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General Manuscripts Collection

The General Manuscripts Collection is largely composed of materials related to United States politics and government, including personal and business correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, pamphlets, and reports. The collection includes the papers of many individuals, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and other United States presidents, government officials, authors and journalists, bankers and businessmen, and Princeton University alumni.The majority of the materials documenting United States politics and government are related to either United States participation in wars or United States presidents. The papers related to wars include correspondence, reports, resolutions, memorabilia, and photographs from World War I and World War II, as well as small amounts of similar material from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. The majority of the presidential materials are the papers of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, largely correspondence, and Theodore Roosevelt, including correspondence and text for two lectures he delivered at Princeton University. Also included is a small amount of material related to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and William Howard Taft.Other papers related to United States politics and government include correspondence to legislators, materials about United States policies and programs, and materials related to political activism. Additionally, the collection includes correspondence, reports, and clippings related to the careers of bankers, businessmen and lawyers, and manuscripts and correspondence of authors and journalists.