American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Political Cartoon Collection
This artificial collection consists of one thousand original drawings, including
a significant number by Charles Lewis Bartholomew, Otho Cushing, Homer C.
Davenport, John Tinney McCutcheon, and Frank Arthur Nankivell. Other artists
that are well represented include Louis Glackens, Harold Imbrie, Udo J. Keppler,
Norman Ritchie, and Fred O. Seibel.
William W. Lockwood
The bulk of the William W. Lockwood Papers relate to the American Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR). These papers specifically document the IPR and Lockwood's activities within the IPR during the McCarthy era, and include minutes, correspondence, conference reports and IPR research projects and publications. A significant amount of the IPR papers concern the investigation of the IPR by Senator Joseph McCarthy and Senator Pat McCarran and the subsequent 1952 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on the alleged Communist activities of the organization and some of its members.
Charles T. Lanham Papers
The Charles T. Lanham Papers documents the general’s WWII and post war military service, his private sector employment with several corporations, and his extensive correspondence from 1944 until his death in 1978. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents. The materials that compose the private sector series, the majority of which are correspondence, document his individual work and the activities of the Market Relations, Penn Texas, and Xerox corporations.
Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records
The Fight for Freedom, Inc. Archives documents the views and activities of a national citizen’s organization that was formed in April 1941 to press for the United States’s immediate entry into World War II in defense of Britain and other victims of Nazi aggression. The collection consists of organizational records and material acquired in the course of Fight for Freedom’s work, including correspondence, speeches, writings, press releases, administrative records, printed matter, photographs, phonograph records, and ephemera.
Joseph A. Robinson Papers
Robinson was involved in the establishment of informational and cultural affairs agencies in India, Saigon and Warsaw, and in his letters describes both the internal politics and external challenges of establishing an American news presence abroad. Robinson's account of the creation of the Saigon office is especially thorough.At the beginning of the correspondence run, Robinson has just been offered a position in the Office of the Coordinator of Information.
Hugh Moore Fund Collection
Consists of correspondence, memoranda, articles, speeches, photographs, and
posters belonging to Moore, relating to his interest in the areas of world peace
and world population. The organizations which the Hugh Moore Fund supported or
on which Hugh Moore served include the United Nations Association, the League of
Nations, American Council on NATO, the Atlantic Citizen's Congress, the Atlantic
Philip G. Strong Collection on Espionage
Consists mainly of printed matter collected by Strong (Princeton Class of 1922) relating to the field of strategic and scientific intelligence and espionage. Included are copies of partial bibliographies of Allen W.
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
William Starr Myers Papers
The William Starr Myers Papers document his teaching career and published works, and include diaries, drafts, notes, lectures, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. Myers' work as a professor, examples of Myers' professional involvement, and areas of focus are evident throughout the collection. Myers' areas of study include the Republican Party, New Jersey history, and Far East Asian politics.
Charles A. Eaton Papers
The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.
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