once been dominant. In 1902 trustees and faculty suggested that Patton create an executive committee from among the two groups to perform some presidential functions. Patton protested at first, but then resigned instead, after negotiating and receiving compensation for leaving six years earlier than he had anticipated. He retained his position as professor of ethics and continued to teach at the Princeton Theological Seminary, whose presidency he assumed in the fall of 1902. In 1913 Patton retired and returned to Carberry in Bermuda, but he continued to write and preach. He died on November 25, 1932.

The Patton records contain correspondence, publications, and speeches documenting his life as a clergyman and as a college and, beginning in 1896, university president, as well as 16 letterpress books containing copies of his outgoing correspondence. This series is arranged in two subseries, the first topically and the second in chronological order: General Materials and Letterpress Books.

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19 boxes

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Subseries 12A: General Materials, 1877-1994 [bulk: 1888-1932], is housed in boxes 40, 40A, 57, 238, and 239, the latter two comprising portraits. Biographical information is limited but does contain some interesting anecdotes, one of which is from a student from the class of 1899. A copy of an article about the David Swing trial is the only record from Patton's pre- Princeton years. Both his College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary inaugurations are documented, including a few letters about the preparations for these events. There is a copy of a paper on Patton's presidency from "The Aims of Education" course taught by President Harold T. Shapiro in the 1990s. There is also an article from The New York Observer that offers a complimentary perspective on Patton. Another item of interest can be found in the Honors/Portrait folder, in the form of a prayer that the then ex-president Patton offered when the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on President Harding. The correspondence in this subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by author. If the author is unknown, the letter is filed under the addressee's name. There are numerous photographs of Patton, and it is interesting to note the change in his countenance, as his stark youthful features yielded to his older, kindlier appearance.

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3 boxes

Biographical Information, 1943-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clerical Years, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inaugurations at the College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary, 1888-1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The College of New Jersey/Princeton University Years, 1902-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Honors and Portraits, 1922-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writings/Articles about Patton, 1888-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Published Sermons and Addresses, 1888-1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Commencement Speech, 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hodge Memorial Address, 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1940-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

President's Report to the Board of Trustees, 1891-1899. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sesquicentennial Sermon, 1896. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1877-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1932-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Subseries 12B: Letterpress Books, 1889-1902 [bulk: 1889-1902], comprises the greater part of the Patton records and contains 16 letterpress books whose contents provide a running record of Patton's presidential duties. Most were either written or dictated by Patton, but some are from Registrar Henry N. Van Dyke and his secretary and son, George Patton. Each volume begins with an alphabetical listing of the addressees, though the letters are ordered chronologically. A card catalog in the Princeton University Library Records (AC123) contains an alphabetical listing of addressees. The subject of the letters vary, but most deal with academic issues, including college entrance, scholarships, the curriculum, the affordability of tuition, degree requirements, and faculty applications. Other topics include preaching and speaking engagements, religious and academic references, and student employment and discipline. In perusing his correspondence, Patton's lack of administrative skills becomes increasingly apparent. He often states what he cannot do or what he is not aware of rather than offering alternatives or solutions to the problems posed to him. Many letters are declinations to attend events or write articles. Due to the varying force with which letters were pressed, some are pale and others are smudged. Approximately half of the letters are difficult to read. Later volumes, containing a greater number of typed letters, tend to be more legible.

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16 boxes

Letterpress book, 1879-1899. 1 folder.
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Letters that were possibly Patton's non-university correspondence. The volume and the paper are very fragile, and the quality of the reproductions is not good. Those in the beginning of the volume were written from Chicago, some later letters from Princeton. Enclosed are two photographic images of a woman and baby.

The Patton correspondence was indexed in a card catalog, which is now contained in AC123, Library Records. However, this 1879-1899 volume has not been indexed.

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1 folder

Vol. I, 1889-1890. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. II, 1889-1890. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. III, 1890-1891. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. IV, 1891-1892. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. V, 1892-1893. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. VI, 1893-1894. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. VII, 1894. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. VIII, 1894-1895. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. IX, 1895-1896. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. X, 1896-1897. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XI, 1897. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XII, 1897-1898. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XIII, 1898-1899. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XIV, 1899-1900. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XV, 1901. 1 box.
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1 box

Vol. XVI, 1902. 1 box.
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1 box

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Born December 29, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia, Woodrow Wilson was the son of Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a Presbyterian minister trained at the Princeton Theological Seminary. His father sympathized with the South during the Civil War and was a leader in the Southern Presbyterian Church and a professor at the Columbia Theological and Southwestern Theological Seminaries. Woodrow was raised in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. Born into a religious family, he accompanied his father on pastoral calls and edited minutes of the General Assembly. He attended Davidson College in his freshman year (1873-1874), and then prepared for entrance to the College of New Jersey, enrolling in 1875. An ambitious reading program offset his light course load. He became known as a leader, and his classmates elected him speaker of the American Whig Society, secretary of the Football Association, president of the Baseball Association, and managing editor of The Daily Princetonian. He graduated in 1879 and then studied law at the University of Virginia from 1879 to 1880 before briefly practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. Wilson's graduate work, undertaken between 1883 and 1886 in political science and history at Johns Hopkins University, culminated in a doctoral dissertation entitled Congressional Government. Wilson married Ellen Louise Axson of Rome, Georgia in 1885 and had three daughters. Ellen died in 1914, and he married Edith Bolling Galt in 1915.

After receiving his Ph.D. in 1886, Wilson taught political science and constitutional law at Bryn Mawr College, and, from 1888 to 1890, he was chair of history and political economy at Wesleyan University. In 1890 he accepted the professorship of jurisprudence and political economy at the College of New Jersey. He soon made his presence felt, unsuccessfully encouraging Francis Landey Patton, the man he would succeed as president, to raise money for a law school. Stymied, Wilson prepared the best pre-law curriculum in the nation. An eloquent speaker, he was consistently voted the most popular teacher, and some 400 students, representing most of the junior and senior classes, attended his lectures. He delivered the keynote speech, "Princeton in the Nation's Service," at Princeton University's sesquicentennial celebrations in 1896. While serving on the faculty, Wilson wrote four books: Division and Reunion, An Old Master, Mere Literature, and George Washington. In 1902 he was elected president of his alma mater.

As president, Wilson attempted to initiate three major programs: curricular changes, the preceptorial method, and the quadrangle plan. The first two programs were very successful, but he never received sufficient support for the third. Wilson formed a committee on examination and standing to raise standards, and students who failed exams were dismissed regardless of social pull. He also tightened academic standards for entrance and performance, and enrollment declined until 1907. Since Princeton University had no administrative structure to speak of, he created departments according to subjects, with deans reporting directly to the president. He also empowered the faculty to make faculty nominations, taking that authority away from the trustees' curriculum committee. In his curricular changes of 1904, Wilson unified general studies during the freshman and sophomore years, while concentrating study in one discipline and related fields during the junior and senior years. This represented the emergence of the course format used in most colleges and universities today, a format that enables a student to acquire general knowledge and then focus on a major subject. Wilson did not want students to prepare for a vocation; instead he wanted them to be broadly educated for life. Another of his curricular changes was to take Biblical instruction away from a fundamentalist and appoint a scholar in his place. He effectively ended conservative Presbyterian control over the Board of Trustees, and, in 1906, the University was declared a non-sectarian institution. Shortly afterwards, Wilson appointed the first Roman Catholic and first Jewish professor to the faculty.

In order to curb the influence of the conservative faculty, Wilson began the preceptorial program, contracting 45 talented assistant professors to be preceptors before the trustees had approved the plan. In 1905 the faculty doubled with the influx of preceptors, who guided undergraduates in mastering subjects instead of memorizing notes. The success of Wilson's scheme, which continues to this day, is reflected in the Library's records, which show an increase in undergraduate borrowing following the introduction of precepts. The campus also grew in the course of Wilson's tenure, including the construction of a gymnasium, McCosh Hall, Palmer Laboratory, Guyot Hall, and four dormitories: Seventy-Nine, Patton, Campbell, and Holder Halls. Lake Carnegie was also built, transforming the approaches to the University.

Unlike his other initiatives, Wilson's quadrangle plan ran into fierce opposition. His plan reflected his belief that social life at Princeton University was undemocratic and detrimental to the intellectual atmosphere he envisioned. The social life of two-thirds of the upperclassmen centered on a number of private eating clubs, which he felt encouraged snobbishness and elitism, leaving one-third of the upperclassmen ostracized and humiliated. Wilson believed that freshmen and sophomores should have exposure to the upperclassmen, as well as to professors, outside the classroom, and he proposed vertically dividing the University so that all three groups could reside and eat in quadrangles. Membership in the quadrangles would be determined by lot, and the eating clubs would eventually be absorbed or abolished. The trustees initially approved the plan, and Wilson announced it at Commencement exercises in June 1907. However, alumni, mostly from New York and Philadelphia, vehemently opposed his proposals, citing loss of class spirit and freedom of choice as reasons. Moses Taylor Pyne, a wealthy trustee and donor, threatened to withdraw support if Wilson pursued his plan. Opposition increased, and contributions to the endowment fell, causing the trustees to withdraw their approval in October 1907.

