Princeton holdings are particularly strong in in documenting the architects of the Cold War and include the papers of Hamilton Fish Armstrong, James A. Baker III, George W. Ball, Bernard M. Baruch, Allen W. Dulles, John Foster Dulles, James V. Forrestal, George F. Kennan, David E. Lilienthal, George S. McGovern, and Adlai E. Stevenson. All of these collections can be searched using the Finding Aids website.
Collections with Divisional Holdings
Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series
The Allen W. Dulles Digital Files contain scanned images of professional correspondence, reports, lectures, and administrative papers. The Agency culled these documents from Dulles's home office immediately after his death in 1969 and they continue to maintain the originals. The Agency redacted the documents and provided PDF scans to Princeton University in Spring 2007.
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
Allen W. Dulles Papers
The Allen W. Dulles Papers contains correspondence, speeches, writings, and photographs documenting the life of this lawyer, diplomat, businessman, and spy. One of the longest-serving directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (1953-1961), he also served in a key intelligence post in Bern, Switzerland during World War II where he established his reputation as an intelligence operative with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The collection is useful for understanding the role of both a private citizen and public servant's role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
H. Alexander Smith Papers
The H. Alexander Smith Papers document his career as a lawyer, executive secretary and lecturer at Princeton University, and United States Senator from New Jersey. The bulk of documentation focuses on his tenure in the Senate and the period immediately after, when he served as a Special Consultant on Foreign Affairs to the Secretary of State. The papers also contain documents created during his work at Princeton.
Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers
Consists of both personal and public papers of Armstrong (Princeton Class of 1916), including correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, writings, memorabilia, photographs, and clippings. The correspondence series is a major resource for the shaping of 20th-century American foreign policy. It documents the history of the Council, the expanding role of FOREIGN AFFAIRS magazine, the interactions of Armstrong and Archibald Cary Coolidge in shaping the journal, and Armstrong’s extended discussions with public servants, academics, and journalists regarding leading issues between 1920 and 1972.
William W. Lockwood
The bulk of the William W. Lockwood Papers relate to the American Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR). These papers specifically document the IPR and Lockwood's activities within the IPR during the McCarthy era, and include minutes, correspondence, conference reports and IPR research projects and publications. A significant amount of the IPR papers concern the investigation of the IPR by Senator Joseph McCarthy and Senator Pat McCarran and the subsequent 1952 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on the alleged Communist activities of the organization and some of its members.
George W. Ball Papers
The George W. Ball Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches,
telecons, minutes, appointment books, writings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial
information, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual material
documenting the private and public life of this lawyer, under secretary of state,
ambassador, author and investment banker.The material is arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted and includes items in
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