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Public policy/20th century

Used to retrieve collections of records created by organizations active in the formation of public policy in the United States.

  • 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.

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  • American Journalism Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library

    Thirteen collections comprise the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library's holdings in American journalism. These collections span the twentieth century and document key people and events in American and international politics and culture, as well as journalistic careers. Significant collections include the papers of Arthur Krock and David Lawrence and several collections of political cartoons.

  • Economics Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library

    One of the strengths of the Public Policy Papers at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is 20th century economic thought and development. The collections document economic activity on every settled continent and include the papers of important government officials and advisors, influential scholars, bankers and businessmen, and the records of for-profit and non-profit development and advocacy organizations. As a whole, they comprise a valuable resource for scholars to study American economic policy and the ideas of some of the leading economic minds of the 20th century and their impact on the emerging world economy, especially in developing nations. The collections are particularly strong in documenting the subject areas of public and international finance, economic development, United States foreign economic policies, and economic policies in Latin America.

  • American Jurisprudence Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library

    Sixteen collections comprise the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library's holdings in American jurisprudence. These collections document important issues spanning the 20th century, especially civil liberties and civil rights, but also the history of the Supreme Court. Significant collections include the papers of Justice John Marshall Harlan, Judge Harold R. Medina, Edward S. Corwin, Alpheus T. Mason, the ACLU Archives, and a lengthy transcript of an oral history interview with Justice William O. Douglas.

  • History of the Cold War: Selected Resources at the Mudd Manuscript Library

    The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds papers for architects of the Cold War strategy and those who fought the battles. Significant collections include the papers of James Baker, George Ball, Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, James Forrestal, George Kennan, George McGovern and Adlai Stevenson and the records of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • John Foster Dulles Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library

    The collections that comprise the Mudd Library's holdings on John Foster Dulles document his career and influence on formation of U.S. foreign policy. Most significantly, Mudd's collections detail Dulles's tenure as Secretary of State (1953-1959), but also his participation at conferences and on committees including the Hague Conference of 1907, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1918-1919), the United Nations General Assembly, and Japanese Peace Treaty negotiations. His career at Sullivan and Cromwell, term as Interim U.S. Senator from New York, and work on the Commission to Study the Basis of  Just and Durable Peace of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America are also documented.