Princeton University Policy on Access to University Records in Archives

Trustee Minutes  Volumes I-VIII are are viewable online. The remaining open records must be viewed in the Mudd Library Reading Room. Minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees and committees thereof are closed for a period of forty years. Exceptions may be made only with the prior approval of the General Counsel and Secretary.

Faculty Minutes  Minutes of meetings of the Faculty and committees thereof are closed for a period of 75 years. Exceptions may be made only with the prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty. However, summaries of minutes of Faculty meetings held after May 12, 1970 prepared by the Clerk of the Faculty, are available.

Personnel Files on Individual Faculty Members  Unpublished material contained in personnel files on individual members of the Faculty is closed for a period of fifteen years with respect to persons who left the University at age fifty or after, and for a period of twenty-five years with respect to persons who left the University before age fifty, except that no such material may be made available until after the death of the Faculty member. Exceptions may be made only with the prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty.  

Personnel files transferred to the archives after 2003 are closed until 100 years after the person's year of birth or 5 years after the person's year of death, whichever is longer. Exceptions may be made only with the prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty

Princeton University Faculty and Professional Staff Index, 1764-2006