American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Bernard Flexner Papers
Contains the personal papers of Flexner, including diaries and letters to his sister Mary while he served with the American Red Cross Commission to Romania (1917) and as counsel for the Zionist delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); material concerning Albert Einstein, Franklin D.
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
Don Oberdorfer Papers
This collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Oberdorfer with both Soviet and American foreign policy officials about events occurring between 1983 and 1990, as well as records detailing those events.
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.
Harold B. Hoskins Papers
The Harold B. Hoskins Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, publications, maps, and professional files that document Hoskins' personal and professional activities, as well as the Hoskins family. See individual series descriptions for more specific information on each series.
World War I papers of William Collins Vandewater
Consists of selected papers of Vandewater (Princeton Class of 1907) relating to his participation (1918-1919) as a captain in the 160th Infantry Brigade of the 80th Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in France where they were attached to British Army forces. Included are dispatches, operation reports, battlefield orders and instructions, personnel lists, recommendations for meritorious service awards, and reports concerning the battles at Arras, St. Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, and Bethincourt.
Barr Ferree collection
Consists of two groups of material collected by Ferree: 1) copies of government reports, resolutions, proclamations, statements, and clippings concerning foreign relations, the entry of the United States into World War I, and other varied issues during the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Included are replies to Ferree's requests from the president's secretary, Joseph P. Tumulty.
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.
Derso and Kelen Collection
The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of over 1100 lithographs, watercolors and pen and ink drawings representing the wide-ranging artistic work and political commentary of Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The subject of their political reportage focuses on the events of inter-war Europe with a particular emphasis on international politics, the diplomatic scene, and the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Taos Blue Lake Collection
Contains correspondence, memoranda, news releases, ledgers, and copies of bills and hearings documenting part of a land title dispute between the Taos Indians of New Mexico and the federal government. The Barbara Greene Kilberg Collection of White House Papers documents Kilberg's lobbying of the Nixon administration on behalf of the Pueblo and her efforts to end the strong opposition of New Mexico Senator Clinton P. Anderson. Her papers include correspondence between White House administration and staff and the White House and members of Congress.
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