American History/20th Century
Collections with Divisional Holdings
James M. Beck Papers
Consists primarily of correspondence, articles, addresses and scrapbooks which document Beck's long public service career. A significant portion of the correspondence concerns limited government and the constitutionality of certain measures. An important portion of this series is Beck's correspondence with Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney General under Warren G. Harding, concerning Daugherty's trial. Subject files contain correspondence on specific issues surrounding Beck's books, legal cases, speeches, and publications and include the New Deal and Republican party politics.
Max Werner papers
Consists of selected papers of Werner. Included are notes, outlines, and chapter drafts for a projected book on the international military, political, and strategic problems arising from World War II and the post-war period, positing the thesis that in the event of a world conflict with atomic weapons neither Russia nor the United States could win. With a working title of THE NEW BALANCE OF POWER, most of the material concerns military issues.
American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3
These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office,
regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil
rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment
questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files,
correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. A large
Wilbur Hugh Ferry Papers
The Wilbur Hugh Ferry Papers consist of documents related to Ferry's speech, “Myths, Cliches and Stereotypes”, which he gave to the Western States Democratic Conference in Seattle, Washington on 7 August 1962. Since the speech attacked Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover, it generated a nationwide response from the media and many letters, favorable and unfavorable, from the public.
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
George Adams Graham Papers
The bulk of the collection consists of Graham's subject files from his service on the Committee on Indian Affairs in 1948. The committee was convened as a subcommittee of the Hoover Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government. According to Graham, unlike the other Hoover Commission subcommittees, the Committee on Indian Affairs was formed later in the tenure of the Commission - almost as an afterthought - and Hoover asked Graham to chair the committee, although Graham had no prior special knowledge of Indian affairs.
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.
McCarter and English Records on U.S. Indian Claims Cases
This collection preserves the files of the law firm of McCarter & English of Newark, New Jersey, for several cases before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970. These cases are as follows:
Docket 11A, Otoe & Missouria Tribe and the Iowa Tribe… v. U.S.
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.
Whiting Willauer Papers
Consists of papers of Willauer (Princeton Class of 1928) relating mainly to his official, semi-official, and private concerns in China during and after World War II when he was executive secretary (1941-1944) for China Defense Supplies, Inc., which purchased airplanes for Claire Lee Chennault’s American Volunteer Group known as the \Flying Tigers;\ director (1944-1945) of the Far East branch of the Foreign Economic Administration; and president and vice-chairman of the board of the Civil Air Transport (CAT) company in China, co-founded with Chennault.
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