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

  • Kenneth H. Rockey papers

    Consists of selected papers of Rockey (Princeton Class of 1916), including memoranda, correspondence, and reports from the period when he served as chairman (1942-1944) of the Navy Price Adjustment Board on the development and administration of defense contract renegotiations during World War II and post-war economic policy and planning. For this service Rockey was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal.

  • Robert Lansing Papers

    With the exception of a small number of sketches and photographs, the Lansing Papers consist exclusively of typescript and manuscript material, including letters, telegrams, memoranda, essays, addresses, and diaries. While this material documents many of Lansing's concerns, particularly in his capacity as a lawyer, writer, and public official, there are significant lacunae. Among Lansing's official and personal papers, some years are entirely unrepresented while others are virtually so. Enclosures referred to in letters are often missing.

  • Carl Tobey Papers

    Consists mainly of correspondence and manuscripts of Tobey (Princeton Class of
    1940) from the period (1955-1976) when he was a member of the staff of the
    Turkish Ministry of Education in Samsun, Turkey, teaching English. There are 21
    binders of correspondence, photographs, and cards from various friends, family,
    and associates reflecting his interests in Turkish literature and music,
    horticulture, and the collecting of botanical specimens. Also included are

  • 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.

  • Eugene M. Becker Papers

    The Eugene M.

  • Howard A. Loeb Papers

    This collection consists of Loeb's correspondence and printed matter pertaining to his years as chairman of the board of the Tradesmens Bank and Trust Company of Philadelphia. The bulk of the collection relates to his tenure as representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on the Federal Advisory Council, which advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

  • Kennett Love Papers

    Consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, tape recordings, and other material relating to the career of Love (Princeton Class of 1946) as a writer and journalist. Most of the material deals with his book Suez -- The Twice-Fought War: A History (1969).

  • Robert F. Goheen Papers

    The Robert F. Goheen Papers contain records that Goheen kept before and after he served as president of Princeton University (1957-1972). They include files Goheen kept as a graduate student, instructor and professor in Princeton University's Department of Classics for the period 1939-1957. The collection also contains U.S. army records for 1942-1945, when Goheen had interrupted his studies for service during the Second World War, and for 1945-1956, when he served in the Officers Reserve Corps.

  • Carol Evans Collection on Adlai E. Stevenson

    Consists of papers retained by Carol Evans while she was secretary (1948-1961) of Stevenson and, later, assistant editor of The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson (1972-1979), which were edited by Walter Johnson. Included are copies of general correspondence (1954, 1957-1961) of Stevenson (Princeton Class of 1922), some of his notes, correspondence with Evans, and photographs, as well as tape recordings of tributes after his death, interviews with Evans about him, and Evans' personal (1953-1965) and editorial (1972-1978) correspondence.

  • Alpheus Thomas Mason Papers

    Consists of papers of Mason, including material relating to Supreme Court justices Harlan Fiske Stone and Louis D. Brandeis and to Woodrow Wilson.

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