Wilson's final controversy pitted him against Andrew Fleming West, Dean of the Graduate School. He and West agreed that Princeton University needed a rigorous graduate program, but they disagreed on one important point: the location of the college that would form the heart of graduate life. Wilson wanted the graduate college located at the center of campus, preferably near Prospect House. West had decided that a remote location would be preferable in that students would not be distracted by undergraduate life, which he described as "wild, unruly and obstreperous." The ensuing battle over the graduate college's location divided the University, and by 1910 the controversy had ballooned into a national issue. The death of Isaac C. Wyman, Class of 1848, in May of that year brought the conflict to an end. Wyman left his entire estate, initially estimated at over two million dollars, for construction of West's graduate college, giving the latter the leverage he needed. Wilson conceded the fight, stating, "The game is up. We've beaten the living, but we can't fight the dead." Shortly thereafter, the trustees forced him to resign, and Wilson exchanged academic controversies for state and national politics as Governor of New Jersey, beginning in 1911, and President of the United States, beginning in 1913. He served two terms in the White House and died February 3, 1924. Fittingly, the Woodrow Wilson Award is the highest honor Princeton University bestows for distinguished public service.

The Wilson Records are divided into three subseries, Subject Files, Correspondence, and General Materials, that document Wilson's life and his successes and failures as president of Princeton University, though not as fully as his importance warrants. A much more extensive documentary legacy can be found in the 69-volume edition of The Papers of Woodrow Wilson edited by Arthur S. Link, a copy of which is located in the reference room of the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

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11 boxes

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Subseries 13A: Subject Files, 1898-1985 [bulk: 1902-1974], which can be found in boxes 57 and 61, is arranged topically and contains biographical, inaugural, familial, memorial, and commemorative information. There are speeches and writings by and about Wilson, including a recollection by Benjamin B. Chambers, Class of 1909, entitled "The Character of Woodrow Wilson;" invitations to events in his honor; a list of his honorary degrees; and information concerning his 1919 Pierce Arrow limousine. The Wilson Papers/Collection Location folder describes the mammoth project to collect and publish Wilson's papers that began in 1958 and was completed in 1993.

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2 boxes

Biographical Information, 1911-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inaugurations as Princeton University President/N.J. Governor/U.S. President, 1902-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications and Speeches, 1898-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitations, 1902-1913. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Honorary Degrees, 1917-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family Members, 1914-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Property: Houses/Automobile, 1956-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorial Services, 1924-1929. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wilson Papers/Collection Location, 1959-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writings/Articles about Wilson, 1913-1967. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Chambers, Benjamin B.: "The Character of Woodrow Wilson", 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Commemorative Items/Events, 1931-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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Subseries 13B: Correspondence, 1896-1923 [bulk: 1902-1910], is arranged topically and is composed of academic and administrative correspondence, principally from Wilson's time as Princeton University's president. It contains information about many aspects of university life, such as courses, departments, grounds and buildings, faculty, trustees, student discipline, and the conferral of honorary degrees, as well as Wilson's quadrangle and preceptorial plans. The contentious issue of the location of the graduate college is also amply represented. Even football receives attention, reflecting Wilson's concern "that the game as at present played is unnecessarily dangerous and contains an unnecessary number of temptations to brutality."

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5 boxes

Biology Department, 1906-1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1908-1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Carnegie Foundation, 1906-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Chemistry Department, 1902-1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Classics Department, 1908-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Cleveland Tower, 1910. 1 box.
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1 box

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College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Committee of Fifty, 1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Corpus Christi Sun Dial, 1906-1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Course of Study, 1904-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Curriculum Committee, 1906-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Discipline, 1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Dodge, Cleveland, 1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Eating Clubs, 1907-1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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English Department, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Faculty, 1902-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Finance Committee, 1907-1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Football, 1905-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Graduate College, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Graduate Council, 1908-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Graduate School Committee, 1905-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Grounds and Building Committee, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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History, Politics, and Economics Department, 1905-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Honor System, 1909-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Honorary Degrees Committee, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Infirmary, 1908-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Library, 1906-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Music, 1903-1904. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with Lewis Frederick Pease '1895 concerning his appointment as organist and lecturer in Music for one year (1903/1904) and includes a letter from Woodrow Wilson stating that for financial reasons, his position would not be extended. Also includes a curriculum vita for Pease.

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1 folder

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Paleontology Department, 1907-1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Philosophy Department, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Physics Department, 1906-1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Preceptorial System, 1906-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Pyne, M. Taylor, 1906-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Quad Plan, 1907-1923. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Teacher and Schools Committee, 1903-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Trustees, 1896-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Miscellany, 1897-1916. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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Subseries 13C: General Materials, 1826-1961 [bulk: 1902-1910], contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and a guest book from Wilson's inauguration as president of Princeton University, a volume of speeches he delivered during his 1910 gubernatorial campaign, and medallions celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Whig Society's Woodrow Wilson '79 speakership. There are also three boxes of photographs depicting Wilson as a student, professor, and university president, among other images.

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4 boxes

50th Anniversary Woodrow Wilson '79 Medal Duplicates and Prototype, 1929. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook, 1902-1903. 1 box.
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1 box

Inauguration Register, 1902. 1 box.
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1 box

Campaign Speeches for Governor of New Jersey, 1910. 1 box.
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1 box

President's and Treasurer's Annual Reports 1904-1911, 1904-1911. 1 box.
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1 box

Additional Correspondence, 1902-1910. 1 folder.
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Includes a letter to Mr. Collins, a letter to William Dulles, and a copy of Wilson's resignation letter to the Board of Trustees.

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1 folder

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Born in Peoria, Illinois April 19, 1861, John Grier Hibben was the son of the Rev. Samuel Hibben, a Union chaplain in the Civil War who died when John Grier Hibben was one year old, and Elizabeth Grier Hibben. Hibben graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1882. As a student, he was a junior orator, editor of the Bric-a- Brac, winner of the mathematical prize, sophomore honor prize, and the Class of 1861 prize. He was also valedictorian, class president, and received the J.S.K. fellowship in mathematics. Having completed a one-year post-graduate course at the University of Berlin, he attended the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1883 to 1886. During this time he temporarily took the place of Henry B. Fine, Class of 1880, as instructor in mathematics at the College of New Jersey, and he briefly taught French and German at the Lawrenceville School. Hibben was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1887 and married Jenny Davidson of Elizabeth, New Jersey the same year. They had one daughter.

A pastor in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for four years, he had to end his ministerial career due to a throat ailment, returning to his alma mater to study philosophy. In 1891 he accepted an appointment as instructor in logic and received his Ph.D. in 1893. Promoted to assistant professor of philosophy, he became a full professor in 1907. He was named Stuart Professor of Logic and, on January 11, 1912, was elected president. Between 1896 and 1910 Hibben wrote five books about philosophy. His first was Inductive Logic, followed by The Problems of Philosophy and Introduction to the Logic of Hegel. Logic Deductive and Inductive became a widely used textbook in American colleges, and Philosophy of the Enlightenment was his most esteemed work. He went on to write A Defense of Prejudice and Other Essays in 1911 and The Higher Patriotism in 1915.

Hibben's relationship with his predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, had deteriorated after Hibben sided with Wilson's opponents during the graduate college controversy. The dispute had divided the University, and the search for a successor to Wilson lasted 15 months. Once elected, Hibben immediately addressed the issue, uniting the two factions. He announced that he represented "no group or set of men, no party, no faction, no past allegiance or affiliation — but one united Princeton." He consciously sought the help of faculty who had sided with Wilson and encouraged them to continue the former president's work. Hibben was frequently described as a calm, patient, and temperate man, and these qualities undoubtedly helped him to unify the University. His task was eased when the trustees decreased Dean Andrew Fleming West's autonomy by subjecting the Graduate School to the president's authority. During the First World War, Hibben offered University resources to the federal government, including access to buildings and laboratories for army, navy, and aviation training schools and research programs. Only 60 undergraduates were not in service by the fall of 1918.

Hibben enhanced the curriculum by extending the preceptorial program to the sophomore class and, in 1923, by initiating the four course or upper-class plan of study, which gave students freedom to do independent reading in a particular subject instead of taking a fifth course. The reading was followed by a senior thesis and a comprehensive examination, an innovation that soon became a hallmark of a Princeton education. Other changes in the curriculum were achieved through the reorganization of academic departments. Hibben separated Psychology and Philosophy and divided the Department of History, Politics, and Economics into three separate units. In 1922 he limited enrollment and established a system of selective admission. In the same year, the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures was founded, and three schools were added during his presidency: Architecture in 1919, Engineering in 1921, and Public and International Affairs in 1930. In order to help freshmen adjust to campus life, Hibben created a pool of faculty advisors. He also established the Council on Undergraduate Life in 1930, allowing undergraduates to discuss problems and concerns.

