Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup 1746-1999 1830-1869

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Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999, 1830-1869

Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup 1746-1999 1830-1869

This collection contains records relating to Princeton University presidents from Jonathan Dickinson, who served in this capacity from 1746 to 1747, to Harold W. Dodds, whose tenure spanned the period from 1933 to 1957. It brings together both primary and secondary materials pertaining to individual presidents as well as the office of the president itself. The Princeton University Presidents' Records document the lives and accomplishments of each president with varying completeness, as well as the functions of their office.

94.57 linear feet; 192 archival boxes, three half-size archival boxes, 21 9 x 11 boxes, 1 15 x 12 box, 7 15 ½ x 12 boxes, 2 14 ½ x 18 ½ boxes, 1 15 x 19 box, 1 20 x 24 box, and 38 custom boxes

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...

Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008

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Davies, Samuel, 1723-1761

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Samuel Davies, fourth president of Princeton University, was born in New Castle County, Delaware, on November 3, 1723. He was licensed to preach when he was twenty-two, and was ordained as an evangelist to Virginia. In 1753 Davies and Gilbert Tennant were chosen by Princeton trustees to go to Great Britain and Ireland in search of donations for the College. Davies kept a diary of the mission, which was later published. During their stay in the British Isles they were able to secure sufficient fu...

Shapiro, Harold T., 1935-....

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Gemmell, Edgar M. (Edgar Mills), 1911-1990

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Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980

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University president. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold W. Dodds : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732973 From the description of Reminiscences of Harold W. Dodds : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419418 ...

Hibben, John Grier, 1861-1933

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Duffield, Edward D. (Edward Dickinson), 1871-1938

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Law student in Newark, N.J., after graduating from Princeton University; managing clerk for the law firm of Depew & Parker in Newark, 1895-1896; general solicitor of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, 1906; later becoming its president, a position he held until his death in 1938. From the description of Letter, 1920 Aug. 22. (Historical Society of Princeton). WorldCat record id: 70962682 Duffield studied law in Newark, N.J., after graduating from Princeton Univ...

Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757

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Princeton University Office of the President.

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The President is the chief executive officer of the University. He presides at all meetings of the boards of trustees and of the faculty and at all academic functions at which he is present and represents the University before the public. The Trustee by-laws charge him with the general supervision of the interests of the University and with special oversight of the departments of instruction. From the guide to the Annual Reports to the President, 1940-2010, (Princeton University. Lib...

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Dickinson, Jonathan, 1688-1747

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Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819

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Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758

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Fox, Arthur E. (Arthur Eugene), 1891-1957

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Maclean, John, 1800-1886

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Presbyterian minister, professor at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and its president from 1835 to 1868. From the description of ALS, 1840 Jan. 15, Princeton, N.J., to Aaron Odgen Dayton. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525093 ...

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Philadelphia clergyman. From the description of ALS : Princeton, to Robert L. Green, 1812 Dec. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580962 Ashbel Green; prominent Presbyterian during Federal period; pastor, Second Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.); chaplain, U.S. Congress (1792-1800); Stated Clerk, General Assembly (1790-1803) and later Moderator (1824); President of Princeton University (1812-1822); a founder of Princeton Theological Seminary. ...

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Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794

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