Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. records
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Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. was a group comprised primarily of alumni investors, the mission of which was to maintain the preservation and beautification of the community surrounding the Princeton campus. The corporation's president was long-time University Treasurer and Vice President for Finance George A. Brakeley. One of Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc.'s longest running projects was the development of Palmer Square, a large piece of land located on Nassau Street. The project, which stretched over a period of several decades, became so all-consuming that the organization adopted the name of Palmer Square, Inc. Today Palmer Square Inc.'s efforts include not only physical improvements but also cultural initiatives.
Consists of records which document the efforts of Princeton Municipal Improvement, Inc. in the midst of its Palmer Square development project. Included are financial statements, meeting minutes, and some correspondence.
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