Public policy/20th century

Princeton holdings are particularly strong in the area of civil liberties including the records on the American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, and Freedom House.

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 2

    These Records document the activities of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in protecting individual rights between 1947 and 1995. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs, legal files, exhibit materials, and audio-visual materials.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 1, The Roger Baldwin Years

    The American Civil Liberties Union Records, The Roger Baldwin years, document the activities of the ACLU from 1917 through 1950. The files contain materials on conscientious objection, freedom of speech, academic and religious freedom, censorship, labor rights, the Espionage Act of 1917, political demonstrations, political propaganda, the Ku Klux Klan and other patrioteering organizations, mob violence, racism, lynching, and other civil liberty issues. Materials include correspondence and newspaper clippings.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records

    These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. A large portion of the records are related to the numerous cases that the ACLU was involved in on a wide range of civil liberties issues.

  • American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities Records

    The AAAH’s records document the administration of the association and include correspondence, board minutes, financial records, and materials on Humanities Report. The records focus on fundraising and the membership of the association, and also include materials related to projects undertaken by the AAAH. Many of the records document the work of the AAAH’s chairman, James M. Banner, Jr.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Adlai E. Stevenson Papers

    The Adlai E. Stevenson Papers contain correspondence, speeches, writings, campaign materials, United Nations materials, subject files, personal files, scrapbooks, travel materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The correspondence is a particularly rich resource for documenting all aspects of Stevenson's life and career. Stevenson's two presidential campaigns and service to the United Nations in both the 1940s and early 1960s are also well-documented in the appropriate series.

  • Walter Murphy Papers

    This collection includes the records of Murphy's academic and literary work, including syllabi, research materials related to his novel The Vicar of Christ, correspondence, and subject files.

  • Thomas Klinkel Collection on George McGovern

    Consists of material collected by Thomas Klinkel relating to three George McGovern political campaigns in South Dakota. The majority of the collection refers to McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign and includes organizational charts, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, family and campaign photographs, slides of Vietnam, cassettes and tapes of speeches, radio and public service announcements, and campaign posters.

  • Robert K. Massie IV Papers

    Massie's papers document his research on South Africa and anti-apartheid movements and include reports, articles, interview notes, and surveys.

  • 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.

  • Kristen Timothy papers

    These records include the working papers of Kristen Timothy in preparation for the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing.

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