During his tenure, the budget grew and enrollment increased by almost a thousand students. The faculty grew by 73 percent and received salary increases, pensions, insurance, and a minimum pay scale owing largely to Hibben's effectiveness in increasing endowments. Between January 1912 and June 1932, endowments increased from approximately five million to 24 million dollars. The number of buildings on campus doubled, including ten dormitories, which encouraged students to remain in Princeton on weekends. Other construction projects resulted in five new undergraduate dining halls, the north court quadrangle at the graduate college, six new classroom and research buildings, Palmer Stadium, Baker Rink, McCosh Infirmary, McCarter Theatre, and the University Chapel with its nave named in Hibben's honor. Yet another feature of this explosive growth, which reflected a general economic expansion, was the doubling of books in the Library.

Hibben belonged to more than 60 educational, international, and patriotic societies, and many honors were bestowed on him, including admission to the French Legion of Honor in 1919. He served on the advisory board for the American Defense Society and the National Security League, and he was a member of the Naval League of the United States, the United States Junior Naval Reserve, and the executive committee of the League to Enforce Peace. A promoter of world peace, he was decorated by a number of foreign governments and received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, Yale, Columbia, Rutgers, Lafayette, Brown, Harvard, the University of Toronto, McGill, and Princeton. One year before his death, alumni established the Hibben Loan Fund of $1,000 per year to aid deserving undergraduates. In June 1932 Hibben resigned after 20 fruitful years as president of Princeton University. Sadly, he died in an automobile accident the following year, an accident that also fatally injured his wife.

The Hibben records are divided into five subseries. Four are based on the form of the material, namely, Subject Files, Correspondence, Addresses and Publications, and General Materials, and one consists of a box of documents relating to the interim administration of Edward D. Duffield, who served as Princeton University's acting president from 1932 to 1933. A biographical sketch of Duffield accompanies the description of this subseries.

Physical Description

22 boxes

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14A: Subject Files, 1806-1986 [bulk: 1912-1933], is organized by topic and contains biographical, familial, and testimonial material, particularly in regard to Hibben's inauguration and retirement, as well as his accidental death. Other folders document his long career at Princeton University. This subseries also contains a folder of philosophy lectures and notes and a folder of prayers, reflecting Hibben's professional duality.

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4 boxes

Biographical Information, 1892-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Philosophy Notes and Lectures, 1899. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Election as President of Princeton University, 1911-1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inauguration Committee, 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inaugural Address and Program, 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inaugural Publications, 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Princeton Years: News Releases, 1893-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

News Publications, 1913-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dinners: Alumni, 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dinners, 1912. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Dinner: Retirement, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Family/Genealogical Inquiries/Anecdotes, 1806-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Birthday Congratulations, 1927-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prayers, 1916-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tributes/ PAW/Medal/Portrait, 1912-1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement/Review of Presidency, 1932-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Degrees/Honors, 1912-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Resignation Correspondence, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement/Testimonial Committee, 1931-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fatal Automobile Accident, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem/Funeral/Memorial Services, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post-Mortem Tributes, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Real Estate, 1911-1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hibben Day, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hibben Fund, 1931-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Readings, 1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leitch, Alexander Notes I, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leitch, Alexander Notes II, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14B: Correspondence, 1882-1935 [bulk: 1914-1918], is arranged chronologically, and while it ranges across Hibben's entire presidency, most of this material relates to the First World War and the curricular and institutional adjustments that were designed to promote the Allied cause. Hibben was a strong proponent of preparedness and advocated American intervention on behalf of the Allies. Examples of Hibben's wartime correspondence include descriptions of the war in England from Arthur Shipley, master of Christ's College, Cambridge (box 70, folder 2); letters concerning the Belgium relief effort (box 61, folder 2) and summer military training camps (box 61, folder 5); and the process of forming an Officers Training Corps unit (box 70, folder 3) and a school of military aeronautics (box 70, folder 5) at Princeton University. In addition, this subseries contains correspondence from Anne Lindbergh to Mrs. Hibben.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Correspondence, 1882-1918. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes three letters from Alfred Noyes to Hibben, as well as letters from Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt found in repository in an "autographs" box in 2022 (AR.2020.062).

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4 folders

Correspondence, 1919-1933. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Correspondence: Cleveland, Grover and Wilson, Woodrow, 1899-1919. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Lindbergh, Anne, 1931-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

World War I Correspondence, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

World War I Correspondence, 1914 December-1915 August. 2 folders.
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2 folders

World War I Correspondence: Mohonk Conference, 1915. 1 folder.
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1 folder

World War I Correspondence, 1915 September-1916 October. 3 folders.
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3 folders

World War I Correspondence, 1916 November-1917 November. 6 folders.
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6 folders

World War I Correspondence, 1917 December-1930. 5 folders.
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5 folders

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14C: Addresses and Publications, 1894-1933 [bulk: 1920-1933], is arranged chronologically and contains many of Hibben's utterances and writings. Topics range from an untitled address in which Hibben philosophizes about good and evil and quotes the Bible, Nietzsche, and Kant (box 72, folder 1) to words of welcome for Albert Einstein and a description of Hibben's visit, as an undergraduate, to Thomas Edison's laboratory soon after the invention of electric light (box 72, folder 6).

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5 boxes

Addresses: Untitled, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses: Miscellaneous, 1912-1933. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Addresses: Memorial Services, 1924-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses: Typescript for Unpublished Collection I, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses: Typescript for Unpublished Collection II, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses: Typescript for Unpublished Collection III, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications, 1894-1933. 3 folders.
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3 folders

The Annual Reports of John Grier Hibben, Volume 1, 1912-1918. 1 box.
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1 box

The Annual Reports of John Grier Hibben, Volume 2, 1919-1925. 1 box.
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1 box

The Annual Reports of John Grier Hibben, Volume 3, 1926-1932. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14D: Acting President Edward D. Duffield Records, 1871-1955 [bulk: 1929-1939], is arranged topically and includes biographical and post-mortem information, a modest amount of correspondence, three folders of addresses, a scrapbook of news clippings and photographs, and a variety of other items. The inclusion of this material reflects the fact that Princeton University's Board of Trustees had not found a new president when Hibben retired in June 1932, leading to Duffield's appointment as acting president. He filled this position until June 1933, when Harold W. Dodds took office. Images of Duffield can be found at the end of the collection in boxes 242 and 245.

Duffield was born in 1871 in Princeton, New Jersey. His father, John T. Duffield, was a clergyman and professor of mathematics at the College of New Jersey, as well as an alumnus, and his mother was Sarah Elizabeth Green of Groville, New Jersey. Duffield was also a descendent of Jonathan Dickinson, Princeton University's first president. Like his two older brothers, Duffield attended the College of New Jersey, graduating in 1892. He was an active participant in Clio Hall debates and received a prize in oratory. In 1894 he graduated from the New York Law School and in 1895 received a Master's degree from his alma mater. Duffield married Josephine Reade Curtis in 1897, with whom he had two children. Josephine died in 1914, and Duffield married Barbara Freeman in 1916.

A practicing lawyer, Duffield served as Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey from 1905 to 1906. He then became the general solicitor for the Prudential Insurance Company, rising to vice president in 1916 and president in 1922. His interest in education is reflected in his appointment as chairman of a committee formed to adjust the relationship between the State of New Jersey and Rutgers University. The work of this committee resulted in the creation of the State Board of Regents, which regulates higher education in New Jersey. From 1920 to 1938 Duffield served as a trustee of Princeton University, and in 1932 he was asked to fill the role of acting president. Retaining his position as president of the Prudential Insurance Company, he stayed in Princeton two days per week, leaving Dean Luther Eisenhart to run the University in his absence. Duffield would also serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees and president of the Class of 1892 before succumbing to the effects of a stroke on September 17, 1938. For all his success, he was never prideful and was quoted in the Princeton Alumni Weekly as referring to himself as the trustee who represented "the great intellectual middle-class."

Duffield received many tributes in his lifetime, including honorary degrees from Princeton and Rutgers Universities and Lafayette College. In 1932 Time named him Man of the Year. He was a member of numerous clubs involved in professional, religious, civic, and leisure activities. He also served on many University committees. As chairman of the Committee on Undergraduate Life, which he was instrumental in organizing, he worked to ensure that Princeton University remained hospitable to young men of all economic classes from all parts of the country. He believed that the University would fail if young men of ability who were poor in material terms could not enroll and enjoy ample participation in campus activities. In 1939 a scholarship fund was established in his memory, honoring his interest in educating young men of moderate means.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Duffield, Edward D., Acting President, 1932-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biographical Information, 1871-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1903-1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publication/Press Releases, 1903-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writing/Addresses, 1889-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses/Dinners, 1912-1939. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Scrapbook, 1919-1921. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1885-1896. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post Mortem, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14E: General Materials, 1882-1933 [bulk: 1911-1933], includes Hibben's honorary degrees; numerous medals; the autograph book from his years in Prospect, the former residence of Princeton University's presidents; five scrapbooks, containing an abundance of newspaper articles; and a variety of photographs located at the end of the collection in boxes 236 and 242-244.

