American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Adlai E. Stevenson Papers

    The Adlai E. Stevenson Papers contain correspondence, speeches, writings, campaign materials, United Nations materials, subject files, personal files, scrapbooks, travel materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The correspondence is a particularly rich resource for documenting all aspects of Stevenson's life and career. Stevenson's two presidential campaigns and service to the United Nations in both the 1940s and early 1960s are also well-documented in the appropriate series.

  • Emmet Hughes Papers

    The bulk of the collection consists of various versions and revisions of speeches, many of them containing comments or editing by President Eisenhower. The letters and notes found in the correspondence series cover a range of topics, some of which are related to the campaigns.

  • John J.B. Shea Papers on Adlai E. Stevenson

    The correspondence, inter-office memoranda, public opinion polls, reports, press releases, issue files, newsletters, campaign ephemera and audio tapes detail the relationship between the central New York committee and its local affiliates, and their efforts to get Stevenson nominated as well as elected.

  • H.H. Wilson Papers

    The H.H. Wilson papers consist of correspondence, course material, speeches, and publications that document Wilson's interest in civil liberties.

  • Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project Records

    The records of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, compiled by chief editor Arthur S. Link and his staff, document the life and times of the former Princeton University president, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, as well as the project to bring together documentation by and about Wilson.

  • William H. Walker Cartoon Collection

    Consists of approximately 1000 pen-and-ink drawings for cartoons which Walker published in Life magazine between 1894 and 1922. Walker’s images touch on topics including the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the invasion of the Philippines, the rise of the railroads, voting rights, political corruption, isolationism, xenophobia, World War I, women’s rights, child labor, strikes, and colonialism. Walker’s largest topic of satire revolved around domestic political policy. The melting pot theory became a major area of Walker’s exploration.

  • William O. Baker Papers

    Baker's papers document his government service beginning with President Eisenhower, as well as his career at Bell Labs, and include correspondence, writings, and reports. The papers include materials on his governmental service at both the federal and New Jersey state level, notably for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), New Jersey Board of Higher Education, and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

  • Carl Tobey Papers

    Consists mainly of correspondence and manuscripts of Tobey (Princeton Class of
    1940) from the period (1955-1976) when he was a member of the staff of the
    Turkish Ministry of Education in Samsun, Turkey, teaching English. There are 21
    binders of correspondence, photographs, and cards from various friends, family,
    and associates reflecting his interests in Turkish literature and music,
    horticulture, and the collecting of botanical specimens. Also included are

  • W. Willard Wirtz Collection on Adlai Stevenson

    The W. Willard Wirtz Collection on Adlai Stevenson documents Stevenson’s 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns, as well as Stevenson’s other political activities through 1960. Because Wirtz was a speechwriter in 1952, in charge of speech content in 1956, and a close advisor and occasional speechwriter at other times, this collection documents most strongly the campaign activities of drafting speeches and fine-tuning policy statements.Speeches and drafts form the bulk of the collection, although campaign memoranda, correspondence, and reports may also be found here.

  • Eugene M. Becker Papers

    The Eugene M.

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