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
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.
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.
David Lawrence Papers
Consists of the papers of Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1910), including correspondence with John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Gallup, Herbert Hoover, Catherine Joseph, Ellanor Campbell Lawrence, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many others; articles and speeches; a large file of his dispatches (1915-1973) as a correspondent for the Associated Press and later as an independent; editorials (1933-1973) for the U.S.
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
Gilbert F. Close Papers
The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence from Close's tenure in the government, as well as items gathered while traveling with President Wilson to Europe in 1918-1919 for the Paris Peace Conference. Many photographs from the trip are part of the collection, including multiple photos of President Woodrow Wilson, Britain's David Lloyd George, France's Georges Clemenceau, and Italy's Vittorio Orlando.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
John T. Find files
Consists primarily of newspaper clippings, study materials, and other printed matter of Find (Princeton Class of 1922) reflecting his interests in the Far East, Chinese languages and education, the Soviet Union, the United States government, and the Vietnam conflict. Also included are correspondence, writings, notes, and other records.
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.
David A. Morse Papers
The Morse Papers consists of textual, microform, audiovisual, and photographic material. The preponderance, though by no means all, of this material relates to the ILO. While its focus is inevitably more personal than organizational, it reveals the varied facets of Morse's work and that of his staff, the delegates to the International Labour Conference, and the members of the Governing Body. Other phases of Morse's life are well-represented, too, including his years in the Army (1942-1945), the Department of Labor (1946-1948), and the United Nations Development Programme (1970-1972).
William O. Douglas oral history interviews
Consists of a 384-page transcription of taped conversations--and the tapes themselves--between Associate Justice of the Supreme Court William O. Douglas and Walter F. Murphy, professor of politics at Princeton University. Recorded on 19 cassettes, the interviews took place from 1961 to 1963 and were transcribed in the Library, but were not edited by either participant.The interviews cover most of Douglas' government career. Names which occur frequently in the conversations include Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Charles E. Hughes, Franklin D.
George W. Ball Papers
The George W. Ball Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches,
telecons, minutes, appointment books, writings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial
information, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual material
documenting the private and public life of this lawyer, under secretary of state,
ambassador, author and investment banker.The material is arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted and includes items in
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