Physical Description

11 boxes

Prospect Autograph Book, 1912-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scrapbook, 1911-1933. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook Vol. I, 1912-1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook Vol. II, 1913-1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook Vol. III, 1915-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook Vol. IV, 1919-1929. 1 box.
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1 box

Medals, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Medals, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Honorary Degrees, 1908-1921. 1 folder.
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1 folder

French Legion of Honor Award, 1918 December 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mounted Page from Pictorial News on Hibben Inauguration, circa 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Presented to John Grier Hibben by the Undergraduates of Princeton University on his retirement from the Presidency [autograph book], 1932. 1 box.
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1 box

Herbert Hoover statements on John Grier Hibben's service, 1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

At 43, Harold W. Dodds was Princeton University's third youngest president. He was also the second layman to hold this office, following Woodrow Wilson; however, both men were sons of Presbyterian ministers. Born June 28, 1889 in Utica, Pennsylvania, Dodds was the son of Alice A. Dunn and Dr. Samuel Dodds, professor of Bible at Grove City College and professor emeritus of biblical doctrine at Wooster College. The couple had three sons: LeRoy, Harold, and John, all of whom went on to earn doctorates.

Harold graduated from Grove City College in 1909 with Phi Beta Kappa honors, taught high school Latin and English for two years, and received his M.A. from Princeton University in 1914 and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1917. In the same year he attempted to enlist in the Army but was rejected due to poor vision. On December 25, 1917, Dodds married Margaret Murray of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 1918 Dodds wrote Procedure in State Legislatures. He worked for the United States Food Administration during World War I and became assistant professor of political science at Western Reserve University from 1919 to 1920. Deciding to apply political science in a practical manner, Dodds left the University to become secretary of the National Municipal League and editor of its magazine, the National Municipal Review. He later served as the League's president from 1934 to 1937. In 1925 Dodds acted as an adviser to the Tacna- Arica Plebiscitary Commission, chaired by General John J. Pershing, which attempted to arrange a plebiscite to end Chile and Peru's dispute over the towns of Tacna and Arica. He also drafted Nicaragua's Electoral Law of 1923 and helped supervise its 1928 elections. In 1935 he arbitrated an electoral dispute in Cuba. Dodds was also a lecturer at Purdue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and New York Universities prior to joining the faculty of Princeton University in 1925.

At Princeton Dodds taught municipal government and public administration. He became a full professor of political science in 1927, and in 1930, he was named chairman of the administration committee of the School of Public and International Affairs. Dodds and his colleagues conducted a financial and administrative survey of the New Jersey government at the request of Governor A. Harry Moore. It was known as the Princeton Survey, and some proposals were enacted into law.

Dodds was elected president of Princeton University in 1933. He served during the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar period of adjustment, a time of strain for both the University and its president. During the Second World War Princeton University instituted an accelerated program of study to meet wartime requirements. As of December 15, 1941 the Special War Supplement was issued to students, giving them the option to change their programs and elect new emergency courses such as navigation and cryptanalysis. By January 1942 75 percent of students, with the exception of seniors, participated. In 1940 Dodds established a University Committee on National Defense, and the Army, Navy, and Marines stationed hundreds of their reserves on campus for training, causing the number of students to fluctuate widely from month to month. A large percentage of undergraduates who left for service returned after the war, attributable, in part, to the fact that Dodds kept in touch with the absent students and set up the Princeton Program for Servicemen in order to facilitate the continuation of their education. In 1943 the State Department asked Dodds to lead the American delegation to the Bermuda Anglo-American Conference to discuss the problem of refugees.

Princeton University's Bicentennial celebration occurred during the Dodds administration from 1946 to 1947. The celebration included a host of scholarly conferences and three major convocations that renewed scholastic ties after the war. In addition, Bicentennial Preceptorships were established, giving one year of free research time to the most promising assistant professors.

Dodds was noted for his skill at promoting intelligent young faculty and attracting top scholars from other institutions. He received good advice from deans and departmental chairmen and supported them in securing candidates. One of the professors whom Dodds promoted was Robert Goheen, his successor. New departments and programs were created during the Dodds administration, including Music, the Office of Population Research, the Creative Arts Program, Religion, Aeronautical Engineering, and Near Eastern Studies. The Woodrow Wilson School and sponsored research programs were expanded.

New buildings constructed during Dodds's tenure included Firestone Library (1948), Dillon Gymnasium (1947), Class of 1915 Dormitory (1949), Woodrow Wilson Hall, now Corwin Hall (1952), Hayes Engineering Laboratory (1951), and a new building to house Project Matterhorn for the study of plasma physics. Pyne Library was converted to administrative office space, and Chancellor Green became the Student Center. Housing for faculty, graduate students, and staff increased by 312 units. The James Forrestal Research Center was established in 1951 with the acquisition of 825 acres formerly occupied by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

Under Dodds income and expenses increased significantly. Thirty endowed professorships were established. The Higgins Trust, shared with Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Universities, increased funds for the sciences. In 1941 Annual Giving by alumni began with contributions totaling $80,000, and by 1957 the amount given annually had increased to $1,281,000. Undergraduate enrollment increased from 2309 in 1933 to 2948 in 1956, and the faculty grew from 327 to 582 in the same period. The largest growth occurred in Graduate School enrollment, which jumped from 293 to 636, due in part to an influx of foreign students.

Dodds grew with the demands of his position, armed with an optimistic attitude towards new problems, a sense of humor, and quiet confidence. He believed that any expert should put knowledge to practical use, noting that "an academic social scientist is improved by some contact with reality." He also championed a liberal arts focus in response to educational trends after World War II, though he also held that a liberal education "should be an education for use." Dodds stressed the importance of religion in a university setting and argued that "there is no avenue to truth which neglects the place of religion as the fountain of those human values which sustain and energize both individuals and a free society."

Dodds was a Republican and a Presbyterian. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the General Education Board. In addition, he was one of nine members of the President's Advisory Commission on Universal Training. He was also a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the American Philosophical Society.

On June 19, 1957 Dodds retired, but he remained active. He chaired the James Madison Memorial Commission, which was formed to plan the building of the Madison Library of the Library of Congress. In 1958 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded him a grant that led to his book, The Academic President — Educator or Caretaker? He was also chairman of the Board of Trustees of a corporation established to operate Miss Fine's School and the Princeton Country Day School as one entity called the Princeton Day Schools.

Dodds died October 25, 1980 at the age of 91 in a retirement community in Hightstown, New Jersey. Additional biographical information can be found in a commemorative issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly from December 1, 1980 in box 196, folder 8.

The Dodds records are divided into six subseries: Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Subject Files, Arthur E. Fox, Edgar M. Gemmell, and General Materials. Together they constitute the largest body of material in this collection of presidential records and, in fact, are roughly three times the size of all the other series put together. This is attributable, in part, to the growth of Princeton University and the increasing complexity of its administration, but sound clerical practices, including a systematic filing system, also played an important role. It should be noted that the division between correspondence (Subseries 1) and subject files (subseries 3) is not absolute and that a significant amount of personal and family correspondence can be found under the latter heading.

Physical Description

147 boxes

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 15A: Correspondence, 1896-1988 [bulk: 1933-1957], the largest of the six subseries that comprise Dodds's records, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic. Correspondence that does not warrant its own folder is grouped under A, B, C and so forth in the general alphabetical sequence. This subseries illustrates the complexity of a modern university and the extent to which Princeton University had expanded, even during Dodds's own time. Correspondence concerns such subjects as academics, administrative offices and committees, associations and clubs, athletics, endowments and foundations, financial aid, the Library, the ROTC, and the Board of Trustees, as well as numerous individuals. Material relating to academics can be found under the appropriate department — from biology to philosophy — and includes discussions of budgets, grants, hiring and recruiting, office space and equipment, research, and meetings. The largest concentration of academic subject matter pertains to the School of Public and International Affairs (known as the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs between 1948-2020), with which Dodds was closely associated. Of particular interest may be Dodds's Princeton University-related post- retirement correspondence in Box 138, Folders 10-12, which contains, among other topics, recommendations for his successor, Robert Goheen; mention of the Alger Hiss controversy and its impact on financial contributions; correspondence about the early days of the School of Public and International Affairs; bequests for fellowships; and Dodds's views on co- education.

