American History/20th Century

Examples of papers in our collections include the Adlai E. Stevenson Papers, Allen Dulles Papers, John Foster Dulles Papers, American Civil Liberties Unions Records, Bernard Baruch Papers, Council on Foreign Relations Records, David E. Lilienthal Papers and more.

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Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Edward S. Corwin Papers

    These papers document Edward Corwin's personal and professional life, including his time as chair of the Politics Department at Princeton University. The collection includes files on subjects such as church-state relations, the commerce clause, civil rights, due process of law, the Presidency, the Bricker Amendment, and American foreign policy.

  • Peter M. Page Papers

    The Peter M. Page papers contain letters written by Peter Page to his fiancée Ann Pearman (neé Aiguier) during his pilot training at bases in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Pensacola, as well as in Miami, FL, where he was commissioned in the Marine Corps on September 1, 1942. Additionally, the correspondence contains a few telegrams and letters from San Diego, where Page was assigned to a torpedo bomber squadron, and one letter written from the South Pacific on January 29, 1943, two weeks before his plane crashed in the aftermath of the Guadalcanal Campaign.

  • Hawthorne Daniel Papers

    Contains Daniel's notes, holograph and corrected-typescript drafts, and galley proofs for his book JUDGE MEDINA, A BIOGRAPHY (1952). There is also some correspondence with Harold R. Medina, the book's subject, and other members of the Medina family.

  • William P. Bundy Papers

    The William P. Bundy Papers are arranged by form and consists of correspondence,
    speeches, articles, memoranda, appointment books, and trip and book notes. A small
    portion of the collection documents Bundy's career in public service including Deputy
    Assistant Directory, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency;
    Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security

  • Carey Cartoon Collection

    Consists of large color boards that were originally displayed in shop windows. Most of the cartoons comment on foreign policy issues during World War I.

  • Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series

    The Allen W. Dulles Digital Files contain scanned images of professional correspondence, reports, lectures, and administrative papers. The Agency culled these documents from Dulles's home office immediately after his death in 1969 and they continue to maintain the originals. The Agency redacted the documents and provided PDF scans to Princeton University in Spring 2007.

  • John Van Antwerp MacMurray Papers

    Consists of public and personal papers of MacMurray (Princeton Class of 1902) and his father, Junius Wilson MacMurray (1843-1898), but the collection primarily relates to MacMurray's diplomatic career as assistant secretary of state (1924-1925), minister to China (1925-1929) and Turkey (1936-1942), chairman (1937-1938) of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs, and chairman (1933-1938) of the International Wheat Advisory Committee. Included are MacMurray's correspondence and related papers concerning State Dept.

  • Edward Mead Earle Papers

    The bulk of the collection consists of professional correspondence between Earle and university professors, government officials, and influential members of committees and councils. This correspondence reveals the extent of Earle's diverse network of associations as well as that of his business travels both locally to New York and Washington and abroad to the Caribbean, England, and Western Europe.

  • Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen Papers

    The Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Papers document his career as the United States House representative of New Jersey's 5th district from 1952 to 1975. The papers focus on his House activities, his service on the Committee of Education and Labor and Committee on Foreign Relations, as well as to his tenure on the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Henry B. Fine Collection on Woodrow Wilson

    The collection consists of eleven letters from Woodrow Wilson to Henry B. Fine and other documents related to Wilson. The letters were sent from the White House, and are dated October 1916 to July 1922. The documents include Fine's typescripts of \A Narrative of Wilson's Presidency of Princeton University\ and \Review of the Controversies in the Administration of President Wilson at Princeton,\ and a copy of Wilson's article on \The Ideal University.\

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