American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records

    The Fight for Freedom, Inc. Archives documents the views and activities of a national citizen’s organization that was formed in April 1941 to press for the United States’s immediate entry into World War II in defense of Britain and other victims of Nazi aggression. The collection consists of organizational records and material acquired in the course of Fight for Freedom’s work, including correspondence, speeches, writings, press releases, administrative records, printed matter, photographs, phonograph records, and ephemera.

  • Hugh Moore Fund Collection

    Consists of correspondence, memoranda, articles, speeches, photographs, and
    posters belonging to Moore, relating to his interest in the areas of world peace
    and world population. The organizations which the Hugh Moore Fund supported or
    on which Hugh Moore served include the United Nations Association, the League of
    Nations, American Council on NATO, the Atlantic Citizen's Congress, the Atlantic

  • Joshua Butler Wright Papers

    Consists of selected papers of Wright documenting his diplomatic career. ‡b Included are 16 diaries spanning the years 1909-1918, 1927-1928, 1931-1932, and 1936; some correspondence; a scrapbook on the Rogers Act of 1922 concerning the reorganization of the foreign service; and a document on the German-Czechoslovakian crisis of 1938.

  • Political Cartoon Collection

    This artificial collection consists of one thousand original drawings, including
    a significant number by Charles Lewis Bartholomew, Otho Cushing, Homer C.
    Davenport, John Tinney McCutcheon, and Frank Arthur Nankivell. Other artists
    that are well represented include Louis Glackens, Harold Imbrie, Udo J. Keppler,
    Norman Ritchie, and Fred O. Seibel.

  • World War I papers of William Collins Vandewater

    Consists of selected papers of Vandewater (Princeton Class of 1907) relating to his participation (1918-1919) as a captain in the 160th Infantry Brigade of the 80th Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in France where they were attached to British Army forces. Included are dispatches, operation reports, battlefield orders and instructions, personnel lists, recommendations for meritorious service awards, and reports concerning the battles at Arras, St. Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, and Bethincourt.

  • Charles A. Eaton Papers

    The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.

  • Woodrow Wilson Additional Papers

    The Woodrow Wilson Additional Papers consist of materials that the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library has acquired on Woodrow Wilson since the mid-1990s through donations. Materials include correspondence, photographs, programs, published materials and other assorted items.

  • Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers

    The Eberstadt papers primarily document his extensive career in public service to the United States related to defense and the economy, as well as his career as an investment banker and his personal life, and include correspondence, reports, his writings, and his personal papers. The papers especially document his work during World War II with the production and distribution of supplies to the military, and his subsequent work on the reorganization of the military.

  • H. Struve Hensel Scrapbooks

    Consists of two scrapbooks of Hensel. One includes press releases, newspaper clippings, articles and speeches by Hensel; an address by James V. Forrestal; correspondence; photographs (43) principally relating to Hensel's oath of office as assistant secretary of the Navy (1/30/1945) and launchings of the aircraft carriers U.S.S. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (4/30/1945) and U.S.S. PRINCETON (7/8/1945).

  • Joseph A. Robinson Papers

    Robinson was involved in the establishment of informational and cultural affairs agencies in India, Saigon and Warsaw, and in his letters describes both the internal politics and external challenges of establishing an American news presence abroad. Robinson's account of the creation of the Saigon office is especially thorough.At the beginning of the correspondence run, Robinson has just been offered a position in the Office of the Coordinator of Information.

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