Results of the investigation on Al Bielek's claims of his study time at Princeton

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Replies of Tom Hyry, Archivist of the Yale University Library, dated February 6, 2001,
and of Christie Lutz, Project Archivist at Princeton, dated February 17, 2001.
Result:
Verifiably there never was anyone with the name Ed Cameron who studied at or graduate at the University of Princeton during the years Bielek claims. The photograph on Bielek's web site shows a person named A. Cameron, which proved to be Alexander Cameron III, born 1912, who died in 1999.

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6 February 2001

Dear Mr. Schelm:

Your request regarding the attached digital image of a yearbook page
depicting A. Cameron and M. G. Cameron was forwarded to the Manuscripts and
Archives Department. If you look closely at the image, you can make out
the words "Princeton University" in the seal at the top of the page, which
suggests this reproduction was not taken from a Yale yearbook. To make
sure, I checked the _Catalogue of Yale University Alumni, 1924-1954_, and
neither Cameron is listed.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply or to call the
reference archivist at 203/432-1744. Best wishes on your research.

Sincerely, Tom Hyry
Archivist
Manuscripts and Archives Department
Yale University Library

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Dear Mr. Schelm:

Thank you for your inquiry concerning Alexander Cameron and Malcolm G.
Cameron, both of Princeton University’s Class of 1936. The photographs
of these individuals in The Nassau Herald correspond with other images
of them in our collections. I have located some general information on
these two men, as follows:

Alexander Cameron, III was born September 15, 1912. He attended St.
George’s, Newport before entering Princeton in 1932 and did not attend
any other colleges as far as I could determine. He withdrew from
Princeton in 1934 to enter the yarn business and lived in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Cameron died in 1999.

Malcolm G. Cameron was born March 20, 1913. He attended the Hun School
and Woodberry Forest and entered MIT in 1931. He left MIT and entered
Princeton in 1932, withdrawing in 1935. Mr. Cameron lived in Virginia
and was in the aviation business. He died in 1981.

I hope that you find this information helpful. As we do not hold
undergraduate alumni files past 1920 at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript
Library, you may wish to contact Kate Holland of the Office of Alumni
Records at kholland@princeton.edu for further information.

Yours sincerely,

Christie Lutz

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Christie Lutz
Project Archivist
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08544
Ph. (609) 258-6345 Fax (609) 258-3385
http://www.princeton.edu/~mudd


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