American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records
The Fight for Freedom, Inc. Archives documents the views and activities of a national citizen’s organization that was formed in April 1941 to press for the United States’s immediate entry into World War II in defense of Britain and other victims of Nazi aggression. The collection consists of organizational records and material acquired in the course of Fight for Freedom’s work, including correspondence, speeches, writings, press releases, administrative records, printed matter, photographs, phonograph records, and ephemera.
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
Hugh Moore Fund Collection
Consists of correspondence, memoranda, articles, speeches, photographs, and
posters belonging to Moore, relating to his interest in the areas of world peace
and world population. The organizations which the Hugh Moore Fund supported or
on which Hugh Moore served include the United Nations Association, the League of
Nations, American Council on NATO, the Atlantic Citizen's Congress, the Atlantic
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.
Charles T. Lanham Papers
The Charles T. Lanham Papers documents the general’s WWII and post war military service, his private sector employment with several corporations, and his extensive correspondence from 1944 until his death in 1978. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents. The materials that compose the private sector series, the majority of which are correspondence, document his individual work and the activities of the Market Relations, Penn Texas, and Xerox corporations.
Charles A. Eaton Papers
The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.
American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 2
These Records document the activities of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in protecting individual rights between 1947 and 1995. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs, legal files, exhibit materials, and audio-visual materials.
Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen Papers
The Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Papers document his career as the United States House representative of New Jersey's 5th district from 1952 to 1975. The papers focus on his House activities, his service on the Committee of Education and Labor and Committee on Foreign Relations, as well as to his tenure on the United Nations General Assembly.
Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers
The Eberstadt papers primarily document his extensive career in public service to the United States related to defense and the economy, as well as his career as an investment banker and his personal life, and include correspondence, reports, his writings, and his personal papers. The papers especially document his work during World War II with the production and distribution of supplies to the military, and his subsequent work on the reorganization of the military.
William O. Douglas oral history interviews
Consists of a 384-page transcription of taped conversations--and the tapes themselves--between Associate Justice of the Supreme Court William O. Douglas and Walter F. Murphy, professor of politics at Princeton University. Recorded on 19 cassettes, the interviews took place from 1961 to 1963 and were transcribed in the Library, but were not edited by either participant.The interviews cover most of Douglas' government career. Names which occur frequently in the conversations include Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Charles E. Hughes, Franklin D.
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