American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Civil Service Reform Association files

    Consists of some files of the Civil Service Reform Association and its affiliates, containing correspondence and reports urging that appointments to the Civil Service be based upon a competitive examination. Included are letters from Theodore Roosevelt, a member of the United States Civil Service Commission (1889-1895), George McAneny, secretary of the National Civil Service Reform League, and William Potts.

  • Rubber Development Corporation, Amazon Division Records

    Consists of records of the Rubber Development Corporation's Amazon Division, managed by Philip H. Williams in Manaos, Brazil, during World War II. Included are business and financial files (1942-1945)–correspondence, memoranda, technicians' reports, charts, photographs, newspaper clippings–relating to personnel, supplies, accounts, sales, stock, native tappers, and sources and treatment of rubber.

  • Franklin Book Programs Records

    The Franklin Book Programs Records contain the administrative records of this non-profit, educational organization. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, contracts, photographs and other audiovisual material documenting Franklin's twenty-six year existence.

  • 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).

  • Liberty Loan Committee Records

    The Liberty Loan Committee Records document the four Liberty Loan and the Victory Loan campaigns and include advertisements, committee memoranda, forms and descriptions of the loans, and subscription information. Additionally, the records include materials about other organizations active during World War I, especially those involved in fundraising and aid work, including the sale of war savings stamps by the National War Savings Committee.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Charles W. Yost Papers

    Yost's papers document his professional life in the Foreign Service, as well as his time in academia, and include his correspondence, writings, and photographs. The papers document Yost's service as ambassador to the United Nations, as well as his work in Europe and Asia in several diplomatic posts, notably in Laos and the Middle East.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Roland S. Morris Papers

    The Roland S. Morris Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, and other materials that document Morris's family life, political involvement in the Democratic Party, and his position as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921. The collection includes correspondence between Morris and his family, particularly his wife, Augusta Shippen West, as well as official incoming correspondence during Morris's ambassadorship and correspondence from Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson to Morris.

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