American History/20th Century
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Norman Armour Papers
The collection contains approximately 145 letters to Armour, somewhat affectionate and personal in nature, from Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon.Other notable correspondents include John Foster Dulles, Dean Acheson, Henry Stimson, George Kennan and other State Department figures, various U.S. Senators, and J.
Harold Sprout Collection on the London Naval Conference (1930)
Consists of Sprout's collection of copies of papers in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library (Iowa) pertaining to the London Naval Conference of 1930 which resulted in a treaty for the limitation of naval armaments and the exchange of information concerning naval construction between the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. Included are notes, correspondence, and reports of Herbert Hoover, Henry L. Stimson, Edward P. Bell, Charles F. Adams, and members of the American delegation to the naval conference.
William E. Colby Papers
The William E. Colby Papers reflect primarily Colby's post-CIA career as a consultant in international relations. However, there is a small amount of materials from his tenure at the CIA, including the texts of his testimony before Congress. Also of interest is material relating to the forty-year reunion of OSS officers who had served in France and Norway (including a thesis manuscript on the group's activities during the war).
Arnold A. Rogow Papers on James V. Forrestal
The Rogow Papers are composed of materials he collected for his book James Forrestal: A Study of Personality, Politics, and Policy (The Macmillan Press: New York, 1963) and include correspondence with individuals who knew Forrestal, Rogow's notes, and other research materials. Also included are copies of some of Forrestal's correspondence and materials related to the publication of the book.
Blair Clark Papers
The Blair Clark Papers document Clark's professional activities as a member of the CBS News staff. Additionally, there is information pertaining to his involvement in the establishment of the Edward R. Murrow Chair at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Personal correspondence includes handwritten notes from both Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy.
John Bartlow Martin Papers on Adlai Stevenson
The John Bartlow Martin papers on Adlai Stevenson contain transcripts of interviews and Martin's notes used in the preparation of the two volume biography, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (1976) and Adlai Stevenson and the World (1977).
Dwight D. Eisenhower White House photographs
Consists of White House photographs (1950-1960) that are mainly of President Eisenhower on various public occasions. In a number of photographs he is shown together with his family, John Foster Dulles, and other statesmen.
New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records
The New Jersey Works Progress Administration Records document the history of several of projects undertaken by the New Jersey WPA. They include the New Jersey Historical Records Survey, the Agricultural Administration Act, and the Indian Site Survey of New Jersey. Also included are reports that were collected in an attempt to preserve the history of New Jersey’s municipal governments.
Harold R. Medina papers
This collection includes legal records, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and teaching materials; in aggregate, they offer a substantial record of Medina's life and work. The bulk of the records in this collection is legal records, collected by Medina at a time when such resources were not widely distributed. They provide an almost-comprehensive record of Medina's career as a lawyer and judge.Correspondence is usually kept in chronological rather than subject order.
William Cattell Trimble Papers
The William C. Trimble Papers reflect Trimble's career in the Foreign Service, with more documentation from his years in Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, and from his work covering Africa. Most of the material is routine in nature, but letters detailing his views and the challenges he faced in his various postings can also be found.
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