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
Liberty Loan Committee Records
The Liberty Loan Committee Records document the four Liberty Loan and the Victory Loan campaigns and include advertisements, committee memoranda, forms and descriptions of the loans, and subscription information. Additionally, the records include materials about other organizations active during World War I, especially those involved in fundraising and aid work, including the sale of war savings stamps by the National War Savings Committee.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
Roland S. Morris Papers
The Roland S. Morris Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, and other materials that document Morris's family life, political involvement in the Democratic Party, and his position as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921. The collection includes correspondence between Morris and his family, particularly his wife, Augusta Shippen West, as well as official incoming correspondence during Morris's ambassadorship and correspondence from Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson to Morris.
Carl Tobey Papers
Consists mainly of correspondence and manuscripts of Tobey (Princeton Class of
1940) from the period (1955-1976) when he was a member of the staff of the
Turkish Ministry of Education in Samsun, Turkey, teaching English. There are 21
binders of correspondence, photographs, and cards from various friends, family,
and associates reflecting his interests in Turkish literature and music,
horticulture, and the collecting of botanical specimens. Also included are
Eugene M. Becker Papers
The Eugene M.
Howard A. Loeb Papers
This collection consists of Loeb's correspondence and printed matter pertaining to his years as chairman of the board of the Tradesmens Bank and Trust Company of Philadelphia. The bulk of the collection relates to his tenure as representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on the Federal Advisory Council, which advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Records
The documents consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, notes, and
briefs related to the LSCRRC. Through these materials the collection highlights the
organization’s growth, student protests and arrests, and activism in civil rights
issues and lawsuits. The background and development of regional conferences and law
school chapters is extensively documented, as well as short histories of the
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.
Carol Evans Collection on Adlai E. Stevenson
Consists of papers retained by Carol Evans while she was secretary (1948-1961) of Stevenson and, later, assistant editor of The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson (1972-1979), which were edited by Walter Johnson. Included are copies of general correspondence (1954, 1957-1961) of Stevenson (Princeton Class of 1922), some of his notes, correspondence with Evans, and photographs, as well as tape recordings of tributes after his death, interviews with Evans about him, and Evans' personal (1953-1965) and editorial (1972-1978) correspondence.
Elmer C. Werner Papers
This collection includes the papers of Elmer Charles Werner, a former special agent for the Internal Revenue Service, and his experiences investigating Lyndon Johnson. This collection includes Werner's diaries from 1942-1945, the period during which Johnson was investigated; Werner's notes and newspaper clippings regarding the case; a chronology of the facts of the case prepared by Werner; and Werner's manuscript narrative regarding his experiences.
H. Freeman Matthews Papers
The H. Freeman Matthews Papers contain correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous papers and family films, as well as a draft of the memoirs that Matthews wrote after his retirement and published privately under the title “Memoirs of a Passing Era” (circa 1972).
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