American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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).

  • John Bartlow Martin Papers on Adlai Stevenson

    The John Bartlow Martin papers on Adlai Stevenson contain transcripts of interviews and Martin's notes used in the preparation of the two volume biography, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (1976) and Adlai Stevenson and the World (1977).

  • 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

  • New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records

    The New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records document the history of several of projects undertaken by the New Jersey WPA. They include the New Jersey Historical Records Survey, the Agricultural Administration Act, and the Indian Site Survey of New Jersey. Also included are reports that were collected in an attempt to preserve the history of New Jersey’s municipal governments.

  • 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.

  • Arthur F. Rall papers

    This collection includes several drafts of Rall's memoirs of his time as a CIA operative in Saigon, as well as correspondence, essays and
    magazine pieces, and embassy memoranda.

  • David E. Lilienthal Papers

    This collection consists of the papers of Lilienthal spanning his entire career.

  • 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.

  • George S. McGovern Papers Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

    The Audiovisual Materials Series documents George McGovern's political career,
    including his years in the House of Representatives 1956-1960 (no materials dating
    from 1956), his service as Special Assistant to the President, in which function he
    directed the Food for Peace Program (1961-1962), and his senatorial career
    (1962-1981). In addition, the series contains campaign materials from McGovern's
    House and Senate campaigns as well as his 1972 presidential campaign and his

  • 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.

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