American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Wilbur Hugh Ferry Papers

    The Wilbur Hugh Ferry Papers consist of documents related to Ferry's speech, “Myths, Cliches and Stereotypes”, which he gave to the Western States Democratic Conference in Seattle, Washington on 7 August 1962. Since the speech attacked Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover, it generated a nationwide response from the media and many letters, favorable and unfavorable, from the public.

  • Bob Guldin Interviews with George F. Kennan

    This collection includes audiocassettes of interviews between Bob Guldin and George F. Kennan, and two publications which include articles of these interviews.

  • James M. Beck Papers

    Consists primarily of correspondence, articles, addresses and scrapbooks which document Beck's long public service career. A significant portion of the correspondence concerns limited government and the constitutionality of certain measures. An important portion of this series is Beck's correspondence with Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney General under Warren G. Harding, concerning Daugherty's trial. Subject files contain correspondence on specific issues surrounding Beck's books, legal cases, speeches, and publications and include the New Deal and Republican party politics.

  • Eleanor L. Dulles Papers

    Dulles's papers document her political writings after her retirement from the State Department in 1962, as well as her fundraising work with the John Foster Dulles Memorial Fund, and include drafts of her articles and books, topical files, and some correspondence. Several news articles written by Dulles about politics are included, as well as drafts of books on John Foster Dulles, Dean Acheson, and Dwight Eisenhower. A portion of her papers contains documentation and correspondence regarding articles and books written about members of her family.

  • Max Werner papers

    Consists of selected papers of Werner. Included are notes, outlines, and chapter drafts for a projected book on the international military, political, and strategic problems arising from World War II and the post-war period, positing the thesis that in the event of a world conflict with atomic weapons neither Russia nor the United States could win. With a working title of THE NEW BALANCE OF POWER, most of the material concerns military issues.

  • Herman Phleger Papers

    Consists of papers relating to the controversy over the Bricker Amendment 1952-1957. They were collected by Herman Phleger, the Legal Adviser of the Department of State (1953-57). During the controversy, Phleger acted as chairman of a committee representing the various Departments of the Government, organized at the direction of President Eisenhower and charged with the duty of resisting this attempt to curtail the President's power in the field of foreign relations.Includes a bound transcript of an oral history interview with Phleger conducted in 1977 by Miriam F.

  • Herbert Adams Gibbons Papers

    Consists of papers of Gibbons from the periods when he was a foreign correspondent (1909-1916) in Greece, Spain, Turkey and other Near Eastern countries, a serviceman with the American Expeditionary Forces in France (1917-1918), and a correspondent (1920-1931) for various American magazines in Europe, the Orient, and Africa. Included are articles, dispatches, proofs for PARIS REBORN (1915), and interviews and reports concerned with World War I, U.S. foreign policy, French civilian relief, and European relations with the Near and Far East. Also included are material about Richard E.

  • Ansley J. Coale Papers

    The Ansley J. Coale Papers document Coale's professional activities as a faculty member of Princeton's Office of Population Research (OPR), including his work on the nuptiality, fertility, and mortality of populations around the world. The papers contain correspondence, Coale's research papers and projects, and samples of data collected. The material spans the several decades (1950s to 1990s) Coale spent as a member of the faculty, as well as work he did during his retirement.

  • Whiting Willauer Papers

    Consists of papers of Willauer (Princeton Class of 1928) relating mainly to his official, semi-official, and private concerns in China during and after World War II when he was executive secretary (1941-1944) for China Defense Supplies, Inc., which purchased airplanes for Claire Lee Chennault’s American Volunteer Group known as the \Flying Tigers;\ director (1944-1945) of the Far East branch of the Foreign Economic Administration; and president and vice-chairman of the board of the Civil Air Transport (CAT) company in China, co-founded with Chennault.

  • Brooks Emeny Papers

    Consists, for the most part, of correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, and printed publications relating to the various organizations in which Emeny (Princeton Class of 1924) participated, including the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Policy Association (president, 1947-1953), the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (president, 1935-1948), and the Institute of Pacific Relations.

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