American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
W. Willard Wirtz Collection on Adlai Stevenson
The W. Willard Wirtz Collection on Adlai Stevenson documents Stevenson’s 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns, as well as Stevenson’s other political activities through 1960. Because Wirtz was a speechwriter in 1952, in charge of speech content in 1956, and a close advisor and occasional speechwriter at other times, this collection documents most strongly the campaign activities of drafting speeches and fine-tuning policy statements.Speeches and drafts form the bulk of the collection, although campaign memoranda, correspondence, and reports may also be found here.
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
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).
David Aiken Reed Papers
Consists of scrapbooks of primarily newspaper clippings, but also photographs, correspondence, and copies of speeches, documenting the career of Reed (Princeton Class of 1900) between 1914 and 1940. Clippings also document, among other subjects, World War I, the 1932 Bonus March, the 1936 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notable correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Henry Luce, and General John J. Pershing. Some Hoover correspondence and clippings relate to Reed’s participation in the London Naval Conference of 1930 as the U.S delegate.
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
George McAneny Papers
Contains papers of McAneny--lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs--referring to his numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921).
Thomas Klinkel Collection on George McGovern
Consists of material collected by Thomas Klinkel relating to three George McGovern political campaigns in South Dakota. The majority of the collection refers to McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign and includes organizational charts, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, family and campaign photographs, slides of Vietnam, cassettes and tapes of speeches, radio and public service announcements, and campaign posters.
C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson
The C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson consist of a typed manuscript with holograph corrections of an unpublished biography of Woodrow Wilson.
Livingston T. Merchant Papers
Consists of papers of Merchant (Princeton Class of 1926)--correspondence, articles (mostly in printed sources), notes, speeches, statements, interviews, clippings, printed matter, and personal papers--primarily relating to his various positions as a diplomat at the American embassies in Paris (1945) and Nanking, China (1948), assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs (1949), U.S.
George S. McGovern Papers
The George McGovern papers are composed of George McGovern's office files and document his activities in the House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, as well as his time as director of the Food for Peace Program. The collection contains legislation files; campaign materials; correspondence; speech texts; schedules and invitations; travel files; patronage files; subject files; photographs; and audiovisual materials.
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