Some topics and individuals command more attention than others. The importance of financial issues, particularly under the exigencies of World War II, is reflected in the 11 folders of material pertaining to George A. Brakely, Princeton University's financial vice president and treasurer during much of Dodds's tenure. The Library, which acquired its current home under Dodds, is also well documented, not only in folders with "Library" as their title but also in those relating to librarians Julian P. Boyd and William S. Dix. The development of Firestone Library (the argument for which can be found in Dodds's files as early as 1934) is understandably prominent, but other matters are addressed as well, among them, the procurement of collections, notably those of Messrs. Parrish, Scheide, Witney, and Gest; the creation of a regional depository for seldom-used books in New York and Philadelphia libraries; and wartime dangers, including a memorandum dated March 19, 1941 concerning the removal of rare materials to safety in the event of bombing. The Association of American Universities, though not specific to Princeton, is another topic that consumes a substantial number of folders in this subseries. Among the topics addressed in this material are testing, accreditation, federal aid to education, taxes, and the draft. Finally, many folders contain information concerning foundations and the grants they awarded to Princeton University. The Rockefeller Foundation was especially generous, extending support for research in subjects ranging from Arabic and Islamic studies and organic chemistry to public opinion and literary criticism.

Physical Description

78 boxes

General "A" Correspondence, 1934-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Abell, Neilson, 1944-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Academic Freedom, 1939-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Academics, 1928-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Accreditation, 1952-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Adler, Julius Ochs (Brigadier General), 1937-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Adler, Julius Ochs (Brigadier General): Memorial Fund, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Administrative Committee, 1933-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Admissions, 1936-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Advisory Committee on Computer Problems, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Advisory Committee on Humanistic Collections, 1938-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Advisory Council, 1933-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Air Force ROTC, 1950-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Air Force ROTC, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Air Transportation, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Aldrich, Donald B, 1938-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alumni Associations, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alumni Committee on Princeton Objectives (Whitehouse Committee), 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alumni Rights Campaign of Charles E. Whitehouse '15, 1953-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

American Association of University Professors, 1937-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

American Civilization Program, 1941-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

American Council on Education, 1950-1957. 4 folders.
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4 folders

American Whig and Cliosophic Societies, 1940-1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ames, John D, 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Andrew, A. Piatt, 1935-1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Anniversary Stamp: Nassau Hall 20th, First Day Cover, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Anti-Discrimination, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arbuckle - Jamison Foundation, 1951-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Architects, 1935-1957. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Architecture, School of, 1933-1957. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Archives of American Letters, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Armour, Norman, 1935-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arms, John Taylor, 1940-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Armstrong, C. Vincent, 1947-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1935-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Army, Department of, 1951-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Army Affairs, 1941-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Art and Archaeology, 1933-1957. 7 folders.
Physical Description

7 folders

Art Museum, 1946-1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Associated Prudential Theatres, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Associated Universities, Inc, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Association of American Colleges, 1954-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Association of American Universities, 1948-1953 April. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Association of American Universities, 1953 May-1956. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Association of American Universities, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Association of American Universities: Committee on Outside Activities of Faculty, 1953-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Association of American Universities: Constitution, 1949-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Astronomy, 1933-1957. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Athletic Association, 1933-1934. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Athletic Policy Committee, 1932-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Athletics, 1945-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Athletics, 1954-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Athletics, Ivy League, 1945-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Athletics, University Council on, 1944-1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Atomic Energy Commission, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "B" Correspondence, 1930-1979. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Vannevar Bush found in repository in 2022 (AR.2020.062).

Physical Description

3 folders

Baccalaureate Address "Perils of Security", 1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Baetjer, Harry N, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Baird, Matthew, 1937-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Baker, H. P, 1940-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Baker Charity Trust, George F, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Barr, J. McFerran, 1936-1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bedford, Paul, 1933-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Belgian American Educational Foundation, Inc, 1955-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Belknap, Chauncey, 1943-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Benson, Alexander, 1935-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Benva, W. E, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Berrien, Mrs. Alfred B, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Berry, Dr. George P, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Betts, Jr., George Whitefield, 1939-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bicentennial Preceptorships, 1949-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biology, 1933-1943. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Biology, 1944-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black, Mrs. Charles C, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blaine Foundation, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bloom, Sol, 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Board of Advisers, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Board of Scientific and Engineering Research, 1954-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bohm, David, 1949-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Bonsall, Mrs. John, 1944-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Boudinot Portrait, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bowen, William G, 1971-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Boyd, James, 1939-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Boyd, Julian P, 1939-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brackett, Cyrus Fogg Bust, 1943-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brackett Lectures, Guild of, 1933-1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brakeley, George A, 1938-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brakeley, George A, 1941-1947 September. 8 folders.
Physical Description

8 folders

Brakeley, George A, 1947 October-1955. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Braun, C. F, 1949-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brawner, Alexander H, 1941-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brown, J. Douglas, 1946-1976. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Brown, Mrs. Marshall Ludington, 1947-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bryant, Henry G, 1932-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Buchanan, John G, 1939-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Burchfield, William H, 1939-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bureau of Urban Research, 1940-1956. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Butler, Lee D, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "C" Correspondence, 1931-1980. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Callaway, Merrel P, 1935-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Campus Center, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Campus Center Master Plan, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Caples, Ralph C, 1941-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1933-1952. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1933-1947. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1948-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Carpenter, William S, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carrier, Robert M, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cartan, Alfred T, 1940-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Carton, Lawrence R, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Case, Everett N, 1934-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Center for Research on World Political Institutions, 1949-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Center for Research on World Political Institutions, 1955-1956. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Channing, Roscoe, 1939-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chapel, 1943. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chemistry, 1933-1957. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

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Chicago, University of, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Christie, Jr., Robert E., Memorial Fund, 1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Civil Defense, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Civil Liberties, Governor's Committee on, 1947-1948 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Civil Liberties, Governor's Committee on, 1948 May-1949. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Civilian National Honors, Committee on, 1956-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Clark, Grenville, 1939-1975. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Class of, 1926. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Classics, 1933-1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Classics, 1938-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Cleland, Robert G, 1945-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cleveland, Richard F, 1944-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clothier, Robert C, 1936-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clubs, 1940-1956. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Cochran, Henry J, 1934-1952. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

College Club Savings Plan, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Collins, V. Lansing, Secretary, 1933-1934. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Columbia University, 1936-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Columbia University Bicentennial, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Commencement, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Commission on History, 1934-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Committee on Committees, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Committees, Clubs, and Societies, 1932-1957. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Communism, 1936-1955. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Communism: Magistrate's Court, City of Toronto, 1940-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Compton, James R, 1950-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Compton, John Parker, Memorial Fund, 1945-1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Compton, Karl T, 1952-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conant, James B, 1946-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conant, William S, 1925-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Congress of Industrial Organizations, New Jersey State Council, 1953-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conservation Foundation, 1957-1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conway, W. P, 1939-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Corbin, Horace K, 1947-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cornell University, 1949-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cotharin, Kate Leah, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Course of Study Committee, 1952-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Crane, Jasper E, 1935-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Creative Arts Program, 1944-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cromwell, Jarvis, 1939-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cromwell Chair of Public Law, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Crowell, William Beers, 1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Curriculum Committee, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "D" Correspondence, 1931-1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Daily Princetonian, 1933-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Danforth, Donald, 1942-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Danforth Foundation, 1957-1965. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

D'Arcy, William C, 1940-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dartmouth College, 1950-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Darrow, Whitney, 1939-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Davis, Roblin H, 1937-1943. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

DeCoppet, Andre, 1935-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Delaware, University of, 1961-1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dell, Burnham N, 1942-1943. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

De Long, Mrs. George B, 1935-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Demler, Mrs. Douglas W, 1953-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Development Office, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

De Witt, Helen E, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dix, William S., Librarian, 1952-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Dodds Fellowship, 1959-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dodds, Margaret, 1933-1988. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Dodds, Robert, 1963-1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dodds, Samuel and Alice, 1938-1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dodge, Cleveland E, 1941-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

D'Olier, Franklin, 1933-1954. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Duffield, Edward D, 1933-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Duffield, Edward D., Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1939-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dulles, John Foster, 1942-1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "E" Correspondence, 1937-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Earle, Ellis P, 1934-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Earle, Jr., Mrs. William P, 1933-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Easton, Roswell W, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eberstadt, Ferdinand, 1948-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Economics and Social Institutions, 1933-1957. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Eddy, William A, 1940-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edge, Governor Walter E, 1944-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Education: Commission on Financing Higher Education, 1950-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Education, New Jersey State Department of, 1949-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Education, Study of, 1946-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Educational Testing Service, 1947-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eisenhart, Dean Luther P, 1933-1934. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eisenhower, Dwight D, 1947-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Engelhard, Charles, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Engineering, School of, 1933-1945 November. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Engineering, School of, 1946-1957. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

