American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • American Committee for Devastated France Records

    The collection contains annual reports, minutes, records of account, promotional pamphlets and several news clippings praising the work of the ACDF. A report by an unknown author chronicles the establishment of École de Scoutisme, and recommends facilitating “the scout movement of France.” Approximately half of the collection consists of the correspondence (1920-1926) of ACDF treasurer Alexander C. Humphreys. The letters and telegrams document exchanges between Humphreys and several members of the Executive Committee (especially Chairman Anne Morgan) on funds allocation.

  • James Hugh Keeley, Jr. Papers

    Consists primarily of correspondence but also includes writings, clippings, various personal records, and photographs that document Keeley's career in the Foreign Service. Series 1 contains personal and office correspondence that details the foreign service world and the political climate in countries where Keeley was stationed. Series 2 is not extensive and supplements Series 1.

  • Clarence B. Randall Papers

    Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts as chairman of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy (1953-1954) and the Council on Foreign Economic Policy (1956-1961), as special consultant and special assistant to Eisenhower on foreign economic policy (1954-1961), special emissary to Turkey (1956) and Ghana (1961), and as chairman of the Dept.

  • Melvin A. Hall Papers

    Consists of diaires, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, medals, awards, photographs, and scrapbooks of Hall (Princeton Univerrsity Class of 1910). The collection contains diaries Hall kept throughout his life which chronicle his travels and his reflections on transportation conditions; personal and business correspondence; official documents and reports from his tenure with the American Financial Mission to Persia (1922-1927) which reflect his work as a provincial administrator.

  • Frank W. Notestein Papers

    The Frank W. Notestein Papers document his position as a leader in the field of
    population and fertility research through his involvement at Princeton
    University as the Director of the Office of Population Research and as a faculty
    member (although the papers do not include substantial information on his
    classes or students), as well as through his work with the Population Council
    and the Population Association of America. It also documents his significant

  • Warren Worth Bailey Papers

    Consists of Bailey's correspondence with various political figures, family, and friends and material concerning the Bailey Bill for the extension of free mail service (1913-1914), war tax matters, and the Johnstown, Pa., flood of 1889.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. Office Records

    Material in the two series includes correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, legal briefs and pleadings, testimony, press releases, publications, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Series 1, Irving Ferman Records, contains more administrative documents than does Series 2, Lawrence Speiser Records, which consists largely of case files. Speiser's records also contain files that pre-date his position as director of the Washington, D.C. Office.Both series contain similar headings and subheadings.

  • Jacob D. Beam Papers

    The correspondence, filed chronologically and separated by decade, ranges from Beam's Foreign Service exam results to a letter from Nixon commending his book. Many of the letters are in appreciation of his service, hospitality and friendship sent by State Department figures and visiting dignitaries. (One typical note, addressed to Mrs. Beam, sends thanks for efforts and gifts bestowed, reading: “Our first American hose and toilet articles were especially appreciated.”) Other correspondence includes official certifications and instructions.

  • James Kerney Collection on Woodrow Wilson

    The James Kerney Collection on Woodrow Wilson consists of speeches, correspondence, photographs, and printed material of and about Woodrow Wilson collected by James Kerney and dating from Wilson's tenure as governor of New Jersey and president of the United States.

  • Civil Service Reform Association files

    Consists of some files of the Civil Service Reform Association and its affiliates, containing correspondence and reports urging that appointments to the Civil Service be based upon a competitive examination. Included are letters from Theodore Roosevelt, a member of the United States Civil Service Commission (1889-1895), George McAneny, secretary of the National Civil Service Reform League, and William Potts.

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