American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • 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.

  • Joseph Coy Green Papers

    This collection consists mainly of papers of Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) relating to his government positions: as an official in the Department of State including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953).

  • Bernard M. Baruch Papers

    This collection consists consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs. It includes several runs of office correspondence as well as a small amount of personal correspondence. Among the Political Activities documented in this collection are his involvement in the War Industries Board, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, the Council of National Defense, the National Industrial Conference, the Saratoga Springs Commission, the Rubber Survey Committee, the War and Post-War Adjustment Unit of the U.S.

  • Philip A. Crowl Collection on John Foster Dulles

    Crowl's Collection on John Foster Dulles is composed of Crowl's research materials for an unwritten biography on Dulles, including photocopies of correspondence, oral histories, and other materials about Dulles's entire career, as well as his family and personal life. The correspondence is between Dulles and politicians, government officials, and leaders of governments throughout the world, and concerned citizens in the United States, on a variety of issues related to his service to the United States government.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Library files relating to John Foster Dulles

    Consists of copies of correspondence, telephone conversations, memoranda, messages, statements, speeches, treaty drafts, and other material in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, relating to John Foster Dulles (Princeton Class of 1908) during his term as secretary of state (1951-1959), which have been declassified by the General Services Administration from 1979 to the present. Included are papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower and files of John M. Allison on Japan.

  • William P. Bundy Papers

    The William P. Bundy Papers are arranged by form and consists of correspondence,
    speeches, articles, memoranda, appointment books, and trip and book notes. A small
    portion of the collection documents Bundy's career in public service including Deputy
    Assistant Directory, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency;
    Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security

  • Harold Gardiner Bowen Papers

    Consists of selected papers of Vice-Admiral Bowen including speeches, articles, documents, printed matter, and manuscripts for his book Ships, Machinery, and Mossbacks, The Autobiography of a Naval Engineer (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1954). The papers primarily refer to his various activities as director of the Naval Research Laboratory (1939-1942), special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy (1939-1947), chief of the Office of Naval Research (1946-1947), and executive secretary of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation.

  • Allen Macy Dulles Papers

    The collection consists of correspondence between family members prior to and following Allen Macy Dulles' injury as a Marine lieutenant in the Korean War. Prior to the injury, the correspondence documents Dulles's education and activities at primary school, Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and Oxford University.

  • John Van Antwerp MacMurray Papers

    Consists of public and personal papers of MacMurray (Princeton Class of 1902) and his father, Junius Wilson MacMurray (1843-1898), but the collection primarily relates to MacMurray's diplomatic career as assistant secretary of state (1924-1925), minister to China (1925-1929) and Turkey (1936-1942), chairman (1937-1938) of the Joint Preparatory Committee on Philippine Affairs, and chairman (1933-1938) of the International Wheat Advisory Committee. Included are MacMurray's correspondence and related papers concerning State Dept.

  • Benjamin Strong Collection

    Contains records pertaining to the former Benjamin Strong Collection of Foreign Public Finance in Princeton University Library, which was funded by Strong with the objective of acquiring books and original source material chronicling the development of foreign public finance, central banking, and international trade. Included are correspondence (1925-1950) of librarians Laura S. Turnbull and James Thayer Gerould, bulletins, reports, committee files, and requests to foreign countries for related publications.

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