English, Department of, 1933-1957. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Enrollment, Impending Increase in, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Etherington, S. G, 1947-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Executive Committee, 1942-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "F" Correspondence, 1936-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Faculty Committees, 1944-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1943-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Farrand, Wilson, 1933-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Federal Security Agency, 1951-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fentress, Calvin, 1941-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ferrer, Jose, 1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fetter, Frank A, 1939-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fielding, Benjamin, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Finance Committee, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Aid to Education, Council for, 1954 October-1955 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Aid to Education, Council for, 1955 June-1957 June. 7 folders.
Physical Description

7 folders

Financing Higher Education, Commission on (Aid to Universities in Great Britain), 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financing Higher Education, Grants for Great Britain/Glasgow, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Finch, Jeremiah S, 1954-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Finney, George G, 1946-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Finny, John M. T, 1934-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Firestone, Jr., Harvey S, 1937-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1944-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fishburn, Junius P, 1939-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fleming, Matthew C, 1933-1945. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Flexner, Abraham, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Follis, R. Gwin, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Football Squad, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ford, Emory L, 1936-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ford Foundation, 1946-1955 November. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Ford Foundation, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ford Foundation, 1955 December-1956 December. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, Inc, 1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Forrestal, James: Correspondence, 1939-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Forrestal, James: Memorials, 1949-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Forrestal, James: Papers, 1951-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Forrestal Research Center, 1950 January-1957 June. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Fosdick, Raymond B, 1933-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fox, Arthur E, 1951-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fox, Frederic, 1978-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1943-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Freeman, William C, 1950-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Frelinghuysen, Peter, 1935-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Friedlaender, Marc, 1939-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fuess, Claude M, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fulbright Awards, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fund Committee, 1934-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "G" Correspondence, 1932-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gardiner, William Howard, 1944. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Garrett, Robert, 1933-1956. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Gauss, Dean Christian, 1933-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gauss, Dean Christian: Seminars, 1952-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gemmell, Edgar M, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General Education Board, 1933 September-1954 June. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Geology, 1933 September-1957 May. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Godolphin, Dean F. R. B, 1953-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goheen, Robert F, 1956-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Graduate College, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Graham, George A, 1953 July-1979. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Griffith, Richard M, 1934-1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Grounds and Buildings, Committee on, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Grove City College, 1941-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gulick, Archibald A, 1939 September-1957 July. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Gymnasium Fire, 1944. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "H" Correspondence, 1930-1979. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hall of Fame for Great Americans, 1950-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hall of Fame for Great Americans: Adolph Ochs Campaign, 1967-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hardin, John R, 1934-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hargest, William M, 1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Harvard University, 1952-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Health and Physical Education, 1937 September-1956 October. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Helm, Harold H, 1947-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Henry, Mrs. Bayard, 1933-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hensel, H. Struve, 1946-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hetherington, Hector, 1948 March-1965 January. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Hicks, Wenman A, 1948-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

History, 1933 June-1957 January. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Hodge, Edward B, 1933-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Holden, Arthur C, 1937-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Homans, Sheppard, 1939-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hoover, Herbert, 1954-1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hope, Walter E, 1933-1957. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Hopkins, Ernest M, 1934-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hornfeck, Herman G, 1946-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Horton, Douglas, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Howell, Charles R, 1952-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Humanities, 1934 May-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Humanities, Divisional Program in the, 1939-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Humanities: Liberal Arts Conference, 1950-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Hun School, 1958-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hygiene and Physical Education, 1933-1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Harvard-Yale-Princeton President's Agreement, 1950-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "I" Correspondence, 1936-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Industrial Relations Section, 1933 September-1945 July. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Initiatory University Group, 1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Institute for Advanced Study, 1933 June-1957 February. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Institute for College and University Administrators, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Institute of Current Affairs, 1947-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Institute of International Education, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Institute for International Order, 1958 November-1966 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Internal Survey re Plant Utilization, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

International Associations of Universities, 1951 March-1957 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

International Finance, 1926-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Italian Government, Art, 1935-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "J" Correspondence, 1936-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jacobus, Melancthon W, 1933-1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jewett, Frank B, 1943-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Johnson, Robert W, 1949-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jones, Carl W, 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "K" Correspondence, 1934-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kennan, George F, 1951-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kerr, Clarence D, 1945-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kerr, E. S. Wells, 1942-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kirkland, William A, 1940-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Krock, Arthur, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "L" Correspondence, 1930-1979. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Langenburg, Harry H, 1933-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Larkin, Jr., Lt. John A., Memorial Scholarship, 1945-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lawrence, David, 1935-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

League of Nations, 1940-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lectures: Stafford Little, etc, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lee, P. Blair, 1935-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Library, 1933 June-1942 December. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Library, 1943 January-1952 June. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Library, Gest, 1936-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Library of Congress, 1945-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Long, Breckinridge, 1937-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lynch, John B, 1933-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "M" Correspondence, 1931-1980. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

MacCoy, W. Logan, 1939-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mann, Thomas, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mannerfrid, Henrik, 1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Committee on Manuscripts and Inscriptions, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Markle Foundation, 1960-1969. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Marshall, General George and Mrs. George, 1947-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Marshall Scholarships, 1961-1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Marshall Scholarships, 1964-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martin, Paul C, 1933-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martin, Mrs. Paul C, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mason, Jr., H. Lee, 1938-1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material for President's Report, 1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mathematics, Department of, 1933-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Mathey, Dean, 1939-1967. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

May, Mary T, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McAlpin, David H, 1945-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCormick, Cyrus H, 1934-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCormick, Cyrus H, 1937-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCormick, Gordon, 1940-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCullough, W. G, 1935-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McIlwain, Charles H, 1936-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McIntire, Charles Curtis, 1940-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McLure, Norman R, 1937-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Medina, Harold R, 1943-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Memorials, 1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mercer County Community College, 1964-1966 December. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Mercer County Community College: President Richard Greenfield, 1967 May-1970 December. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Mercer County Community College, 1971-1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Mercer County Community College: President's Contract, 1966-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Messerole, C. V, 1938-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Milbank, Albert Goodsell, 1933-1948. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Milbank, Albert Goodsell: Memorials, 1896-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Milbank, Robbins, 1950-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Military Science and Tactics, 1942-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Jr., Frank L, 1951-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Neville, 1944-1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miller, Neville, 1963-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mills, G. A, 1935-1947. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Mills, G. A, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Moberly, Sir Walter, 1949-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Modern Languages, 1934-1957. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Moffett, George M, 1944-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Moley Editorial, 1950 May-1951 July. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Morris, Mrs. Ira Nelson, 1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Morris, Roland S, 1934-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Morton, Sterling, 1935-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Motion Picture Contracts: Woodrow Wilson Film, 1943-1944. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Muir, Edwin H, 1945-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Munger, Miss Jessie, 1938-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Music, 1933-1957. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

General "N" Correspondence, 1934-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Names to be Considered for Charter Trustees, 1952-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Association of State Universities, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Broadcasting Company, 1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Defense Research Committee, 1940-1943. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Education Association, 1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Municipal League, 1932. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

National Planning Association, 1958-1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Research Council, 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Science Foundation, 1952 January-1955 May. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

National Science Foundation, 1955 June-1957 March. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

NATO Conference, 1957 June "The Future of NATO", 1956-1957, 1957 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newcomen Society of England, 1947-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New M. A. Degree, 1943-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey, State of, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey, Association of Colleges and Universities, 1944. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey, Division of Aging, 1958-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey Justice: The Hauptmann Execution, 1935-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey Justice: The Hauptmann Execution, 1937. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New York University, 1963-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

NROTC Program, 1945-1957. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

General "O" Correspondence, 1934-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Operations: Committee on the Study of Future Operations, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Orders: Contingent Fund, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Orders: Purchasing Department, 1954-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oriental Languages and Literatures, 1933-1957. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Osborn, Fairfield, 1948-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Osborn, Frederick H, 1943-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Osborn, William Church, 1933-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Osborn, William Church, 1936-1947. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

General "P" Correspondence, 1930-1980. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes an undated note from William Lyon Phelps found in repository in 2022 (AR.2022.062).

