Skip to main content
  • Staff

Phillip A. Griffiths papers

Scope and Contents

The Phillip A. Griffiths papers contain records created and maintianed by former Institute for Advanced Study DIrector Phillip Griffiths. Materials include lectures and talks, letters of recommendation, manuscripts and typescripts, and correspondence created and accumulated by Griffiths from 1984-2016.


  • 1984-2016

Conditions Governing Access

Select materials in this collection remain restricted under the Institute for Advanced Study Archival Policy (1986). Restricted materials have been noted at the series-level.

Per the Institute for Advanced Study Archival Policy, Institute records remain under restriction for 30 years from the date of the record’s creation. Additionally, all institutional records related to personnel (including human resources record and/or records related to recommendation and/or appointment to the Institute) remain restricted for the lifetime of both the creator and subject.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are welcome to publish, reproduce, and use the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center’s holdings in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law. Under the Fair Use doctrine, users may freely reproduce materials for personal research, teaching, and/or scholarship. Under the same doctrine, users may cite or publish selected passages and/or quotations for comment and criticism. In accordance to U.S. Copyright Law, researchers seeking to reproduce and/or publish materials in the entirety and/or for commercial purposes will require the permission of the copyright holder.

The Institute for Advanced Study holds the copyright to materials generated by Institute employees over the course of their work for the Institute. Where the Institute for Advanced Study holds the copyright, researchers are free to reproduce materials for one-time, non-commercial purposes. For all materials for which the Institute is not the copyright holder, researchers that choose to pursue publication and/or reproduction are responsible for determining the individual who does hold the copyright and requesting permission directly from that individual.


12 linear feet

Language of Materials



Archvists arranged this collection into the following series: Lectures and Talks, Letters of Reference, Manuscripts and Typescripts, Mathematical Correspondence, Honors and Awards, and Recent Additions.

Custodial History

Institute for Advanced Study administrative staff transferred these materials to the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center on July 11, 2018. Staff transferred additional materials in 2021.

Processing Information

Upon receipt, archivists housed materials into acid-free storage containers for long term preservation. During processing, archivists arranged material into series based upon format.

Guide to the Phillip A. Griffiths papers
Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center staff compiled this finding aid.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
This finding aid is written in English..

Revision Statements

  • 2021-12-06: Caitlin Rizzo revised this finding aid to comply with DACS standards.