American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Steuben Society of America files

    Consists of a small group of papers from various local chapters of the Steuben Society of America. Included are circulars, form letters, and correspondence--with Senator Hiram Johnson, secretary of the society Hermann Koch, and other officials--encouraging German-Americans in political and civic patriotism and referring to their efforts both to repudiate the \war guilt clause\ of the Versailles Treaty and to provide relief for post-World War I Germany.

  • 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

  • David Lawrence Papers

    Consists of the papers of Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1910), including correspondence with John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Gallup, Herbert Hoover, Catherine Joseph, Ellanor Campbell Lawrence, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many others; articles and speeches; a large file of his dispatches (1915-1973) as a correspondent for the Associated Press and later as an independent; editorials (1933-1973) for the U.S.

  • Lindley M. Garrison Papers

    Garrison's papers document his service as Secretary of War and include correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence includes letters between Garrison and government officials, legislators and citizens, and includes discussions of military policy and business pleasantries. The majority of the papers document United States military preparation before entering World War I, and also includes materials regarding the Philippines and Mexico.

  • Gilbert F. Close Papers

    The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence from Close's tenure in the government, as well as items gathered while traveling with President Wilson to Europe in 1918-1919 for the Paris Peace Conference. Many photographs from the trip are part of the collection, including multiple photos of President Woodrow Wilson, Britain's David Lloyd George, France's Georges Clemenceau, and Italy's Vittorio Orlando.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • A socialist's faith collection

    Consists of a semi-autobiographical work, A SOCIALIST'S FAITH (1951), by Norman Thomas (Princeton Class of 1905): the original typescript with holograph corrections and three sets of galleys.

  • Arthur Poillon Papers

    Consists of papers of Poillon mainly related to the Philippine Islands where Poillon was stationed (1899-1906) as a lieutenant with the U.S. 14th Cavalry. Included are typed translations of Jesuit letters (1885-1886) from missions on Mindanao; articles and notes on the history, customs, and folklore of the Moro Indians; diaries (1906-1911); Poillon's two reports, \A Report on the Celebes Islands\ (1906) and \A Report on the Colonial Army of the Netherlands Indies\ (1906); notebooks of clippings concerning the Philippine Islands and his commanding officer General Tasker H.

  • 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).

  • Lincoln MacVeagh Papers

    Consists of papers of MacVeagh relating to his diplomatic career as minister to Greece (1933-1942), ambassador to the exiled Greek and Yugoslav governments in Cairo (1943-1944), and returning ambassador to Greece (1944-1947). Included are typed transcripts of portions of diaries covering much of this diplomatic period (1939-1945); dispatches and telegrams to the State Department (1933-1940) concerning primarily political and diplomatic events in Greece, such as General John Metaxas’s dictatorship, and Yugoslavia; and copies of his correspondence with President Franklin D.

  • 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

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