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Mudd Manuscipt Library, Princeton University

Page history last edited by Wes Ullrich 9 years, 1 month ago

Date of tip: June 201

Source:  Wes Ullrich, w.ullrich@lse.ac.uk


Location:  65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540


Contact Details:
Email: mudd@princeton.edu
Tel: (609) 258-6345
Fax: (609) 258-3385


Possible Accommodation: As a university town, there is no shortage of B&B's and hotels. Tee further away from the centre you stay, the cheaper it is. However- this should be weighed against meager public transit.  


How to get there: Princeton has an Amtrak station, and is served by bus. The closest airports are Philadelphia and Newark. 


Language: English 


Getting started: You will need to fill out a short application form and provide government ID


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Summer hours – 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m).


General working conditions: The reading room can hold about 10 people. The tables are spacious and comfortable. There are lockers besides the reading room where you can store personal belongings.


Consultation: You can request materials any time until 15 mins before closing. They are usually provided within 10 minutes after your request. You can request 6 boxes at a time.


Policy on technology: Researchers are welcome to use their own computers in the Reading Room. The use of digital cameras is also permitted but you need to obtain permission, keep track of what you photo, and place a tag in each frame. Tripods are not allowed.

Photocopy policy:


Particularities: Unfortunately there is no catering service available in the Library. There is a coffee shop across the street in the Engineering Quad. The main street (Nassau St) is only a 5-10 minute walk and has numerous restaurants, etc. 


How to apply for classified files:  NA. When using the Council on Foreign Relations materials you will have to sign an agreement though.


General Assessment: The Mudd Library is well stocked with the papers of US statesmen, politicians, and journalists including: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, George Kennan, Bernard Baruch, George McGovern, Arthur Krock, Emmet Hughes, H. Alexander Smith, and the records of the Council on Foreign Relations. It also has copies of much of the material pertaining to Dulles that is in the Eisenhower Library.


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