American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chalmers Benedict Wood Papers

    This collection includes writings, correspondence, clippings, and State Department documents from Chalmers Benedict Wood's time as a Foreign Service Officer in Vietnam in 1967-1969.

  • Eugene W. Sloan papers

    Consists of fourteen scrapbooks compiled by Sloan. Two scrapbooks, which Sloan compiled while Executive Director of the War Savings Staff, contain photographs, clippings, correspondence, and other mementos detailing his professional and personal life, including his World War I military service (including photographs) as well as his tenure at the Department of the Treasury in the Franklin Roosevelt administration. Letters of thanks from James Forrestal and Henry Morganthau to Sloan are included.

  • Howard F. Taylor Black Leadership Network StudyPapers

    Collection consists of Howard Taylor's survey files, organized by last name of the survey subject. Materials include a summary of the project methodology as well as survey questionnaires, automated quantitative analyses, resumes and biographies, and clippings. In addition, some files include cassette tapes of interviews.

  • H.H. Wilson Papers

    The H.H. Wilson papers consist of correspondence, course material, speeches, and publications that document Wilson's interest in civil liberties.

  • James V. Forrestal Papers

    The Forrestal Papers document his service from Under Secretary of the Navy to Secretary of Defense and include correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, and press releases. The papers also include Forrestal's diaries from this period. Forrestal's papers primarily document the progress of World War II, especially the role of the Navy, and the formation of the National Military Establishment (NME) to unify the U.S. military following the war, as well as the daily administration of the Navy and NME.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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