World War II

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.

  • Whiting Willauer Papers

    Consists of papers of Willauer (Princeton Class of 1928) relating mainly to his official, semi-official, and private concerns in China during and after World War II when he was executive secretary (1941-1944) for China Defense Supplies, Inc., which purchased airplanes for Claire Lee Chennault’s American Volunteer Group known as the \Flying Tigers;\ director (1944-1945) of the Far East branch of the Foreign Economic Administration; and president and vice-chairman of the board of the Civil Air Transport (CAT) company in China, co-founded with Chennault.

  • 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.

  • Tristan E. Beplat Papers

    Beplat's papers document his service in Japan and include memoranda, papers, and reports on the banks and economy of Japan from 1945 to 1948. The majority of the papers are related to his roles in the Finance Division of the Economic and Scientific Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Also included is a small amount of correspondence and personal papers.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Rubber Development Corporation, Amazon Division Records

    Consists of records of the Rubber Development Corporation's Amazon Division, managed by Philip H. Williams in Manaos, Brazil, during World War II. Included are business and financial files (1942-1945)–correspondence, memoranda, technicians' reports, charts, photographs, newspaper clippings–relating to personnel, supplies, accounts, sales, stock, native tappers, and sources and treatment of rubber.

  • Robert F. Goheen Papers

    The Robert F. Goheen Papers contain records that Goheen kept before and after he served as president of Princeton University (1957-1972). They include files Goheen kept as a graduate student, instructor and professor in Princeton University's Department of Classics for the period 1939-1957. The collection also contains U.S. army records for 1942-1945, when Goheen had interrupted his studies for service during the Second World War, and for 1945-1956, when he served in the Officers Reserve Corps.

  • Philipp Bouhler papers

    Contains correspondence and other miscellaneous documents--mainly about routine matters--of Bouhler, an official in the German Third Reich.

  • Nathan Kantrowitz Tokyo War Crimes Trials Photographs

    The collection contains 140 b/w negatives as well as prints of the International Military Tribunal of the Far East taken by Nathan Kantrowitz of the Army photography unit, 1946-1947. Also includes street scenes of buildings, workers, and children in Tokyo. The April 2009 Accrual contains 19 prints and 24 negatives of the Lower East Side and Little Italy, Manhattan, 1947.

  • Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Papers

    The Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Papers document Kirkpatrick's personal and professional activities from the 1930s to the 1980s. The bulk of the collection reflects Kirkpatrick's professional career in the Office of Strategic Services and United States Army, the Central Intelligence Agency, and at Brown University and other educational institutions.

  • Lincoln MacVeagh Papers

    Consists of papers of MacVeagh relating to his diplomatic career as minister to Greece (1933-1942), ambassador to the exiled Greek and Yugoslav governments in Cairo (1943-1944), and returning ambassador to Greece (1944-1947). Included are typed transcripts of portions of diaries covering much of this diplomatic period (1939-1945); dispatches and telegrams to the State Department (1933-1940) concerning primarily political and diplomatic events in Greece, such as General John Metaxas’s dictatorship, and Yugoslavia; and copies of his correspondence with President Franklin D.

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