By the numbers
Mudd Manuscript Library
The Seeley Mudd Manuscript Library, dedicated in 1976, is a modern, state-of-the-art facility that houses the University’s archives as well as a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers.
• More than 2,000 scholars from around the world use the facility every year. Last year they made requests for photocopies totaling more than 40,000 pages.
• In the last fiscal year, the staff responded to more than 1,900 pieces of correspondence and 1,400 phone calls. In that time the library also processed 850 linear feet of material.
• Mudd Library received 125 new collections or additions to its collections in the last fiscal year. Donated items included:
—115 cartons of material from the American Civil Liberties Union.
—Thirty cartons from former U.S. Secretary of State and 1952 Princeton graduate James Baker containing material documenting his early political career, his relationship with George H.W. Bush, the 1988 and 2000 presidential campaigns and other topics.
—Notes taken by Stanley Root, class of 1904, for professor Woodrow Wilson’s course on constitutional law.
—Thirty-five letters written by 1837 alumnus John Witherspoon Woods, the grandson of Princeton’s sixth President John Witherspoon, to his mother.
—A football commemorating Princeton’s 1951 win over Brown University, signed by the renowned 1951 team, which included Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier.
Source: Mudd Manuscript Library