American History/20th Century

Examples of papers in our collections include the Adlai E. Stevenson Papers, Allen Dulles Papers, John Foster Dulles Papers, American Civil Liberties Unions Records, Bernard Baruch Papers, Council on Foreign Relations Records, David E. Lilienthal Papers and more.

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Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Arthur S. Link Papers

    The collection consists of personal papers of Arthur S. Link. Included are correspondence, papers, writings, notes on Link's biography of Woodrow Wilson, lecture notes, office files, and presidency records of the American Historical Association.

  • Margaret Snyder Papers

    The Margaret Snyder Papers document her involvement with organizations working with African women, including the Kenya and East African Women's Seminars, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Training and Research Center for Women, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. These organizations' development projects often focused on poor and rural women and included programs in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific.

  • Council on Foreign Relations Records

    The Records of the Council on Foreign Relations document the history of this research organization from its founding in 1921 through the present, detailing its role in underpinning the development of an internationalist tradition in the twentieth century United States. The collection includes valuable source documents and papers from meetings, group discussions and studies, and conferences led by American and international experts and visiting statesmen in both New York and Washington, D.C.

  • Walter E. Edge Papers

    The Walter E. Edge Papers document Edge's personal and professional life through correspondence, speeches, government documents, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks. Though much of the correspondence is personal, there are some letters that pertain to the New Jersey Republican Party. Edge's writings of note include speeches given after his term as Ambassador to France. The Documents and Printed Matter series includes materials Edge accumulated while Ambassador to France and during his second term as Governor of New Jersey. The collection contains numerous Edge family photographs.

  • George Field Collection of Freedom House Files

    Consists of records assembled by George Field relating to Freedom House, a clearinghouse for major organizations dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom and democracy. Included are correspondence with world leaders, educators, journalists, authors, and others, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D.

  • Ivy Ledbetter Lee Papers

    This collection consists of assorted material by and about Lee and his involvement in the history, development and practice of public relations work in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The material includes correspondence, writings, and personal material on both Ivy Lee and his immediate family.In addition, the corporate records of the public relations firm Ivy Lee & Associates are also included in the papers. The records cover the period 1916 through 1946. These records consist of materials used in various public relations campaigns.

  • Arthur Krock Papers

    The Krock papers document his journalism career, especially with The New York Times, and include his correspondence, his writings, and biographical materials. Krock's correspondence is with political figures, businessmen, academics, and his readers about American politics and government, journalism, and Krock's career. The papers also include memoranda by Krock recording his interactions with public figures as Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

  • 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.

  • Council on Books in Wartime Records

    Consists of the records of the Council on Books in Wartime. Included are records from
    the preliminary foundation meetings at Times Hall, New York City, through the
    cessation of formal operations in 1946. There are administrative files containing
    minutes of the Board of Directors, headed by Archibald Ogden, the Executive
    Committee, chaired by W. W. Norton, and annual meeting proceeedings; subject files of

  • United Service to China Records

    Consists of records of an umbrella organization, originally known as United China Relief (1941-1945) and later as United Service to China (1946-1966), which coordinated various agencies in their wartime and post-war civilian relief activities to aid the people of Nationalist China, first on the mainland and subsequently on Taiwan. Agencies represented include the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, the American Friends Service Committee, Indusco, Inc., the Institute of Pacific Relations, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

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