Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Records, 1847-2017

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  • 149 boxes
  • 38 items
  • 108 digital files
  • 1 websites


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Restrictions note
Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, faculty personnel matters or trustee issues are open. Records found in Series 2 pertaining to the Rockefeller Public Service Awards are closed for a period of 50 years from the date of their creation, with the exception of unsolicited letters of nomination, administrative correspondence unrelated to the evaluation and selection of nominees and winners, and information in the public domain such as publicity material, articles, citations, speeches, and press clippings. The following series are open for research: Series 5: Law School Establishment Investigation Records; Series 6: Princeton Local Government Surveys; Series 7: Publications; Series 9: Audiovisual Material; Series 10: Audiovisual and Born-Digital Materials; Series 11: Graduate Alumni Directories; Series 12: Public Websites; Series 13: 75th Anniversary Steering Committee Records; Series 14: Woodrow Wilson Revisited Exhibit; and Series 15: Photographs.
Summary note
  • Founded in 1930 as a cooperative enterprise of the History, Politics, and Economics Departments of Princeton University at the undergraduate level, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs has since grown into one of the nation's foremost centers for professional public policy education, offering degrees on both the undergraduate and graduate level and contributing original research in a wide variety of fields related to public and international affairs. The records document the school's founding and development and include correspondence, subject files, publications, and audiovisual materials.
  • The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs records document the founding and development of Princeton University's professional public policy school. The records contain the correspondence of the various administrators of the school and its affiliated research sections and centers; subject files originating from the administrative offices; the school's annual reports to the President; and records of many of the Public Affairs Conference courses. Also included among the records are files documenting some of the school's activities outside of the scope of undergraduate and graduate education such as the Rockefeller Public Service Awards, Local Government Surveys, and conferences. In addition to paper records the collection also contains photographs, audio, and video materials, as well as the School's archived website. Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
Accumulation and frequency of use
Continued transfers of records from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs are expected indefinitely.
Finding aid
Full text searching of the Undergraduate Student Government archived website is available through the ArchiveIt interface.
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