American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • New Jersey Committee for Fair Representation Records

    The New Jersey Fair Representation Committee Records document the committee’s history through correspondence, reports and miscellaneous files. The correspondence consists of intra-committee letters and committee members’ correspondence with members of the media and various politicians. The reports consist of drafts and copies of the recommendations submitted by the committee. Also included here are summaries of preliminary research completed before the drafting of the report.

  • C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson

    The C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson consist of a typed manuscript with holograph corrections of an unpublished biography of Woodrow Wilson.

  • William Burgess Papers

    The William Burgess Papers document Burgess' tenure on the U.S. Tariff Commission. Included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts, and graphs, all compiled while Burgess was a member of the Tariff Commission. The material includes details on the inter-workings of numerous industries and the establishment of tariffs on imports including butter, china, fabrics, metals, pottery, and sugar, as well as documents related to general tariff legislation.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • George S. McGovern Papers

    The George McGovern papers are composed of George McGovern's office files and document his activities in the House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, as well as his time as director of the Food for Peace Program. The collection contains legislation files; campaign materials; correspondence; speech texts; schedules and invitations; travel files; patronage files; subject files; photographs; and audiovisual materials.

  • Association on American Indian Affairs Records

    The Records of the Association on American Indian Affairs consist primarily of
    textual records, with modest but revealing bodies of photographic and
    audiovisual material. They represent the work of many hands, both paid and
    unpaid, and testify to the durability of the AAIA and the needs which called it
    into existence. The activities documented in these Records are myriad and
    reflect a complex pattern of relationships, not only within the AAIA itself but

  • Jessie Wilson Sayre Papers

    The Jessie Wilson Sayre Papers document the close relationships amongst the Wilson
    and Axson families in the early twentieth century and provide details into their
    lives. The collection includes correspondence to and from Jessie Wilson Sayre, before
    and after her marriage. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Sayre before
    her marriage from her parents, sisters, and her mother's family, the Axsons. The
    collection also contains her address book.

  • Michael A. Feighan papers

    Consists of papers of Feighan covering his years in Congress (1943-1971). Of note are records relating to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, as Feighan chaired the House subcommittee dealing with this issue. Other subjects include Cleveland and Ohio politics, particularly the Democratic Party's role.

  • Dana Gardner Munro Papers

    The Dana Gardner Munro Papers document segments of the scholarly and diplomatic work of Munro. Included in the collection are drafts of articles, book chapters, book reviews, and lectures. Munro's time as a diplomat is reflected in subject files and State Department Press Releases chronicling United States relations with individual Latin American countries as well as larger regional themes.

  • William Alfred Eddy Papers

    Consists of papers of Eddy (Princeton Class of 1917). Included are notes and articles (and drafts) concerning his interests in the Arabic language, 18th-century literature, and Jonathan Swift; Hobart College presidency correspondence and related scrapbooks; military documents regarding his role in planning WWII North African landings, the President Roosevelt/King Ibn Saud meeting at the Suez Canal, and the U.S. treaty with Yemen (1946); numerous addresses, some college journals, and class notebooks; and photographs of Middle East dignitaries and landscapes.

  • George F. Kennan Papers

    Kennan's papers document his career as a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and his time in the Foreign Service, and include his correspondence files, published and unpublished writings, and personal files. Many of the papers are related to his study of Russian history and foreign policy or his critical analysis of American foreign policy.

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