American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
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.
Arthur S. Link Papers
The collection consists of personal papers of Arthur S. Link. Included are correspondence, papers, writings, notes on Link's biography of Woodrow Wilson, lecture notes, office files, and presidency records of the American Historical Association.
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.
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.
Council on Foreign Relations Records
The Records of the Council on Foreign Relations document the history of this research organization from its founding in 1921 through the present, detailing its role in underpinning the development of an internationalist tradition in the twentieth century United States. The collection includes valuable source documents and papers from meetings, group discussions and studies, and conferences led by American and international experts and visiting statesmen in both New York and Washington, D.C.
George Field Collection of Freedom House Files
Consists of records assembled by George Field relating to Freedom House, a clearinghouse for major organizations dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom and democracy. Included are correspondence with world leaders, educators, journalists, authors, and others, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D.
James Hugh Keeley, Jr. Papers
Consists primarily of correspondence but also includes writings, clippings, various personal records, and photographs that document Keeley's career in the Foreign Service. Series 1 contains personal and office correspondence that details the foreign service world and the political climate in countries where Keeley was stationed. Series 2 is not extensive and supplements Series 1.
Arthur Krock Papers
The Krock papers document his journalism career, especially with The New York Times, and include his correspondence, his writings, and biographical materials. Krock's correspondence is with political figures, businessmen, academics, and his readers about American politics and government, journalism, and Krock's career. The papers also include memoranda by Krock recording his interactions with public figures as Washington correspondent for The New York Times.
McCarter and English Records on U.S. Indian Claims Cases
This collection preserves the files of the law firm of McCarter & English of Newark, New Jersey, for several cases before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970. These cases are as follows:
Docket 11A, Otoe & Missouria Tribe and the Iowa Tribe… v. U.S.
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.
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