B Y T H E N U M B E R S
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a division of the University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is a state-of-the-art repository constructed in 1976 to house the University archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers.
The 27,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material in its possession are widely used by local, national and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use Mudd Library's reading room each year, and its 6.5 permanent staff annually fields some 3,000 electronic, mail and telephone inquiries and produces more than 55,000 photocopies for its patrons.
The University archives document administrative, research, student and staff activities on campus from its establishment as the College of New Jersey in 1746 to the present. Included are trustee meeting minutes, faculty meeting minutes and some 50,000 senior theses.
The public policy papers housed in Mudd include almost 200 important collections representing individuals and organizations in the areas of 20th-century American foreign policy, jurisprudence, journalism, public policy formation and international development. Examples are: the archives of the American Civil Liberties Union; the papers of Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic party's nominee for president of the United States in 1952 and 1956 and a 1922 Princeton graduate; and the papers of John Foster Dulles, U.S. secretary of state from 1953 to 1959 and a 1908 Princeton graduate.
Source: Mudd Library Web site http://www.princeton.edu/~mudd
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