World War I
Collections with Divisional Holdings
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.
William Hard Papers
The collection contains Hard's files for a planned book on the League of Nations fight, which include voluminous correspondence, notes, typescripts, articles, speeches, articles, and supplementary materials. Correspondence files include drafts of conversations with Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and other prominent personalities. Notes and typescripts contain the book outline and typed chapters; reference notes on various issues including the League Fight, Versailles Treaty and the World Court.
American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 1, The Roger Baldwin Years
The American Civil Liberties Union Records, The Roger Baldwin years, document the activities of the ACLU from 1917 through 1950. The files contain materials on conscientious objection, freedom of speech, academic and religious freedom, censorship, labor rights, the Espionage Act of 1917, political demonstrations, political propaganda, the Ku Klux Klan and other patrioteering organizations, mob violence, racism, lynching, and other civil liberty issues. Materials include correspondence and newspaper clippings.
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. Walkers 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, womens rights, child labor, strikes, and colonialism. Walkers largest topic of satire revolved around domestic political policy. The melting pot theory became a major area of Walkers exploration.
Western European Theater Political Pamphlet Collection
Contains pamphlets published in Europe during and immediately after World War I. They
cover a broad range of topics including the economy, the press, the military, arms,
territorial disputes, and others. The collection also includes speeches, sermons,
bulletins, calendars, and songbooks.
Warren Worth Bailey Papers
Consists of Bailey's correspondence with various political figures, family, and friends and material concerning the Bailey Bill for the extension of free mail service (1913-1914), war tax matters, and the Johnstown, Pa., flood of 1889.
Roger Nash Baldwin Papers
The Baldwin Papers consist mainly of typescript and manuscript documents, including personal correspondence, business correspondence, memoranda, published and typescript articles, manuscripts and notes for speeches, notes from travels, and printed material. There are also a considerable number of photographs and an album presented to Baldwin at the Thirtieth Anniversary of the ACLU, on February 22, 1950.
Robert Lansing Papers
With the exception of a small number of sketches and photographs, the Lansing Papers consist exclusively of typescript and manuscript material, including letters, telegrams, memoranda, essays, addresses, and diaries. While this material documents many of Lansing's concerns, particularly in his capacity as a lawyer, writer, and public official, there are significant lacunae. Among Lansing's official and personal papers, some years are entirely unrepresented while others are virtually so. Enclosures referred to in letters are often missing.
Raymond Blaine Fosdick Papers
The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the political events occurring during World War I. The collection also contains articles, books, memorandum, reports, and photographs.
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.
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