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John Cleve Green Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The John Cleve Green Collection consists of research materials compiled regarding the life of John Cleve Green and his contributions to Princeton University. Included are biographies, obituaries, and genealogical information on the Green family, as well as portraits of John Cleve Green and one of his relatives, George S. Green. Also in the collection are copies of Green's will and an appraisal of his estate, as well as several letters sent to Green by Princeton treasurer (and former New Jersey Governor) Charles Smith Olden regarding the financial needs of the college.

The documents which comprised the John Cleve Green Collection were compiled by several different researchers. It is unclear when they bulk of the materials reached the University Archives, however it would appear that many of the later documents were added by historian William K. Selden while researching his 1988 book The Legend of John Cleve Green.

This collection was processed by Dan Brennan in 2009. Finding aid written by Dan Brennan in 2009.

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines.

University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Dan Brennan
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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Biographical, 1929-1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Charles S. Olden, 1866-1871. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Estate, 1875-1878. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Green Family, 1883-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs and Portraits, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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