American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Clifford Nickles Carver Papers

    Consists primarily of correspondence relating to the work of Carver (Princeton Class of 1913) as secretary (1914-1915) to Walter H. Page, the American ambassador in London, as secretary (1915) to Edward Mandell House in Europe, and as assistant to Bernard M. Baruch working for the War Industries Board, and to his commission in the U.S. Navy attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence (1917-1918).

  • United Service to China Records

    Consists of records of an umbrella organization, originally known as United China Relief (1941-1945) and later as United Service to China (1946-1966), which coordinated various agencies in their wartime and post-war civilian relief activities to aid the people of Nationalist China, first on the mainland and subsequently on Taiwan. Agencies represented include the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, the American Friends Service Committee, Indusco, Inc., the Institute of Pacific Relations, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

  • American Committee for Devastated France Records

    The collection contains annual reports, minutes, records of account, promotional pamphlets and several news clippings praising the work of the ACDF. A report by an unknown author chronicles the establishment of École de Scoutisme, and recommends facilitating “the scout movement of France.” Approximately half of the collection consists of the correspondence (1920-1926) of ACDF treasurer Alexander C. Humphreys. The letters and telegrams document exchanges between Humphreys and several members of the Executive Committee (especially Chairman Anne Morgan) on funds allocation.

  • Frank Thompson Papers

    The Thompson Papers consist of the files maintained by Frank Thompson's offices throughout his political career, beginning with his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955. They include speeches, statements, correspondence, copies of replies to constituents, records relating to congressional committees, agencies, and cases, government publications, photographs, and other printed materials.The collection contains information on foreign relations, civil rights, social security and Medicare, public utilities, and New Jersey state matters.

  • Luther P. Eisenhart Collection on Woodrow Wilson

    The Luther P. Eisenhart Collection on Woodrow Wilson consists of Woodrow Wilson-related materials such as Wilson letters to Eisenhart, Eisenhart correspondence about Wilson, printed material and ephemera. In addition, there is a folder of letters received by Eisenhart's son Churchill Eisenhart (Princeton Class of 1934), from various family members and acquaintances.

  • Clarence B. Randall Papers

    Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts as chairman of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy (1953-1954) and the Council on Foreign Economic Policy (1956-1961), as special consultant and special assistant to Eisenhower on foreign economic policy (1954-1961), special emissary to Turkey (1956) and Ghana (1961), and as chairman of the Dept.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family

    The majority of the Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family collection consists of personal letters written by Theodore Roosevelt and members of his family to Gordon M. Russell. The correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel Carow Roosevelt (Roosevelt's wife), Kermit Roosevelt (Roosevelt's son), and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (Roosevelt's son).

  • American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. Office Records

    Material in the two series includes correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, legal briefs and pleadings, testimony, press releases, publications, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Series 1, Irving Ferman Records, contains more administrative documents than does Series 2, Lawrence Speiser Records, which consists largely of case files. Speiser's records also contain files that pre-date his position as director of the Washington, D.C. Office.Both series contain similar headings and subheadings.

  • 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.

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