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Philip A. Crowl Collection on John Foster Dulles

Crowl's Collection on John Foster Dulles is composed of Crowl's research materials for an unwritten biography on Dulles, including photocopies of correspondence, oral histories, and other materials about Dulles's entire career, as well as his family and personal life. The correspondence is between Dulles and politicians, government officials, and leaders of governments throughout the world, and concerned citizens in the United States, on a variety of issues related to his service to the United States government. The oral histories were created for the John Foster Dulles Oral History Project at Princeton University and contain interviews with the men and women who knew and worked with Dulles throughout his career. The collection also includes copies of articles, scholarly papers, excerpts from Dulles's journals, and speeches, articles, and statements written by Dulles. The majority of the copies are from two collections housed at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library: the John Foster Dulles Papers and the John Foster Dulles Oral History Collection.Most of the materials are related to Dulles's involvement in United States foreign policy throughout his entire career, including as secretary of state from 1953 to 1959. Many of the papers concern his involvement in efforts to establish peace after both world wars, international monetary and finance issues, and Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Specific instances documented by the papers include the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and post-World War I efforts to rebuild Europe, his work as chairman of the Commission to Study the Bases of a Just and Durable Peace of the Federal Council of Churches, serving as a United States representative at United Nations general assemblies, serving as Junior Senator from New York in 1949, negotiating the Japan Peace Treaty of 1951, and the 1952 Eisenhower presidential campaign. Other papers are concerned with Dulles's career at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, his education at Princeton University, his health and travels, and his family.