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

  • Steuben Society of America files

    Consists of a small group of papers from various local chapters of the Steuben Society of America. Included are circulars, form letters, and correspondence--with Senator Hiram Johnson, secretary of the society Hermann Koch, and other officials--encouraging German-Americans in political and civic patriotism and referring to their efforts both to repudiate the \war guilt clause\ of the Versailles Treaty and to provide relief for post-World War I Germany.

  • Charles T. Lanham Papers

    The Charles T. Lanham Papers documents the general’s WWII and post war military service, his private sector employment with several corporations, and his extensive correspondence from 1944 until his death in 1978. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents. The materials that compose the private sector series, the majority of which are correspondence, document his individual work and the activities of the Market Relations, Penn Texas, and Xerox corporations.

  • Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records

    The Fight for Freedom, Inc. Archives documents the views and activities of a national citizen’s organization that was formed in April 1941 to press for the United States’s immediate entry into World War II in defense of Britain and other victims of Nazi aggression. The collection consists of organizational records and material acquired in the course of Fight for Freedom’s work, including correspondence, speeches, writings, press releases, administrative records, printed matter, photographs, phonograph records, and ephemera.

  • 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

  • Livia Plaks Papers

    This collection includes publications, correspondence, subject files and photographs created by Livia Plaks relating to the Project on Ethnic Relations.

  • 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.

  • A socialist's faith collection

    Consists of a semi-autobiographical work, A SOCIALIST'S FAITH (1951), by Norman Thomas (Princeton Class of 1905): the original typescript with holograph corrections and three sets of galleys.

  • Charles A. Eaton Papers

    The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.

  • Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers

    The Eberstadt papers primarily document his extensive career in public service to the United States related to defense and the economy, as well as his career as an investment banker and his personal life, and include correspondence, reports, his writings, and his personal papers. The papers especially document his work during World War II with the production and distribution of supplies to the military, and his subsequent work on the reorganization of the military.

  • H. Struve Hensel Scrapbooks

    Consists of two scrapbooks of Hensel. One includes press releases, newspaper clippings, articles and speeches by Hensel; an address by James V. Forrestal; correspondence; photographs (43) principally relating to Hensel's oath of office as assistant secretary of the Navy (1/30/1945) and launchings of the aircraft carriers U.S.S. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (4/30/1945) and U.S.S. PRINCETON (7/8/1945).

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