American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Maurice F. Lyons Collection on William F. McCombs

    The Maurice F. Lyons Collection on William F. McCombs consists of typescripts of correspondence and notes by William F. McCombs regarding Woodrow Wilson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, provided to Arthur S. Link, editor of The Papers of Woodrow Wilson by Maurice F. Lyons; correspondence between Lyons and Link concerning the transcripts is included. An addition to the collection is comprised of volumes of newspaper clippings also relating to Woodrow Wilson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns and administrations.The collection includes Maurice F.

  • Franklin Book Programs Records

    The Franklin Book Programs Records contain the administrative records of this non-profit, educational organization. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, contracts, photographs and other audiovisual material documenting Franklin's twenty-six year existence.

  • Walter Johnson Papers on Adlai E. Stevenson

    This material was later used by Johnson to write his book, How We Drafted Adlai Stevenson in 1955. The collection contains newspaper clippings from non-mainstream papers, media reports, correspondence, meeting notes, ephemera from the Democratic National Convention, and press releases by the National Committee for Stevenson for President. There is also a campaign song written about Adlai Stevenson.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 4

    These records document the work of the ACLU's national office in the areas of
    civil rights, children and women’s rights, freedom of speech (and all First
    Amendment questions), due process, the right to privacy, and church-state
    separation issues, among others, predominantly from 1970 to 2000. A large
    portion of the records are related to the numerous cases that ACLU was involved

  • Isaac W. Carpenter Papers

    Consists of seventeen notebooks containing a summary record of Carpenter's term in office as assistant secretary and controller for the Department of State from 1954 to 1957. Included are notes, correspondence, transcripts of conversations, schedules, reports, speeches, diaries, a few photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter primarily relating to budgetary and fiscal controls, personnel administration, and the operations of the Foreign Service, with files on two trips to Europe and the Middle East (1954 and 1955).

  • Jacob Newton Beam correspondence

    Contains personal correspondence of Jacob Newton Beam (Princeton Class of 1896, professor of German, 1899-1927), including a file of letters from his son, Jacob Dyneley Beam (Princeton Class of 1929), while serving at the American embassies in London, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Indonesia.

  • 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.

  • Charles W. Yost Papers

    Yost's papers document his professional life in the Foreign Service, as well as his time in academia, and include his correspondence, writings, and photographs. The papers document Yost's service as ambassador to the United Nations, as well as his work in Europe and Asia in several diplomatic posts, notably in Laos and the Middle East.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • 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.

  • Frank Augustus Scott Papers

    Consists of papers of Scott relating, for the most part, to his positions as chairman of the General Munitions Board during World War I, co-founder and chairman of the War Industries Board (1917), chief of the Cleveland Ordnance District (1924-1928), and adviser to the Army Industrial College (1925). Included are speeches by Scott and others, correspondence (1912-1954) including letters from Newton D. Baker, Palmer E. Pierce, and Bernard M. Baruch, reports, minutes of meetings, journal notes, printed matter, clippings, and photographs of army officers and friends.

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