Physical Description

2 folders

Pace, Jr., Frank, 1949-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Page, John V. D., Lt. Col, 1950-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Palmer, Edgar, 1936-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Panel of Civilian Consultants to the President, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Parrish, Morris L, 1938-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Patent Policy, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Payson, Lawrence G, 1938-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pendleton, Joseph S, 1936-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Penick, S. Barksdale, 1952-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pennington, Mrs. Louis, 1937-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Perkins, George W, 1935-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Personnel Services Department, 1952-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pew, Arthur E., Jr, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Philosophy, 1933-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Philosophy, 1941-1957. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Physics, 1909-1946. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Physics, 1947-1957. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Politics, Department of, 1934 March-1943 June. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Politics, Department of, 1943 July-1959 June. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Population Research, Office of, 1944 August-1955 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Portraits, Commissioning of, 1945-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Grants, Tax Ramifications, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post-War Planning Committee, International Relations Group, 1943-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Post-War Proposal for Organization of Security Owners, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prentice, William K, 1939-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

President's Fund, 1935-1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Price, Mrs. William Jennings, 1949-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Borough, 1944-1957. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Princeton Club of Paris, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Club of St. Louis, 1960-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Club of Washington, D.C., 1962-1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Community Fund, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Day Schools, 1959 September-1972. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Princeton Federation of Teachers, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton in Asia, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Oriental Association, Near Eastern Studies, 1942-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Plan, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Surveys, 1936-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton Theological Seminary, 1949-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University Foundations Committee: $53 Million for Princeton University Program, 1960-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University: Activities, Functions, 1958-1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University Conference, 1954-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University: Dodds's Post-Retirement Correspondence, 1957-1978. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Princeton University Fund, 1950-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Fund: Board of Directors, 1952-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University Fund: Annual Giving, 1948-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University Press, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prizes, 1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Procter, Mrs. William Cooper, 1934-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Proctor, Carlton S, 1939-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Project Research and Inventions, Committee on, 1943-1952 January. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Project Research and Inventions, Committee on, 1952 February-1957. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Prudential Insurance Company, 1935 July-1975 November. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Psychology, Department of, 1933 November-1942 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Psychology, Department of, 1942 July-1957 February. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Public Opinion Quarterly, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Public Opinion Research, Office of, 1941 September-1957 June. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Pusey, Nathan M, 1960 February-1977 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pyne, II, Percy R, 1934-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "Q" Correspondence, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "R" Correspondence, RAC-ROE, 1937-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "R" Correspondence, ROG-RY, 1935-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rainsford, Dr. William S, 1933-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rea, James C, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Real Estate Department, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reece Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundation, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reed, David A, 1933-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reed, Mrs. Edna F, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reed, Robert R, 1943-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Refugee Problem, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion, 1940 October-1957 June. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Religious Instruction, 1942-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rentschler, Gordon S, 1933-1944 June. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Rentschler, Gordon S, 1944 July-1952 January. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Rentschler Memorial at Princeton, 1948-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Requests, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Committee, 1933-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Corporation, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement: Letters of Congratulations, 1956 June-1957 December. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Folder 7 contains a letter from President Harry S. Truman to Chester Baylis, Jr. '29 regarding an event honoring Dr. Harold W. Dodds on the occasion of his retirement.

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3 folders

Reunions, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Richard, Harold C, 1948-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ridgway, Matthew B, 1955-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Robb, President Felix C, 1960-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roberts, S. C, 1951-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rockefeller, III, John D, 1936-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rockefeller, Laurence S, 1946-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rockefeller, Nelson A, 1955-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rockefeller Foundation, 1933-1946 June. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Rockefeller Foundation, 1946 July-1963 April. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Rockefeller Institute, 1948 October-1950 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rockefeller Public Service Awards, 1958-1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roebling, John A. Roebling's Sons Company, 1935-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rogerson, E. E, 1952-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roosevelt, Franklin, 1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Root, Robert K., Estate of, 1947-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Root, Dean Robert K, 1933-1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ROTC Program, 1948 September-1957 April. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Rothschild, Walter N, 1938-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rush, Benjamin, 1939-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rushton, U. J. P, 1942-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rutgers University, 1947 October-1956 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "S" Correspondence, 1933-1980. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Savage, Ernest C, 1946-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scheide, John H, 1935-1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Schmon, Arthur A, 1946-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

School of Public and International Affairs, 1933-1937 May. 6 folders.
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6 folders

School of Public and International Affairs, 1937 June-1946. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Schools and Scholarship Committee, 1952-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scientific Research and Development, Office of, 1942-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scientific Research Committee, 1949-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scribner, Charles, Jr, 1944-1951. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Secretary of Defense, 1950 September-1951 October. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Secretary of Defense, 1951 November-1955 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Security, 1946-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Seeger, Dr. Stanley J, 1948-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Senate Bills and Hearings, 1948-1957. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Seymour, Harold, 1957 December-1966 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sinclair, Gregg, 1959 March-1970 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sly, John F, 1935-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Smith, Albridge C, 1933-1954. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Smith, H. Alexander, 1937-1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Smith, Henry D, 1953-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Social Science Research Council, 1948-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Speeches, Material for, 1945-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

St. John, Fordyce B, 1946-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

State Department, 1941-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stephan, F. F, 1949-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stevens, Richard K, 1952-1979. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Stevenson, Adlai E, 1952-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stevenson, William E, 1934-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stillwell, Lewis B, 1934-1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Straus, Roger Williams, 1935-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stuart, John, 1934-1975. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Study of Education, 1953-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Supple, Jr., Henderson, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General "T" Correspondence, 1932-1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Harry Truman.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tax Policy League, 1934-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Taylor, Hugh S. (Dean of the Graduate School), 1945-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Television-WNBT, 1952-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Television and Radio, 1951 February-1955. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Textile Research Institute, 1943-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Theological Education, Proposed Study of, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thomas, Lowell, 1966-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thompson, Henry B, 1934-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thompson, Mrs. Lewis S. re Hungarian Relief, 1953-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Traffic Planning, 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Treasurer (Ricardo A. Mestres), 1951-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Triangle Club, 1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Triple Athletic Agreement (Harvard, Princeton, Yale), 1939-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trustee-Faculty Dinner, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trustees, 1934-1945. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Trustees: Committee on the Reorganization of the Board of Trustees, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "U" Correspondence, 1931-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Underclass Years Committee, 1954-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified Correspondence, 1942-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Union Theological Seminary, 1957-1975. 2 folders.
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2 folders

United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission, 1957-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

United States Trust Company, 1957-1971. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Universal Military Service and Training Bill, 1948-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University College of the West Indies, 1960-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University of Pennsylvania, 1948-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University Research Committee, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University Store, 1951-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "V" Correspondence, 1930-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Van Dusen, Henry P, 1934-1971. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Veterans of Future Wars, 1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

von Kienbusch, C. Otto, 1958-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Voorhees, S. Frank, 1943-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

General "W" Correspondence, 1933-1979. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Wanamaker, Rodman, Estate of, 1931-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Warren, Howard, Estate of, 1934-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

West Chair of Classics, 1937-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Westminster Choir School, 1937-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Whipple, Allen O, 1943-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wiess, Harry C, 1945-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilcox, T. Ferdinand, 1936-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wilcox, T. Ferdinand: Academic Records, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Willits, Joseph H, 1957-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wintringer, G. C. (Controller), 1935-1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrow Wilson, Centennial of, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, 1951-1957. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1947-1957. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Woodrow Wilson Hall: Dedication, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrow Wilson Memorial, 1959-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1957-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrow Wilson School, 1945 September-1957. 4 folders.
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4 folders

General "XYZ" Correspondence, 1939-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Yale University, 1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

YMCA, 1960-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zinsser, Rudolph, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 15B: Speeches and Writings, 1929-1976 [bulk: 1935-1957], contains speeches, lectures, notes, articles, and reports that Dodds wrote or delivered before, during, and after his presidency. Among the speeches in this subseries, which is organized chronologically, are Dodds's inaugural address and various baccalaureate, opening exercises, and alumni association addresses. Topics include education, government, the social sciences, religion, athletics, and war preparation. Prophetically, Dodds's speech on the occasion of Princeton University's opening exercises in September 1941 was entitled "America's Place in a World at War." Dodds's writings are much less voluminous than his speeches and include scholarly and popular articles, annual reports to the Board of Trustees, and a piece in both draft and final form that appeared in The American Magazine in which he critically assesses America's public high schools. Box 159, folder 5 contains indices of Dodds's speeches, articles, and books.

Physical Description

16 boxes

Address to the Faculty, 1939-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lectures, Stafford Little, 1958-1959. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Speeches: List of Speeches, 1929-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, 1929-1935 June. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Speeches, 1935 June-1938 June. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1938 September-1940 November. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1941 February-1943 April. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Speeches, 1943 May-1944 October. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1944 November-1947 June. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1947 June-1948 June. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Speeches, 1948 September-1949 September. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1949 October-1951 December. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1952 January-1954 March. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Speeches, 1954 June-1956 January. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1956 February-1957 June. 8 folders.
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8 folders

Speeches, 1957 June-1962 December. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Speeches, 1963 March-1975. 8 folders.
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8 folders

Speeches, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Speeches, Jokes/Anecdotes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speech Material/News Articles/Notes, 1937-1973. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Speeches/Statements/Announcements, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Writings, 1929-1939. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Writings, 1941-1976. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 15C: Subject Files, 1907-1990 [bulk: 1936-1956], consists of a number of different subjects arranged alphabetically, including the A. P. Smith Manufacturing Case, Harold Dodds's personal correspondence, Margaret Dodds's diaries, the Eugene Higgins Trust, Alger Hiss, the Hoover Commission Task Force, the Madison Memorial Commission, the Princeton Local Government Survey, and World War II. Particulars about these subjects follow.

