American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Frank Thompson Papers

    The Thompson Papers consist of the files maintained by Frank Thompson's offices throughout his political career, beginning with his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955. They include speeches, statements, correspondence, copies of replies to constituents, records relating to congressional committees, agencies, and cases, government publications, photographs, and other printed materials.The collection contains information on foreign relations, civil rights, social security and Medicare, public utilities, and New Jersey state matters.

  • Jacob D. Beam Papers

    The correspondence, filed chronologically and separated by decade, ranges from Beam's Foreign Service exam results to a letter from Nixon commending his book. Many of the letters are in appreciation of his service, hospitality and friendship sent by State Department figures and visiting dignitaries. (One typical note, addressed to Mrs. Beam, sends thanks for efforts and gifts bestowed, reading: “Our first American hose and toilet articles were especially appreciated.”) Other correspondence includes official certifications and instructions.

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State Records

    The records document the administration and issues of the organization from its founding and include correspondence, meeting materials, and publications. The majority of the papers are the correspondence and other files of executive committee members, notably Robert Puckett and Richard Puckett. Other records include the meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees and National Advisory Council, publicity materials and publications, and records related to legal cases, conferences, and other projects.

  • Luther P. Eisenhart Collection on Woodrow Wilson

    The Luther P. Eisenhart Collection on Woodrow Wilson consists of Woodrow Wilson-related materials such as Wilson letters to Eisenhart, Eisenhart correspondence about Wilson, printed material and ephemera. In addition, there is a folder of letters received by Eisenhart's son Churchill Eisenhart (Princeton Class of 1934), from various family members and acquaintances.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family

    The majority of the Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family collection consists of personal letters written by Theodore Roosevelt and members of his family to Gordon M. Russell. The correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel Carow Roosevelt (Roosevelt's wife), Kermit Roosevelt (Roosevelt's son), and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (Roosevelt's son).

  • Clarence B. Randall Papers

    Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts as chairman of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy (1953-1954) and the Council on Foreign Economic Policy (1956-1961), as special consultant and special assistant to Eisenhower on foreign economic policy (1954-1961), special emissary to Turkey (1956) and Ghana (1961), and as chairman of the Dept.

  • Frank W. Notestein Papers

    The Frank W. Notestein Papers document his position as a leader in the field of
    population and fertility research through his involvement at Princeton
    University as the Director of the Office of Population Research and as a faculty
    member (although the papers do not include substantial information on his
    classes or students), as well as through his work with the Population Council
    and the Population Association of America. It also documents his significant

  • Isaac W. Carpenter Papers

    Consists of seventeen notebooks containing a summary record of Carpenter's term in office as assistant secretary and controller for the Department of State from 1954 to 1957. Included are notes, correspondence, transcripts of conversations, schedules, reports, speeches, diaries, a few photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter primarily relating to budgetary and fiscal controls, personnel administration, and the operations of the Foreign Service, with files on two trips to Europe and the Middle East (1954 and 1955).

  • American Committee for Devastated France Records

    The collection contains annual reports, minutes, records of account, promotional pamphlets and several news clippings praising the work of the ACDF. A report by an unknown author chronicles the establishment of École de Scoutisme, and recommends facilitating “the scout movement of France.” Approximately half of the collection consists of the correspondence (1920-1926) of ACDF treasurer Alexander C. Humphreys. The letters and telegrams document exchanges between Humphreys and several members of the Executive Committee (especially Chairman Anne Morgan) on funds allocation.

  • Louis Fischer Papers

    This collection consists of correspondence, interviews, articles, notes, lectures,
    speeches, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document Fischer’s life as a
    journalist, writer, commentator on international affairs, and a founder of the
    Liberal Party (1944). The collection includes the papers of Fischer’s wife, Bertha
    \Markoosha\ Mark Fischer, as well as family correspondence and papers. General

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