American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Council on Foreign Relations Records
The Records of the Council on Foreign Relations document the history of this research organization from its founding in 1921 through the present, detailing its role in underpinning the development of an internationalist tradition in the twentieth century United States. The collection includes valuable source documents and papers from meetings, group discussions and studies, and conferences led by American and international experts and visiting statesmen in both New York and Washington, D.C.
Kenneth H. Rockey papers
Consists of selected papers of Rockey (Princeton Class of 1916), including memoranda, correspondence, and reports from the period when he served as chairman (1942-1944) of the Navy Price Adjustment Board on the development and administration of defense contract renegotiations during World War II and post-war economic policy and planning. For this service Rockey was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal.
Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series
The Allen W. Dulles Digital Files contain scanned images of professional correspondence, reports, lectures, and administrative papers. The Agency culled these documents from Dulles's home office immediately after his death in 1969 and they continue to maintain the originals. The Agency redacted the documents and provided PDF scans to Princeton University in Spring 2007.
George Field Collection of Freedom House Files
Consists of records assembled by George Field relating to Freedom House, a clearinghouse for major organizations dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom and democracy. Included are correspondence with world leaders, educators, journalists, authors, and others, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Robert Lansing Papers
With the exception of a small number of sketches and photographs, the Lansing Papers consist exclusively of typescript and manuscript material, including letters, telegrams, memoranda, essays, addresses, and diaries. While this material documents many of Lansing's concerns, particularly in his capacity as a lawyer, writer, and public official, there are significant lacunae. Among Lansing's official and personal papers, some years are entirely unrepresented while others are virtually so. Enclosures referred to in letters are often missing.
Council on Books in Wartime Records
Consists of the records of the Council on Books in Wartime. Included are records from
the preliminary foundation meetings at Times Hall, New York City, through the
cessation of formal operations in 1946. There are administrative files containing
minutes of the Board of Directors, headed by Archibald Ogden, the Executive
Committee, chaired by W. W. Norton, and annual meeting proceeedings; subject files of
Kennett Love Papers
Consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, tape recordings, and other material relating to the career of Love (Princeton Class of 1946) as a writer and journalist. Most of the material deals with his book Suez -- The Twice-Fought War: A History (1969).
Allen W. Dulles Papers
The Allen W. Dulles Papers contains correspondence, speeches, writings, and photographs documenting the life of this lawyer, diplomat, businessman, and spy. One of the longest-serving directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (1953-1961), he also served in a key intelligence post in Bern, Switzerland during World War II where he established his reputation as an intelligence operative with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The collection is useful for understanding the role of both a private citizen and public servant's role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.
George Adams Graham Papers
The bulk of the collection consists of Graham's subject files from his service on the Committee on Indian Affairs in 1948. The committee was convened as a subcommittee of the Hoover Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government. According to Graham, unlike the other Hoover Commission subcommittees, the Committee on Indian Affairs was formed later in the tenure of the Commission - almost as an afterthought - and Hoover asked Graham to chair the committee, although Graham had no prior special knowledge of Indian affairs.
Robert F. Goheen Papers
The Robert F. Goheen Papers contain records that Goheen kept before and after he served as president of Princeton University (1957-1972). They include files Goheen kept as a graduate student, instructor and professor in Princeton University's Department of Classics for the period 1939-1957. The collection also contains U.S. army records for 1942-1945, when Goheen had interrupted his studies for service during the Second World War, and for 1945-1956, when he served in the Officers Reserve Corps.
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