The A. P. Smith Manufacturing Case evolved from a desire to legitimize unrestricted gifts from businesses to educational institutions. In 1952 the A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company of East Orange, New Jersey gave an unrestricted gift of $1,500 to Princeton University. Stockholders complained that the gift was a misapplication of corporate funds. The State Superior Court ruled that the gift was legal, with Dodds testifying on behalf of Princeton University.

Dodds's personal correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Most letters are from his family, with the majority coming from his brother John Dodds. With regard to his wife Margaret Dodds's diaries, their dates overlap. Topics include the weather, entertaining, engagements, impressions of speeches, health, concerns of family and friends, travel, and references to her husband's schedule.

The Eugene Higgins Trust, a $34,000,000 perpetual trust, was allocated among four universities, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Princeton, in order to enhance their science departments. The Trust was to be controlled by the president of each university.

Alger Hiss, a former State Department official and convicted perjurer, was one of several speakers invited to address the Whig-Cliosophic Society. The president's administrative council, which had not been consulted in advance, cautioned the students about the serious implications of the invitation but did not force them to rescind it. Against the backdrop of the Cold War, both alumni and the general public deluged Dodds's office with letters. Most were passionately against the Hiss lecture, stating that he was a spy and responsible for the deaths of American soldiers. Hiss lectured on April 26, 1956. Father Hugh Halton, chaplain to Princeton University's Roman Catholic students, arranged a lecture about Hiss the preceding night. The lecture featured Willard Edwards, a Chicago Tribune reporter who had followed Hiss's career and trial.

Dodds was chairman of the Hoover Commission Task Force, which was established to investigate and make recommendations about Civil Service and personnel issues in the Federal Government. The material relating to this undertaking consists of reports, bills, and correspondence. Dodds was also chairman of the Madison Memorial Commission, which was formed to establish the Madison Memorial Library, part of the Library of Congress, in Washington, D. C. Folders on this topic contain correspondence regarding the location of the library, its architectural design, office space, and exhibits.

A committee composed of Dodds, Harley Lutz (public finance), and William S. Carpenter (politics) organized the Princeton Local Government Survey on September 1, 1935. Its purpose was to devise a program for the improvement of local government in New Jersey, to explain the program, and to place the program in a form suitable for practical implementation. The Survey, which functioned even during World War II, generated numerous recommendations, as well as reports on its work. One folder contains correspondence with Robert Wood Johnson, who had subscribed to the cost of the Survey and delegated to a lawyer, Russell E. Watson, the task of seeking other subscriptions.

World War II-related topics include the military branches and accelerated training courses. Various conferences, committees, commissions, and associations are represented, and there is material relating to programs such as Books for Men in Service, in which servicemen received three books of their choosing free of charge. Educational matters such as emergency courses in Near Eastern languages and culture, military planning, French for government service, topography and map interpretation, radio communication, marine and air navigation, and Japanese, Russian, and Arabic can also be found. There were also military language courses in French, German, Spanish, and Italian designed for intelligence, censorship, and interpreter services. Of note in the correspondence folder are letters from British Field Marshal Sir John Greer Dill and James V. Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy.

Physical Description

34 boxes

A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company Case: Correspondence, 1952 January-1986 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company Case: Case Preparation, 1951 August-1953 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company Case: News Clippings/Reports/Notes, 1952 March-1967 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company Case: Proceedings and Testimonies, 1952 January-1953 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Accounts: Household, 1936-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alumni: Princeton Students Whose Fathers are Alumni, 1948 August-1955 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alumni Trip, 1939 December-1956 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Autobiographical Memoirs of Dodds's father and brother, 1939 June-1971 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Belgian American Educational Foundation, 1964 March-1967 June. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Bermuda Anglo-American Conference, 1943 April-1943 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biographical Information, 1928-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

British Service Courses, 1943-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Campus, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Commentaries on Newspaper Articles/Discussions, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Committee on Integration of the Medical Services of the Government, 1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Congressional Investigation Memorandum, Harold W. Chase, 1948-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Condolences re Dodds's Death, 1980. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Correspondence: Condolences re Dodds's Mother, 1938. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: A-B, Congratulations on Presidency, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: C-Y, Congratulations on Presidency, 1933-1934. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Correspondence: to Margaret Dodds, Congratulations on Husband's Presidency, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Condolences re Dodds's Father, 1947 December-1948 January. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence: Family, Dodds, Mrs. Dodds, 1944-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Personal, Dodds, Mrs. Dodds, 1922-1986. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Correspondence: Princeton Community, Dodds, Mrs. Dodds, 1972-1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: A-D, Dodds, 1934-1980. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Correspondence: D-H and M-W, Dodds, 1947-1978. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence: Miscellaneous, Dodds, 1939-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Crank Letters, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cuban Elections, 1934-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dinners/Functions/Programs/Menus, 1933-1973. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Dodds, Margaret, Diaries, 1935 March-1956 September. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Dodds, Margaret, Diaries, 1949 March-1971 August. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Dodds, Margaret, Diaries, 1971 May-1988 February. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Entertaining, 1907-1956. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Entertaining: Honorary Degree Dinners, 1938-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Halton, Father Hugh, Roman Catholic Chaplain of Princeton University (Restricted), 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Correspondence, 1948-1957. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Reports, 1949-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Reports, 1953-1956. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Board of Control, 1953 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Board of Control, Agenda for Meeting of, 1951 April 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Board of Control, 1952-1953. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Board of Control, Agenda and Proposals, 1952 May-1957 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Higgins Trust, Eugene: Will and Trust, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Congressional Record, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Administrative, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Alumni Against Hiss Lecture, 1956 April-1956 September. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Relatives of Alumni Against Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Alumni Against Hiss Lecture, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Alumni For Hiss Lecture, 1956 April-1956 July. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Form Letter Responses, 1956 April-1956 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, List, Form Letters, Administrative Matters, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Non-alumni Against Hiss Lecture, 1956 April-1956 May. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Non-alumni Against Hiss Lecture, 1956 May. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Postcards Against Hiss Lecture, 1956 April-1956 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Non-alumni For Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Unsigned, Against Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Whig-Clio Against Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Whig-Clio For Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Correspondence, Whig-Clio, Neutral/Ticket Requests, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Crank Correspondence, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Daily Princetonian, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Faculty and Staff For Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Father Halton Restricted, 2007. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Magazine Articles, 1956-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Newspaper Articles, 1956 April. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Hiss, Alger: Newspaper Articles, 1956 April-1967 September. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Hiss, Alger: Newspaper Articles Sent to Dodds Anonymously, 1956. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Hiss, Alger: Newspaper Articles sent to Whig-Clio, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Petition to Protest Hiss Lecture, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Speech Logistics for Edwards and Hiss, 1956 April-1956 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alger: Statement of Trustees, 1956 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Honorary Degrees, 1931-1958. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Honorary Degrees/Honors/Commemorations, 1933-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Honors, Stockberger Award, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hoover Commission Task Force Members, Committee of, 1953 January-1956 October. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Hoover Commission Task Force Members, Committee of, 1956 November-1967 January. 2 folders.
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2 folders

House: Prospect, Furnishings and Garden, 1933-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Housing: Faculty Life Occupancy, 1953 January-1954 May. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Housing: Faculty Life Occupancy, Short Survey B-W, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Housing: Faculty Life Occupancy, Surveys A-W, 1953. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Infirmary, Isabella McCosh, 1941-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitations/Thank Yous/Miscellaneous, 1935-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Architectural Drawings, 1960 August-1972. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Madison Memorial Commission: Artists/Advisors/Consultants, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Biographical Information, 1951-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Chairman's Report, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Congressional Record/Bills/Reports, 1960-1961. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence, 1959 October-1961 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence, 1961 March-1969 December. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence, 1970 January-1977 December. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence to Prevent House Takeover of Memorial for Office Space, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence, Clinton M. Hester, 1960 July-1962 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Correspondence, Clinton M. Hester, 1963 January-1971 December. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Madison Memorial Commission: Dedication, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Meeting Agendas, 1960-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Memoranda/Aides Memoires, 1960-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Other Memorials, 1937-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Newspaper Articles, 1960-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Press Releases, 1961-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Madison Memorial Commission: Travel Expenses, 1960-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorials/Announcements/Obituaries, Dodds, 1954 January-1981 April. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Memorial/Obituary, Mrs. Dodds, 1990 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorial/Estate of Samuel Dodds, 1947-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Mercer County Plan: A Guide for Future Development", 1931 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Military Correspondence: Draft, 1951 January-1951 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Military Correspondence: Universal Training and Miscellaneous, 1926 January-1957 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1925-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Montebello Meeting Scholarship Candidates, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nicaragua Elections, 1921-1932. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Nicaragua Elections, 1929. 1 folder.
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1 folder

New Articles: Education/Politics, 1936 January-1974 March. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Newspaper/Magazine Articles re Dodds, 1933-1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder